C.H. Warren illustration of the burning of the Yazoo Act
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C.H. Warren illustration of the burning of the Yazoo Act

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Warren, C.H.
Title: C.H. Warren illustration of the burning of the Yazoo Act
Dates: circa 1914
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 1675

Biographical/Historical Note

C.H. Warren was an illustrator; of note, he illustrated works by Mark Twain.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of C.H. Warren's illustration, "Burning of the Yazoo Act." The illustrator used a combination of mediums, including pencil, ink, and inkwash. This conjectural drawing was created to illustrate textbooks such as A History of Georgia by Lawton B. Evans. It was copyrighted by the University Publishing Company. The illustration is matted and framed. Attached to the mat are two clippings containing additional information. The first clipping identifies the key men in the drawing. The second clipping states the item is an original, copyrighted drawing and that it was presented to the Georgia Historical Society by Lawton B. Evans. This clipping titles the drawing, "The Burning of the Yazoo Act, February 1797;" the correct year is 1796.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Illustrations (layout features)
Jackson, James, 1757-1806.
Political corruption--Georgia.
Warren, C.H.
Yazoo Fraud, 1795--Drawings.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], C.H. Warren illustration of the burning of the Yazoo Act, MS 1675, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lawton B. Evans, 1914.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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



1 "Burning of the Yazoo Act", 1914 View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items