Georgia State Agricultural Society speech
Scope and Content
This collection contains a handwritten speech by an unknown author delivered to representatives of the Georgia State Agricultural Society at an annual meeting in Hawkinsville, Georgia. The speech welcomes members to Pulaski County, Georgia, and describes the state of agriculture in Georgia. The collection also contains fragments of an undated speech from an unidentified medical association meeting.
- 1879, undated
- Georgia State Agricultural Society (Organization)
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The Georgia State Agricultural Society was formed shortly after the Civil War during a meeting in Macon, Georgia. The society revived an earlier effort led by the Southern Central Agricultural Society, renamed the State Agricultural Society of Georgia in 1859. The society's object was to promote and diffuse agricultural, manufacturing, mechanical, and mining knowledge and stimulate interest in these areas. Officers such as president, vice-presidents, and secretary were elected annually. During the first meeting of the revived society three other organizations merged with it: the Cotton Planters' Convention, the Georgia Mechanical and Manufacturing Association, and the Georgia Immigration Society. In 1869, the society renewed the custom of an annual state agricultural fair with the first held in Macon, Georgia, where 50,000 people attended. Annual conventions were held in various Georgia cities where members met to exchange agricultural information and discuss developments in the field.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Georgia State Agricultural Society speech
- Jennie Oldfield
- February 2018
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- Finding aid is written in English.