TUFTS, JEANIE W., 1884-1975.
Jeanie and Arthur Tufts family papers, 1838-1970

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/fkbd9

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Tufts, Jeanie W., 1884-1975.
Title: Jeanie and Arthur Tufts family papers, 1838-1970
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1288
Extent: .75 linear ft. (2 boxes) and 3 bound volumes (BV)
Abstract:Family papers of Jeanie and Arthur Tufts including correspondence, photographs, and other personal papers.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

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Unrestricted access.

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


Gift, date unknown.

Custodial History

Originally received from the Tufts family by Emory professor Judson Ward and donated to Emory University Archives. Transferred from Emory University Archives in February 2014.


[after identification of item(s)], Jeanie and Arthur Tufts family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Sarah Quigley, February 2014.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Jeanie W. Tufts (1884-1975) was born in Macon, Georgia, to John W. Wilcox, Sr. and Anna G. Wilcox. Jeanie had seven siblings: Amelia Wilcox, Louise Clifford Wilcox, Arthur D. Wilcox, Marie Wilcox, John W. Wilcox, Jr., Louis Bee Wilcox, and Julia Holmes Wilcox. John Wilcox, Sr. was a Captain on General John Dearing's staff in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Jeanie's brothers John, Jr. and Louis also grew up to have notable careers. John was as a rear admiral in the United States Navy, serving in both World War I and World War II. Louis was an engineer who worked on the construction of the Panama Canal, where he lost a leg in an explosion.

Jeanie married Arthur Tufts, Sr. in 1910 and the couple had four children: Anna, who died in infancy; Arthur Tufts, Jr.; Rutledge Tufts; and John Tufts. Arthur Tufts, Sr. was a contractor and worked on the building of the original Emory University campus in Atlanta, Georgia. Arthur died of influenza on February 23, 1920. The family home, Woodland, is now part of Emory's campus and is known as Tufts House.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the family papers of Jeanie and Arthur Tufts from 1838-1970, and primarily includes correspondence and photographs of the Wilcox family. Correspondence predominantly contains letters from John W. Wilcox, Sr. to his wife Anna. Also present are letters from John W. Wilcox, Jr. to both his mother, Anna, and his sister, Louise Clifford Wilcox, as well as multiple letters to Anna from her other children. Other letters are written to Jeanie Tufts from various family members. Photographs include two albums of the Tufts family, which contain photographs of Arthur, Jeanie, and the Tufts children as well as of Woodland. There are also numerous photographs of the construction of the Panama Canal from 1910-1913. Other papers include a diary of Jeanie's grandfather, Arthur Holmes; political cartoons drawn by John W. Wilcox, Sr. during and after the Civil War; a scrapbook created by Jeanie from 1930-1970; as well as John W. Wilcox, Jr.'s wedding invitation, and a financial agreement relating to an unidentified business venture of Arthur Tufts, Sr.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Tufts, Jeanie W. from others, circa 1920-1931
1 2 Tufts, Rutledge from others, 1943, 1960s
1 3 Tufts, Rutledge to Jeanie W. Tufts, 1944-1945
1 4 Unidentified notes, cards, and envelopes, no date
1 5 Wilcox, Anna from others, 1871-1919
1 6 Wilcox, Anna to and from Louise Clifford Wilcox, 1882, 1919
1 7 Wilcox, Amelia to and from others, 1874, 1942
1 8 Wilcox, Arthur to Anna Wilcox, circa 1900, 1922
1 9 Wilcox, John W., Jr. to Anna Wilcox, circa 1981
1 10 Wilcox, John W., Jr. to Louise Clifford Wilcox, no date
1 11 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Amelia Wilcox, 1873
1 12 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Anna Wilcox, 1869
1 13 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Anna Wilcox, 1873, 1879
1 14 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Anna Wilcox, 1881-1882
1 15 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Anna Wilcox, 1900
1 16 Wilcox, John W., Sr. to Anna Wilcox, no date
1 17 Wilcox, Louis Bee to Anna Wilcox, 1918-1922
1 18 Wilcox, Louise Clifford from others, 1935
1 19 Tufts, Arthur, Jr. and Rutledge, circa 1915
1 20 Tufts, Arthur, Jr., Rutledge and John, circa 1922
1 21 Tufts, Arthur, Sr., no date
1 22 Tufts family, no date
BV1 - Tufts family photograph album, circa 1911-1915
BV2 - Tufts family photograph album, circa 1916-1918
1 23 Tufts home, across from Woodland (Atlanta, Georgia), 1970
1 24 Tufts, Jeanie W., no date
1 25 Tufts, Jeanie W., 1974
1 26 Tufts, Rutledge, circa 1919
1 27 Unidentified
1 28 Unidentified class photo, circa 1930
1 29 Wilcox home (Macon, Georgia), no date
1 30 Wilcox, John W., Sr., during Civil War
1 31 Wilcox, Louis Bee, building the Panama Canal, circa 1910-1913 [1 of 2]
1 32 Wilcox, Louis Bee, building the Panama Canal, circa 1910-1913 [2 of 2]
1 33 Woodland (now Tufts House), Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia), no date
Other papers
2 1 Holmes, Arthur, diary, circa 1860s-1880s
2 2 Holmes family obituaries, 1838, 1866, 1897
2 3 Lees-McCrae College (Banner Elk, North Carolina) postcards (founded by Edgar Tufts), no date
2 4 "Stonewall Jackson," poem transcribed from N.Y. Citizen, no date
2 5 Tufts, Arthur, Sr., Building of Atlanta Warehouse Company for Storing Cotton, printed lithograph, 1917
2 6 Tufts, Arthur, Sr., unidentified financial agreement, no date [includes notes on the back, likely written by Jeanie W. Tufts at a later date]
BV3 - Tufts, Jeanie W., scrapbook, circa 1930-1970
2 7 Wilcox and Holmes family genealogies, circa 1960s
2 8 Wilcox, John W., Jr., biographical notes compiled by Jeanie W. Tufts, no date
2 9 Wilcox, John W., Jr., wedding invitation, 1919
2 10 Wilcox, John W., Sr., Confederate political cartoons [carbon copies], circa 1860s
2 11 Wilcox, John W., Sr., United Confederate Veterans, Georgia Division reunion souvenir booklet, 1906