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Felton family papers

Felton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Felton family papers
Creator: Felton family
Inclusive Dates: 1835-1930
Language: English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (570 items in 2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms82
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930) was a writer and tireless campaigner for Progressive Era reforms, especially women's rights. She was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. William Harrell Felton (1823-1909) was a doctor, a Methodist minister, and a member of the Georgia legislature from 1884 to1890.

For more information, see the article "Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and her congressional biography.

William Harrell Felton (1823-1909), Methodist minister, Georgia and U.S. representative, and husband of Rebecca Latimer Felton

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters to and from Dr. and Mrs. Felton, accounts, programs, invitations, pictures, articles, speeches, sermons, etc. The collection also contains letters with autographs of U.S. Presidents Coolidge, Harding and McKinley, Georgians Thomas W. Hardwick, Joseph E. Brown, Robert Toombs, Tom Watson, James Longstreet, Benjamin Harvey Hill, John B. Gordon, and many others who were interested in politics in Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Felton family papers, ms82, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Also known as: Rebecca Latimer Felton and William Harrell Felton collection, 1835-1930.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Correspondence.
Felton, Rebecca Latimer -- Correspondence
Felton, William H. (William Harrell) -- Correspondence
Invitation cards -- Georgia.
Presidents -- United States -- Autographs.
Sermons.
Signatures (names)
Speeches (documents)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Rebecca Latimer Felton papers, ms81.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Letters , 1835-1870
 
12Letters , 1866-1878
 
13Letters , 1874-1877
 
14Letters , 1878-1879
 
15Letters , 1879-1883
 
16Letters , 1880-1881
 
17Letters , 1882-1883
 
18Letters , 1884-1887
 
19Letters , 1884-1887II
 
110Letters , 1890-1899
 
111Letters & Miscellaneous, 1893-1924
 
boxfolder
21Letters , 1900-1919
 
22Letters , 1921-1922
 
23Letters , 1923-1924
 
24Clippings & Handbills, 1845-1929 & undated
 
25Addresses & References, 1852-1929 & undated
 
26Letters, Undated
 
27Letters, 1925 - 1927
 
28Letters, 1928
 
29Letters, 1929
 
210Accounts, Records, Etc., 1877-1929 & undated
 
211Empty Envelopes, 1869-1928 & undated
 
212Programs, Invitations, Etc., 1853-1927 & undated
 
213Pictures