Georgia miscellany collection, 1812-1967

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

marbl@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/bn53k


Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia miscellany collection, 1812-1967
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 44
Extent:1.25 linear ft. (3 boxes), 38 oversized papers (OP), 4 bound volumes (BV), 6 oversized bound volumes (OBV), and 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:This artificial collection is comprised of small manuscript collections either written in Georgia, or by, to, about, or concerning Georgians or Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Additional Physical Form

Allatoona Iron Works (Cass County, Georgia) account book also available on microfilm.

Source

Various sources.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Georgia miscellany collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, 2004.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

This artificial collection is comprised of small manuscript collections either written in Georgia, or by, to, about, or concerning Georgians or Georgia and includes correspondence, photographs, account books, and printed material. Material in the collection documents art and literature, agriculture, business, education, politics, and social customs throughout Georgia from 1812-1967. Of particular note are numerous documents relating to the sale of enslaved people and the economic relationships between land-owners and freed Blacks in the post-Civil War period. Also present are muster rolls and other documents relating to state military units before the Civil War; financial records and correspondence documenting a variety of businesses in the state; records of the state government and political groups; and small collections of personal papers.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.



Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Abbot, Joel, Representative 1817-1825, Committees on Commerce and the Slave Trade, two letter to Benjamin W. Crowninshield, Secretary of the Navy, 1818-1819
BV1 Allatoona Iron Works (Cass County, Ga.) Account book for Allatoona Iron Works, Cass County, Georgia, 1845. (Also available on microfilm)
MF1 Allatoona Iron Works (Cass County, Ga.) Account book for Allatoona Iron Works, Cass County, Georgia, 1845.
1 2 American Civil Liberties Union. Unsigned copy of a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union to Hon. E. L. Rainey, G. A. Johns, V. L. Stanley, [1932]. The letter regards a book entitled Georgia Nigger, by John L. Spivak, which discusses conditions in Georgia prisons. 2 items
OP8 American Steamer Savannah, image and article of the first ocean steamship in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1854
1 3 Anthon School (Houston County, Georgia), exhibition exercises, July 8, 1875
1 4 Atkinson, William Yates, Governor of Georgia, photograph, 1896
OP1 Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co. Payrolls for the Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co., July, October 1865. 2 items
OP7 Augusta, Georgia, List of Voters, 1857
1 5 Baldwin, Abraham, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date
1 6 Beavers, R.C. Letters, ALS, to R. C. Beavers, ordinary of Campbell Co., Georgia. They concern family matters and matters relating to county business, October 17, 1853-June 1861. 10 items
1 7 Berrien, John Macpherson, Senator from Georgia, portraits, no date
1 8 Berry, Martha, photographs, founder of Berry College, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, and photographs, no date
1 9 Bisol, James. Subpoena to appear, alleged assault of Sally Lively, Richmond County, October 25, 1811
1 10 Blount, James Henderson, Representative 1873-1893, letter dated January 27, 1889
OP9 Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia, images from Harper's Weekly, 1860
OBV1 Bond Commission of the City of Atlanta. Report of the work and recommendations of the Bond Commission of the City of Atlanta, 1908-1909, regarding schools, waste disposal, hospitals, streets, and waterworks. 1 item
1 11 Bond election note, April 22, 1903
1 12 Brooks, Isaac P., Decatur County, Georgia, signed printed document swearing that he will not sell liquor to any slave or slaves, December 6, 1852. 1 item
1 13 Brown, Joseph E., Georgia politician, portrait, no date
OP18 Brown, Joseph M., photograph of the Georgia governor at home, no date
1 14 Bullock, Rufus B., Governor of Georgia, to Hon. Joshua Hill, Washington, DC, March 7, 1867. Bullock says that people are ready for a settlement of political troubles and asks Hill's aid in interpreting the Sherman bill so that its meaning will be clear to all, includes photograph, no date.
