Henry Graybill Lamar letter
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Henry Graybill Lamar letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lamar, Henry Graybill, 1798-1861.
Title: Henry Graybill Lamar letter
Dates: 1830
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0475

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Graybill Lamar (1798-1861) was born in Clinton, Jones County, Ga. He studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Macon, Ga. He was a Judge of the Superior Court, member of the Georgia House of Representatives, Representative from Georgia in Congress, 1829-1833, an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Georgia, and an Associate Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Henry G. Lamar to the Secretary of the Navy, John Branch, 1830, enclosing Col. Charlton's recommendation of an applicant for naval service. The letter does not include the enclosure, but the candidate was most likely Theodore C. Catanet, based on the file note.

Index Terms

Branch, John, 1782-1863.
Lamar, Henry Graybill, 1798-1861.
Letters (correspondence)
Letters of recommendation.
United States. Navy--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Henry Graybill Lamar letter, MS 475, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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

Item 1: Henry Graybill Lamar letter to the Secretary of the navy John Branch, 1830 May 31 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Washington. Encloses Col. Charlton's recommendation of an applicant for naval service. No enclosure filed with letter.