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De Renne family papers

De Renne family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: De Renne family papers
Creator: De Renne family
Inclusive Dates: 1770-1986
Bulk Dates: 1873-1940
Language: English
Extent: 31.5 Linear Feet 22 document boxes, 6 half boxes, 9 cartons, 3 slide boxes, 1 card file box, 7 oversized boxes, 1 roll, 15 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2819
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).

For more information, see the article "De Renne Family" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the De Renne family of Savannah, Georgia from 1770-1986. The papers include account books; correspondence, both business and personal; blueprints and maps of Wormsloe Plantation (Savannah, Ga.); a diary (1876) of Letitia De Renne documenting her daily activities; genealogical charts and materials relating to the Jones and allied families; scrapbooks; photographs; printed material; legal documents; receipts; collected historical documents and transcripts relating to Georgia history; wood blocks; and ephemera. The materials document the activities of the De Renne family and include information on the management and administration of Wormsloe Plantation; business ventures of the De Rennes; books and book collecting; and wine purchases including inventories. Correspondents include George Wymberley Jones De Renne, Wymberley Jones De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne, Kentwyn De Renne, Augusta De Renne, Elfrida De Renne Barrow, and Charlton M. Theus.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

De Renne family papers, ms2819, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 September 11.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Barrow, Elfrida DeRenne
Book collectors -- Georgia.
De Renne, Augusta
De Renne, Kentwyn
De Renne, Letitia
De Renne, Wymberley Jones
De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe
Diaries.
Jones family
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Plantations -- Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Scrapbooks
Theus, Charlton M.
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Wormsloe (Plantation : Savannah, Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

There are several De Renne collections in the Hargrett Library, including the following: ms1064 George Wymberly Jones De Renne family papers; ms1064 De Renne family papers; ms1120 De Renne family recipes and remedies; ms1135 De Renne Confederate manuscripts; ms1136 De Renne Historical manuscripts; ms1788 Wymberly Wormsloe De Renne family papers; ms2745 Wymberly Jones De Renne book lists; ms3605 Samuel A. Green to Wymberley Jones De Renne; ms3623 De Renne family catalogues.

Related audiovisual materials from this collection are housed in the Walter J. Brown Media Archive: http://purl.libs.uga.edu/brown/har-ms2819/bmac-coll


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence

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11-11Personal, 1873-1936
boxfolder
21-2Personal, 1937-1986
23Personal - undated and fragments
boxfolder
31-4Business, 1871-1972
35Business - undated
boxfolder
41Georgian magazine, 1910-1911
42Requests for Savannah, Charleston pamphlets, 1929-1931
43-7Wormsloe Library, books, manuscripts, 1898-1969
boxfolder
51-18Wine orders, 1790-1911
519Wine orders - undated
520Wine lists
521Wine miscellany
boxfolder
61-8Legal Documents - Charlton M. Theus, 1938-1947
69Charlton M. Theus - miscellany
boxfolder
71-9Receipts, Bank Statements, 1845-1970
(Receipts for jewelry, statues, & silver)
710Receipts, Bank Statements - undated
 

2. Assorted Items

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81Account book, 1894
(Wymberley Jones DeRenne)
82Account book, 1895
(Wymberley Jones DeRenne)
83Account book, 1934
W.W. DeRenne
84Account book, 1938
W.W. DeRenne
85Account book, 1940-1941
Kentwyn DeRenne
86Address book
Elfrida DeRenne
87-8Address books
89Album, 1847
Letitia Jones
810Army papers, 1917-1925
W.W. DeRenne
811Army papers, 1943
Kentwyn DeRenne
812Art
813Autograph book, 1873-1876
Letitia DeRenne
boxfolder
91Genealogical information
92Birth certificate, U.S. citizen registration
W.W. DeRenne
93Book orders
Kentwyn DeRenne
94Calling cards
95Certificates
96Chinese miscellany
97Coat of Arms
98Confederate Currency
99Confederate Constitution
910Diary, 1876
Letitia DeRenne
911-12Empty envelopes, stamps
913Georgia Bicentennial Celebration
914Georgia documents
915Georgia Hussars
916Insurance papers
917Inventories, lists
918Juvenilia
919Legal documents, 1848-1938
920Medical information
921Membership cards
922Miscellany
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101Notes
102Passport
103School papers
104Will
105Wormsloe-Building specifications
106Wormsloe-Extract of title
107Wormsloe-Memorandums
108Wormsloe-Plans, maps
109Wormsloe-Timber cruise
1010Wormsloe-Visitors Book, 1924-1938
1011Wormsloe Library-Book list (2 vols.)
1012Wormsloe Library-Catalog
1013Writings
 

