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Howard W. Newman speech "The North Georgia Cracker as a Citizen and Farmer"

Identifier: ahc.MSS873f

Scope and Content

The collection contains a handwritten version and a typed copy of a speech titled "The North Georgia Cracker as a Citizen and Farmer," which Howard W. Newman presented at a meeting of the Georgia State Agricultural Society in Waycross, Georgia, in 1888. In the speech, Newman humorously describes the inhabitants of North Georgia through personal anecdotes. The printed copy of the speech indicates that the audience applauded throughout.


  • 1888, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Howard W. Newman (1837-?) was born in Winchester, Tennessee. In April 1861 he enlisted in the 1st Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Company of the Confederate States Army and he served until 1865. After the war, Newman moved to Canton, Georgia, where he married Margaret "Maggie" A. Donaldson (1841-?) in 1867. After suffering multiple strokes, he was paralyzed from the waist down in 1898.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Howard W. Newman speech "The North Georgia Cracker as a Citizen and Farmer"
Kurt List
May 2019
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305