COMPTON, MARTHA LUMPKIN, 1827-1917.
Martha Lumpkin Compton scrapbooks,
Martha Lumpkin Compton scrapbooks, 1832-1919
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z4ss
Table of Contents
|Creator:||Compton, Martha Lumpkin, 1827-1917.|
|Title:||Martha Lumpkin Compton scrapbooks, 1832-1919|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 1074|
|Extent:||.25 linear ft. (1 box), 8 bound volumes (BV), and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)|
|Abstract:||Sscrapbooks kept by Martha Lumpkin Compton, the youngest daughter of Governor Wilson Lumpkin, containing clippings, autographs, and some writings.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
Restrictions on Access
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.
Purchase, 2007, with subsequent additions.
[after identification of item(s)], Martha Lumpkin Compton scrapbooks, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Laura L. Carroll, October 2008.
Martha Atalanta Wilson Lumpkin Compton (1827-1917), was an Athens, Georgia, native and youngest daughter of Governor Wilson Lumpkin. The origin of the name of Atlanta, as well as Marthasville, Atlanta's previous name, was in her honor. She married Thomas M. Compton in 1878. She is buried in Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia, in a plot donated by the city.
Scope and Content Note
The collection consists of nine scrapbooks kept by Martha Lumpkin Compton. The scrapbooks mostly consist of newspaper clippings. One scrapbook contains autograph signatures and some handwritten correspondence, including that of her father Wilson Lumpkin. Other scrapbooks contain some writings by Compton in addition to newspaper clippings. The writings are handwritten recipes, personal musings, comments on the clippings in the scrapbook, and poetry and prose. Compton comments on national events, literary figures, family members, books, and family history. The collection also contains an account book listing various expenditures and includes pasted receipts from 1866-1877. The collection also includes four folders of loose newspaper clippings, recipes, financial records, legal documents, and family correspondence from 1832-1919. The legal documents include a carbon copy of Martha Lumpkin Compton's will, in addition to an indenture, dated 1866, between Compton and her father in which he deeded to her 160 acres of land in Athens.
Arranged in chronological order.
- Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
- Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
|1||1||Correspondence, undated, 1832-1899|
|1||4||Financial records, 1878-1901|
|1||5||Legal documents, 1866-1908|
|BV8||Scrapbook and diary, circa 1850s|
|BV2||Account book, 1866-1877|
|BV4||Scrapbook/Autograph book, undated|
|BV6||Scrapbook, undated, labeled "Confederacy"|
|OBV1||Scrapbook, undated, Georgia history|