1 15 Bunitt , S.L. ALS, 1 p., from S. L. Bunitt to "Friend Richards"; he is writing from the Steamer Columbus at sea off the coast of Virginia, asking that Mr. Richards sell a slave and her three children for the sum of $800 if the laws of Georgia permit it; May 22, 1849. 1 item
1 16 Burke, Lucille. Three letters from J.E. (Eddie) Manucy, Jr., to his fiancé, Lucille Burke, ALS, June 6, 1924, June 29, 1926, and June 29, 1926. These love letters were written from Athens, Georgia (June 6 and June 29) to Lucille Burkes home in Savannah. The third letter was written from Manucys new law office in Savannah. The June 16 letter has a photograph attached of Manucy and three classmates dressed in costume for a class production. Also Benedictine School with an attached name card for Joseph Michael McDonough, June 7, 1923; one from St. Vincent Academy, June 12, 1923. A handwritten invitation to Lucille Burke from Mrs. M. A. Doyle inviting her to a supper honoring her granddaughter, Margaret DuFour, is also included, June 12, 1923. 6 items
1 17 Caldwell, Erskine and Margaret Bourke-White, photograph and card, 1941
1 18 Carnes, W.E., Warranty Deed to George Poulos, lot 30, Fulton County, 1911
1 19 Charlton, Thomas U.P., Mayor of Savannah, letter to unknown recipient, October 1819
1 20 Cheatham, John T., Wadley, Georgia, to William C. Hauser, March 1, 1887. Transfer of a cotton seed contract. 1 item, 1 piece
1 21 Citizens Against the County Unit Amendment, flyers, 1952
OP19 City Hall, Augusta, Georgia, steel engraving by H. Walton, circa 1850
1 22 City of Atlanta. Petition and deed for certain property belonging to Druid Hills to be held by the city of Atlanta for the purpose of public park areas, April 10, 1922. 3 items
1 23 City of Savannah. Program, Tableaux Vivants!, September 23, 1861
BV4 - C.J. Beatty Groceries and Provision (Savannah, Georgia), copy book, 1868-1870
OP22 Clements, Judson Claudius, Representative from Georgia, portrait, no date
1 24 Cobb, Thomas R. R., General, portrait, no date
1 25 Colquitt, Alfred Holt, portrait and biography from First Trust Company of Georgia, 1942, and photograph, no date
1 26 Compulsory Education Law for Georgia, flyer, no date
1 27 Confederate Invincibles (Greenville, Georgia). Order to report to Camp Stephens, August 30, 1861
OP10 Cotton Culture, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1875
1 28 Crowell, H. Photocopies of 2 letters, H. Crowell to Mrs. Sarah Crowell, Washington County, Georgia; October 10, November 22, 1812. Written to his wife from camp, Croyell says that he is in good health, getting along all right, and that he doesn't want her to worry. He also writes from Point Petter about the possibilities of moving. 2 items
1 29 Culver, John L. Included are: (1) an original contract made between Culver and a former slave family (July 1, 1865) for their services as laborers on his farm; Photocopies of business papers of John L. Culver, a farmer from Hancock County, Georgia, 1864-1886. (2) photocopy of four receipts for assessments of taxes in kind on bacon and agricultural products by the Confederate Government (February 29 & March 3, and April 25, 1865); (3) photocopy of a broadside, "The Bond Question," Atlanta, February 12, 1873, discussing a proposed settlement for the holders of Georgia state bonds declared null and void; (4) photocopy of receipt for payment of tax to the federal government, July 30, 1866; (5) photocopy of two letters of introduction asking courtesies for John L. Culver as general agent and construction manager for the Columbia & Augusta Railroad Company, August 24, 1866 and n.d., 1866; and (6) photocopy of The Confederate, A Souvenir, a pamphlet advertising patent medicines published by Walter A. Taylor of Atlanta at the time of the unveiling of the statue of Benjamin H. Hill (1886). 12 items
1 30 Day, Mary, mother of Mrs. Sidney Lanier, photograph, no date
1 31 Democratic Party. Slate of candidates, state of Georgia, circa 1860s
1 32 Democratic Party. Ticket, Lester, R.E., and W.H. DeLoach, circa 1860s
1 33 Democratic Party. Ticket,1880, 1898
1 34 Dillon, Michael. Twenty-eight bills of sale or indentures for slaves purchased by Michael Dillon, mostly in Savannah or Chatham County, between February 27, 1827 and May 28, 1846. Several of the bills apply to sales of the slaves to the persons from whom Dillon purchased them. There is also an account of Michael Dillon and John Gilmartin with the law firm of Charlton and Ward, December 21, 1838-January 12, 1839, apparently for legal work. A note, partly printed, from William H. Stiles to Dillon, Savannah, December 23, 1839, informs that payment had been refused on a note Dillon endorsed for Gilmartin. A certificate signed by A. B. Hartwell [?], May 28, 1855, specifies the terms of rental of "the stable and Lot next to the Gass works known as Dillon's stables." 31 items
1 35 Dinkins, Olivia Fariss, "The Thin Gray Ranks," poem printed on card, 1909
1 36 Downing Hill Nursery (Atlanta, Georgia). Promotional card, November 20, 1861.
