Georgia miscellany collection, 1770-1968

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia miscellany collection, 1770-1968
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 44
Extent: 3 linear feet (6 boxes), 3 oversized papers boxes and 7 oversized papers folders (OP), 7 bound volumes (BV), 6 oversized bound volumes (OBV), 1 microfilm reel (MF), and 1 framed item (FR)
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.

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Unrestricted access.

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


Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, 2004.

This collection contains material that was originally part of Miscellaneous Collections A-D, F, and I. In 2017, these collections were discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.

This collection contains material that originally comprised the Georgia political leaders autographs collection (MSS 280). These documents were integrated into this collection in 2019 to improve accessibility. The documents are described at the item level in the container list and the files, which are all in box six, are labeled with "Georgia political leaders."

This collection contains material that originally comprised the Georgia documents collection (MSS 281). These documents were integrated into this collection in 2019 to improve accessibility. The documents are described at the item level in the container list and the files, which are in box six, OP4 and OP10, are physically arranged geographically and labeled "Formerly Georgia documents."

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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 1770-1967. Of particular note are numerous documents relating to the sale of enslaved people and the economic relationships between land-owners and free Black people 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.

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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)
4 8 Alexander, E.L., certificates of clearance and health for sailing the Schooner C.H. Culpepper from Charleston, South Carolina to Savannah, Georgia, 1861
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
OP4 2 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 1 Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co. Payrolls for the Atlanta & West Point Railroad Co., July, October 1865. 2 items
OP4 1 Augusta, Georgia, List of Voters, 1857
4 9 Babcock, J.V. (Captain, Georgia School of Technology ROTC), letter to R.B. Harwell (Atlanta, Georgia), 1943 February 23
6 22 Bacon, Augustus O., TLS to Gardner Richardson, New York City, December 17, 1910
6 22 Bacon, Augustus O., TLS to Charles Dietuch, Brooklyn, New York, December 16, 1912
1 5 Baldwin, Abraham, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, undated
6 22 Barnes, George T., two ALS to Major Edward Willis, Charleston, S.C., November 7, 1889 and December 3, 1891
4 10 Bartow, John (Savannah, Georgia), letters, 1860-1861

Letters discuss Bartow's accounts with the Customs Office.

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
6 22 Beck, E.W., ALS to Mr. Rives, February 8, 1856
6 22 Beck, E.W., ALS to Hon. Benjamin Perley Poore, December 17, 1872 and December 18, 1872
OP6 - Benét, Stephen Vincent, "John Brown's Body" excerpt, color lithograph, undated
1 7 Berrien, John Macpherson, Senator from Georgia, portraits, undated
1 8 Berry, Martha, photographs, founder of Berry College, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, and photographs, undated
6 22 Bethune, Marion, ALS to Ben Perley Poore, Washington D.C., January 18, 1871
6 22 Bigby, John S., ALS to F.& J. Rives and George A. Bailey, Washington, D.C., July 7, 1873
1 9 Bisol, James. Subpoena to appear, alleged assault of Sally Lively, Richmond County, October 25, 1811
6 22 Black, Edward J., Circular written on a printed form, questionnaire in regard to congressional printing, February 8, 1840
6 22 Black, George R., three ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, January 31, 1881, December 5, 1881, and January 9, 1882
6 1 Black, J.C., letter to I.C. River, 1860 February 7
1 10 Blount, James Henderson, Representative 1873-1893, letter dated January 27, 1889
OP4 2 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, undated
OP4 3 Brown, Joseph M., photograph of the Georgia governor at home, undated
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, undated.
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
6 28 Carter, Joseph A., promissory note for $481.73 to John D. Thompson, 1829 March 26
1 19 Charlton, Thomas U.P., Mayor of Savannah, letter to unknown recipient, October 1819
6 29 Chatham County, Probate Office, registration of will of Sinnexton Tuft, Merchant of Savannah, James Whitfield, Register, 1790 January 22
6 29 Chatham County, Superior Court, motion to set aside execution of Wylly and Wife vs. Executors of John Noel (Thomas Gibbons, Esquire), 1790 June 30
6 29 Chatham County, Superior Court, petition of Hannah Gibbons, widow, acting Executrix of the last will and testament of Joseph Gibbons, Esquire, deceased, for payment of a debt of 1846 pounds, 14 shillings, and 11 pence, Sterling, 1784 August 25
6 29 Chatham County, writ to the sheriff demanding that Samuel Stirk, administrator of the estate of Benjamin Stirk, deceased, appear before the Superior Court to say why estate is still unadministered, signed by W. S. Stephens, 1800 November 17
1 20 Cheatham, John T., Wadley, Georgia, to William C. Hauser, March 1, 1887. Transfer of a cotton seed contract. 1 item, 1 piece
5 1 Christmas cards [1]
5 2 Christmas cards [2]
5 3 Christmas cards [3]
OP9 1 Christmas cards [4]
1 21 Citizens Against the County Unit Amendment, flyers, 1952
OP4 3 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
6 30 Clay County, appointment of patrol commissioners by the Inferior Court, 1861 February 4
6 30 Clay County, bond and oath given by James H. Evins and B. W. Patterson to operate retail liquor stores, 1865 January 18
6 30 Clay County, bond and oath given by Nathanial C. Bell and William Wells to operate retail liquor stores, 1865 January 23
6 30 Clay County, bond given by J. H. Calloway in contract to build and maintain a bridge, 1865 March 6
6 30 Clay County, bond of Jonathan Evans for the office of coroner, 1864 January 6
6 30 Clay County, contract to build two bridges for $4,000, given to S. R. Means by the Inferior Court, 1864 November 14
6 30 Clay County, decision issued by L. A. McLendon, Agent, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, giving to Freedman Harry Peterson (also known as Harry Nelson) custody of his four children, 1866 February 22

