Moses Waddel letter
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Moses Waddel letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Waddel, Moses, 1770-1840.
Title: Moses Waddel letter
Dates: 1831
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0826

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Waddel, 1770-1840, served as the president of the University of Georgia from 1819-1829. During his term as president he saw enrollment rise from seven students to over one hundred. He oversaw the construction of three buildings and procured funds for the library. He dedicated his adult life to education, teaching, and administering schools throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Waddel was also an ordained minister.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of a letter written by Moses Waddel to Aaron Foster on May 23, 1831. The letter is a plea from Waddel hoping to get Foster to meet him at Rocky River Commune to assist with religious services. In addition to the letter there is a typed transcript along with explanatory notes by George W. Clower.

Index Terms

Barr, William Hampton, 1778-1843.
Circuit riders--South Carolina.
Clergy --South Carolina.
Foster, Aaron, 1794-1870.
Letters (correspondence)
Presbyterian Church in America.
Presbyterians--South Carolina.
Talmadge, Samuel Kennedy, 1798-1865.
Waddel, Moses, 1770-1840.

Location of Originals

Original letter is in the University of Georgia Libraries, Hargrett Manuscripts Collection, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1641.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Moses Waddel letter, MS 826, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George W. Clower, 1974.


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: Photocopy of a letter from Moses Waddel to Aaron Foster. Willington, South Carolina, 1831 May 23 ( 2.0 p. ) View online.
In addition there is a typed transcript with explanatory notes by George W. Clower.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items