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Tate family papers

Tate family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tate family papers
Creator: Tate family
Inclusive Dates: 1849-1975
Bulk Dates: 1922-1961
Language: English
Extent: 30.4 Linear Feet 55 document boxes, 2 cartons, 2 half boxes, 5 oversized boxes
Collection Number: ms2016
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Tate family of Gordon and Pickens counties, Georgia operated the Georgia Marble Company in Tate, Georgia. Philip May Tate, married Edna Ferguson (1873-1951), their children include Sarah (b. 1905) and William (1903-1980).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Tate family of Gordon and Pickens counties, Georgia from ca. 1849-1975. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, both business and personal. The business correspondence relates to the Tates' involvement in the Georgia Marble Company (Tate, Georgia) and the Kennesaw Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.). The personal correspondence is mainly between Edna Ferguson Tate and her children Sarah and William Tate. Sarah's letters are from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) where she was a student and from Orlando (Fla.) where she took a teaching job. William's letters are first as a student and later as an instructor and Dean of Men at the University of Georgia and contain a substantial amount of material relating to activities at the University and events in Athens, Georgia. Other correspondents include Philip May Tate, Stephen C. Tate, Florence M. Tate, and Samuel Tate. The collection also contains photographs of the Tate family and the Georgia Marble Company; account books ca. 1882-1904 pertaining to Sam'l & S.L. Tate & Co. (a general store) and the Georgia Marble Company; and materials relating to the history of Pickens County (Ga.).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tate family papers, ms2016, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 October 16.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Agnes Scott College
Business records.
College students -- Georgia.
Correspondence.
Georgia Marble Company
Kennesaw Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.)
Marble industry and trade -- Georgia.
Pickens County (Ga.) -- History.
Sam'l & S.L. Tate & Co. (Tate, Ga.)
Stone industry and trade -- Georgia.
Tate, William
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
University of Georgia
Women's colleges -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Genealogy

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11Griffeth Family
12-5Pickens County
16Pickens County - Acts of the General Assembly
17Pickens County - Volunteer Infantry Roll
18Pickens County - Talking Rock Baptist Church
19Pickens County - miscellaneous
110Marble Factory and Newspaper
111History of Family Name
 

2. Correspondence

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211849
22-251882-1909
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31-151910-1922
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41-61923
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51-61924
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61-61925
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711925
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81-81926
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91-91927
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101-91928
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111-71929
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121-81930
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131-91931-1934
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141-61935
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151-61936-1937
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161-51938
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171-61939-1940
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181-51941
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191-71942
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201-81942-1943
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211-71944-1946
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221-91946
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231-91947
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241-101948
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251-81949
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2671949
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271-81950
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281-51950
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291-61950
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301-51950
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311-81951
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321-51951
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331-61951
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341-71952
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351-61952
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361-81952-1953
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371-71953
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381-71954
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391-71954
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401-71955
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411-61955
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421-61955
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431-51956
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441-201957-1975
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451-19Undated correspondence
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45 A1-6Postcards
 

3. Subject Files

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461Clippings
462Georgia Marble Company - account books, business
463Maps
464Miscellaneous
465William Tate Journal, 1
466William Tate Journal, 2
467William Tate Journal, 3
467William Tate student registration certificates, 1963-1964
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471-3Edna Tate notebooks
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48 A1-7Writings
 

4. Photographs

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484. Photographs
China trip, 1945
Furniture
Georgia Marble Company, Tate, Georgia
Groups - Identified
Miscellaneous
People - Identified
People - Unidentified
Places - Identified
Places - Unidentified
Tate Marble House
Tate, William
Trip, 1953
 

5. Oversized Materials

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49Scrapbook, miscellaneous
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50Ledgers
 

6. 2005 Additions

The scrapbooks of Eleanor Barrow Jewett Williams come mainly from her highschool and college days and contain many items of ephemera which richly document Williams' school and social life and her lively sensibility.
The 2005 additions to this collection have not yet been processed, but this part of the collection remains open. A container listing is provided to facilitate access. Contact the Head of Manuscripts Dept. for further information.



