Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers
The digitized selections from the Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers consist of letters dated 1850-1861 (the bulk of which are from 1852-1856) to Callie Lumpkin King, wife of Alabama lawyer and plantation owner Porter King and daughter of Joseph Henry Lumpkin. Correspondents include Sallie (Baxter) Bird, wife of Hancock County plantation-owner Edgeworth Bird; King's husband Porter; Thomas Read Rootes Cobb, her brother-in-law; and other Lumpkin family members. The letters touch on family life, local and national politics, marriage, and the social life in Athens, Georgia. Eventually, the site will include images and transcribed text for the Alexander Campbell King Law Library, University of Georgia School of Law's collection of Joseph Henry Lumpkin Family Papers collection on deposit at the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.