Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
CARLTON, Henry Hull (1835-1905)

CARLTON, HENRY HULL, a Representative from Georgia; born in Athens, Ga., May 14, 1835; attended the public schools and the University of Georgia at Athens for two years; was graduated in medicine and surgery from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa., in 1857, and practiced until 1872; during the Civil War served four years in the Confederate Army under Gen. Robert E. Lee, holding the ranks of lieutenant, captain, and major of artillery; member of the State house of representatives 1873-1877, serving as speaker pro tempore in 1877; editor and proprietor of the Athens Banner (Banner Watchman) until 1880; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881 and commenced practice in Athens, Ga.; city attorney of Athens in 1881 and 1882; member and president of the State senate in 1884 and 1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); again a member of the State house of representatives in 1899; declined reelection; volunteered for service in the Spanish-American War and was made inspector general with the rank of major; engaged in the insurance business; died in Athens, Ga., October 26, 1905; interment in Oconee Cemetery.

University of Georgia Libraries
Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Athens, GA
Papers: ca. 1860-1880, 1 notebook.
The collection consists of a notebook of Captain Henry H. Carlton from 1860-ca. 1880's. The notebook begins in 1860 as L.C. Cooper's notebook while a student at Franklin College (University of Georgia, Athens) and contains several literary pieces copied by Cooper. In 1861, Captain H.H. Carlton used the book to record the list of soldiers who served in the Troup Artillery during the Civil War. After the war someone, probably Edwin D. Newton, Secretary of the Survivors Association of Confederate Veterans of Northeast eorgia, added place of residence, death dates, and other data to the list. The notebook contains a mixture of various notes and includes material on Carlton's Company. A finding aid is available in the repository.

Papers: In Carlton-Newton-Mell Family Papers, 1814-1932, 3.75 linear feet.
Other authors include Henry Hull Carlton. A finding aid is available in the repository.