Eleanor Barrow Jewett Williams scrapbooks

Eleanor Barrow Williams was born in Sewanee, Tennessee on January 2, 1917. She attended Stuart Hall Girls School in Staunton Virginia in 1934-1935, and the University of Georgia in 1926-1933
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511Stuart Hall annual course catalog, 1934-1935
512The Inlook- Stuart Hall yearbook, 1934
513UGA Scrapbook- mementos, 1926-1932
514UGA Scrapbook- mementos, 1933
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521-2Movie star scrapbooks (including one focusing on Robert Montgomery) , 1930-1939
523Family scrapbook, including baby book, 1917-1918
524College Preparatory Scrapbook (in Athens, GA), 1933



Unprocessed Tate Materials

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531Postcards to David C. Barrow, UGA Chancellor, 1909-1924
From B.H. Barrow; varied postcards, many document holidays and vacation, several Southern locales; includes one from Eleanor to her father as a child.
532William Tate letter, 1979
Letter to Sue Fan and Judge Barrow regarding slaves on James Barrows' plantation.
533Misc. Financial documents, 1940-1941
534Documents regarding estate of Frances Childs Barrow, 1940-1945
535Photographs (approx. 13)
Identified subjects include Nell Hanson, a sitting room on campus, Sarah Pope Cobb, Cousin [Lowrie], Ingle, Julia and Mary Bibb, Tom Weston.
536David C. Barrow Jr. survey book; includes monthly listing of birthdays
537Issue of Songster, from Stuart Hall , 1933-1934
538Certificates of membership to the Woman's Auxilliary of Emmanuel Church (2); Frances Childs Barrow and Nell Barrow Williams, 1932
539Issue of The Spur magazine, 1922 January 15
5310Henry Lucas Barrow postcard album, 1800-1900
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541Lucy Cobb Institute images and programs, 1905-1916
542Lucy Cobb Institute programs, elementary school recitals and events, 1924-1926
543Lucy Cobb Institute Alumni list, 1919
544Archibald McKinley journal (copy), 1870-1877
545Georgia (UGA) Alumni Record, 1930 January
546"The Verderys of Georgia"- copy of published book by Emily Prather in 1942
547William Tate thesis on William Stubbs, UGA English Dept., 1924
548Nods and Becks (Lucy Cobb Institute yearbook), 1917
549Nods and Becks (Lucy Cobb Institute yearbook), 1921
5410Eleanor Williams school papers (includes homework, certificates, artwork, etc.), 1925-1930
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561-2Athens People- clippings, 1960-1990
563Athens homes- photos, clippings, research files, 1990-1999
564Family Files- Abbot/Billups
565Family Files- Barrow
566Family Files- Henry Walker Barrow
567Family Files- Bolling
568Family Files- Carleton
569Family Files- Childs/Ingle/King
5610Family Files- Deloney
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551Family Files- Lucas , 1800-1900
552Family Files- Frederick Baskerville Lucas, 1870-1880
553Family Files- Lumpkin , 1900-1999
554Family Files- John H. Newton , 1890
555Family Files- Singleton , 1978
556Family Files- Taylor , 1960-1989
557Family Files- Sarah Jones Taylor , 1857
558Grandma Childs (Susan Ingle) autograph book - contains The Little Red Riding Hood Paper Doll book, 1800-1900
559Loose poetry, valentines, 1700-1900
5510Memorial book for Mary K. Lowrie, 1870
5511Genealogy research notes, 1900-2000
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57Barrow Family Bible (self-interpreting Bible), handwritten key to Bible, and items found inside Bible, 1792
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58Family Bibles (2)- [Lumpkin family and Barrow McKinley family?] , 1800-1900
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59Programs and clippings regarding the Barrows and Tates
59Eleanor Williams scrapbook (partial)
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60Edna Ferguson scrapbook, including loose material from scrapbook, 1890-1940
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61Barrow family materials- including Asaph King Childs papers, David Barrow file, books of clippings, annotated books, 1800-1900
 

7. 2007 Additions

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621Shears (used to cut cloth for slave clothes on Middleton Pope plantation, Oglethorpe County)
622Box containing leaves and cuttings from 1863 children's book, letters, calling cards, pieces of baby bottle, notepage, magnifying lens, lock of blonde hair
621Photographic portrait of William Tate
622Wedding photograph of Richard and Coatise Trimball, 1917
623Copy of photograph of Barrow homeplace, Oglethorpe County, Spratlin family pictured
624Photograph of birthday party for grandchild of Chancellor Sanford, 1944
625Photograph of Varsity restaurant, 1960
626-7James Barrow diary- photocopies, 1819-1833
628James Barrow- miscellaneous research
629Genealogical research on Robert Taylor, chiefly photostat of will (also includes info on Taylors, Billups, Abbott)
6210Susan Tate- UGA Phi Kappa Phi certificate, 1975
6211Susan Tate- slide of bird illustration
6212Patrick Carr- genealogical materials, notes on
6213"A Short History of the Confederate Constitutions in the Confederate States of America," inscribed by auhtor W.J. DeRenne to Chancellor Barrow, 1909
6214Miscellaneous Newspaper sheets (The Black and Blue, Clarke County Historical News, and Southern Banner), 1957-1991
 

8. 2012 Addition

Salary and accounts ledger, 1883-1886
Stock documents for Georgia Marble Company (photocopies), 1937
Genealogical materials on Seaborn Cooley family, 1970