James H. Shorter letter
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James H. Shorter letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Shorter, James H.
Title: James H. Shorter letter
Dates: 1826
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1091

Biographical/Historical Note

James H. Shorter attended Yale College (now Yale University) in New Haven, Connecticut, during the 1820s. His father, James Shorter, lived in Kentucky.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from James H. Shorter to his father, James Shorter. Written in 1826 from New Haven, Connecticut, Shorter describes his journey from his father's home in Kentucky to Savannah, where he caught a ship to New York on his way to Yale College. The letter, which also includes a description of the first few weeks of Shorter's college career, contains his opinions on Augusta and Savannah, Georgia.

Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--Description and travel.
Shorter, James H.
Yale College (1718-1887)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], James H. Shorter letter, MS 1091, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dan Hodgson, 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: James H. Shorter letter to James Shorter, 1826 August 20 ( 4.0 p. )
Sent from New Haven, Connecticut.