The Respondent's answer filed by Peterson in divorce case of Eliza Peterson, Freedwoman, vs. Harry Peterson, Freedman, April 14, 1866, describes his relationship with Eliza Peterson since July 1844 and generalizes about marital customs "among persons of color" during this period. There is also a plea entered by Harry Peterson regarding his name and the court's jurisdiction.

6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of Inferior Court, James Suttino, 1865 February 2
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of Inferior Court, Stephen L. Hanks, 1865 February 2
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of Inferior Court, William A. Graham, 1865 February 2
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of Inferior Court, William H. Shaw, 1865 February 2
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of Inferior Court, William Sowden, 1865 February 4
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, A. E. Bigby, 1865 February 13
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, D. G. Killingsworth, 1865 February 13
6 30 Clay County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, J. T. Mandeville, 1865 February 9
6 30 Clay County, oath of William H. Mandeville for Office of Receiver of Tax Returns, 1865 April 13
6 30 Clay County, order from the Inferior Court for the opening of a road, 1863 November 12
6 30 Clay County, order of the Inferior Court for the Treasurer to issue county treasury notes as well as the appointments of patrol commissioners, 1862 July 2
6 30 Clay County, order of the Inferior Court to inform Governor Brown to authorize the court to pay someone to distill 2000 gallons of whiskey for the county for medical purposes, 1864 February 4
6 30 Clay County, orders from the Inferior Court that Governor Brown be requested to allow the distillation of whiskey for medical purposes, 1863 January 15
6 22 Clayton, Augustin Smith, ALS to Dear Sir, July 8, 1812
6 22 Clayton, George R., Circular to the Sheriff or his deputy of Tatnall County from Treasury Office, Milledgeville, Georgia, April 20, 1820
6 22 Clements, Judson C., ALS to Ben W. Austin, Dallas, Texas, March 9, 1891
OP4 4 Clements, Judson Claudius, Representative from Georgia, portrait, undated
6 22 Cleveland, Jesse F., ALS to "Gentlemen," May 16, 1836
6 22 Clift, Joseph Wales, ALS to Ben Perley Poore, January 11, 1869 and to unknown, ANS, undated
6 22 Clinch, Duncan L., ALS to T.L. Southard, Secretary of the Navy, December 12, 1826
4 4 Cochran, Derrell, wrestling photographs, circa 1955
OP8 - Cochran, Derrell, wrestling posters, 1967-1973
1 24 Cobb, Thomas R. R., General, portrait, undated
6 2 Colcock, Charles to Charles Harris (Savannah, Georgia), 1805 February 15
4 11 Collector for the Port of New York, requests from companies to ship fire arms and amunition to consignees in Savannah, Georgia, 1865-1866
1 25 Colquitt, Alfred Holt, portrait and biography from First Trust Company of Georgia, 1942, and photograph, undated
1 26 Compulsory Education Law for Georgia, flyer, undated
1 27 Confederate Invincibles (Greenville, Georgia). Order to report to Camp Stephens, August 30, 1861
5 4 Conger, Ruth and Ledlie, Christmas cards, 1953-1984
6 22 Cooper, Mark A., ALS to James Kirke Paulding, Secretary of the Navy under President Van Buren, January 18, 1840 [also signed by E.A. Nisbet, Edward Junius Black, W.T. Colquitt, William C. Dawson, Richard W. Habersham, J.C. Alford, and Lott Warren], and ALS to A.P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy, January 6, 1843
OP4 Cotton Culture, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1875
OP4 8 Coweta County, indenture between John B. Willison and Stephen G. Smith, 1854 January 17
6 22 Crisp, Charles F., TLS to Lloyd Brice, New York City, August 6, 1892
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 undated, 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
6 3 Cumming, T. (Rome, Georgia) to C.G. Jones, Jr. (Augusta, Georgia), 1887 March 30
6 4 Cumming, Thomas (Augusta, Georgia) to Waddy Thompson (Greenville, South Carolina), 1830 May 3
6 5 Daniel, Allen (Danielville, Georgia) to D.B. Mitchell (Milledgeville, Georgia), 1825 March 9
6 23 Davis, E., ALS to unknown, May 1868
6 23 Davis, John Ira, ALS to "Friend Willie," March 18, 1867
1 30 Day, Mary, mother of Mrs. Sidney Lanier, photograph, undated
6 6 Dearing, William E. (Augusta, Georgia) to Governor Johnson, 1834 May 24
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
6 23 Dent, William Barton, ALS to Hon. James Cochrane, Dobbins, Secretary of the Navy, March 21, 1854
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
OP9 2 Diplomas, 1855-1889
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
6 31 Early County, appointment and oath of office for Justice of the Peace, William P. Jeter, 1865 April 16
6 31 Early County, bond of D. M. Wade for position of Clerk of Ordinary, 1864 February 27
6 31 Early County, bond of J. W. Mock for position of Sheriff, 1864 February 27
6 31 Early County, mortgage deed of Joshua Harriss to Mary Lundy with court order for the transfer of property, 1845 August 25
6 31 Early County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, Drury Roberts, 1865 February 4
6 31 Early County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, J. L. Harris, 1865 February 13
6 31 Early County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, John T. Wilson, 1865 February 4
6 31 Early County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, S. J. Collins, 1865 February 10
6 31 Early County, oath of office for Justice of the Peace, Y. T. Urquhart, 1865 February 4
6 31 Early County, petition of William N. Lovett to the Judge of the Superior Court stating his position and reason for bringing suit in William Lovett vs. James H. Wade and John M. Wade, 1859 October 12