OBV2 Durdin, John (1809-1875), Ebenezer, Morgan County, Georgia (located 112 miles west of Augusta). General merchandise store account book, 594 pp., with entries for the years 1847-1851. Durdin sold ready-made clothing, shoes, piece goods, groceries, hardware, alcoholic beverages, tobacco, medicines, and sundries. There is an index of names of customers indicating pages on which their accounts are posted. John Durdin was in his fifties during the Civil War and did not serve in the army. 1 item
1 37 Dyson, Sallie, letter, Oak Hill, Georgia, May 1870
1 38 Elliott, Stephen, Bishop of Georgia, portrait, no date
39 Elliott, Stephen. Dedication, Savannah, Georgia, December 31, 1865
1 40 Felton, Rebecca Latimer, portrait and biography from Trust Company of Georgia, 1941
1 41 Ficklin, W. H., Jr. Diary of W. H. Ficklin, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia, with entries between August 13, 1887-March 24, 1888, approximately 177 pages. Ficklin came to Atlanta from Prattsburg, Georgia, to accept employment with Thomas M. Clark & Co. His first room was at 22 Wheat St. He attended the Methodist Church. He was ambitious to succeed in business and to improve his moral condition. He apparently worked in building supplies and may have been a contractor himself. A piece of company letterhead laid in the diary shows him as Tennessee branch manager of the (Nashville, Tennessee, n.d.) Milwaukee Grain Dryer Company. On January 6, 1921, he makes a final entry in his "dear old diary," in which he says he feels like the "'man without a country'no home but simply staying." The balance of the volume is used for business accounts. On pp. 171-173, Ficklin comments on the Piedmont Chatauqua, which he refers to as "Atlanta's White Elephant or Henry Grady's 'What is it.'" 1 item
OP11 Franklin College, Athens, Georgia, image and article from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1854
1 42 Freeman, James Crawford. ALS from James Crawford Freeman, a Republican Congressman, to Col. J. C. W. Mills, December 21, 1874. Mr. Freeman replies to requests made to him for patronage and appointments by saying, " . . . in the first place I would not advise you to incur much expense in a contest . . . in the next place I cannot advise any war, being made upon, and the displacement of any Republican now holding office in Atlanta. . . . This everlasting war, made upon Republican office holders, by Republicans, has well nigh ruined the party in Fulton Co., and I mite say throughout the State." 1 item
OP23 Gardner, James, editor of the Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist, image found in issue dated May 3, 1849
1 43 Georgia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, letter to the General Assembly, July 1, 1915
BV2 George, Thomas Benton. Personal account book of Thomas Benton George, 1866-1927, with entries covering the years 1886-1917. Mr. George was born March 29, 1866, near Owensburg, Indiana. He was the son of Joseph F. George, a farmer and minister, and Amanda Sleet George, a Kentuckian. Thomas George taught school for several years, then entered the piano and organ business, in which he continued for most of the rest of his life. He married Nettie Henry of Indian Springs, IN, on July 27, 1889; they had four children, only one of whom, the donor, was still living (age 71) in 1963. The book is a detailed daily record of every expenditure and source of income. George lived in various towns in Indiana and Kentucky until 1902, when he moved south. He lived in Atlanta, Georgia from 1902-1905; relocated to Birmingham, AL, 1905-1907; then returned to Atlanta, where he remained, dying there on January 17, 1927. He was a devoted member of the Christian church. 1 item
1 44 Georgia Children's Code Commission. 1 letter from John D. Humphries, Judge of the Superior Courts, Atlanta Circuit, to Gov. L. G. Hardman of Georgia, July 18, 1929. Report to the General Assembly of Georgia, submitted by John D. Humphries, Chairman of Georgia Children's Code Commission, July 18, 1929. 4 items
1 45 Georgia Commission on Education. Printed material relating to the Georgia Commission on Education, an agency created by the General Assembly "to determine ways and means of preserving segregated schools in Georgia," and its efforts to circumvent the 1954 school desegregation decision by the U. S. Supreme Court. Included are two reports by the Commission, two information sheets released by the Georgia Education Association, and a printed report on the Georgia constitution and integrated schools prepared by the attorney general. Also included is a copy of an expose in newspaper format, prepared by the Commission, of the Highlander Folk School, in which the school is described as a Communist Training School. 9 items
OP5 Georgia Federation of Music Clubs. Collection of pages detached from the Atlanta Journal pertaining to the activities of the Georgia Federation of Music Clubs, 1925-1931. 1 item
1 46 Georgia Infantry, drill card no. 3, no date
OP4 - Georgia Infantry Militia muster roll, John Jones, captain. June-August 1836. 1 item.
OP6 - Georgia Mounted Volunteer Militia, John Jones, captain. May, 1838. 1 item.
