Georgia miscellany collection, 1812-1946

Emory University

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Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia miscellany collection, 1812-1946
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 44
Extent:.75 linear ft. (2 boxes), 7 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.


Various sources.


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


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. The collection includes correspondence, documents, account books, and printed material.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by name of writer or title of work.

Container List

Box Folder Content
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 1 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
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
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 2 Bullock, R[ufus] B., Augusta, 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. 1 item
1 3 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 4 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 5 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 6 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 7 Cheatham, John T., Wadley, Georgia, to William C. Hauser, March 1, 1887. Transfer of a cotton seed contract. 1 item, 1 piece
1 8 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
BV4 C.J. Beatty Groceries and Provision (Savannah, Georgia), copy book, 1868-1870
1 9 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 10 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 11 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
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 12 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
1 13 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
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 14 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 15 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 16 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 17 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 18 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
1 19 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
1 20 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
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 21 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
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 22 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
1 23 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
1 24 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
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
1 25 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
1 26 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
1 27 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
1 28 Lanier, Sidney. Obituaries for Georgia poet Sidney Lanier, from the Atlanta Constitution, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and the Macon Telegraph and Messenger, September 1881. 5 items
1 29 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
1 30 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
1 31 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
1 32 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
1 33 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
1 34 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
1 35 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
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
1 36 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
1 37 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
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
1 38 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
1 39 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
1 40 Robinson, Mary L. Travel journal of Mary L. Robinson on a trip from Baltimore to Savannah to England in 1827. 1 item
1 41 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
2 1 Sawyer, James. ANN, James Sawyer, Snellville, Georgia to Tandy Brown, Gwinnett County, September 21, 1892 regarding road to their property. 1 item
2 2 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
2 3 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
2 4 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
2 5 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
2 6 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
2 7 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
2 8 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
2 9 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
2 10 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
2 11 Washington, J.M.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
2 12 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
2 13 Wicker, John. Survey record and land grant of a land parcel in Henry County, Georgia, given to Wicker, June 23, 1823. 1 item
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.
2 14 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
OP3 Wood, Eddy, and Co. Lottery. Poster advertising the lottery and listing drawing dates, November 1859-December 1860. 1 item.
2 15-17 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