Lovett feels they are trying to defraud him in an estate settlement; he attaches a copy of the will. Also attached is a statement by the respondents and their lawyer and the decision of the jury for the respondents.

OP1 11 "Elect Stoner Governor," poster
4 12 Elliott, Stephen, Bishop of Georgia, letter to I.K. Tefft, Esq., 1860 February 27
1 38 Elliott, Stephen, Bishop of Georgia, portrait, undated
39 Elliott, Stephen. Dedication, Savannah, Georgia, December 31, 1865
6 32 Emmerson, C. J., invoice of good received by order of the court, 1864 July 23
6 7 Fay, S. (Boston, Massachusetts) to Committee on Invitations, Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, Georgia), 1889 February 4
1 40 Felton, Rebecca Latimer, portrait and biography from Trust Company of Georgia, 1941
6 23 Felton, William Harrell, ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, December 9, 1875
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, undated) 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
6 23 Foster, Thomas F., ALS to Reverend Alex Talley, December 28, 1833 and ALS to Honorable Levi Woodbury, Secretary of the Navy, undated
OP4 2 Franklin College, Athens, Georgia, image and article from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1854
6 23 Freeman, J.C., ANS to unknown, December 8, 1874
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
6 44 Frisch, Billy, Roy Bergere, and Jimmy Allman, "It's Just a Stone-Throw from Old Stone Mountain (to the Girl I Left Behind)," sheet music, 1926
6 23 Gamble, Roger L., ALS to Hon. John Forsyth, January 13, 1833 and ALS to [John A.?] Olmstead, Savannah, Georgia, September 30, 1834
OP4 4 Gardner, James, editor of the Tri-Weekly Constitutionalist, image found in issue dated May 3, 1849
4 3 General Motors Doraville Assembly Plant, brochure and booklets, 1947-1997

The brochure and one booklet document the opening of the plant in 1947; the second booklet was produced in commemoration of the plant's 50th anniversary in 1997.

