Winship family collection, 1637-1967

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Winship family.
Title: Winship family collection, 1637-1967
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 305
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of historical and genealogical data on the Winship and related families, including typescripts and photographs.
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.

Related Materials in This Repository

Thiot Family papers, Charles Thiot Winship papers, and Robert Winship Woodruff papers.


Gift of Charles Thiot Winship, 1965 and 1967

Custodial History

Charles Thiot Winship was the grandson of family patriarch Joseph Winship.


[after identification of item(s)], Winship family collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Acquired as part of the Rose Library's holdings in the history of Atlanta, Georgia.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Joseph Winship (1800-1878) came to Clinton, Georgia, from Massachusetts (1822), married Emily Hutchings (b. 1807), and moved to Atlanta, Georgia (1840). His son, Robert (1834-1899), had a daughter, Emily Caroline (1867-1939). Emily married Ernest Woodruff and their son was Robert W. Woodruff (1889-1985), Atlanta businessman and philanthropist. Another of Joseph Winship's sons, George (1835-1916), was the father of Charles Thiot Winship, Atlanta businessman and lawyer, who married Juliet Leach Crenshaw and was the donor of these materials.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of historical and genealogical data on the Winship and related families. Materials include the typescript of a will and the estate inventory of Lionell Winship (1632), information regarding his son Edward (b. 1611), a photograph of George Winship, and biographical information on Charles Thiot Winship (1903-1987), and some other of his ancestors. Historical and genealogical items are in large part typed transcripts made for or by Charles T. Winship. Sources of these typescripts range from published histories and microfilm publications to compiled family history sources. Photograph of Sgt. George Winship is a photographic reproduction of an original cased photograph.

Arrangement Note

Unprocessed collection.

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