3. Card Files

box
11Books. A-J
box
12Books. K-Z
 

4. Historic Documents and Transcripts

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131Cherokee type from the Phoenix Press
132Cherokees (notes)
133Confederate Army pass, 1862 June 6
134Confederate Army pass, 1864 July 11
135Floyd, John. Letter to Charles Harris, 1818 July 22
136Greene, Nathaniel
137Howe, Robert. Letter, 1778 December 30 (transcript)
138Jones, Noble W. Accounts - John Conyers, 1777
139Jones, Noble W. Land grants (Photostats)
1310Jones, Noble W. Letter to son, 1793 December
1311Jones, Noble W.; Read. James; Clay, Joseph. Letter to James Foley, 1777 November 6
1312Miscellany
1313Pierce, William. Letter to George Jones, 1787 November 12
1314Plat, 1821 September
1315Sheftall, Mordecai. Account of capture by the British, 1778 December 29 (transcript)
1316Spalding, James. Account statement re. John Jones, 1774 December 12
1317Stally, Joseph. Will, 1770 May 29 (transcript)
1318Telfair, Edward. Letter to Noble W. Jones, 1785 May 19
1319Telfair, Edward. Letter to George Jones, 1797 January 22
1320Twiggs, John. Letter to George Jones, 1795 January 16
1321Variola cases, 1899 February 22-May 15
1322Vatican visiting permit, 1867 April 5
 

5. Photographs



People

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141Agostin?, J.
142Anderson, Luther
143Barrow, Craig Jr. & Elfrida
144Blacks
145Blodgett, Mrs. Samuel (Rebecca)
146Bostwick. E.B.
147Bowles, W.A.
148Brouson?, F.
149Brown, Jan
1410Bulloch, J.G.B.
1411Caldwell baby
1412Caldwell, Mrs. Henry (Frances Floyd) & Becky
1413Carson, Pauline R.
1414Clauden?, Ernst
1415Coerr; Virginia, Fredrica, & Wymberly
1416Crisfield, Josephine & Lillie
1417Cuyler, Telamon (baby) & Grace
1418de Veh, Minnie
1419-23DeRenne, Audrey
1424-25DeRenne, Augusta Floyd
1426DeRenne, Eldrida (Mrs. Craig Barrow)
1427DeRenne, Everard
1428DeRenne, G.W.J.
1429DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. (Mary Nuttall)
1430DeRenne/Jones Families. Group pictures
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151DeRenne, Kentwyn
152DeRenne, Kentwyn
153DeRenne, Kentwyn (Overseas-New Hebrides?)
154-7Re. DeRenne, Kentwyn, 1939-42
photos taken by him?
158-10Re. DeRenne, Kentwyn, 1939-42
photos taken by him?
1511DeRenne, Laura C. (Norris)
1512DeRenne, Letitia
1513-14DeRenne, Wymberley Jones
boxfolder
161DeRenne, Wymberley W.
162-8DeRenne, Wymberley W. (as a child)
169DeRenne, Wymberley W. (as a child with others)
1610DeRenne, Wymberley W. (military photographs)
1611DeRenne, Wymberley W. (with others)
boxfolder
171-19DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Children
1720DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Children
1721DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Family. Group photographs
1722DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Family. Group pictures
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181Dickson, Evelyn White?
182Dockhora?, Gertrud
183Duncan, William
184Floyd, John
185Floyd, (Renaldo?)
186Gamble, Thomas
187Georgia Hussars
187AGeorgia Rifle Team
188Gray, Horace
189Hampton, Wade
1810Herbert, Louis
1811Hill, Benjamin H.
1812Hoynes, Thomas M.
1813Huger, Benjamin
1814Indians
1815Jackson, Andrew
1816Jackson, Henry Rootes
1817Jackson, Thomas J.
1818Jones, George
1819Jones, George Noble II
1820Jones, Mrs. George Noble
1821Jones, Inigo
1822Jones, Josephine
1823Jones, Mary Savage
1824Jones, Noble Wimberley
1825Jones, Noble W. II
1826Jones, Noble Wimberly III
1827Jones, Wallace Savage
1828Knaush, Percival
1829Latrobe, Elizabeth
1830Latrobe, Letitia Gamble
1831Lee, Robert E.
1832Leith?, Albert H.
1833Lovell, Mansfield
1834Lumpkin, Wilson
1835Marmaduke, John S.
1836Moore, Mrs. William
1837Norris, Charles Camblos
1838Noynes?, Mary
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191Oglethorpe, James
192Owens, George W.
193Owens, May
194Pennington, E.L.
195Percival, Earl of Egmont
196Pershing, John
197Polk, Leonidas
198Price, Sterling
199Pringle, S. Duncan
1910Roebling, Bob (baby pictures)
1911Roebling, Eudora DeRenne
1912Roulet, Charles
1913Smith, Eliza
1914Smith Family child
1915Smith, George Washington
1916Smith, Gustavius W.
1917Smith, H.B.
1918Spalding, Isham
1919Spinney?, Dorothea
1920Stevens, Martha
1921Stuart, J.E.B.
1922Taliaferro, W.B.
1923Talmadge, Eugene
1924Taylor, Thomas
1925Theus, Mrs. C.T.
1926Townsend, John J.
1927Vysefry?, Thomas A.
1928Williams, G.S.
1929Wilson, Claudius C.
1930Woffard, William T.
1931Wormsloe-Workers
1932Wright, Marcus J.
1933-36Unidentified people
1937Unidentified people
1938Unidentified people
1939Unidentified people
boxfolder
201Cased Images - DeRenne, Audrey?
202Cased Images - DeRenne, Audrey and Elfrida?
203Cased Images - DeRenne Family-Group pictures
204-6Cased Images - DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J.
207-9Cased Images - DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. and dog
2010Cased Images - DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. and son
boxfolder
211Cased Images - DeRenne, Kentwyn
212Cased Images - DeRenne, Letitia and Wallace
213Cased Images - DeRenne, W.J.
214Cased Images - DeRenne, Wymberley Wormsloe
215-11Cased Images - Unidentified



