Description:

Papers of George Millan McCormick, who served in the Confederate army and was afterward an attorney, Colorado County clerk, state attorney general, and district judge, and of his granddaughter, Myrah Jane McCormick Draper. The collection includes letters written by McCormick when he was a soldier in Waul's Texas Legion as well as papers and pamphlets he accumulated during his later legal career. The papers were donated to the library by Myrah Jane Draper in 1988.

Contents:

Legal Matters:
1. Petition for election to reincorporate the city of Columbus, signed (1-2)
2. Petition for election to reincorporate the city of Columbus, unsigned (1-3)
3. Defendent's Brief: O. E. Herbert & Wife vs. J. H. Johnson & Wife, 1878 (1-4)
4. Brief of Appellant: C. S. Hillboldt vs. A. M. Waugh, 1896 (1-5)
5. Brief for Appellees: Fred James vs. A. Koy, et al., 1899 (1-6)
6. Brief of Appellee: C. O. Nelson vs. City of Columbus, 1884 (1-7)
7. Brief of Appellant: C. O. Nelson vs. City of Columbus, 1884 (1-8)
8. Defendent's Brief: Fidelity & Deposit Company of Maryland vs. S. K. Seymour, 1901 (1-9)
9. Brief of Appellant: Charles Traylor vs. J. L. Townsend, et al. 1884 (1-10)
10. Appellant's Brief: City of Columbus vs. Jonathan Harris, 1893 (1-11)
11. Brief of Appellees: W. S. Strickland vs. M. Sandmeyer, 1898, a dispute over the estate of Mary Jane Gordon (1-12)
12. Brief of Appellant (annotated): W. S. Strickland vs. M. Sandmeyer, 1898, a dispute over the estate of Mary Jane Gordon (1-13)
13. Brief of Appellees: R. E. Stafford & Company vs. Estate of William Dunovant, 1903 (1-14)
14. Brief of Appellee (annotated): F. P. Herbert, et al., vs. Stephen Harbert, 1894 (1-15)
15. Brief for Appellee: F. P. Herbert, et al., vs. Stephen Harbert, 1894 (1-16)
16. Brief for Appellants (annotated): F. P. Herbert, et al., vs. Stephen Harbert, 1894 (1-17)
17. Brief for Appellee (annotated): F. P. Herbert, et al., vs. Stephen Harbert, 1894 (1-18)
18. Brief of the Quarantine Laws as of 1877 (1-19)
19. Notes by John H. Robson concerning John G. Logue vs. A. C. Blain, 1858 (1-23)

Political Material:
1. Certificate of Registration as voter, 1866 (1-65)
2. Certificate of Appointment as County Clerk for George McCormick, 1866 (Map Box 1-7)
3. Certificate of Appointment as Notary Public for George McCormick, 1874 (1-25)
4. Certificate of Appointment as Assistant Attorney General of Texas for George McCormick, 1876 (Map Box 1-8)
5. Certificate of Appointment as Special Judge for George McCormick, 1884 (Map Box 1-9)
6. Certificate of Election as District Judge for George McCormick, 1884 (Map Box 1-6)
7. Certificate of Commission as Captain & Commander of the Shropshire-Upton Chapter of the UDC for George McCormick, 1892 (Map Box 1-5)

Civil War Material:
1. McCormick's diary of his journey to Texas (1-1)
2. McCormick's Short Account of His Soldiership, handwritten into his diary in 1865 (1-1)
3. Instructions or directions for artillery men, c. 1863 (1-26, 1-27, 1-28)
4. Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing of First Sergt Geo M McCormick Co "D" Willis Battal Tex Cavalry, 1862 (1-30)
5. McCormick's Discharge from Confederate States Army, April 1862 (1-31)
6. Furlough to McCormick, 1862 (1-34)
7. Commutation of Rations for Stephen McCormick, 1864 (1-55)

