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1 Title:   Robert S. Gilliam family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Durham, Lucy  
  Dates:   1870-1935, bulk 1881-1909  
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The collection consists of papers of Robert S. Gilliam and the Gilliam family of Maxeys, Oglethorpe County, Georgia from 1870-1935. The bulk of the collection (1881-1909) consists of correspondence, financial statements, receipts, and legal documents pertaining to Gilliam's mercantile business. Family correspondence (1882-1898) consists of letters to and from Gilliam's daughter, Sallie Myrt while living in Maxeys or while she was attending LaGrange Female College. Other correspondents include Lucy Durham writing from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) or Athens (Ga.) and Maude Williams. The collection also contains photographs, programs, and invitations relating to the LaGrange Female College.
 
  Identifier:   ms1372  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   John Brown Gordon family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Haralson, Hugh Anderson, 1805-1854  
  Dates:   circa 1841-1979  
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The collection consists of papers of John Brown Gordon and the Gordon family from ca. 1841-1979. Papers relating to John Brown Gordon include correspondence, writings, photographs, and scrapbooks. The correspondence (1861-1930) consists of letters written to his wife, Fanny Haralson Gordon, mainly while Gordon was serving in the Confederate Army in the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland; letters (1864-1870) from Robert E. Lee; and correspondence to and from his family while he was serving as a United States Senator in Washington. Other Gordon family members represented in the papers include Hugh Haralson Gordon, Caroline Lewis Gordon, and Lewis Gordon. The collection contains an interesting set of letters (1941-1948) to and from Rev. John Dawson Gordon, whose parents were enslaved by, and later, servants of the Gordon family from 1854 until they moved to California in the 1890s. The collection also contains papers relating to the Haralson family, consisting mainly of correspondence (1841-1851) between Hugh A. Haralson, while serving in the U.S. Congress, and his wife, Caroline Lewis Haralson, and their daughters Elizabeth, Fanny, and Caroline. Mrs. Haralson's letters to her husband provide an indepth look at her management of their plantation in LaGrange, Troup County, Georgia, while her husband was away from home. The collection also contains genealogical materials relating to the Gordon, Haralson, Hodgson, Howard, and Lewis families.
 
  Identifier:   ms1637  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Lewis Wickes Hine photographs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  
  Dates:   1909-1913  
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The collection consists of photographs by Lewis W. Hine from 1909-1913 depicting child laborers in Georgia. The photographs show mill children at their work or grouped before the mills. A few of the photographs show the shanty towns surrounding the mills where the children lived with their families. The collection includes photographs from the following Georgia mill sites: Augusta, Columbus, LaFayette, Lindale, Macon, Rome, Rossville, Tifton, and Valdosta.
 
  Identifier:   ms989  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Cox College and Conservatory records  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bacon, Milton E., 1818-1886  
  Dates:   1853-1962  
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The collection consists of personal correspondence of the Bacon and Cox families and records relating to the Cox College and Conservatory and its predecessors, Cox College and Southern Female College. The personal correspondence is comprised mainly of letters (1853-1886) from Milton E. Bacon to his children. Written after his tenure at SFC, Bacon is living in Okolona, then Aberdeen, Mississippi where he is involved in female academies. The letters discuss mainly family news, emphasizing the education of his grandchildren and his current position. The collection also includes the personal correspondence of Charles C. Cox (1883-1905) mainly to and from his wife Alice Bacon Cox, his daughter Alice Cox, and his friend Clem P. Steed of Macon, Georgia. Also included are records relating to the Southern Female College (LaGrange, Ga.), Cox College (LaGrange and College Park, Ga.), and Cox College and Conservatory (College Park, Ga.) including college catalogs (1867-1922, with gaps); programs; newspaper clippings; scrapbooks (1857-1912, with gaps) containing programs, flyers, and newspaper clippings; and photographs of the Southern Female College and the Cox family.
 
  Identifier:   ms72  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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