Places, Miscellany

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221Art
222Art-Flower prints
223Art-Postcards
224Athens, Georgia. DeRenne Residence (Hill St.)
225Automobiles
226Beaver dam
227Bethesda College
228Buena Ventura Ranch (Concho Co., TX)
229Buffalo, NY-Postcard
2210Cemeteries (Bellview & Fairfield)
2211Chapel Hill, NC-Postcard
2212Charleston, SC
2213Charleston, SC-Postcards
2214Chatham Co., GA. Thunderbolt School
2215Documents, manuscripts, etc. (photographic reproductions)
2216Dogs
2217Europe-Postcards
2218Europe-Unidentified places
2219Fort Sumter
2220-24France-Biarritz. Fldrs. 1-5
2225France-Various places
2226Georgia. University. Campus views
2227Germany
2228Great Britain
2229Horses
2230Jones (Noble Wymberly) medical kit
2231Maps (photographic reproductions)
2232Military training-Postcard
2233Niagara Falls
boxfolder
231Savannah, Georgia. Arwood Apartments
232Savannah, Georgia. Avalon (R.J. Travis Home)
233Savannah, Georgia. Beacon light
234Savannah, Georgia. Bonaventure
235Savannah, Georgia. Buildings-Unidentified
236Savannah, Georgia. C&S Bank
237Savannah, Georgia. Candler (Warren) Hospital
238Savannah, Georgia. Chamber of Commerce
239Savannah, Georgia. Christ Church
2310Savannah, Georgia. Churches-Unidentified
2311Savannah, Georgia. City Hall
2312Savannah, Georgia. Confederate Statue
2313Savannah, Georgia. Cunningham (Eva C.) Memorial Bench
2314Savannah, Georgia. DeRenne Apartments
2315Savannah, Georgia. DeSoto Hotel
2316Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park
2317Savannah, Georgia. Gordon Monument
2318Savannah, Georgia. Greene (Nathaniel) Monument
2319Savannah. Georgia. Happy Inn
2320Savannah, Georgia (vicinity). Hermitage Plantation
2321Savannah, Georgia. Hotel Savannah
2322Savannah, Georgia. Houses (unidentified)
2323Savannah, Georgia. Jasper Monument
2324Savannah, Georgia. Johnny Harris Restaurant
2325Savannah, Georgia. Low (Juliette) House
2326Savannah, Georgia. Montgomery Rural School
2327Savannah, Georgia (vicinity) Oglethorpe (James) Monument
2328Savannah, Georgia. Palms Tourist Home
2329Savannah, Georgia. Postcards
2330Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski Monument
2331Savannah, Georgia. River front
2332Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Sugar Refinery
2333Savannah, Georgia. Second Presbyterian Church
2334Savannah, Georgia. Sundial
2335Savannah, Georgia. Sundown Lodge
2336Savannah, Georgia. Telfair Academy
2337Savannah, Georgia. Thomas House
2338Savannah, Georgia. Tomo-Chi-Chi Memorial Stone
2339Savannah, Georgia Views and unidentified places
2340Schrom Lake, New York
2341Steamships
2342Switzerland
2343Tybee Island, Georgia
2344Wadley, Georgia. Postcard
2345Westport, New York. Westport Inn
2346-47Unidentified places
2348Unidentified places