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
OP2 - 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, undated
OP1 4 Georgia Infantry Militia muster roll, John Jones, captain. June-August 1836. 1 item.
OP3 - 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
OP4 4 Georgia University Board of Trustees, visit to University of Wisconsin, photograph, 1904
6 20 Georgia state elections, campaign literature, 1970
1 49 Georgia Veterans for Majority Rule, flyers, 1946
OP1 6 Georgia Championship Wrestling Presents Wrestling, Porterdale Gym, Mr. Wrestling II versus Assassin No. I, Dennis Condrey and Frankie Lane versus Terry Taylor and Steve Keirn, Killer Khan versus Steve O and Mr. Saito versus Charlie Fulton, undated
OP1 7 Georgia Championship Wrestling Presents Wrestling, Porterdale Gym, Thunderbolt Patterson and Tony Atlas versus Sgt. Jacques Goulet and Pak Song, Steve Littlebear versus Bill White, Randy Savage versus Raoul Mata and Jim Cook versus Ken Dillinger, undated
OP1 8 Georgia Championship Wrestling Presents Wrestling, Porterdale Gym, Tommy "Wildfire" Rich versus Baron von Raschke, Mr. Wrestling II and Lars Anderson versus Ivan Koloff and Alexis Smirnoff, The Angel versus Iron Mike Sharp, and Eddie Gilbert versus Bruiser Bob Sweetan, undated
OP1 9 Georgia Championship Wrestling Presents Wrestling, Rockdale County High School, Conyers, Georgia, The Road Warriors versus King Kong Bundy and Tonga John, The Spoiler versus Ron Garvin, Ted Di Biase versus Sweet Brown Sugar, Nickoli Volkoff versus Tim Horner and Bob Roop versus Brad Armstrong, undated
BV6 - Georgia Warm Springs Foundation scrapbook with approximately 315 photographs of the grounds, patients and treatments at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation in Warm Springs, Georgia, 1935-1944.
6 23 Gilmer, George R., MS to Messrs. Gaby and Seaton, corrections of errors in some manuscript submitted for publication?, undated
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
OP4 2 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, undated
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
5 5 Greeting cards
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
OP7 - Gwinnet, Button, photograph of painting by Jeremiah Theus presented by Fulton County Federal Savings and Loan
6 24 Habersham, Richard W., ALS to John Clark, Governor of Georgia, April 17, 1820 and ALS to A.P. Upshaw, Secretary of the Navy [also signed by T.F. Foster, Lott Warren, James A. Merriwether, and Roger L. Gamble], December 30, 1841
6 24 Hammond, Nathaniel J., ALS to C.N. West, Savannah, Georgia, January 26, 1889
4 2 Hancock County, "Roster of soldiers and their descendants entitled to draw lots in the forthcoming lottery of Creek and Cherokee lands," 1819

The register includes the names of approximately 1000 military veterans and their families from the 23rd and 24th Batallions and the 14th Regiment who presumably served in Revolutionary War or the Creek War of 1813-1814. The Native lands in the lottery comprised the southern third of present-day Georgia and included lands ceded to the government following the defeat of the Creek tribe in the Creek War, and Cherokee lands later surrendered to the government. There are additional loose pages included with the bound ledger whose provenance is unknown and which may or may not be related to the ledger.

BV5 - Hanna, Miss Katherine, Powder Springs (Georgia) high school commencement memories book, 1923
6 24 Haralson, Hugh Anderson, ALS to Thomas H. Campbell, Springfield, Illinois, March 12, 1848 and ALS to The Justices of the Superior Court of Fayette County, February 4, 1850
6 24 Hardeman, Thomas, ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, December 3, 1884
6 24 Harris, Henry Richard, biographical sketch, 188?
1 59 Harris, Joel Chandler, portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, undated
6 24 Harris, Nathaniel E., TLS to "Miss Kunyman" letter signed by F. R. Jones, Private Secretary. Autograph of Governor Harris on enclosed card, November 16, 1915
6 24 Harris, William J., TLS to Commanding General, First Division, Camp Taylor, Kentucky, November 21, 1919; TLS to First Division, Camp Taylor, Kentucky, February 18, 1920; and TLS to Commanding Officer, Recruiting Depot, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, March 20, 1920
6 24 Hartridge, Julian, ANS to unknown, February 13, 1877
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
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
1 61 "Head-quarters in the Saddle," rhyme about General John Pope, circa 1870s
6 24 Heard, Stephen, ALS to Capt. Harris, April 30, 1782
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, undated, and the Trust Company of Georgia, 1941
6 24 Hill, Benjamin Harvey, ANS to unknown, December 22, 1876; and ANS to unknown, two signed receipts, and a printed circular regarding President Rutherford B. Hayes, October 2, 1878
6 24 Hill, Joshua, ALS to Myles S.N. Meyers, November 14, 1868 and ALS to [Ross J. Wilson], April 16, 1873
6 24 Hillyer, Junius, ANS to unknown, March 16, 1846 [also signed by A. Church, John Billups, William M. Morton, H. [Huer?], Charles Dougherty, William L. Mitchell. This endorsement is preceded by a recommendation written and signed by L. Franklin of same date] and ALS to Mr. Dobbin, September 5, 1854
6 45 Hines, Nell Womack, "Georgia Land," and "Dream Garden," sheet music, 1923 and 1933

"Georgia Land" is inscribed by Hines.

