Patrick Houstoun letter
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Patrick Houstoun letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Houstoun, Patrick, 1742-1785.
Title: Patrick Houstoun letter
Dates: 1742-1785
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1007

Biographical/Historical Note

Patrick Houstoun (1742-1785), 6th Baronet, was born in savannah, the son of Sir Patrick Houstoun and Priscilla (Dunbar) Houstoun. He was commissioned Register of Grants and Receiver of Quit Rents and was a member of the Georgia House of Assembly. He was a Loyalist in the Revolution. He left Georgia for England in 1784 and died there the following year.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Patrick Houstoun to his brother, John, regarding his suit with Douglass. This letter was originally in the I.K. Tefft Collection of Autographs.

Index Terms

Actions and defenses.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Houstoun, Patrick, 1742-1785.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Julia Sweet Newman, Battle Creek, Michigan on February 28, 1978.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Patrick Houstoun letter, MS 1007, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1978.


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.

Publication Note

Published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Selected Eighteenth Century Manuscripts, v.20 (1980).


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Patrick Houstoun letter to his brother, John, 1773 September 24 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding his suit with Douglass.