1 47 Georgia Railroad and Banking Company, as follows: 3 certificates for shares, dated 1836, 1842, and 1844; 1 transferral of ten shares of stock by Mary A. Jones to the Trustees of Emory College, March 13, 1858. 4 items
1 48 Georgia. Report of Special Committee to revise tax laws of Georgia, 1899. Note by Edgar H. Johnson regarding the report, July 24, 1942. 2 items
OP24 Georgia University Board of Trustees, visit to University of Wisconsin, photograph, 1904
1 49 Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule, flyers, 1946
1 50 Godby, Mattie V., warranty deed to John H. Caldwell, recorded at Fulton County, September 30, 1900
1 51 Goff, William. Miscellaneous legal and financial papers concerning the estate of William Goff of Laurens County, Georgia, dated 1856-1878. Included are the will of William Goff (1856, probated 1857) and indentures, notices, and receipts relating to his widow, Delila, who died in 1873. 23 items
OP12 Going to Market, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1875
1 52 Gordon, George William. Two letters [on a single piece of paper] from George William Gordon to George A. Gordon; ALS, August 21, 1861. One letter was written from the office of the Southern Gold Company (Boston) and contains a discussion of business dealings, especially in regard to the Cane Creek Company. The other letter was written from the office of the Virginia Gold Belt Company (Boston) and contains a discussion of how to get money safely from Marietta to Richmond or Fredericksburg. George William Gordon was treasurer of both companies. George A. Gordon was superintendent of the Southern Gold Company which was located in Dahlonega. 1 item and 2 transcriptions
1 53 Gordon, John B. Gubernatorial handout, circa 1886
1 54 Gordon, John Brown, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date
1 55 Grady, Henry W., portraits and biographies from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company and the Trust Company of Georgia, and photos of bust and medallion featuring Grady1941
1 56 Grand Jury Presentment, Upson Superior Court, Georgia, August Term, 1838
OBV3 Greensborough Moral Polemic Society. Constitution and minute book, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet and Lovick Pierce were members of the Society, Greensborough, April 10, 1817-December 15, 1818. 1 item
1 57 Gresham, E.B. and John J. Photocopies of five ALS: one by E. B. Gresham to "Brother," and four by John J. Gresham. In the first letter, written February 22, 1837 in Columbus [?], E. B. Gresham describes a trip to Charleston by rail, his stay there, and the trip home on a steamer via Savannah and Augusta. All of John J. Gresham's letters are written from Macon, Georgia. On July 7, 1846, John tells of the death of his son and father and reveals some religious sentiment. He writes on March 8, 1862, of financing the "Gresham Rifles," of food and crops, and expresses a guarded optimism about the outcome of the war. This optimism is gone by July 21, 1864, when he predicts the consequences if Atlanta falls, and also tells of slave losses, militia, and soldiers in the Macon area. On February 24, 1871, he writes of a trip to New Orleans and Texas (Galveston, Houston and the Brazos area) and describes the land and the population (largely white) that is settling there. 5 items and 5 transcriptions
1 58 Gwin, D.W., "Nothing Lost," poem printed on card, circa 1910s
1 59 Harris, Joel Chandler, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date
1 60 Haynes, Landon C., "A burst of eloquence" (toast given in response to Nathan Bedford Forrest), October 15, 1885
OBV4 Head, James Daniel. Ledger book of James Daniel Head (August 29, 1805-November 18, 1882), a Georgia physician. James Daniel Head was the second son of William Head, Jr. (d. 1835) and Henrietta (Ray) Head (d. 1845). He married twice: first to Martha (Tinsley? Townshend?) Head (January 3, 1811-April 22, 1832), and second to Nancy (H.? Eustace?) Underwood Head (b. December 27, 1813). James Daniel Head is buried at the family home on the banks of the Towliga River with his wives and two of his six children. The ledger book (1835-1855, ca. 230 pp.) contains Head's accounts for the medication and services given his patients and his own personal business accounts. Biographical information also included. 1 item
1 61 "Head-quarters in the Saddle," rhyme about General John Pope, circa 1870s
2 1 Head, James Daniel. Memorandum book (1832-1869, ca. 60 pp.), originally belonging to James Daniel Head (see item listed above). Contains lists of names and business accounts, notes due, purchases made, and a list of names of "Negroes, April, 1865." 1 item
2 2 Heidt, W.D. Three letters addressed to the Reverend Dr. W. Heidt, Atlanta, Georgia, by: (1) Robert Toombs, Washington, Georgia, May 2, 1881; (2) Laura A. Haygood, Atlanta, Georgia, May 31, 1884. Ms. Haygood, sister of Atticus G. Haygood, was later a missionary to China from the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; and (3) C.C. Cody, Georgetown, Texas, December 14, 1888, was a professor at Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and an 1875 graduate of Emory College. 3 items
2 3 Heirs of James Oliver, warranty deed to S.G. Oliver, September 21, 1875
2 4 Hill, Benjamin Harvey, biographies and portraits from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date, and the Trust Company of Georgia, 1941
2 5 Historical houses, photographs, no date
2 6 Holcomb, F. P. letters, 3 ALS. Holcomb, a civil engineer, addresses all 3 letters to Louis Bristol, Civil Engineer, Jacksonville, Illinois. The letters are dated November 9, 1936, 4 pp.; November 8, 1838, 3 pp.; February 12, 1839, 3 pp. Holcomb wrote the letters from Georgia while working on the surveying of several railroads. In 1836, he was apparently surveying a route for a railroad between Macon, Georgia, and a spot within twelve miles of Milledgeville. In 1838 and 1839, he was in Washington County working on the "Central Railroad." He comments on the climate, health conditions, and people of Georgia; on railroad building and builders in all parts of the country; on national and local politics; and on social and personal matters. Both he and Bristol probably attended Yale. 3 items and 3 transcriptions
2 7 Howard, C.H. Letter to "My dear Sir," June 10, 1861
2 8 Hubner, Charles W., literary editor at the Atlanta Journal and prominent southern poet, photograph, 1914
2 9 Hughes, Dudley, Congressman, photograph, no date
OBV5 Jackson, Stephen and Robinson H. Scoggins. Account book for blacksmith shop of Stephen Jackson and Robinson H. Scoggins, possibly in an area of Covington (according to donor) or Statham, Georgia (added in book in different hand at a much later date), 1830-1837. 1 item
2 10 James, Francis, House of Representatives, Washington, to Anthony Bolman, Esq., West Chester, PA, July 20, 1840. Francis writes this letter to introduce Dr. Thomas Lamar, who wishes to place his ward in school. 1 item
2 11 Jewitt family. Family Bible pages recording births, deaths, and marriages in Jewitt, Chester, Faw, and Davant families of Georgia. Dates range from 1803-1917. 1 item
2 12 Jones, John. ADS, August 8, 1883, Dirt [?]Town, Georgia. Record of the executor of the estate of John Jones and the dispensation of property after the death of E. A. Jones, widow of John Jones. 1 item
2 13 Jones, Seaborn, Representative, 1833-1835, 1845-1847, letters, 1801, 1849
2 14 Ladies' Christian Association. Resolution to change name to Savannah Benevolent Association, February 8, 1866 [?]
