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Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers
Creator: Newton family
Creator: Carlton family
Creator: Mell family
Inclusive Dates: 1814-1932
Language: English
Extent: 3.8 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number: ms59
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Hamlin Newton (1800-1889) was a businessman and manufacturer who resided in Jefferson County, Georgia until 1837 before moving to Athens, Georgia. His daughter Helen, married Henry Hull Carlton (1834-1905), a Confederate soldier, doctor, lawyer, and state senator and congressman of Athens, Georgia. Their daughter, Helen Newton Carlton married John Dagg Mell, son of UGA Chancellor Patrick Hues Mell.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of the Carlton, Newton, and Mell families of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1814-1932. Contains mainly correspondence of Henry Hull Carlton, Benjamin Mell, Edwin D. Newton, John Hamlin Newton, and other family members. Of particular interest are eleven letters from James Ryder Randall to Edwin D. Newton and Civil War letters (1861-1864) of Henry H. Carlton while serving in the Troup Artillery in Savannah, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia and letters (1861-1862) from Benjamin Mell while serving in Cobb's Legion near Richmond. Also includes land grants, account books, writings, and printed material. The collection contains some material relating to Thomas S. Mell, as treasurer of the Georgia State Teachers College (1927-1932) and general orders of the United Confederate Veterans.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers, ms59, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 March 18.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Athens (Ga.)
Carlton, Henry Hull
Clarke County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia State Teachers College (Athens, Ga.)
Mell, Benjamin
Mell, John Dagg
Mell, Thomas S.
Newton, Edwin Dorset, M.D.
Newton, John Hamlin
Randall, James Ryder
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Teachers colleges -- Georgia.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Veterans -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Correspondence, 1814-829
 
12Correspondence, 1830-1833
 
13Correspondence, 1834-1839
 
14Correspondence, 1840 - 1849
 
15Correspondence, 1850-1855
 
16Correspondence, 1856-1859
 
17Correspondence, 1860-1862
 
18Correspondence, 1863-1864
 
19Correspondence, 1865-1869
 
110Correspondence, 1870-1873
 
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21Correspondence, 1874-1879
 
22Correspondence, 1880-1881
 
23Correspondence, 1882-1883
 
24Correspondence, 1884-1885
 
25Correspondence, 1886-1887
 
26Correspondence, 1888-1889
 
27Correspondence, 1890-1891
 
28Correspondence, 1892-1893
 
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31Correspondence, 1894-1895
 
32Correspondence, 1896-1897
 
33Correspondence, 1898
 
34Correspondence, 1899
 
35Correspondence, 1900-1901
 
36Correspondence, 1902
 
37Correspondence, 1903
 
38Correspondence, 1904-1905
 
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41Correspondence, 1906
 
42Correspondence, 1907
 
43Correspondence, 1908
 
44Correspondence, 1909
 
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51Correspondence, 1910-1911
 
52Correspondence, 1912-1913
 
53Correspondence, 1914-1915
 
54Correspondence, 1916-1917
 
55Correspondence, 1918-1919
 
56Correspondence, 1920-1929
 
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6a1Mell, Benjamin Letters, 1859 - 1862
 
6a2Carlton, Henry Hull Letters, &c.,, 1860 - 1869
 
6a3Randall, J. R. Letters, 1906 - 1907
 
6a4Newton, Dr. E. D. Undated Manuscripts
 
6a5Diary Fragments, 1842 -1861
 
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6b1Misc. Undated Corres.
 
6b2Various Writings inc. Drafts of Bills
 
6b3Misc. Printed Matter
 
6b4Business Papers, Misc.
 
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6c1GA St. Teachers C. Audits, 1927 - 1931
 
6c2GA St. Teachers C. , 1930
 
6c3GA St. Teachers C., 1931
 
6c4GA St. Teachers C., 1932
 
box
7Marion Carlton - 3 account books
 
7John H. Newton - Memorandum book, 1825-1841
 
7Patrick H. Mell - Lecture book - Law & Religion
 
7John H. Newton - Combination letterbook, Accounts & Records book, 1851-1888
 
7Benjamin R. Carlton Account book, 1848
 
7John D. Mell Account book, 1896-1898
 
7Land Transaction book, with index, 1825-1836
 
7Misc. Note & Address books (3 items)
 
7Partial Deck of Playing Cards depicting good luck symbols
 
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8Sermon book, photograph album, and letterbook, undated