2 5 Historical houses, photographs, undated
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
6 8 Houston, James to Charles Harris (Montgomery, Alabama), undated
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, undated
6 24 Hutchins, N.L., ALS to the President of the United States, December 19, 1883
6 25 Iverson, Alfred, Sr., ALS to John M. Wyse, Pikeville, Maryland, June 6, 1840; ALS to Judge Nicoll, October 22, 1852; ALS to Maj. James F. Cooper, Superintendent W& Railroad, September 28, 1854; and ALS to the Senate of the United States, January 28, 1861
6 25 Jackson, Jabez Young, Note to Messrs. Blair and Rives, Office of the Globe, January 19, 183?
6 25 Jackson, Joseph Webber, ANS to the Librarian of Congress, April 19, 1852
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
6 25 Jones, Seaborn, two ALS to the Hon. George Bancroft, April 22, 1846 and May 26, 1846
6 25 Jordan, G. Gunby, two ALS to William S. Woods, Editor of Library Digest, June 10, 1929 and August 14, 1929
4 13 Kine, William, naturalization certificate, granted at U.S. District Court in Savannah, Georgia, 1842
6 33 Kine, William, papers, 1865-1867

Includes an order of the Court of Ordinary of Chatham County dismissing Kine from the position of administrator of the estate of Mary E. Sherlock; an order of allegiance to the United States signed by Kine; a presidential pardon granted to Kine, stamped with Andrew Johnson's signature, and signed by William H. Seward; and Kine's acknolwedgment of the pardon.

6 25 King, John Pendleton, three ANS, to Messrs. Blair and Rives, Office of the Globe, November 6, 1833, February 28, 1834 and September 2, 1835, and ALS to Oscar T. Kuhn, December 30, 1852
6 25 Lamar, Henry G., ALS to the President of the United States, August 7, 1831 and ALS to Col. William B. Bullock, May 4, 1832
2 14 Ladies' Christian Association. Resolution to change name to Savannah Benevolent Association, February 8, 1866 [?]
OP9 3 Lamar, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, letter to Aunt Loretta Lamar, 1841 December 9
6 9 Lamar, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, letter to Lucius Mirabeau Lamar, undated
4 14 Lamar, Lucius Quintius Cincinnatus, letters and manuscript, 1845-1854

Manuscript is Latin verse, said to have been used as all or part of an address given by Lamar at his graduation from Emory University in 1845.

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
4 15 Land grants, Campbell and Cherokee Counties, 1832
4 16 Land grants, Forsyth County, 1821
4 17 Land grants, Gilmer County, 1830-1832
4 18 Land grants, lumpkin County, 1827-1835
4 19 Land grants, Troup County, 1826
OP9 4 Land grants, Washington County, 1793
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, undated 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, undated
2 18 LeConte, John, Georgia born Franklin College graduate, photograph, undated
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, undated
6 25 Lumpkin, John Henry, ALS to Limn Boyd, May 2, 1852 and ALS to Edwin [Ba?], May 14, 1856
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
OP9 5 Magazine and newspaper clippings about Georgia
OP5 - Map of Fort King George, designed by William G. Haynes Jr., 1955
OP5 - Map of Georgia, unknown artist, 1957
4 20 McConnell, N.W. (Vancouver, Washington), letter to Mrs. W.E. Towson (Eastman, Georgia), 1914 February 21

Letter was originally discovered in the book Genealogical History of the Families of McConnells, Martins, etc., CS71 .M33 1913, available in the Robert W. Woodruff Library

2 23 McDaniel, Henry D., Governor of Georgia, photograph, undated
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
6 10 McKissack, William (Savannah, Georgia), letter to Daniel Ruggles (Fort Crawford, Wisconsin), 1841 June 21
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
OP5 - 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, undated
2 28 Methodist Church. "Reward: Lost, strayed, or stolen. A People, called Methodists" (Calfee's Print Shop, Atlanta, Georgia), undated
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]
4 21 Miller, Jesse (Campbell County, Georgia), deed to William Astin, 1833
6 46 Miller, R.A. Sketchbooks, undated

Sketchbooks of self-taught artist Reuben Aaron (R.A.) Miller

6 47 Miller, R.A. Sketchbooks, undatted

Sketchbooks of self-taught artist Reuben Aaron (R.A.) Miller

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
OP4 2 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
6 43 Nelson, John, soldier claimant's form, 1904 March 29

Congressional soldier claimant's form for Nelson, a soldier of color in Company A, 57th Illinois Infantry Regiment, signed by C. H. Bartlett, Congressman from Georgia.

