Mattie Cargill Trimble family papers, 1912-1995

Emory University

Emory University Archives

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Trimble, Mattie Cargill, 1893-1996
Title: Mattie Cargill Trimble family papers, 1912-1995
Call Number:Series No. 180
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Family papers contains scattered personal and family items of Mattie Cargill Trimble, Methodist Church leader and civic activist. Mrs. Trimble was married to Henry Burton Trimble, minister and former Dean of the Candler School of Theology. Included in the collection are manuscripts, typescripts, photographs, and clippings.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Processed by Eleanor Dickson, August 2013.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Mattie Cargill Trimble was born on April 13, 1893 in Alpha, La. and graduated from Meridian Female College in Mississippi in 1913. She moved to Leslie, Ark. to become a teacher where she met her future husband, Henry Burton Trimble. Trimble was an active member of the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Ga., heading the Women's Missionary Society there as well as the Women's Socity of Christian Service for the North Georgia Conference of the Methodist Church. In 1956 she became a delegate to the General Conference of the Methodist Church, voting that year to allow for full ordination rights for women. In 1962, Trimble became the first woman appointed to the Georgia Commission on Civil Rights. She was also a member of the Emory Woman's Club. Trimble died in 1996 at the age of 103.

Henry Burton Trimble was born in Hot Springs, Va. in 1885. He received an A.B. from Roanoke College, an M.A. from Columbia University, and a B.D. from both Vanderbilt University and Union Theological Seminary. He then moved to Arkansas where he met and married his wife Mattie. He later became pastor in Tennessee and North Carolina before becoming Dean of the Candler School of Theology in 1937, a position he held until 1953.

Scope and Content Note

Collection contains scattered correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, and photographs of Mattie Cargill Trimble and her husband, Henry Burton Trimble.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Awards, sermons, speeches and ephemera, 1919-1992
1 2 Correspondence, circa 1936-1999
1 3 Clippings, 1928-1995
1 4-7 Trimble novel, undated
1 8-9 Photographs, 1912-1970
1 10 Manners and housekeeping book, circa 1915