2 15 Lamar, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, portrait and biography from the Trust Company of Georgia, 1941
2 16 Lamar, Mirabeau Buonaparte, Georgia Senator, daguerreotype, circa 1820s
2 17 Lanier, Sidney. Obituaries for Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, from the Atlanta Constitution, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the Macon Telegraph and Messenger, September 1881, and portraits and biographies from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company and Trust Company of Georgia, no date
2 18 LeConte, John, Georgia born Franklin College graduate, photograph, no date
2 19 Lehr, Lloyd, journalist, -letter sent from Shanghai, China to W.Y. "Gypsy" Compton, October 26, 1929
2 20 Long, Crawford W., famous Georgian surgeon and pharmacist, photographs of statue by J.T. Jackson and portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date
2 21 Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, portrait and biography from Trust Company of Georgia, 1942
2 22 Macon Gas Light Company (Macon, Georgia). Cash bill, November 1, 1864
OP30 Map of Fort King George, designed by William G. Haynes Jr., 1955
OP31 Map of Georgia, unknown artist, 1957
2 23 McDaniel, Henry D., Governor of Georgia, photograph, no date
2 24 McGuffey, Henrietta. Letter from William H. F. Hall to Henrietta McGuffey; ALS, March 7, 1850, 3 pages. Henrietta McGuffey was the daughter of William Holmes McGuffey (1800-1873), University of Virginia professor and author of the McGuffey Readers. This letter discusses Hall's and Virginia McGuffey's friendship and Hall's life and work in Greenville, Georgia, at the time he wrote this letter. 1 item
2 25 McMaster, John and M. ALS, 4 pp., from M. McMaster, stationed on Roanoke Island, NC, to his father, John McMaster, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 25, 1861. In a letter, McMaster tells of his illness and his dissatisfaction with the officers of his regiment. He asks his family to write and send blankets. 2 PDS, insurance policies of M. McMaster, November 18, 1863, and October 3, 1882. Two receipts: 1 made to M. McMaster , May 25, 1865 for seven bales of cotton, and the other to John McMaster for the board and necessities of the McMaster children, October 3, 1866. 5 items
OP32 The Men Who Governed Georgia, poster, 1967
2 26 Mercer, Jesse, 1769-1841, "The Empire State: A Georgia Weekly," Atlanta, Georgia, circa 1800s
2 27 Merrell, G.W., "To My Cross of Honor," poem, no date
2 28 Methodist Church. "Reward: Lost, strayed, or stolen. A People, called Methodists" (Calfee's Print Shop, Atlanta, Georgia), no date
2 29 Methodist Episcopal Church, South, flyers, 1914-1931
2 30 Miller, Dr ?, private journal, Madison, Georgia, 1838-1844 [journal mentions the Southern Botanical Medical College]
2 31 Mims, Azariah, administrator of the estate of William Hathcock, 56 acres, recorded at Fayette County, land book, page 619
2 32 Mims, A.Y., deed to William H. Mims, lot 256, 14th district, 120 or more acres, 1883
2 33 Mims, David D., deed to James Oliver, Fayette County, land book, page 148, 1856
2 34 Mims, S.G., warranty deed to D.C. Mims, recorded at Fulton County, lot number 32, November 11, 1909
2 35 Mitchell, Augustus. Letter from Augustus Mitchell to General Henry A.S. Dearborn, January 13, 1846; related to Mitchell's efforts toward the establishment of a national museum of natural history. 1 item
2 36 Moore, John, Administrator's Bond, Cobb County, Georgia, for the estate of John Moore, February 4, 1861. Inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Moore, Sr., December 10, 1857. 3 items
OP13 Moss Industry in the South, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1882
2 37 N. A. Hardee's Son & Co. Drafts drawn by or in favor of N. A. Hardee's Son & Co., a fertilizer company in Savannah, Georgia, 1870-1884. 133 items
OP25 "A New England Society Dinner at Delmonico's," description of setting of Grady's "New South" speech, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1878
2 38 Northen, William J., Governor, photograph, no date
2 39 Norwood, Thomas M., Senator, portrait, no date
2 40 Office Roswell Manufacturing Company (Roswell, Georgia). Price circular, March 12, 1862
2 41 Oglethorpe, James, founder of the colony of Georgia, sketches by Sam Ireland and G.F. Storm, and portraits, circa 1835
2 42 Oglethorpe University, print of Central Hall at Midway near Milledgeville, Georgia, no date
2 43 Oliver, James, deed to Sanford C. Oliver, Fayette County, land book I or J, page 448, 1868
2 44 Oliver, Mary M., land mortgage with power of sale, to John Mims, recorded in Campbell County, February 28, 1910
2 45 Oliver, W.D., warranty deed to Mary M. Oliver, recorded in Campbell County, February 1, 1910
2 46 Palmer, Harold Red. Photocopy of transcript (with commentary) of a taped interview conducted by Brian Smiley, an Emory student, with Harold "Red" Palmer, Southern organizer for the International Brotherhood of Paper Makers, in the 1930's. The interview took place on October 22, 1972, in Douglasville, Georgia. 1 item