OP4 4 "A New England Society Dinner at Delmonico's," description of setting of Grady's "New South" speech, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1878
6 34 Newton County, document attesting delivery of several parcels of land by J. P. Simms, executor for the estate of Richard S. Simms, to Reuben Hook, after public auction, 1857 January 6
6 25 Nicholls, John C., ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, October 27, 1883
6 25 Nisbit, Eugenius A., Order to payment, May 31, 1853 and ALS [fragment], 1870
2 38 Northen, William J., Governor, photograph, undated
2 39 Norwood, Thomas M., Senator, portrait, undated
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, undated
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
6 25 Owens, George W., ANS to N.B. Baker, Cambridge, April 1, 1838
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
OP4 2 Peach Growing Industry in the South, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1897
5 6 Peddy, Laura, Christmas cards, circa 1911-1914
6 25 Persons, Henry, fragment on House of Representatives letterhead, 187?
2 49 Piedmont Hotel, photograph of Piedmont Hotel, Gainesville, Georgia, undated
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
OP4 4 Polk monument, at Pine Mountain Georgia, news clipping, 1912
4 22 Pollock, P.D., "A Plea for College Endowment," 1899
OP5 - 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, undated
2 51 Pulaski monument, at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia, image by S. Weekes, undated
OP4 2 Pulaski monument, image and article from Gleason's Pictorial Drawing Room Companion, 1855
FR1 - Quarterman, Leonora, watercolor panting of unidentified cottage, undated
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, undated
6 35 Randolph and Bibb Counties, original and copy of a complaint brought by George Knight against Josephus Camp for accounts unpaid and a bond of W. M. Shropshire and A. Fitzgerald to George Knight to deliver an enslaved person gained through litigation against Camp, 1864 August 13-19
6 35 Randolph County, petition from John R. Moody to the Judge of Superior Court asking for damages from David Goff in the sum of $6000 for ruining a crop and causing loss of property, 1863 November 10

Goff was ordered to appear before the court, which judged in favor of the plaintiff.

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
OP1 2 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, undated
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
6 11 Reynolds, William (Duncanville, Georgia), letter to "Sir," 1833 November 18
OP4 2 Rice Culture on the Ogeechee, clipping from Harper's Weekly, 1867
OP4 6 Richmond County, indenture between William Candler and William Mason, 1778 January 6
OP4 7 Richmond County, indenture between William Candler and William Mason, 1778 January 7
6 21 Rivers, E.D., gubernatorial inauguration program, 1939
3 6 Robinson, Mary L. Travel journal of Mary L. Robinson on a trip from Baltimore to Savannah to England in 1827. 1 item
OP4 4 Roll of Honor by States, Synodical Memorial, 1915
4 23 Roosevelt, Franklin D., letter to Rogers Winter, Stone Mountain Memorial, 1928 January 9
4 24 Roy, T.B. (Selma, Alabama), letter to John L. Hardee (Savannah, Georgia), 1880 March 13
OP1 10 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
OP1 10 Ruins of the Spanish Mission Santo Domingo de Talaxe, Altama Plantation, Glynn County, GA, by Robert R. Otis and Wilbur G. Kurtz, 1934
OP1 10 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, undated
6 37 Savannah, city of, bill of lading, Steamer Knoxville, New York to Savannah, 1854 September 16

One case of merchandise. T. L. Wayne and Son.

6 37 Savannah, city of, deed for house and lots purchsed by Michael Dillon from J. Seymour Harris, 1844 October 5
6 37 Savannah, city of, Francis S. Bartow (1816-1861), Attorney for Plaintiff, a certiorari to Levi S. D'Lyon, 1844 August 10
6 37 Savannah, city of, indenture between Thomas Butler and John Downer of Tallahassee, East Florida Territory, signed by D. B. Mitchell [fragment], 1829 October 31
6 37 Savannah, city of, indenture for lease for a lot of land made by Margaret Dillon to Daniel T. Scranton, 1861 March 30
6 37 Savannah, city of, notarized bill of exchange, 1801 May 20
6 37 Savannah, city of, papers concerned with a steam towboard (Clarendon), 1839

Includes estimate for steam towboat, signed by Charles Christian. Referrers included G. B. Lamar. Christian was agreeing to build and operate the boat for specified amounts, and also indicated his intention to purchase one share of stock for $100. Also includes a list of hands employed on the Clarendon, a subscriber's form for a steam towboat company to operate in the Savannah River, and account of purchases for the Clarendon.

