WILLIAMSON, ROBERT FOSTER, 1840-1915.
Robert Foster Williamson papers, 1826-1934

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322

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rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/901tq


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Williamson, Robert Foster, 1840-1915.
Title: Robert Foster Williamson papers, 1826-1934
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 195
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of preacher Robert Foster Williamson from 1826-1934, including family documents consisting of a will; deeds, bonds, notes pertaining to genealogy, and brief historical accounts of Red Oak Methodist Church and Williamson Methodist Church in Williamson's diary.
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.

Source

Gift, 1966.

Citation

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


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Foster Williamson (1840-1915) was born in Pike County (Ga.). He was licensed to preach in 1859 and was for many years an itinerate minister in the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Robert Foster Williamson from 1826-1934. The papers include family documents consisting of a will; deeds (1826-1898, 1903-1930) primarily for property in Schley County (Ga.); and bonds. Also includes notes pertaining to genealogy; brief historical accounts of Red Oak Methodist Church and Williamson Methodist Church in Williamson's diary. The first part of the diary recounts years from 1846-March 1861, followed by daily entries from March 14, 1861-April 17, 1862. The daily entries reflect Williamson's social life and activities as a minister in the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Typewritten manuscript of diary available.

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Arranged by record type.


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Container List

Robert Foster Williamson
Box Folder Content
1 1 Deeds, 1826-1898
1 2 Deeds, 1921-1934, includes will
1 3 Church histories-Red Oak Methodist, Williamson, Georgia (formerly Williamson Church)
1 4 Diary, Original March 14, 1861-April 16, 1862; Memoirs, 1840-1861
1 5 Diary, March 14, 1861-April 16, 1862; Memoirs page 1-11 [copies]
1 6 Family data and memorabilia, including funeral program for John Berry Williamson; City of Ellaville, Georgia waterworks bonds; Typed account of of wedding of Miss Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Mr. John Berry Williamson, 1887, 2 pages; 1 letter to Cousin Robert (R.D. Williamson) from Mrs. L.D. Wheeless, Williamson, Georgia, November 3, 1962 [photocopy]; 1 page of Williamson family information; 1 page of Williamson family data
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