Atticus G. Haygood family papers, 1861-1952

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zdw1

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Haygood, Atticus G. (Atticus Greene), 1839-1896.
Title: Atticus G. Haygood family papers, 1861-1952
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 138
Extent:2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes), 3 oversized papers (OP), and 18 oversized bound volumes (OBV)
Abstract:Papers relating to Methodist Bishop Atticus G. Haygood and the Haygood family.
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.

Related Materials in This Repository

Warren A. Candler papers and Emory University Archives.


Gift, 1955 with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], Atticus G. Haygood family papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by KS, 1974.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Atticus Greene Haygood, Methodist bishop and educator, was born November 19, 1839, in Watkinsville, Georgia, the son of Greene Berry Haygood, a lawyer, and Martha Askew Haygood and died January 19, 1896, in Oxford, Georgia. Ordained in 1858, Haygood served as a chaplain for the Confederate army during the Civil War; was appointed editor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South's Sunday school publications (1870); and served as president of Emory College (1875-1884), where he introduced the teaching of modern languages, law, and business courses. He edited the Wesleyan Christian Advocate (1878-1884); was appointed the first agent for the John F. Slater Fund for Negro Education in the South (1882); was elected bishop (1890); served the Los Angeles Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South; wrote more than thirteen books (1872-1895); and was a chief spokesman for the "New South" doctrine.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the materials relating to Atticus G. Haygood and the Haygood family from 1861-1952. The papers relating to Atticus G. Haygood include loose and bound clippings of writings by and about him, a small amount of correspondence, his Civil War chaplain pass, sermons/addresses, and photographs.

The collection also contains genealogical materials about the Haygood family, and the related families of Trotti, Thompson, Stroud, and Robison. The materials include bible records, family registers, photographs, correspondence, and genealogies. The family papers also include a composition book of Laura Askew Haygood (1843-1900), Bishop Haygood's sister, who was an educator and Methodist missionary to China. The book contains letters from October 23, 1864-June 1, 1868; as well as some of her writings.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by type of record.

