William Makepeace Thackeray historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
William Makepeace Thackeray historical marker
Creator:
Jackson, Edwin L.
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Richmond County
Thackeray, William Makepeace, 1811-1863
Location:
United States, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta, 33.47097, -81.97484
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: 700 block of Broad St., downtown Augusta
Text of marker: "WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. In the "Masonic Hall" on this site, the British author lectured (Feb. 11-12, 1856), as guest of The Young Men's Library Assn. He wrote home: "Nice quaint old town Augusta, rambling great street 2 miles long, doctors and shopkeepers the society of the place, the latter far more independent and gentlemanlike than our folks, much pleasanter to be with than the daring go ahead northern people. Slavery no where repulsive, the black faces invariably happy and plump, the white ones eager and hard. I brought away 60 Guineas for 2 hours talking, a snug little purse from snug little Augusta." 121-8 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1954"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_william-makepeace-thackeray
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_william-makepeace-thackeray
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
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