Isham Thompson poem
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Isham Thompson poem

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Thompson, Isham.
Title: Isham Thompson poem
Dates: 1820s
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0797

Biographical/Historical Note

Isham Thompson was a merchant in Augusta, Georgia, first with the first Thompson and Black, and later with Thompson and Andrews. He married Mary America Clarke of Savannah in February 1819. He is also referred to as Major Isham Thompson.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a poem, or "doggerel," titled, "The Duck Mans Dream for Isam Thompson." The satirical poem consists of 17 stanzas regarding the Methodist ministry.

Index Terms

Methodist Church.
Thompson, Isham.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Isham Thompson poem, MS 797, 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: "The Duck Mans Dream for Isam Thompson" ( 1.0 p. ) (Two columns.)
Satirical doggerel in 17 stanzas, regarding the Methodist ministry.