Wormsloe

boxfolder
241Art
242Centennial, 1932
243Cuyler's (Telamon) visit, 1909
244Dairy building
245Dock and water views
246Gate, driveways, etc.
247-8House
249Library
2410Library
2411Maps, plans, etc.
2412-13Postcards
2414Slave houses
boxfolder
251-20Grounds
2521-25Grounds
box
26 Lantern Slides
box
27



Glass Negatives



Oversized Photographs

box
28People
box
29Wormsloe, Virginia, and Japan
box
30



Photograph Albums

 

6. Oversized Materials

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31 Wormsloe Material:
Artwork
Book listCertificatesPlat-Isle of HopePrinted material
box
32Genealogy Charts (3)
boxoversized_folder
331CBlueprints & Maps, 1897-1955
oversized_folder
2CBlueprints and maps (continued), 1896-1955
box
34Scrapbooks
box
35Scrapbooks
oversized_folder
3AWormsloe estate- home- 2 identical mounted photographs, 1901
oversized_folderoversized_folder
4A5AWormsloe estate- lake- 4 identical mounted photos, 1901
oversized_folderoversized_folderoversized_folder
8B7B6BMounted photographs of trees (3 sets of 2-3 identical sepia images), possibly Wormsloe estate
oversized_folder
9B3 mounted photographs: Wormsloe water tower; 2 lake images, possibly from Wormsloe estate
oversized_folder
10BMounted portrait of a woman (3 copies) , circa 1900
oversized_folder
11APrinted engravings of famous men (approx. 10)
oversized_folder
12BIndentures for church pew
oversized_folder
13BPeter Gordon map of ; Savannah newspaper; Confederate Constitution signatures (facsimiles); poster of painting- "Les Halles D'Ypres"
oversized_folder
14BMisc. Art
oversized_folder
15BMisc. Art
 

7. Printed Materials

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36



Subject Files

Clippings re. Cuyler, Telamon
Clippings re. DeRenne Family, Wormsloe, etc.
Clippings re. Georgia-People, places, etc.
Clippings, Miscellaneous
Georgia Bicentennial Calendar
Re. Georgia Bicentennial publications
Georgia Bicentennial stamps
Georgia. Map. Georgia from the Latest Authorities
Georgia. Map Index, 1959
Re. Georgia Sesquicentennial
Re. Georgian
Golden Street Society & West End Aid Social Society by-laws
The Isle of Hope Weekly
Miscellany
Re. Printing by Kentwyn DeRenne
Programs, etc.
Tourilli Fish and Game Club. Annual Report (24th)
Re. Wine
Re. Wormsloe
box
36A



The Blue Print

box
37



Book Plates



Travel Brochures

boxfolder
381Alabama
382Atlantic Coastal Highway map
383Cuba
384Georgia-Allatoona Dam & Reservoir
385Georgia-Augusta
386Georgia-Coast
387Georgia-Dahlonega
388Georgia-Map
389-10Georgia-Savannah. Fldrs. 1-2
3811 The Gimlet
3812Louisiana
3813New Hampshire
3814North Carolina
3815Old Spanish Trail
3816South Carolina
3817Southeastern States
3818Tennessee
3819Virginia
3820Washington, D.C.



Writings

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391Bassett, Anna Stowel. "Some Georgia Records of John Abbot, Naturalist"
392Coulter, E. Merton. "William Bacon Stevens, etc."
393DeRenne, W.W. English Grammar
394DeRenne, W.W. "The International Races at Savannah"
395Duncan, Wilbur H. "Preliminary Reports on the Flora of Georgia"
396Heath, Milton S. "Laissez Faire in Georgia, 1732-1860"
397Melish, J. Howard. "George Foster Peabody"
398Range, Willard. "The Agricultural Revolution in Royal Georgia, 1752-1775"
399Range, Willard. "P.J. Berckmans: Georgia Horticulturist"
3910Wormer, John R. Van. "An Island on the Georgia Coast"
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40Printed Material: Miscellaneous Duplicates
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41Printed Material: Duplicate Wormsloe Material
 

8. Miscellaneous

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45444342Woodblocks
boxbox
4746Artifacts
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1Canvas Roll: Signal Flags, 62nd Brigade