2 47 Park, L.M. Letter to citizens of LaGrange asking for information on the history of the Methodist church in LaGrange, January 24, 1898
2 48 Park, Sarah T. Tribute and obituary (Greenville, Meriwether County, November 9, 1882
OP14 Peach Growing Industry in the South, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1897
2 49 Piedmont Hotel, photograph of Piedmont Hotel, Gainesville, Georgia, no date
2 50 Pittman, N.W. Photocopy of ALS, 4 pp., from N. W. Pittman to his family, June 6, 1838. Pittman had volunteered for the Georgia militia to help gather and guard the Cherokee Indians as they were assembled to be sent to Arkansas. He tells of a few specific incidences of the gathering, saying that "in the course of three days the Battalion had brought in 927 Indians" Also attached is a note from H. P. Strickland to his father, Henchin Strickland (Pittman's father-in-law). 1 item and 1 transcription
OP26 Polk monument, at Pine Mountain Georgia, news clipping, 1912
OP33 Portraits of Illustrious Georgians, a series of painting by Lewis Crumley Gregg on permanent exhibition in the banking quarters of the Trust Company of Georgia, Atlanta, no date
2 51 Pulaski monument, at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia, image by S. Weekes, no date
OP15 Pulaski monument, image and article from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1855
OBV6 Railroad Bank of Savannah, Georgia. Check stubs from the Railroad Bank of Savannah, Georgia, extending from March 31, 1864-May 20, 1864. 1 item
2 52 Randall, James R., "The Conquered and the Unconquered Banner" and "John W. Morton," poems, no date
2 53 Rawls, R. Account book of R. Rawls, Mill Ray, Bulloch County, Georgia, for the years 1858, 1859, and the month of January, 1864. A newsclipping, "General Pope's Construction" is included. 1 item
2 54 Reese, William, Washington, Georgia, to Thomas [?], June 19, 1859. Reese writes of business and political affairs. Biographical clippings are included which don't seem to refer to this man. 1 item
2 55 Republican Party. Slate of candidates, circa 1860s
OP2 Republican Party in Georgia. Broadsides concerning the Republican Party in Georgia, 1868-1904. Most pertain to Henry P. Farrow, chairman of the Republican Executive Committee in the Ninth Congressional District of Georgia and chairman of the Republican State Central Committee. 17 items
3 1 Republican Party, Slate of candidates, Bryan County, Georgia, circa 1860s
3 2 Resident Amateur Corps. First exhibition, Ralston's Hall, November 21, 1861
3 3 Resolutions passed by the LaGrange District Sunday School Convention, LaGrange Reporter, no date
3 4 Reynolds, Purmedus. Documentation for Cherokee County [Georgia] land grant to Purmedus Reynolds of Newton Country [Georgia], May 20, 1846. The land grant was made according to an Act of the Georgia legislature passed December 18, 1843. 2 items
3 5 Reynolds, Susan R. Photocopy of manuscript entitled "Articles of Christian Profession and Covenant," as administered to Mrs. Susan R. Reynolds, Wilkes County, Georgia, ca. 1820s. No specific church is mentioned. Birth, death, and marriage dates for Susan Reynolds are given in an attached note. 1 item
OP16 Rice Culture on the Ogeechee, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1867
3 6 Robinson, Mary L. Travel journal of Mary L. Robinson on a trip from Baltimore to Savannah to England in 1827. 1 item
OP27 Roll of Honor by States, Synodical Memorial, 1915
OP34 Ruins of the Franciscan Mission, Our lady of Guadalupe or Santa Maria, near St. Mary's, Camden County, Georgia, by Robert R. Otis and Wilbur G. Kurtz, 1934
OP35 Ruins of the Spanish Mission Santo Domingo de Talaxe, Altama Plantation, Glynn County, GA, by Robert R. Otis and Wilbur G. Kurtz, 1934
OP36 Ruins of the Spanish Mission settlement on Pease Creak, NE of Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia, by Robert R. Otis and Wilbur G. Kurtz, 1934
3 7 Rush, John and Charles W. Photocopies of a portion of a scrapbook relating to the affairs of John Rush, who apparently lived in Rome, Georgia, and Charles W. Rush, Private, Co. A, 8th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. The papers range from 1830 to 1866. There are receipts for purchase of slaves by John Rush, a Confederate bond for $13,000 purchased by him, and a list of property, including numerous slaves, taken from him by the U. S. Government in 1864. The papers concerning Charles W. Rush deal mainly with his medical discharge from the Confederate army. Biographical and genealogical material pertaining to the Rush family. 11 items
3 8 Rusk, Dean, Secretary of State under John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, originally from Georgia, photograph, no date
3 9 Savannah Volunteer Guards. Invitation, seventy-ninth anniversary, May 1881