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
6 12 Sears, [?] (Savannah, Georgia), letter to jedediah Morse (Charleston, South Carolina), 1811 January 1
OP9 6 Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Ratification by the State of Georgia of the Constitution of the United States of America, souvenir program, 1938 January 2
3 12 Sewell, Isaac C., deed to William Hathcock, lot number 256, recorded at Fulton County, book B, page 124, September 1833
6 26 Scott, Dunlop, ANS to unknown, February 10, 1872
6 13 Shinter, Eli S., letter to "Dear Sir" (House of Representatives), 1856 February 5
6 26 Slaton, John M., ANS to "Dear Sir," July 10, 1912
6 26 Sloan, Andrew, ALS to Charles Lanman, Washington, D.C., November 3, 1875
5 7 Smith, Frances Perkins, Christmas cards, undated
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
OP1 10 Spanish mission buildings, Dodge Orphanage property at Frederica, St. Simon's Island, Glynn Country, Georgia, by Wilbur G. Kurtz and Robert R. Otis, 1934
6 26 Speer, Emory, MS [biographical sketch], 187?; ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, December 8, 1881; and ALS to W.H. McMillian, Clarkesville, Georgia, July 17, 1882
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
OP10 - St. Paul's Parish, indenture between Edmund Bugg and William Candler, 1770 December 4

This form was most likely printed by James Johnston, Georgia's first printer.

OP4 5 St. Paul's Parish, indenture between Edmund Bugg and William Candler, 1774 August 4
3 19 Stanton, Frank L., first poet laureate of Georgia, photograph, and portrait and biography from Kilowatt News, the Georgia Power Company, undated
6 38 State of Georgia, an act to appoint commissioners for the purpose of cooperating with the state of South Carolina in improving the navigation of the river Savannah from the City of Augusta to the City of Savannah [certified copy], 1799 February 18
6 38 State of Georgia, an act to incorporate a company for the improvement of the navigation of that part of the Savannah River between the town of Petersburgh and the City of Augusta [certified copy], 1799 February 14
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
6 38 State of Georgia, resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives petitioning the Governor to take steps with the federal government and the State of Alabama to run the line between Georgia and Alabama, 1822 November 15
3 22 State School Commissioner, letter regarding school requisitions, December 14, 1910
OP4 4 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, undated
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 A History of Georgia . . . by William Bacon Stevens, Vol. 1, 1847. [S.C. F 286, S 84]] 4 items
4 24 Stevenson, Adlai E., letter to W.P. Kellam, Director of Libraries, University of Georgia, 1955 July 5
6 39 Stewart County, account of sale of goods from the estate of B. L. Wolf, 1863 March 3
6 39 Stewart County, account of sale of personal property of Mrs. Flowers, 1863 May 21
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of Charles Dennard, 1849 October 2
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of James L. Crossen, 1862 November 17
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of John Seay, 1862 October 15
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of Norman H. Lewis, 1863 January 19
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of Radford Bridges, 1849 January 13
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of the estate of Thomas W. Perkins, 1862 October 14
6 39 Stewart County, appraisement of property for the support of the family of John W. Touchston, 1863 August 11
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Henry A. Cook, 1863 February 4
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Hollinger D. Brown, 1849 November 2
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Isaac Brooks, 1863 July 1
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Jeptha Pickett, 1851 April 25
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of John J. Robb, 1849 May 15
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of John R. Leverett, 1850 November 27
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of John Winzer, 1849 January 17
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Jonathan Winzer, 1851 May 13
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Mary Ann Templeton, 1851 March 31
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Pickney Jones, 1863 June 14
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the estate of Raphel Pinco, 1863 February 24
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and appraisement of the personal property of Jane Ramey, 1863 May 9
6 39 Stewart County, inventory and sale of the perishable property of the estate of Miss Jane Lee, 1862 December 4
6 39 Stewart County, list of property sold belonging to the estate of Mary A. Flowers, 1862 December 13
6 39 Stewart County, list of property sold belonging to the estate of Thomas W. Perkins, 1862 November 20
6 39 Stewart County, list of sales of the property of John Upton, 1854 January 17
6 39 Stewart County, returns of the sale the property of David C. Bryan both real and personal, 1851 January 7

Documents the sale of land and enslaved individuals

6 39 Stewart County, sale of Allen W. Hill lands, 1864 January 1
6 39 Stewart County, sale of the perishable property belonging to the estate of Matthew Dossey, 1862 December 10
6 39 Stewart County, schedule of the goods and chattels of the estate of G. W. Clarke, 1862 October 8
6 39 Stewart County, schedule of notes belonging to the estate of William N. Presley, 1863 June 5
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
OP1 5 Stone Mountain Memorial, materials regarding construction of memorial, articles, press releases, posters, and other related materials, circa 1925 [16 items]
OP4 8 Stoner, J.B. Campaign material, 1970-1972

Campaign mateiral for J.B. Stoner's unsuccessful 1970 Georgia Gubernatorial and 1972 U.S. Senate runs. Stoner ran as an avowed champion of white supremacy.

