Hugh McCall letter
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Hugh McCall letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McCall, Hugh, 1767-1824.
Title: Hugh McCall letter
Dates: 1818
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0514

Biographical/Historical Note

Hugh McCall (1767-1824) was born in North Carolina, but when he was about 5 years old the family moved to South Carolina. In 1794 he became an officer in the United States Army, and when he was mustered out in 1815, he was a Brevet Major. In 1818 he became a military storekeeper in Savannah, a position he also held in Charleston, South Carolina in 1821. From 1806 until 1823 he was the jailer at Savannah. In 1811, McCall published the first volume of his The History of Georgia; the second volume was published in 1816. It was the first history of Georgia and has been reprinted several times.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Hugh McCall to John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, 1818. The letter refers to ground rent due to Charles Harris, the owner of the property on which the U.S. Barracks was built. McCall signs the letter as Barracks Master.

Index Terms

Calhoun, John C., (John Caldwell), 1782-1850.
Land use.
Letters (correspondence)
McCall, Hugh, 1767-1824.
United States. Army--Barracks and quarters.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from G.A. Van Nosdall, New York.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Hugh McCall letter, MS 514, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1956.


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: Hugh McCall letter to John C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, 1818 January 8 ( 3.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah. Regarding ground rent due Charles Harris, owner of the property on which the U.S. Barracks was built. He signs himself as Barracks Master.