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Collection Abstract

Porter Carswell was a prominent Burke County citizen, Rotarian, and Methodist layman. He was the first Georgia Republican to run for Congress (in 1966) since Reconstruction. His plantation, Bellevue, has been owned by his family since 1839.

The collection consists of family papers and accounts; letters; Rotary Club and REA materials.

Date of Gift

2016

Start Date

1830

End Date

1985

Keywords

Porter Carswell, Carswell

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History

Scope of Collection

24 boxes, 1 tube, 4 loose volumes, 2 loose papers.

Gift of Mr. Carswell; acquired by Drs. Dale Lick, R. Frank Saunders, and Walter J. Fraser.

Account books; letters; Rotary Club material; newspapers; material on REA. Mr. Carswell was a prominent Burke County citizen, Rotarian and Methodist layman. He was the first Republican to run for Congress in Georgia since Reconstruction. His plantation, Belview, has been owned by his family since 1839.

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