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
OP4 3 Talbot, Thomas, photograph of home built in 1789 for Thomas Talbot by his father, located in Washington, Georgia, circa 1903
OP4 2 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, undated
6 26 Talmadge, Herman E., two TLS to J.W. Laster, March 14 and 22, 1969
3 27 Tanner, James, Commissioner of Pensions, photograph, 1889
6 39 Tattnall County, remission of fine and sentence by Governor John Clark (1819-1823) to Isaac Guilford, 1821 June 30
6 26 Tattnall, Edward F., ALS to Smith Thompson, Secretary of the Navy, February 18, 1823
6 14 Taylor, George, letter to [?] Trumbull (New London, Connecticut), 1851 September 23
4 26 Tefft, Thomas T., manifest of the Schooner Retrieve bound from Providence to Savannah, Georgia, 1824
3 28 Terrell, J.M., Governor of Georgia, photograph, 1903
6 26 Thompson, Fletcher, four TLS to J.W. Laster, March 24, April 10, 11, and 14, 1969
6 15 Thompson, Sam (?) (Savannah, Georgia), letter to Henry Phillips (Charleston, South Carolina), 1845 January 3
3 29 "To the members of the General Assembly of the State of Georgia," letter regarding the enfranchisement of women, 1915
OP4 4 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
6 27 Underwood, Emory Marvin, typescript of ruling in case, July 31, 1940
6 16 Unidentified (Augusta, Georgia), letter to C.J. Jenkins (Milledgeville, Georgia), 1866 June 15
6 17 Unidentified, letter to unidentified (Savannah, Georgia), 1875 December 21
OP4 3 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
4 1 Vietnam War photograph album, 1968. Album contains both color and black and white snapshots of a U.S. Army unit during the Vietnam War. There are photographs of white and African American soldiers, as well as South Vietnamese soldiers. There are also numerous photographs of the Vietnamese countryside, rural farms, as well as an unidentified Vietnamese city. The black and white photographs appear to have been taken in Long My, a rural district of the Hậu Giang province in the MeKong Delta. Most photographs are unidentified, though a few have descriptions on the versos.
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
6 27 Walker, Clifford, TLS to William Seaver Woods, Editor of Literary Digest, July 30, 1925
4 5 Wallace, Francis, correspondence and ephemera, circa 1941-1952
4 6 Wallace, Francis, family photographs, circa 1936-1944
4 7 Wallace, Francis, photographs and negatives, undated
6 27 Ward, H.R., ALS to F.P. Blair, Washington, D.C., December 13, 1832
6 27 Warner, Hiram, ALS to "Dear Sir" giving biographical information, April 13, 1877
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
6 36 Washington County, petition of Sandersville for change in mail contract, 1882 July 1
6 18 Wellington, William (Atlanta, Georgia), letter to Charles J. Jenkins (Milledgeville, Georgia), 1866 March 27
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
6 27 Whiteley, Richard H., ALS to "Dear Sir", October 28, 1871 and ALS to Benjamin Perley Poore, December 9, 1874
6 39 Whitfield County, bond for $1000 by which R. W. Jones promised to grant James Johnson, Freedman, two land lots in the City of Dalton, Georgia, upon payment of $300, partial payment of a horse and buggy having already been made, 1865 November 27
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
6 39 Wilkes County, petition of Hetty Wells before the Superior Court claiming that one Reuben Scott owned her $52 for "board, washing, and nursing," 1822 January 9

Notation on the back of the document reveals that the plaintiff won the case.

3 39 Wilkins, William. Writ for the recovery of debt, damages, and costs, Richmond County, January 13, 1822
BV7 - Wilson, J.H., scrapbook, circa 1844-1930
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
OP1 3 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
6 27 Woods, W.B., ALS to Henry Storm, February 7, 1881
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 [?]
6 19 Wright, W.F. (Newnan, Georgia), letter to unidentified recipient, 1872 February 10 [fragment]