Dwight Lawrence Bathurst letters
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Dwight Lawrence Bathurst letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bathurst, Dwight Lawrence, 1866-1951.
Title: Dwight Lawrence Bathurst letters
Dates: 1906
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0687

Biographical/Historical Note

Dwight Lawrence Bathurst (1866-1951) was a descendant of Sir Francis Bathurst, an early settler of Georgia. He married Alice Henry in 1899. As a postal clerk in Pueblo, Colorado around the time he wrote these letters inquiring about his lineage, Bathurst worked to establish his peerage. He traveled to London to claim the baronet title. He later became an attorney in Long Beach, California.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two letters from Dwight Lawrence Bathurst inquiring about an ancestor, Sir Robert Brathurst, Baronet.

Index Terms

Bathurst, Dwight Lawrence, 1866-1951.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia Historical Society.
Harden, William, 1844-1936.
Letters (correspondence)
Peerage claims.
Smith, George Gilman, 1836-1913.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Dwight Lawrence Bathurst letters, MS 687, 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



1Item 1: Dwight Lawrence Bathurst letter to George G. Smith, 1906 October 3
This is a five-page letter written from London by Dwight Lawrence Bathurst to George G. Smith at Macon, Georgia, dated October 3, 1906. In it, he asks for information of Sir Robert Bathurst, Baronet, who lived in Georgia during the colonial period. The letter gives the genealogy as established by Dwight Lawrence Bathurst. It includes an unsigned note referring the letter to William Harden of the Georgia Historical Society.


1Item 2: Letter from Dwight Lawrence Bathurst to the Secretary of the Georgia Historical Society, 1902 October 3
This is a letter from London, written by Dwight Lawrence Bathurst to the Secretary of the Georgia Historical Society on October 3, 1906. The content is the same as that of Item 1.