The Gem
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The Gem

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Random, Arthur.
Title: The Gem
Dates: 1851-1855
Extent: 0.07 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0918

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

The Gem, 1851-1855, a manuscript literary magazine with pen and ink illustrations, was edited by Arthur Random. The names of the authors and the editor are probably pseudonyms, with the possible exception of a few essays, and a letter to the contributors that is signed Harry Westwood. One of the contributions, a "Historical Sketch," tells of the settling of Georgia led by James Edward Oglethorpe. Some entries are dated Brooklyn, 1851; the last ones are dated from 1853-1855. There are several pages listing the names of women among whom the manuscript was to be circulated.

Index Terms

Illustrations (layout features)
Magazines (periodicals)
Random, Arthur.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], The Gem, MS 918, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. B. B. Cubbedge, 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: The Gem, 1851-1855