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1 Title:   Hawes family collection of Elbert County land grants  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1791-1830  
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The collection consists of three land grants for land in Elbert County, Georgia: for Moses Fleming, with warrant, survey, and seal, dated 1791, 1793; Moses Fleming, dated 1807; and William Ward, drawn in Dooly County lottery, dated 1821, 1830.
 
  Identifier:   ms3300  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Upshaw family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Upshaw family  
  Dates:   1808-1880  
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The collection consists of papers relating the the Upshaw family of Elbert County, Georgia from 1808-1880. Includes correspondence, bills, receipts, deeds, land grants, Upshaw genealogy, and other legal papers relating mainly to George and James Upshaw.
 
  Identifier:   ms18  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   William S. Stokes daybook  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Stokes, William S.  
  Dates:   1818  
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The collection consists of an account book of William S. Stokes, for his general store located in Petersburg, Georgia. Entries (for the year of 1818) include customer's name, items purchased, and price. Items purchased include food staples, dry goods, liquor, household items, and tobacco.
 
  Identifier:   ms99  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Rose Hill Plantation collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   circa 1950s  
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This collection contains photographs, clippings, historic writing, and detailed auction material regarding this property. Also included are writings and photographs of the Seaboard Air Line Free Traveling Library System that began at Rose Hill Plantation, as well as other papers kept by one of its librarians Elizabelle Langston Swift.
 
  Identifier:   ms4058  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Hillyer family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hillyer family  
  Dates:   1805-1990  
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The collection consists of the papers of the Hillyer family from 1805-1990 with the bulk between 1805-1874. Materials from the early years (1805-1819) pertain to Shaler Hillyer and consist of a letter and account book describing Petersburg, Elbert County, Georgia. The collection contains a memoir written by Junius Hillyer describing life on his family's plantation, slavery, the family's move to Athens, Georgia (1821), Junius' attendance at grammar school, descriptions of and activities at Franklin College (University of Georgia). Also includes photocopies of letters from William Dickerson and Peter Wellborn Martin, friends of the Hillyers; materials pertaining to the publication of THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JUDGE JUNIUS HILLYER; and dedication of a marker at the Freeman Hillyer homeplace in Popular Grove, Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms76  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 Title:   Robert M. Heard papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1940-2003  
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This collection contains correspondence, photographs, legal documents, notes, and the family history of Robert M. Heard. The correspondence relates to the Heard family's property, business matters, personal letters, and personal endeavors. The collection ranges from approximately 1940 to around the time of Robert Heard's death in 2003. Some notable items include awards, degrees, and honors earned by Robert M. Heard.
 
  Identifier:   ms4044  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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7 Title:   John Banks collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks, John, 1797-1870  
  Dates:   1830-1865  
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The collection consists mainly of an autobiography of John Banks written sporadically from 1830-1865. His autobiography outlines his boyhood and family background; service in the Seminole Indian Wars in 1818 in Florida; his involvement in various mercantile businesses in Elbert and Henry counties; his presidency in the Planters & Mechanics' Bank in Columbus; ownership in the Howard Manufacturing Company (textile) in Columbus; the Civil War and his sons', Daniel Watkins, Richard Eugene, and Willis Dunston service in the Confederate Army; and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also includes the Banks family bible containing births, deaths, and marriages, and two published works on the Banks and Winstanley families' genealogy.
 
  Identifier:   ms2540  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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8 Title:   Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Williford, Robert L.  
  Dates:   1951, 1962-1991, 1993  
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The collection consists of papers accumulated by Elberton Star publisher Robert L. Williford from 1951 to 1993. These files relate to his involvement in the development of the Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake located in Elbert County, Georgia. The records include clippings, photographs, and audiovisual materials documenting the dam's history as well as reports and correspondence of both the steering committee and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Correspondees of significance include Richard B. Russell, Herman Eugene Talmadge, President Jimmy Carter, William J. Dorn, Philip Landrum, and Douglas Barnard.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/178/RLW  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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9 Title:   Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Williford, Robert L.  
  Dates:   1978-1985  
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Robert L. Williford Richard B. Russell Dam and Lake Project Files, Series VIII. Audiovisual Materials includes five audiocassettes and one VHS videocassette documenting the construction of the dam, and one betacam videocassette preservation copy of the VHS video.
 
  Identifier:   RBRL/178/RLW_VIII  
  Repository:   Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies  
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10 Title:   Banks family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks family  
  Dates:   1818-1923  
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The collection consists of papers of the Banks family of Elbert and Muscogee Counties, Georgia from 1818-1923. The collection minutely includes indentures and legal documents, but it consists mainly of correspondence between family members. Early letters are addressed to John Banks and concern business activities. Most of the Civil War correspondence is addressed to either Sarah Lucy or John Banks and primarily includes letters from Willis Dunston and Daniel Watkins with a few from George Young and Richard Eugene; all part of the 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment. The letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Other topics discussed include troop movements, marches, causalities, problems with deserters, and the lack of supplies. Some letters also discuss farm management during the war, financial problems, and cotton sales. After the death of Willis Dunston, Daniel Watkins, and Richard Eugene in 1864 the correspondence (1864-1865) consists of letters of condolence to John Banks. Later correspondence (1870-1923 with gaps) contains letters to E.A. (Elbert Augustine) Banks in New York City, mainly from G.J. (Gideon James) Peacock concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia. Other correspondents include Edward Sims Banks and Susan Martha Banks.
 
  Identifier:   ms1571  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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11 Title:   Banks family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks family  
  Dates:   1818-1923  
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The collection consists of family correspondence, indentures and legal documents. Some of the Civil War letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Later correspondence contains letters concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms2343  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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12 Title:   Boyd family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mattox, Mary E. Turner, 1828-1903  
  Dates:   1810-1986  
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This collection contains Anne Boyd's genealogical notes on the Boyd family as well as letters, postcards, deeds, receipts, and photographs of related families in Georgia during the 19th and 20th centuries. The bulk of this collection contains the papers of Minnie Branham Stonestreet, a writer for the Works Progress Administration's Federal Writers' Project during the Great Depression. It includes her notes and drafts for a guidebook of Washington, Georgia; oral histories; and some notes on her work as a genealogist. Also of note are the papers of Luke and Eliza Turner, parents of Mary Mattox. Luke Turner served as a state representative of Wilkes County from 1838-1839.
 
  Identifier:   ms4296  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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