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|Abstract||The collection includes personal and family correspondence of George W. House chiefly written from Nashville, Tenn., Russellville, Ky., and Madison Co, Ala., and other miscellaneous papers.|
|Creator||House, George W., 1811-1851.|
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George W. House was born in 1811 in Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi. He married Mary Hamilton in 1837. Only one son, James ("Jimmy") House, survived infancy. George and Mary House had relatives in Clinton, Mississippi, Mt. Pleasant and Loweville, Alabama, Russellville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee, with whom they visited and corresponded. George House, who may have been an attorney, traveled frequently on business, living part of the year in Nashville. During his travels, Mary House lived with her mother and other relatives.Back to Top
Correspondence, receipts, and other items of members of the House and Hamilton families.
Letters to George House are from various family members, including his brother Sam House in Mt. Pleasant, Alabama, giving news of the family and the cotton crop; a letter describing cures for rheumatism; a letter from his nephew W. C. Moore informing him of Moore's father's aquittal on a murder charge; a letter from his brother-in-law Oscar Hamilton on the state of farming in Kentucky and tobacco farming in that state; and letters from other relatives giving family news.
Letters to Mary House are from friends in Kentucky, giving neighborhood news; correspondence with her mother S. B. Hamilton; a letter from J. Hilton Bostwick in Clarksville, Tennessee, regarding a gold-mining company; and several letters from her husband George House during his visits to Nashville, Tennessee.
Other correspondence includes a letter from Oscar Hamilton of Clinton, Mississippi, to Mortimer Hamilton of Nashville, Tennessee, describing the cotton crop in 1847.
Other items include a bank note; receipts for household expenses; a letter appointing George W. House of Hinds County, Mississippi, attorney for David T. Knox of Madison County, Alabama; a receipt for passage on the steamer "Flying Dutchman"; and a dental bill.Back to Top
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This collection was rehoused under the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992.Back to Top