Logan E. Bleckley letter to C. H. Sutton
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Logan E. Bleckley letter to C. H. Sutton

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bleckley, Logan Edwin, 1827-1907.
Title: Logan E. Bleckley letter to C. H. Sutton
Dates: 1893
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1705

Biographical/Historical Note

Chief Justice Logan Edwin Bleckley was born on July 3, 1827, in Rabun County, Georgia. After a rural upbringing, he studied law and was admitted to the Georgia Bar. After admission to the bar he worked as a bookkeeper at the State Railroad Office in Atlanta. Subsequently he moved to Milledgeville where he worked as a Governor's Secretary. In 1851 he moved to Atlanta and established a private law firm. In 1856 he was elected Solicitor General of the Coweta Circuit, and in 1864 was appointed Reporter by the Judges of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Mr. Bleckley returned to private practice in Atlanta in 1867, but in 1875 was offered an appointment as Judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He accepted, but resigned in 1880. In 1887 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. He resigned in 1894.

Mr. Bleckley married Clara Caroline Haralson in 1857 and had five children. Following her death he remarried in 1893 to Chloe Herring. This marriage produced another five children. Chief Justice Bleckley was also known as a poet. He died on March 6, 1907, in Clarkesville, Georgia and was buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Logan Edwin Bleckley to C.H. Sutton of Clarkesville, GA. The letter thanks Mr. Sutton for his recent correspondence and discusses personal matters. The letter references Mr. Bleckley's writings which were published in “the Constitution,” the cold weather in Habersham County, the disposition of Mr. Bleckley's horse, and a recent Presidential appointment.

Index Terms

Bleckley, Logan Edwin, 1827-1907.
Letters (correspondence)
Sutton, Cicero Henry, 1825-

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown prior to gift to Georgia Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

Logan E. Bleckley letter to C. H. Sutton, MS 1705, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dr. T.L. Hodges, Jr., 2004.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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