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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 4: County Correspondence: Gilmer-Jeff Davis, 1946-1947

 Box — Box: 4
Collection number: Box 4
Scope and Contents This box contains correspondence that M.E. Thompson acquired over time from the counties of Gilmer to Jeff Davis in alphabetical order. The dates of the correspondence are from December 1946 to February of 1947. These letters were primarily written to support him in the governor’s race. The box also contains Thompson's replies to these letters. There are also some newspaper articles and telegrams from various people showing their support of M.E. Thompson. There are also a few selected other...
Dates: 1946-1947

Gilmer County Correspondence, 1946-1947

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

This folder consists of letters from J.J. Mooney and the Whitener’s of Gilmer County. One letter is to Mr. Whitener about the General Assembly, and the other is to Mrs. Whitener about her husband’s death.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Glynn County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 2
Collection number: Folder 2
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters and telegrams from people in Glynn County about the Governor’s election in 1946-1947. There are also a few letters about developing Georgia’s coast.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Gordon County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 3
Collection number: Folder 3
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters to M.E. Thompson supporting him in his fight to remain Governor of Georgia.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Greene County Correspondence, 1946-1947

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

This folder contains correspondences from M.E. Thompson to the people of Greene County. They are all letters congratulating Thompson and pledging support.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Gwinnett County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 5
Collection number: Folder 5
Scope and Contents

This folder consists of letters and telegrams to and from M.E. Thompson concerning his campaign for Governor. The letters are from citizens voicing their support for Thompson and Thompson's thank you letters to his supporters.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Habersham County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 6
Collection number: Folder 6
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters to and from M.E. Thompson about the support given to him in his campaign for Governor. There is also a letter sending thanks for contributions from the Cornelia Coca-Cola bottling co.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Hall County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 7
Collection number: Folder 7
Scope and Contents

This folder consists of letters of support to and from M.E. Thompson in the Governors race. There are quite a few letters to and from Phil Landrum who was M.E. Thompson’s executive secretary.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Hancock County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 8
Collection number: Folder 8
Scope and Contents

This box contains letters to and from M.E. Thompson and G.B. Moore. Moore is giving support to Thompson and Thompson is thanking him for it.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Haralson County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 9
Collection number: Folder 9
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters to and from people in Haralson County giving support to M.E. Thompson and him thanking them in return. There is also a news article about how he was the logical choice for governor.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Harris County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 10
Collection number: Folder 10
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from people in Harris County to M.E. Thompson and his replies back. One is from Zode Kenimer, the representative of Harris County.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Hart County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

This folder contains correspondence letters to and from M.E. Thompson about supporting him. There is also a newspaper article about the confusion over the Governorship.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Heard County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 12
Collection number: Folder 12
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support to M.E. Thompson along with his replies. The folder also contains a newspaper article about the proceedings surrounding the Three Governors Controversy.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Henry County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 13
Collection number: Folder 13
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters supporting M.E. Thompson and his replies. There is also a letter to Mrs. James Malone thanking her for a luncheon.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Houston County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 14
Collection number: Folder 14
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters to M.E. Thompson and his replies.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Irwin County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 15
Collection number: Folder 15
Scope and Contents

This folder has letters from Irwin County supporting M.E. Thompson along with his replies. There is also a letter from Irwin Representative D.J. Henderson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Jackson County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 16
Collection number: Folder 16
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters from Phil Landrum and M.E. Thompson thanking people for their support.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Jasper County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 17
Collection number: Folder 17
Scope and Contents

This folder contains a single letter to a State Representative from Jasper County thanking him for supporting M.E. Thompson.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947

Jeff Davis County Correspondence, 1946-1947

 File — Box: 4, Folder: 18
Collection number: Folder 18
Scope and Contents

This folder contains letters of support for M.E. Thompson along with Thompson's replies.

Dates: Created: 1946-1947