Richard Wylly Habersham letter
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Richard Wylly Habersham letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, Richard Wylly, 1786-1842.
Title: Richard Wylly Habersham letter
Dates: 1831
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0344

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Wylly Habersham was a son of James Habersham, Jr. Born in Savannah on December 10, 1786, he graduated from Princeton College in 1805. He was a lawyer, U.S. Attorney General, member of the Georgia House of Representatives, and was elected as a member of the 26th and 27th Congress from 1839 until 1842, when he died in Clarksville, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Richard W. Habersham to Thomas Young, dated December 17, 1831. In the letter, Habersham discusses the bill for the Ogeechee and Altamaha Canal Company.

Index Terms

Habersham, Richard Wylly, 1786-1842.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah, Ogeechee and Altamaha Canal Company (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Richard Wylly Habersham letter, MS 344, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Alexander A. Lawrence, 1960.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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