Container List

Box Folder Content
OP1 Certificate: Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, May 1890
1 1 Civil War chaplain pass, 15th Georgia Infantry Regiment, October 3, 1861
1 2 Clippings and transcripts: 1890 - 1891
1 3 Clippings and transcripts: 1892 - 1895
1 4 Clippings and transcripts: 1896
1 5 Clippings: 1898 - 1983 and undated
1 6 Clippings: Mamie Haygood Ardis
1 7 Clippings: Laura Haygood
1 8 Composition book: Laura Askew [includes lists of people she knew in various towns, copies of letters from September 1864-June 1, 1868 and writings]
1 9 Correspondence: Atticus G. Haygood, December 24, 1880 - June 6, 1896
1 10 Correspondence: Haygood family, 1890-1940
1 11 Financial/Contract: Oxford Church (Oxford, Georgia) additions, 1879-1880
1 12 Grand Lodge of Georgia, Oxford Lodge No. 71 (Oxford, Georgia), dues paid to 31st December 1861
1 13 Indentures: 1867, 1882
1 14 License: Methodist Episcopal Church, South, December 1, 1861
1 15 Notes by Elam F. Dempsey on Bishop Haygood, I
1 16 Notes by Elam F. Dempsey on Bishop Haygood, II
2 1 Photographs: Atticus G. and Mary Yarbrough Haygood
2 2 Photographs: Haygood family [indentified]
2 3 Photographs: Haygood family [unindentified]
2 4 Sermons: 1864 - 180
2 5 Sermons: 1883
2 6 Sermons: 1884
2 7 Sermons: 1886-1891
2 8 Sermons: undated
OP2 Sketch: Rock that Atticus Haygood, as a boy, stood on and preached, Watkinsville, Georgia [artist: W.W. Carroll]
OP3 Sketch: Greene Berry Haygood home, Watkinsville, Georgia [artist: W.W. Carroll]
Atticus G. Haygood scrapbooks and bound volumes
BV1 Notebook: Sermons and other writings, undated
BV2 Scrapbook: "Tributes to his memory," 1896, 1907
BV3 Scrapbook: "Bishop Haygood's work near California missions," 1886, 1887, 1891
BV4 Scrapbook: Slater Fund and Negro Education, 1880, 1891
BV5 Scrapbook: circa 1880 to 1890
BV6 Scrapbook: re death of Bishop Haygood
BV7 Scrapbook: 1874-1876
BV8 Scrapbook: 1888-1889
BV9 Scrapbook: "Southern Reaction to Our Brother in Black," circa 1883
BV10 Scrapbook: circa 1893
BV11 Bible inscribed by Haygood to son Wilbur [Bible belonging to Atticus G. Haygood]
BV12 Scrapbook: Stenographic book of notes, dated 1837 [Student composition book used by Atticus G. Haygood while at Emory College, 1857-1859?]
Genealogy: Haygood
3 1 Genealogy: "The Lineage of A. G. Haygood," notebook
BV13 Family record book: Haygood/Robinson/Simonton/Pope families
Genealogy: Haygood/Trotti
3 2 Genealogical history of Mary Louise Haygood Trotti
3 3 Genealogy I-dividers B-G from "Maternal lines of Hugh H. Trotti, Jr., born June 11, 1933"
3 4 Genealogy II-dividers H-Mc from "Maternal lines of Hugh H. Trotti, Jr., born June 11, 1933"
3 5 Genealogy III-dividers P-R, miscellaneous papers from "Maternal lines of Hugh H. Trotti, Jr., born June 11, 1933"
3 6 Genealogy IV-dividers, S-Z from "Maternal lines of Hugh H. Trotti, Jr., born June 11, 1933"
3 7 Typed genealogy and heraldry I-dividers A-G from "Lawrence Jefferson Trotti" notebook
3 8 Typed genealogy and heraldry II-dividers H-O from "Lawrence Jefferson Trotti" notebook
3 9 Typed genealogy and heraldry III-dividers Q-Z from "Lawrence Jefferson Trotti" notebook
3 10 Bible records: Haygood, Wood, Richardson
3 11 Bible records: Trotti I
3 12 Bible records: Trotti II
3 13 Bible records: Rogers, Haygood, and Trotti
3 14 Bible records: Turner, Cozart, and Trotti
3 15 Cozart family information
3 16 McDuffie County, Georgia history
3 17 Daughters of the American Revolution lineage book information
3 18 Miscellaneous-printed genealogical information; 1925 Special Issue of Wesleyan Christian Advocate, clippings; article re Laura Askew Haygood; discharge papers of George W. Hollings; other Haygood family information
BV15 Scrapbook No. 1 (part 1) Hugh Hubbard Trotti's scrapbook
BV16 Scrapbook No. 2 (part 1) "This scrapbook prepared by Louise Haygood Trotti for her son Lawrence Jefferson Trotti, born November 16, 1935 at Wesley Memorial Hospital, DeKalb County, Georgia."
BV17 Scrapbook No. 3
BV18 Scrapbook No. 4
Genealogy: Haygood and related [from Aubrey Morris/Mary Ben Erwin]
BV14 Perpetual Family Register, owned by Martha Thompson Haygood (equipped with pockets to house loose materials)
4 1 Haygood material (removed from family register)
4 2 Locklin-Smith reports (removed from family register)
4 3 Thompson-Owen Cooper (removed from family register)
4 4 Robison-Simonton (removed from family register)
4 5 Stroud-Haygood (removed from family register)
4 6 Miscellaneous (removed from family register)
4 7 Affadavit from Robison Cemetery (removed from family register)
4 8 Pope-Sheats (removed from family register)
4 9 List of James Robison's grandchildren (removed from family register)
4 10 Stroud (removed from family register)
4 11 Stroud (removed from family register)
4 12 Thompson (removed from family register)
4 13 Locklin (removed from family register)
4 14 Envelope 16 (removed from family register)
4 15 Loose materials (removed from family register)
4 16 Haygood family register, line of possession
4 17 Haygood file items donated by Aubrey Morris
4 18 Bible records: Haygood/Thompson
5 1 Hand seal, Atticus G. Haygood