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Charlotte Newton collection of Reverend Groves H. Cartledge historical sketches

Charlotte Newton collection of Reverend Groves H. Cartledge historical sketches

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charlotte Newton collection of Reverend Groves H. Cartledge historical sketches
Creator: Newton, Virginia
Creator: Newton, Charlotte
Creator: Mize, Jessie Julia
Creator: Cartledge family
Inclusive Dates: 1939-1967
Language: English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 3 boxes
Collection Number: ms1137
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Reverend Groves H. Cartledge was a Presbyterian pastor in Georgia, and a Madison County historian. He authored "Sketches of the early history of Madison County" and "Autobiography of Rev. Groves H. Cartledge." Rev. Cartledge served as pastor of Hebron church from 1852 to 1899. Additionally, he authored manuscripts that explore the history of Presbyterianism in Georgia, New Hope Church, and Hebron Church. His historical sketches often mention Rev. John Newton, pinoneer minister, and occasionally contain references to Rev. Henry Newton, Rev. John Newton's grandson.

Rev. Groves Cartledge's son, Rev. Samuel J. Cartledge, preserved the original manuscipts and retyped them for preservation. Granddaughters of Rev. Henry Newton, Virginia and Charlotte Newton, who were also coincidentally brought up under the ministry of Rev. Samuel Cartledge, set out to compile, along with friend Jessie Mize, the historical sketches of Rev. Groves Cartledge for publication by the University of Georgia Printing Department.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of typescripts, manuscript notes, proof sheets, and correspondence concerning "Sketches of the early history of Madison County" and "Autobiography of Rev. Groves H. Cartledge."

Reverend Groves Harrison Cartledge made great efforts towards cataloging the history of Madison County, Ga., and the struggles of the pioneer 18th century minister Reverend John Newton of Hopewell Presbytery. Historical sketches mention many early Georgia families, Presbyterian churches in Northeastern Georgia, and include comments on such varied subjects as depredations by th Indians, soil conservation, difficulties of pioneer life, etc.

Jessie Mize, Virginia and Charlotte Newton, and the Rev. Samuel Cartledge compiled this collection. The correspondence sheds further light on the publishing history and the background research performed by this dedicated group. Also included is a sizable amount of genealogical material on the Cartledge family and allied families of the Madison County area.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charlotte Newton collection of Reverend Groves H. Cartledge historical sketches, MS 1137. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Biography files.
Cartledge family
Clergy -- Georgia.
Correspondence.
Genealogy.
Indexes (reference sources)
Madison County (Ga.)
Manuscripts (documents)
Notes.
Proofs (Printing)
Typescripts.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Typescript- "Historical sketches of New Hope Church" by Rev. Groves S. Cartledge
 
12Typescript- "Historical sketches of Presbyterianism in Georgia" by Rev. Groves S. Cartledge
 
13Typescript- "Historical sketches of Hebron Church" by Rev. Groves H. Cartledge
These sketches were published in "The Southern Presbyterian," Columbia, SC, beginning Feb. 24, 1976 and subsequent issues March 2, March 9, March 16, and April 6, 1876. The original manuscript was preserved by Rev. Samuel J. Cartledge, son of Rev. G. H. Cartledge. Also, part or most of the material covered in these sketches appeared under title, "Historical Sketches of Hebron Church", Lavonia Times and Gague, Historical Issue, Lavonia, GA, Feb 23, 1934 (Presented by A. N. Little)
-Note in Folder 1:3
 
14Charlotte Newton index and notes
 
15Miscellaneous typescript
 
16First galleys
 
17Galleys
 
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21Page proofs - working copy
 
22Page proofs - whites
 
23Page proofs - second copy
 
24Page proofs - index
 
25Page proofs
 
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31Title Page Mock-up
 
32Correspondence , 1939-1959
 
33Correspondence, 1960
 
34Correspondence, 1961-1967
 
35Reviews
 
36Cartledge Family - Biographical Sketch by Kate Johnson
 
37Cartledge Family - Genealogical
 
38Film - Hebron Church