Daniel Mulford papers
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Daniel Mulford papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Mulford, Daniel, 1781-1811.
Title: Daniel Mulford papers
Dates: 1803-1812
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Identification: MS 0579

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Mulford (1781-1811) was born in New Providence, New Jersey and graduated from Yale University. He came to Georgia for his health, arriving in Milledgeville in November 1808. He studied law with his friend, John Fitch, in Milledgeville and with John M. Berrien in Savannah, and was admitted to the bar.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two volumes of a typed compilation made by Clarence Mulford Day for the Georgia Historical Society from the original diaries and letters in the Yale University Library and from letters in his possession. Volume 1 is prefaced with a paper on the life and career of Daniel Mulford. The letters, to and from family and friends, and the diaries are very descriptive of people and places in Georgia. In volume 1 are maps of Savannah and Milledgeville. The last papers in volume II pertain to his estate. The last letter, dated Savannah, April 3, 1812, is from Dr. Mary Lavinder of Savannah to Daniel Mulford's sister, Betsey Crane, describing his last illness.

Index Terms

Decedents' estates.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Letters (correspondence)
Maps (documents)
Milledgeville (Ga.)
Mulford, Daniel, 1781-1811.
Real property.
Savannah (Ga.)

Location of Originals

Original diaries and some original letters in the Yale University Library. Remaining original letters were in the possession of Clarence Mulford Day of Florida in 1953.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a descendant.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Daniel Mulford papers, MS 579, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Clarence Mulford Day, 1953.


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



11803 July 9-1809 July 6


21809 July 15 -1812 April 3