Tracy Mathewson papers, 1893-1960

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mathewson, Tracy.
Title: Tracy Mathewson papers, 1893-1960
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 362
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box) and 1 oversized papers box (OP)
Abstract:Papers of photojournalist Tracey Mathewson, which document such events as the Atlanta fire of 1917, the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, noted political figures, and other persons.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Gift, 1971.


[after identification of item(s)], Tracy Mathewson papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Susan Potts McDonald, May 7, 2005.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Tracy Mathewson, photojournalist, was born ca. 1875, worked for the Atlanta Georgian, and other newspapers, and was personal photographer to Edward, Prince of Wales (who became the Duke of Windsor). He retired to Jasper, Georgia, in 1954, and he received the Burt Williams award (1955) for distinguished service in photography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Tracy Mathewson from 1893-1960. The papers include correspondence, photographs, articles and clippings, and manuscripts. Letters, articles, and clippings pertain to Mathewson or his work as a still and motion picture photographer; photographs are originals and copies of Mathewson's photographs and newsreel stills of the Atlanta fire (1917), scenes from the Spanish-American War, both World Wars, hunting dogs (which became a specialty), Mathewson himself, and other persons, including sports figures, politicians, and Georgia Tech football teams and coaches; and manuscripts are of stories and reminiscences written by Mathewson.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, November 8, 1940-November 28, 1960 (20 letters)
1 2 Writings by Mathewson: typescript stories [13 items]
OP1 1 Writings by Mathewson: Published articles, January 4, 1948-September 25, 1955
1 3 Writings by Mathewson: Published articles, "Ty Cobb: Hardest Hunter of All," Southern Outdoors, March-April 1957
1 4 Writings about Mathewson: "Marry Gets Call from King Edward, The Georgian News, n.d.
1 5 Notes
Photographs-People and Groups
1 6 Alexander, W.A. (Georgia Tech football coach) with Dan McGugin (Vanderbilt coach) and Wallace Wade (Alabama and Duke coach) [1 item]
OP1 2 Atlanta Athletic Club basketball team, 1914-1915 [1 item]
1 7 Bagby, Jim Sr. and Jim Bagby Jr. [1 item]
1 8 Banks, Henry, Scott Hudson and J.K. Attley at Buerrton, Alabama [1 item]
1 9 Brown, Johnny Mack, Doris Kenyon and May Allison, Alabama - Kentucy game, Birmingham, Alabama, 1926 [2 items]
1 10 Cobb, Ty [18 items]
OP1 3 Cobb, Ty [2 items]
1 11 Dempsey, Jack and Jim Londos [4 items]
1 12 Durocher, Leo, 1926 [1 item]
1 13 George VI and Edward VIII, St. James Palace [1 item]
1 14 Georgia Tech football teams, [1893?] and 1911 [2 items]
1 15 Gibbons, Floyd [1 item]
1 16 Hudson, Scott with dog [1 item]
1 17 Jones, Bobby with horse [1 item]
1 18 Mathewson, Cordia (wife) at mailbox [1 item]
1 19 Mathewson, Tracy [4 items]
1 20 McGill, Ralph [?] on horse at field gallery, Albany, Georgia [?] [1 itme]
1 21 Moore, James W. [8 items]
1 22 Newsom, Bobo [8 items]
1 23 Oakley, Annie [1 item]
1 24 Roberts, Cliff (Chairman of the Masters Tournament) with Grandland Rice and O.B. Keeler [1 item]
1 25 Scott, Trammell hunting (one with George Troutman) [2 items]
1 26 Travis, Cecil (Washington) show his military draft notice to his dog [1 item]
OP1 4 Travis, Cecil and friends [1 item]
OP1 5 University of Alabama football team with W.A. Alexander and Wade Wallace, ca. 1920 [1 item]
1 27 Walthour, Bobby and bicycle [1 item]
1 28 Wood Leonard, Major General, U.S. Army - Mathewson at work in photograph [3 items]
OP1 6 Unidentified sports teams [2 items]
1 29 Blue Ridge Mountain homestead [1 item]
1 30 Grandview Lake Development - Mathewson owned property [3 items]
1 31 Lake of the Hanging Glacier, British Rockies trip with guide Harry Nixon [7 items]
1 32 Little Pigeon Bayou (near Plaquemine, Louisiana) [5 items]
1 33 Swanee [Suwannee] River African Americans at work and play [11 items]
OP1 7 Atlanta fire, 1917 [1 item]
1 34 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Convention
1 35 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Convention
1 36 National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues Convention
OP1 8 Spanish American War, Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders [1 item]
1 37 World War I, Fort McPherson troops [1 item]
1 38 World War I, 17th Regiment of Engineers, soldiers from Marietta, Ohio taken in Atlanta, Georgia [2 items]
1 39 World War I, 120th Infantry Regiment (old 3rd North Carolina) field officers, Camp Sevier, Greenville, South Carolina [2 items]
1 40 World War II, African American soldiers jumping from truck [1 item]
1 41 Dogs
1 42 Horse, Goldsmith Maid
1 43 Quail