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M.E. Thompson Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: MS-27
Scope and Contents Melvin Thompson, the first person elected to the office of lieutenant governor of Georgia, served as the state's governor in 1947-48. He is best remembered for his fight with Herman Talmadge over the governorship after the death of Governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in 1946. The papers of M.E. Thompson consist primarily of correspondence relating to the Three Governors Controversy and Thompson’s subsequent campaign years.  The major correspondents include Jimmy Carter, Phil Landrum, Herman...
Dates: 1947-1980; Other: Majority of material found in 1947, 1954, 1956

Box 1: County Correspondence: Atkinson-Colquitt, 1946-1947

 Box — Box: 1
Collection number: Box 1
Scope and Contents Correspondence of former Governor M.E. Thompson and the voting population of Georgia. The following areas are included: letters of support from voters as well as letter of outrage concerning Herman Talmadge; thank you letters from M.E. Thompson to his supporters; Various telegrams; Winder Lions Club letters; Citizen's Committee of Cartersville, Georgia; Macon Chamber of Commerce Correspondence; letters voicing concern about the “White Primary”; Concerns about House bill number eight;...
Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Atkinson County Correspondence, 1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Collection number: Folder 1
Scope and Contents

This folder contains three letters of support for M.E. Thompson, each expressing outrage at Herman Talmadge's actions. The three letters were followed by M.E. Thompson sending three very formal thank you letters expressing the fact that he will continue the fight.

Dates: Created: 1947

Appling County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

A letter of support from a Georgia voter saying that Georgia is in a disgraceful state was followed by a formal thank you letter from M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Bacon County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

More letters of support were followed by more formal thank you letters from M.E. Thompson. In one letter, M.E. Thompson referred to the receiver as “Cowboy”.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Baker County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 4
Collection number: Folder 4
Scope and Contents

A letter to Thompson from an R. Salter contained kind words and encouragement. M.E. Thompson sent him a response thanking him for being so kind.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Banks County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

Letters of support, as well as a poorly written postcard, were followed by traditional thank you letters.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Bartow County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

Various letters of support were included as well as two invitations to a protest meeting. All of which were followed by standard Thank you letters from M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Ben Hill County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

More letters of support from Georgia voters were followed by formal thank you letters from Thompson. There were also thank you letters for telegrams not included in the folder.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

A letter expressing support was followed by a formal thank you letter from M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Bibb County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

Concerns about the White Primary Bill were answered with a formal Thank you letter. There was also a telegram expressing sympathy from M.E. Thompson to a Mr. And Mrs. W.E. Dixon concerning the death of their son.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Blekely County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

A telegram expressing Concern about House Bill number eight and a formal thank you letter written in response.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Brantley County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

Letters of support were followed by letters of thanks. A newspaper article was also included concerning Talmadge's claim on the title of Governor.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Brooks County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from M.E. Thompson expressing his apologies for missing a visit to T.F. Lanneau.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Burke County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

A copy of a letter to Harry S. Truman that was sent to M.E. Thompson. There are also letters of support followed by thank you letters

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Butts County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 14
Collection number: Folder 14
Scope and Contents

A letter of support from a Georgia Voter was followed by a thank you letter.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Calhoun County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 15
Collection number: Folder 15
Scope and Contents

Resolution concerning a fire in Winecoff Hotel with a letter asking for aid was included. A thank you letter from Thompson, promising support, followed.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Carroll County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 16
Collection number: Folder 16
Scope and Contents

Letters of support, including a letter of resolution were followed by thank you letters

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Chatham County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 17
Collection number: Folder 17
Scope and Contents

Letters of support were followed by formal thank you letters. Another letter was included with a photograph of a mother and her baby; possible friends of the family considering the writer's casual language with Thompson and even referrals to him being called “grand pappy”.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Cherokee County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 18
Collection number: Folder 18
Scope and Contents

A letter voicing support was followed by a letter of thanks. M.W. Thompson also made a reference to Senators not supporting his position.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947