Thomas B. Irwin correspondence
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Thomas B. Irwin correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Irwin, Thomas B., b. 1849.
Title: Thomas B. Irwin correspondence
Dates: 1889-1912
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0418

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas B. Irwin was a lawyer residing in Marietta, Georgia. He was active in Georgia and national politics.

Scope and Content Note

The papers in this collection are the political correspondence of Thomas B. Irwin concerning the campaign of William Yates Atkinson for Governor of Georgia, 1894; Irwin's endorsements for Collector of Internal Revenue of Georgia, 1901 and 1910; the campaigns of John M. Slaton for Governor of Georgia, 1912 and for the U.S. Senate, 1914; the campaign of Theodore Roosevelt for President of the United States and the organization of the Progressive Party in Georgia, 1912; G.H. Hutchens' probable race for the Georgia Court of Appeals, 1914. Included are a pamphlet, Theodore Roosevelt's Confession of Faith, Before the Progressive National Convention, August 6, 1912, 23 p., and copies of the "Progressive National Ticket," a press release and circulars re Roosevelt's campaign, and a humorous business card of Robert L. Rodgers, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Atlanta, Georgia. Some letters are typed copies with typed signatures.

Correspondents, besides Irwin, are (in chronological order): Spencer Roane Atkinson, William Yates Atkinson, John Brown Gordon, Judge James R. Brown, Sen. Alexander Stephens Clay, Hansford Dade Duncan Twiggs, Clark Howell, John William Lindsey, John J. Hunt, Leonidas Felix Livingston, Gordon Lee, William Charles Adamson, James M. Griggs, John Temple Graves, Joseph Meriwether Terrell, John Marshall Slaton, Robert L. Rodgers, Sen. A.O. Bacon, O.K. Davis, Alexander T. Hamilton, Robert A. Dewar, A.D. Neel, G.H. Hutchens, M.R. Duffy. Letters of Irwin are to Gov. Joseph M. Brown.

Index Terms

Atkinson, W. Y., (William Yates), 1854-1899.
Brown, Joseph M., 1851-1932.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Irwin, Thomas B., b. 1849.
Letters (correspondence)
Political campaigns.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
United States--Politics and government--1865-1933

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from V. Pfab of Marietta, Georgia.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thomas B. Irwin correspondence, MS 418, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1968.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Correspondence, 1889-1909 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items


2Correspondence, 1910-1914