Harris and Hall family papers
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Harris and Hall family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harris family.
Title: Harris and Hall family papers
Dates: circa 1823-1900
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 1798

Biographical/Historical Note

Iverson Louis Harris was born in 1805 in Clark County, Georgia and resided in Milledgeville, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, where he studied to be an attorney. In 1859, Harris became the Superior Court Judge of the Ocmulgee District in Baldwin County and served six years until he became the Associate Justice of the Georgia State Supreme Court in 1865. Harris served in the Supreme Court until his death on 12 March 1876.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the papers of the Harris and Hall families of Milledgeville, Georgia. Majority of these papers relate to Judge Iverson Louis Harris, including a speech he gave while at the University of Georgia on 27 July 1823, newspaper clippings regarding his career, and memorials written about him after his death that were read in the courtrooms where he served. Also included are Harris family birth and death records, Harris family coat of arms, Hall family accounts and correspondence, and photographs of Harris and Hall family members.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Coats of arms.
Hall family.
Harris family.
Harris, Iverson Louis, 1805-1876.
Judges--Baldwin County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Speeches (documents)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.