3 10 Sawyer, James. ANN, James Sawyer, Snellville, Georgia to Tandy Brown, Gwinnett County, September 21, 1892 regarding road to their property. 1 item
3 11 Schreiner, John, and Son, "To Music Dealers," Macon and Savannah, Georgia, October 21, 1863
3 12 Sewell, Isaac C., deed to William Hathcock, lot number 256, recorded at Fulton County, book B, page 124, September 1833
3 13 Smith, Huery E., ledger for "Huery E. Smith and Son," Bryan County Plantation, Georgia, 1870-1876
3 14 Smith, John M. Family history of John M. Smith, James Baker, and their descendants, compiled by John M. Baker, their grandson. Smith and Baker were among the first settlers in that part of DeKalb County which is now Fulton. This history contains portions of diaries kept by both men. 1 item
3 15 Smith, Robert A. Photocopy of ALS, 4 pp., from Robert A Smith to Capt. Harvey, January 1, 1859. Smith is answering Harvey's question on the procedure of electing commissioned officers in the Georgia State Militia as Harvey was gathering a group to be called the Newnan Guards. 1 item
3 16 Sons of the Revolution, annual dinner announcement, 1900
3 17 Spalding, Mary Connally. Manuscript, "War at Best Is Barbarism," by Mary Connally Spalding, written May 29, 1943. This manuscript is the story of the part the Connally family took in the Civil War, especially the Battle of Atlanta. Connally family geneological information is given in the back. Written for the Atlanta Historical Society. 1 item
OP37 Spanish mission buildings, Dodge Orphanage property at Frederica, St. Simon's Island, Glynn Country, Georgia, by Wilbur G. Kurtz and Robert R. Otis, 1934
3 18 Spights, Mary Ann Matilda, administrator of the estate of John W. Spights, deed to James Oliver, 101 and a quarter acres, recorded at Fayette County, page 693, June 6, 1856
3 19 Stanton, Frank L., first poet laureate of Georgia, photograph, and portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, no date
3 20 State of Georgia, candidates for governor, 1861
3 21 State of Georgia, Penitentiary Department, letter from George H. Jones, Principal Keeper, to Ms. Blair McKinney, May 30, 1892
3 22 State School Commissioner, letter regarding school requisitions, December 14, 1910
OP28 Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, vice president of the Confederate States during the Civil War, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, engravings, and other images, no date
3 23 Stevens, William Bacon. Letter and three clippings relating to William Bacon Stevens A History of Georgia From its First Discovery by Europeans to the Adoption of the Present Constitution in 1793 (V. I, 1847; V.II, 1857). The letter, dated March 11, 1841, is an official request from a Committee of the Georgia Historical Society asking that Stevens undertake "a more detailed, connected, and satisfactory" history than had been written before. The three clippings (dated 1843, 1858, and 1860) relate to the progress of Stevens work. [Source: Removed from A History of Georgia . . . by William Bacon Stevens, Vol. 1, 1847. [S.C. F 286, S 84]] 4 items
3 24 Stone Mountain Memorial, materials regarding construction of memorial, coining of Confederate half dollar, quota reports, articles, press releases, Congressional bills, and other related materials, circa 1925
OP38 Stone Mountain Memorial, materials regarding construction of memorial, articles, press releases, posters, and other related materials, circa 1925 [16 items]
3 25 Stripling, James B. Thirteen bills of sale or indentures and receipts for slaves purchased by James B. Stripling (11 items) and Benjamin Stripling (2 items) of Tattnall County, Georgia, between June 23, 1818 and June 6, 1857. There is also a release signed by Edward C. and Elizabeth Dukes conveying to J. B. Stripling their interest in a Negro woman that Albert M. Dukes had sold to Stripling on September 2, 1839. Finally, there are two affidavits made by J. B. Stripling before William H. Bulloch, Deputy Clerk of Chatham County Superior Court, February 14, 1853; the affadavits state that the ten slaves Stripling had brought from Charleston were "not introduced . . . with a view to speculation but with the intent solely of being held to service by [himself and two other men]." 18 items
OP20 Talbot, Thomas, photograph of home built in 1789 for Thomas Talbot by his father, located in Washington, Georgia, circa 1903
OP17 Tallulah Falls, Ladore Cascade, Georgia, image and article in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1854
3 26 Talmadge, Herman E., Governor of Georgia, signed photograph, no date
3 27 Tanner, James, Commissioner of Pensions, photograph, 1889
3 28 Terrell, J.M., Governor of Georgia, photograph, 1903
3 29 "To the members of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia," letter regarding the enfranchisement of women, 1915
OP29 Toombs, Robert, Senator, portrait, 1854
3 30 Troup, George Michael, portrait and biography from Trust Company of Georgia, 1942
