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Mell-Rutherford family papers

Mell-Rutherford family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mell-Rutherford family papers
Creator: Mell family
Creator: Rutherford family
Inclusive Dates: 1874-1930
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms2480
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Anderson Mell (1852-1931) was a banker in Athens, Georgia. He married Bessie Rutherford (1855-1894), the founder of Athens Industrial Home (later Bessie Mell Industrial Home) in 1884. After Bessie's death, George married Lurene Howard and they had four children.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence, biographical material, clippings, and other papers relating to the Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, Georgia.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. John D. Lane, 1986.

Preferred Citation

Mell-Rutherford family papers, ms2480, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- Education.
Athens (Ga.) -- History.
Athens Industrial Home (Athens, Ga.)
Bankers -- Georgia.
Banks and banking -- Georgia.
Bessie Mell Industrial Home (Athens, Ga.)
Clemson (S.C.) -- History.
Family papers.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.)
Mell, Bessie Rutherford -- Correspondence
Mell, George Anderson
Reformatories -- Georgia -- Athens.
Reformatories for women -- Georgia.
Schools -- Georgia.
South Carolina -- History.
Women -- Education -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Biographical Papers: Williams Rutherford, 1894-1896
 
12Correspondence: Baillie to G. A. Mell, 1874
 
13Correspondence: Barrow to A. L. Mell, 1910-1912
 
14Correspondence: Bates to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
15Correspondence: Bussey to B. Rutherford, 1882
 
16Correspondence: Canty to G. A. Mell, 1911 1922
 
17Correspondence: Canty to A. L. M. Poats, 1922
 
18Correspondence: Canty to A. L. M. Poats (Judge C.), 1925
 
19Correspondence: Mary Doderay to Bessie Mell
 
110Correspondence: Doggett to B. R. Mell, 1894
 
111Correspondence: Dowdell to B. Rutherford, 1884 August
 
112Correspondence: Falligant to G. A. Mell, 1884
 
113Correspondence: Gignilliat to G. A. Mell, 1909
 
114Correspondence: L.R.G. to "Sister Mell"
 
115Correspondence: Hamilton to B. Rutherford, 1884
 
116Correspondence: Harris to B. Rutherford
 
117Correspondence: Hunter to B. Rutherford, May 1884
 
118Correspondence: Jackson to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
119Correspondence: Jordan to B. Rutherford, 1882
 
120Correspondence: Lipscomb to G. A. Mell, 1898
 
121Correspondence: A. L. Mell to Barrow, 1895
 
122Correspondence: A. L. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1896-1898
 
123Correspondence: A.L. Mell to Barrow, 1899-1900
 
124Correspondence: Belle Mell to Posts (Mrs. E. B. Mell), 1911
 
125Correspondence: B. R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1893
 
126Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1883 August
 
127Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1883 October
 
128Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1883 November
 
129Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1883 December
 
130Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 January
 
131Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 February
 
132Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 March
 
133Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 April
 
134Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 May 1-10
 
135Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 May 26-30
 
136Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 June
 
137Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, 1884 July
 
138Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford (before wedding on the 4th), 1884 September
 
139Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell, 1886
 
140Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
141Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell
 
142Correspondence: G. A. Mel to Semmes, 1894
 
143Correspondence: G. A. to Annie Laurie Mell Poats, 1911
 
144Correspondence: G. A. to baby E. G. Poats, 1911
 
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21Correspondence: G. A. to baby (twin) M. R. Poats, 1911
 
22Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1912
 
23Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1913-1914
 
24Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1915
 
25Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1917
 
26Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1921
 
27Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1921
 
28Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1922
 
29Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1923
 
210Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1924
 
211Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1925
 
212Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1926
 
213Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1928-1930
 
214Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1898
 
215Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Poats, 1910 May-June
 
216Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1910 May
 
217Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Rosa Smith, 1910 May-June
 
218Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. & D. Mell, 1910 May-June
 
219Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1910 July-August
 
220Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Poats, 1910 August
 
221Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1912
 
221Correspondence: T. Grayson Poats to Barrow, 1914
 
222Correspondence: Rutherford Mell to G. A. Mell, 1896-1898
 
223Correspondence: Laura Rutherford to daus. G & L., May 1884
 
224Correspondence: M. Rutherford to R. Mell & W. Hutchins, 1895
 
225Correspondence: M. Rutherford to A. L. Mell, 1903 December
 
226Correspondence: M. Rutherford to A. L. M. Poats, 1910
 
226Correspondence: Emmie Rucker to B. R. Mell, 1884 September
 
227Correspondence: Scudder to G. A. Mell, 1899
 
228Correspondence: Wakelee, Belle, to G. A. Mell, 1884
 
229Correspondence: Wakelee, Belle to A. L. Mell, 1895 June
 
230Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to G. A. Mell, 1898 May
 
231Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to Daisy Mell, 1902 April
 
232Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to G. A. Mell, 1902 December
 
233Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to A. L. Mell, 1908 June
 
234Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to A. L. M. Poats, 1908 August
 
235Correspondence: Miscellaneous
 
235Correspondence: Ordway to B. Rutherford, 1884
 
235Correspondence: G. A. Mell to "Snookums," B.M. Poats, 1917