|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||McLendon, Oscar Hiram, 1871-1959.|
|Title:||Oscar Hiram McLendon letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
Oscar Hiram McLendon (1871-1959) was the son of Seaborn A. McLendon (April 19, 1832-July 22, 1892). Seaborn McLendon was from Fort Gaines, Georgia, where he practiced law and also served briefly with a Georgia militia unit during the Civil War.
After the Civil War, a number of Southern families immigrated to Brazil. With the notable exception of Americana, Brazil, most of the settlements established by the immigrants were not successful and many colonists returned to the United States. In 1866, Seaborn McLendon participated in this migration to Brazil.
This collection consists of a typewritten letter from Oscar McLendon to his nephew, George O. Roberts. The letter describes Seaborn McLendon's experiences in Brazil, and the efforts by Southerners to establish a colony in Brazil after the Civil War.
Material was acquired from the brother of the letter's recipient, George Roberts.
[item identification], Oscar Hiram McLendon letter, MS 2063, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Gordon Roberts, 1980.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||Oscar McLendon to Mr. and Mrs. George O. Roberts. Cuthbert, Georgia, 1939 October 10|
|The Roberts were living in Bakersfield, California.|