3 31 Twiggs, David Emmanuel. Photocopy of letter by David Emmanuel Twiggs (Washington, DC) to L. N. Whittle (Macon, Georgia); July 2, 1860. Twiggs was born in 1790 in Richmond County, Georgia, and died in 1862 in Augusta, Georgia. He was the son of Gen. John Twiggs, Revolutionary War general. D. E. Twiggs served in U. S. Army, 1812-1861, resigning his commission when Georgia seceded. He achieved the rank of Maj. Gen. He served as commander for the Dept. of the West, (headquarters in St. Louis) until 1857; he then served in the Dept. of Texas. 1 item
OP21 United States Savings Bank branch, Savannah, Georgia, 1831
3 32 Van Ness, James. Letter from James Van Ness to John M. Wyse; ALS, May 15, 1838, 3 pages. James Van Ness (1807-1872) was a Georgia lawyer who moved to San Francisco, California, in 1849. He went on to become the mayor there from 1855-1856 and confirmed a land ordinance bearing his name that he had sponsored as an alderman. Van Ness Avenue is named for him. In 1871 he moved to San Luis Obispo and was elected state senator. This letter contains commentary by the author in regard to Martin Van Buren's presidency and the treasury problem. 1 item
3 33 Wadsworth and Clark families. Seven letters from Rhoda Clark of St. Marys, Georgia dated 1802-1804 to her family in Connecticut and Ohio concerning family news, an unsuccessful slave rebellion, conditions on St. Marys, and the presence of soldiers stationed in the town in 1804. Two letters are from Archibald Clark, Rhoda Clarks husband, to Elijah Wadsworth in Connecticut in 1804 concerning his ambition to practice law in Georgia and one letter to Edward Wadsworth in Ohio dated 1830 concerning the death of Rhoda. The final item is a shipping agreement between two Savannah businessmen in 1791. 9 items
3 34 Washington, J.H.R. Papers and letters of J. M. R. Washington of Macon. The first letter concerns the governor's election for 1860, written to Washington from James Rodney Sneed, editor of the Savannah Republican, Savannah, Georgia, May 30, 1859. There are various passes, orders, etc., issued during the Civil War period, as well as letters dealing with the personal feelings of the correspondents. The last item is an evaluation of slaves emancipated from Washington's ownership, Macon, Georgia, May 30, 1859-November 21, 1866. 10 items
3 35 Wesley, John, portrait and biography from Trust Company of Georgia, 1942
3 36 The Wesleyan Christian Advocate, "Concerning the Jew," flyer, circa 1910s
3 37 Whittlesey, Charles. Letter (ALS, 2 pp.) written by Charles Whittlesey (1808-1886) to Charles Colcock Jones, Jr. (1831-1893), July 8, 1872, concerning Whittlesey's survey of the Etowah [Indian] Mound in Georgia. Whittlesey authored "The Great Mound on the Etowah River, Georgia," [Smithsonian Institution] 1881. Folder title: Whittlesey, Charles. [Source: Removed from Whittlesey, Charles. Ancient Mining on the Shores of Lake Superior [Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1863], Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge, 155. The book, gift of John W. Bonner, once belonged to Charles Colcock Jones.] 1 item
3 38 Wicker, John. Survey record and land grant of a land parcel in Henry County, Georgia, given to Wicker, June 23, 1823. 1 item
3 39 Wilkins, William. Writ for the recovery of debt, damages, and costs, Richmond County, January 13, 1822
BV3 Williams, Blair Stanton, collector. Bound volume entitled Georgia Postmarks containing postmarks mounted on pages and arranged in alphabetical order by Georgia city. Not all cities, however, are represented by postmarks. The dates span ca. 1944-1951. 1 item.
3 40 Winchell, Anna L.P. Manuscript essay on being pure in heart, written by Anna L.P. Winchell at Georgia Female College, Madison, Georgia, July 21, 1857. 1 item
3 41 Women's Christian Temperance Union (Oxford, Georgia). Minutes of the Oxford, Georgia, Women's Christian Temperance Union from February 1892-September 1894. The minutes give an account of the activities of the Union, especially regarding the students of Emory College (for whom they had temperance readings, essay contests, etc.). Many of the ladies in the Union were associated with the College. 1 item, 15 pieces
3 42 Women's Committee, Council of National Defense, Georgia Division, flyers circa 1917
OP3 Wood, Eddy, and Co. Lottery. Poster advertising the lottery and listing drawing dates, November 1859-December 1860. 1 item.
3 43 Woodliff, Josiah H., bill of sale for slave woman and petition order and indentures of an orphan free boy, 1866
3 44-46 Wooten, Hardy Vickers. The private journal of Hardy Vickers Wooten, December 1813-April 1856, in which he tells of his early life, the social customs of the day, his study of medicine, his travels and work, the weather, etc. Dr. Wooten was born and grew up in and around Burke Co., Ga., and later moved to Alabama. The journal was written in four parts, of which Emory has a typescript carbon copy of the first, third, and fourth. 3 items
3 47 Wren, Ella. Announcement of performance, Augusta, Georgia, August 1861 [?]
v1.7.5