Clayton family papers

Augustin Smith Clayton (1783-1839) was a member of the first graduating class at the University of Georgia and founder of the Demosthenian Society. Clayton Street in Athens, Clayton County, and Clayton, Georgia are all named for him. Clayton helped compile the law statutes of Georgia, served three terms as a judge of the Western Circuit, was a member of the Electoral College, and served in the U.S. Congress from 1831 to 1835. His biography is available. at http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/government-politics/augustin-smith-clayton-1783-1839. For more information, see his congressional biography at http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000491. Philip Augustin Clayton (1815-1877) was the son of Augustin Clayton, married to Leonora Harper Clayton (1819-1895). He was the Assistant Secretary of Treasury for the Confederate States during the Civil War, and the Consulate to Peru from 1874 to his death in 1877 in Catacaos, Peru. The Clayton family papers consist of genealogical research, correspondence, and legal materials. Included are deeds and accounting papers, Civil War soldiers' letters, funerary mementos, a letter describing an 1829 trip to Tallulah Falls, and letters from Peru describing Consulate duties during the 1870s.

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