Pidgeon family letters and invitation
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Pidgeon family letters and invitation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Pidgeon family letters and invitation
Dates: 1852, 1877
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0617
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Pidgeon family originated in Ireland. Of three brothers, Owen, Thomas, and Hugh, Thomas and Hugh moved to Savannah, Georgia. Thomas Pidgeon married Ann Mullen of Savannah in 1848; they had a daughter named Mary.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters between Thomas Pidgeon, Owen Pidgeon and Thomas' brother (Owen?). Also included is a printed invitation to Mary Pidgeon, Thomas' daughter, to a military ball given by the Irish Jasper Greens in 1877.

Index Terms

Balls (Parties)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Letters (correspondence)
Pidgeon family.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Pidgeon family letters and invitation, MS 617, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret Bohan, date unknown.


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: Owen Pidgeon to Thomas Pidgeon at Savannah. Wheatland, Ireland, 1852 October 3 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding condition in Ireland and the advisability of their brother, Hugh, emigrating to Savannah rather than New Orleans.
Item 2: Owen Pidgeon to Thomas Pidgeon. Wheatland, 1853 February 6 ( 3.0 p. )
Asks if Hugh arrived safely in Savannah; conditions in Ireland and family news.
Item 3: Memorandum of Thomas Pidgeon of letters he sent to his brother, 1853 August-September
Item 4: Invitation to Mary Pidgeon, daughter of Thomas Pidgeon, to a military ball given by the Irish Jasper Greens, 1877 May 2