Correspondence, including Civil War letters:
1. Thomas Holden to George McCormick, January 22, 1859 (1-83)
2. Philip D. C. Lee to George McCormick, March 19, 1859 (1-83)
3. Thomas Marden to [George McCormick], April 15, 1859 (1-83)
4. William H. Utterback to George McCormick, April 19, 1859 (1-83)
5. Thomas Marden to George McCormick, May 25, 1859 (1-83)
6. E. F. Hutchinson to George McCormick, September 25, 1859 (1-83)
7. William H. Utterback to George McCormick, July 2, 1860 (1-83)
8. E. F. Hutchinson to George McCormick, August 1860 (1-83)
9. J. S. Hammett to Stephen McCormick, September 9, 1860 (1-83)
10. William H. Utterback to George McCormick, October 1, 1860 (1-83)
11. George McCormick to father, [1862] (1-29)
12. George McCormick to parents, November 24, [1861] (1-32)
13. George McCormick to parents, December 15, 1861 (1-33)
14. George McCormick to sister, August 10, 1862 (1-35)
15. George McCormick to sister, September 10, 1862 (1-36)
16. George McCormick to father, October 2, 1862 (1-37)
17. George McCormick to father, October 13, 1862 (1-38)
18. George McCormick to father, October 21, 1862 (1-39)
19. George McCormick to father, October 23, 1862 (1-40)
20. George McCormick to father, October 31, 1862 (1-41)
21. George McCormick to father, November 13, 1862 (1-42)
22. George McCormick to father, December 7, 1862 (1-43)
23. George McCormick to father, May 21, 1863 (1-44)
24. George McCormick to father, September 12, 1863 (1-45)
25. George McCormick to father, October 1, 1863 (1-46)
26. George McCormick to father, April 5, 1864, handwritten copy made in 1901 (1-47)
27. George McCormick to father, April 5, 1864, original letter (1-48)
28. Olinthus Ellis to Alexander Lookup, June 22, 1864 (1-49)
29. Stephen McCormick to father, July 21, 1864, xerographic copy, (1-50)
30. [W. D. W. Peck] to W. B. McCormick, July 22, 1864 (1-51)
31. W. D. W. Peck to George McCormick, July 29, 1864 (1-52)
32. George McCormick to W. M. Woolsey, August 24, 1864 (1-53)
33. Wiley Woolsey and John L. Frazer to George McCormick, September 17, 1864 (1-83)
34. D. R. Jacks to George McCormick, November 11, 1864 (1-54)
35. W. M. Woolsey to George McCormick, December 4, 1864 (1-56)
36. B. F. Rose to George McCormick, January 8, 1865 (1-57)
37. John L. Frazer to George McCormick, January 29, 1865 (1-83)
38. George McCormick to father, February 6, 1865 (1-66)
39. J. W. Fishburn to George McCormick, February 12, 1865 (1-58)
40. F. J. Nally to George McCormick, March 6, 1865 (1-59)
41. D. R. Jacks to George McCormick, March 8-9, 1865 (1-60)
42. L. E. Willis to George McCormick, March 18, 1865 (1-61)
43. W. D. W. Peck to George McCormick, March 27, 1865 (1-62)
44. George McCormick to D. R. Jacks, April 29, 1865 (1-63)
45. W. D. W. Peck to George McCormick, May 7, 1865 (1-64)
46. "Crutches" [George McCormick] to Editor, [1865] (1-83)
47. "Navidad" [George McCormick?] to Editor, December 3, 1865 (1-83)
48. Sallie Sanders to George McCormick, March 15, 1866 (1-67)
49. George McCormick to the public, [1866] (1-83)
50. George McCormick to father, March 22, 1867 (1-68)
51. George McCormick to father, May 15, 1867 (1-69)
52. W. B. McCormick to George McCormick, June 25, 1869 (1-70)
53. W. B. McCormick to George McCormick, July 24, 1869 (1-83)
54. George McCormick to father, October 21, 1875 (1-71)
55. Sul Ross to George McCormick, 1888 (1-20)
56. Richard Coke to George McCormick, 1888 (1-21)
57. K. M. Van Zandt to George McCormick, July 12, 1900 (1-74)
58. J. A. Harral to George McCormick, November 20, 1901 (1-75)
59. J. A. Harral to George McCormick, November 24, 1901 (1-76)
60. Thomas Holden to George McCormick, October 1, ? (1-83)
61. Undated and unsigned fragments (1-83)
62. Envelopes addressed to George McCormick, c. 1865 (1-72)
63. Envelope with preprinted return address of George McCormick, Jr. (1-79)

Pamphlets:
1. Civil and Criminal Ordinances of the City of Columbus. Columbus: Colorado Citizen, 1883. 49 page pamphlet (1-80)
2. Original Charter and Civil and Criminal Ordinances of the City of Columbus. Columbus: Colorado Citizen, 1885. 115 page pamphlet (1-81)
3. Constitution of the Columbus Cemetery Association Adopted November 27, 1890. Columbus: Colorado Citizen, 1890. 8 page pamphlet (1-82)
4. Constitution of Shropshire-Upton Camp, United Confederate Veterans, 1892 (1-73)

Receipts:
1. Colorado Citizen, 1905-1906 (1-22)
2. Tax collector, 1906 (1-22)
3. Colorado College, 1868-1869 (1-22)

Funeral Notice for George McCormick, 1905 (1-77)
George McCormick's notes for his own obituary, c. 1905 (1-78)
George McCormick [II] retirement scrapbook, 1942 (Box 2)
Methodist Church, Columbus, bulletin, 1956 (1-24)

Photographs numbered 0085 through 0107, 0340 through 0361, 0439, and 0855 and assimilated into photograph collection