MESSICK, JOHN FREDERICK, 1875-1951.
John Frederick Messick papers, 1900-1950

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

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


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Messick, John Frederick, 1875-1951.
Title: John Frederick Messick papers, 1900-1950
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 503
Extent: .5 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of John Frederick Messick, mathematician and educator, including a dissertation, grade books, correspondence, genelogical and historical material, sheet music, photographs, and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Related Materials in This Repository

Emory Archives biographical files.

Source

Gift, 1968.

Citation

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

Processing

Unprocessed collection.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

John Frederick Messick, mathematician and educator, was born in 1875 in Allen, Maryland, and died October 6, 1951, in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a graduate of Randolph Macon College for Men (A.B.) and Johns Hopkins University (Ph.D.), and taught at Williams College, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, and Emory University (1920-1944) where he was a professor and chairman of the Mathematics Department. He was married to Epie Blackwell (d. 1968), daughter of Robert E. Blackwell, president of Randolph Macon College in Virginia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of John Frederick Messick from 1900-1950. The papers include a dissertation, grade books, correspondence, genealogical and historical material, sheet music, photographs, brochures and clippings. The dissertation, grade books, and correspondence are related to Dr. Messick's teaching career and his Virginia genealogical and historical research; sheet music, memory books, and photographs relate to Robert E. Blackwell; brochure and clippings are about the Candler Floating School, started by Asa G. Candler in 1924.

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Unprocessed collection.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Grade books
1 2 Dissertation
1 3 Photograph of W.W. Duncan
1 4 Dr. Robert E. Blackwell
1 5 Music
1 6 J.F. Messick
1 7 Epie (Blackwell) Messick
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