Fort Gaines Academy lottery ticket
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Fort Gaines Academy lottery ticket

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fort Gaines Academy (Clay County, Ga.)
Title: Fort Gaines Academy lottery ticket
Dates: 1845
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1121

Biographical/Historical Note

Fort Gaines Academy was established in 1831 to fill the need for higher education in Clay County, Georgia. It served in this capacity until 1903 when the county established a public school system. It was established by an act of the Georgia Legislature. The first commissioners were Samuel Johnson, Thomas B. Patterson, Leonard P. McCullom, Ira Cushman, and John Bushman.

Scope and Content Note

This lottery ticket was to benefit Fort Gaines Academy in Clay County, Georgia. It was issued on March 12, 1845.

Index Terms

Education, Higher--Georgia.
Fort Gaines Academy (Clay County, Ga.)
Passes (tickets)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Fort Gaines Academy, MS 1121, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip G. Nordell, 1971.


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: Fort Gaines Academy lottery ticket, 1845 March 12
benefiting Fort Gaines Academy in Clay County, Georgia.