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Georgia memorabilia

Georgia memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Title: Georgia memorabilia
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: 1800s-1900s
Language: English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 1 document box and 1 oversize box
Collection Number: ms1116
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of miscellaneous memorabilia and relics related to the State of Georgia and Georgia relics. Included are a tattered Confederate flag given to University President Harmon Caldwell in 1947 (allegedly of 1863 Georgia origin, but found not to be authentic); wire-rim glasses from Ballard's opticians of Atlanta; silver plate butter knife made by Geo. Sharp, Jr. of Atlanta; Dahlonega (Georgia) mementos including two commemorative tokens and a miniature pan with a small piece of gold ore; a curl; a lock of hair supposed to be Button Gwinnett's; a watch fob stamped 1G3; a medical instrument; a box of miniature Georgia state flags; pine needles formed into a bow from the Barrow collection; a brick from Old Wesleyan; Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial granite; a 1925 Stone Mountain memorial coin; and a Fulton County Centennial medal 1854-1864.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia memorabilia, MS 1116. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Bricks -- Georgia.
Coastal Plain Experiment Station
Correspondence.
Eyeglasses.
Flags.
Fulton County (Ga.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc.
Granite -- Georgia -- Stone Mountain Memorial State Park.
Gwinnett, Button, approximately 1735-1777
Hair.
Medals -- Georgia -- Fulton County.
Medical instruments and apparatus -- Georgia.
Pine needles -- Georgia.
Sharp, George, Jr.
Silver-plated flatware -- Georgia -- Atlanta.
Tokens -- Georgia -- Dahlonega.
Watch fobs -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Wire-rim glasses from Ballard's opticians of Atlanta (gift of Mrs. Alfred Scott)
 
12Silver plate butter knife made by Geo. Sharp, Jr. of Atlanta
 
13Dahlonega, Georgia mementoes: Two commenmorative tokens and a miniature pan with small piece of gold ore
 
14Curl (gift of William G. Haynes, Jr. of Darien)
 
15Lock of hair, supposedly Button Gwinnett's
 
16Watch fob stamped 1 G 3
 
18Medical instrument
 
19Box of miniature Georgia State flags
 
110Pine needles formed into a bow from the Barrow collection
 
111Brick from Old Wesleyan (gift of Kenneth Coleman 1964)
 
113Stone Mountain (Atlanta, GA) memorial coin, 1925
 
114Fulton County Centennial medal
 
112Stone Mountain (Atlanta, GA) Confederate Memorial - granite
 
113Commemorative centennial bronze coin for the R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company in Newnan, Georgia, 1954
 
oversized_box
1Tattered Confederate flag given to University President Harmon Caldwell in 1947, supposedly of 1863 Georgia origin, but determined not authentic (with two articles about it)