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W. C. Adamson letter

Identifier: LH-0071

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a letter written by W. C. Adamson to Dr. George W. Camp and Honorable I. H. P. Beck on May 26, 1927.

In the letter, Adamson states that he will be able to make a Directors meeting in Bowdon on June 3rd as long as he can leave Birmingham on June 2nd. He also states that he will need to leave the meeting by 4 o’clock so he can catch the train to Newnan.


  • 1927


Conditions Governing Access note

Open to all users; no restrictions

Conditions Governing Use note

Rights have been transferred to the University of West Georgia.

Biographical/Historical note

William Charles (W. C.) Adamson was born in Bowdon, Georgia on August 13, 1854. He received a B.A. from Bowdon College in 1874 and was admitted to the Georgia state bar in 1876. Adamson then set up practice in Carrollton, Georgia where he served as a city court judge from 1885 to 1889.

Adamson was elected as a Democrat to the House of Representatives on March 4, 1897 and served until he resigned on December 18, 1917. On September 20, 1917, Adamson was nominated by President Wilson to serve on the Board of General Appraisers, which became known as the United States Customs Court in 1926. He continued to serve on this court until January 20, 1928 when he retired.

Following his appointments to the House of Representatives and the United States Customs Court, Adamson resumed his law practice in Carrollton. He died a year later on January 3, 1929 and the city honored him by naming their square, Adamson Square, after him.


0.03 Linear feet (1 folder)




Letter written by W. C. Adamson, U.S. Representative from Georgia and United States Customs Court judge, on May 26, 1927.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Donated by Mr. Edward B. “Buddy” Pope in July 1996.

Processing Information note

Processed by Candice Larson in 2015

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Description is in English

Repository Details

Part of the University of West Georgia Special Collections Repository

Special Collections, Ingram Library
University of West Georgia
1601 Maple Street
Carrollton GA 30118-2000 United States