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1 Title:   Grisham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Grisham family  
  Dates:   1814, 1854  
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The collection consists of two items: the Grisham family Bible; and a court document. The Bible contains records of John Grisham, 1715-1814, and continues through several generations, including Joseph Grisham, 1789-1857, who married Mary L. Steele, and had daughter Elizabeth, who married Joseph Emerson Brown. The mortgage deed is between Joseph S. Dial and Joseph E. Brown, of Cherokee County, Georgia, for three lots of land and 10 "negroes" ("Harriet about 44 years old, also...named Maria about twenty two years old and her two children Emila, a girl four years old, and James Al...boy about two years old. Also a negro woman name Aggy about twenty years old and her child a boy named S...about three years old, also a boy named Toby about fifteen years old, and Nathan, a boy about twelve years old...a boy about nine years old and..."
 
  Identifier:   ms3002  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   B.F. Coleman receipt for enslaved people  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ayer & Harrison  
  Dates:   1857 January 7  
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The collection consists of one receipt: dated Columbus, January 7, 1857, for $810.00 paid by B.F. Coleman for the purchase of two enslaved people, witnessed by C.S. Harrison for Burnett Ingram. The receipt is written on a printed form provided by the firm of Ayer & Harrison.
 
  Identifier:   ms3228  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   Bill of sale for an enslaved girl named Catherine  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Glass, Joshua S., 1818-1879  
  Dates:   1850 December 11  
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The collection consists of one bill of sale for an enslaved girl named Catherine exchanged from J. S. and J. D. Glass of Bethel, North Carolina to Ross Crane of Athens, Georgia. The girl is described as being a light-complexioned ten-year-old girl.
 
  Identifier:   ms3899  
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4 Title:   Noble Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Noble Wimberly, 1723-1805  
  Dates:   1754-1838  
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The collection consists of papers of the Noble Jones family of Savannah, Georgia from 1754-1838. Bound in a volume, the papers contain legal instruments including wills and indentures, business records, sales and dispensations of enslaved people, and correspondence documenting land transactions, legal matters, political matters, and family concerns. The materials document three generations of the Jones family including Noble Jones, Noble Wymberly Jones, and George Jones. The last will and Testament of Noble Jones includes the bequest of Wormslow [Wormsloe] and enslaved people.
 
  Identifier:   ms1127  
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5 Title:   Cobb-Newton-Jordan family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jordan family  
  Dates:   1727-1904  
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The collection consists of papers regarding various related familes of Georgia from the nineteenth century, including the Cobbs, the Jordans, and the Newtons. It is primarily made up of correspondence that deals with family matters. Financial papers are also included, such as estate papers, slave bills of sale, and a land grant.
 
  Identifier:   ms3829  
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6 Title:   Seaborn J. Mays papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mays, Seaborn J., d. 1883  
  Dates:   1824-1879  
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The collection consists of receipted bills, promissory notes, and tax receipts of Seaborn J. Mays,including a bill of sale for an enslaved man named Phil, purchased from Thomas R. R. Cobb by Mays, and an enslaved woman named Caroline. A fi fa against William Moon for a dept owed to Mays. Also included is a record book of the Athens Benevolent Society.
 
  Identifier:   ms803  
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7 Title:   Thomas Carr family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Carr family  
  Dates:   1730-1891  
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The collection consists of the papers of Thomas Carr and his son, William A. Carr of Columbia County, Georgia from 1730-1891. Includes correspondence, bills, receipts, land grants, court records, bonds, and slave records. Materials mainly related to late 18th and early 19th century land speculation in Camden County (Ga.), Yazoo purchase, and northeast Georgia. Also includes some material relating to William Low (Mrs. Carr's grandson by her first husband).
 
  Identifier:   ms21  
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8 Title:   Minerva Winstead Sayre papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Sayre, Minerva Winstead  
  Dates:   1838-1858  
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The collection consists of correspondence between Minerva in Athens (Ga.) and Milton Sayre of Mobile (Ala.), written before and after their marriage. The collection also includes the will of Milton Sayre, some deeds, a return for the estate of Alexander Winstead, and slave bills of sale.
 
  Identifier:   ms2849  
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9 Title:   John Ray papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ray, John, -1868  
  Dates:   1829-1868  
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The collection consists of John Ray's day book, docket book, and plantation book. The day book records debts collected from 1831-1844, and contains some notes concerning land; and the docket book contains notes of proceedings and filings in court cases in Coweta County, Georgia Superior Court from 1843-1865. The plantation book records names of people who were enslaved, and account of their clothes, rations, and blankets; notes on legal decisions; and recipes for various illnesses, including heart disease, measles, rheumatism, pneumonia, scarlet fever, and asthma. The collection also includes handwritten papers on heart disease; promissory notes, deeds and indentures for land in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, a bill of sales for two "Negroes" (named "Roland, 2 years old, and Randal, about 7 years old"); tax records; and records of White Oak Plantation (Coweta County, Ga.) and an unidentified plantation. The plantation records record how much cotton was sold (cotton made at White Oak Plantation).
 
  Identifier:   ms119  
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10 Title:   Gazaway Bugg Lamar papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar, Gazaway Bugg, 1798-1874  
  Dates:   1822-1910  
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The collection consists of the personal and business papers of Gazaway Bugg Lamar from 1822-1910. The early records deal with Lamar's business dealings and include stock certificates, bills of sale for slaves, promissory notes, receipts, and correspondence. The bulk of the collection contains correspondence and documents relating to the case of Gazaway Bugg Lamar vs the United States of America concerning the Federal government's seizure of Lamar's assets after the Civil War.
 
  Identifier:   ms10  
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11 Title:   Thomas Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Thomas, active 1852-1858  
  Dates:   1819-1889  
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The collection consists of papers of the Thomas Jones family of Thomas County, Georgia from 1819-1889. Thomas Jones' papers include lists of taxable property (slaves, land, livestock, and equipment); indentures; and receipts for the purchase of slaves (names of enslaved people include Adam, a carpenter, Charles, Randal, John, Betsy, Nancy, Abram, Ann, Eliza, Sam, Ned, Bob, Lucy, Cherry, Nelson, Charlott, Robert, Lindy, and Mary). Letters are from Henry Francis Jones to his sister, and between Edwin T. Davis and Mattie Davis; and regard battles, military strategy, and military life. Papers of E.T. Davis concern Davis's military services, and include diary entries with regard to his service with the Dixie Boys of Company A, 57th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The collection also includes plats, indentures, and writs regarding land in Georgia, mainly Irwin and Thomas counties, and a portrait of Thomas Jones.
 
  Identifier:   ms817  
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12 Title:   Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar family  
  Dates:   1796-1929  
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The collection consists of personal and business papers of the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families from 1796-1929. Early records deal mainly with the Zachariah Lamar family and include deeds, bonds, land grants, receipts, slave bills of sale, and correspondence. The period 1811-1928 covers the Lamar, Cobb, and Erwin families and contains correspondence, both business and personal; bills; receipts; invitations; legal papers; telegrams; tax notices; postcards; case books; letterbooks; scrapbooks; account books; photographs; and genealogical and biographical information pertaining to the Cobb, Erwin, and Lamar families. Also includes information on the law practice and legal firms of the Cobb and Erwin families. Of particular interest are Howell Cobb's order books for the 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment (Cobb's Brigade). The collection includes correspondence and material relating to the following family members: Zachariah Lamar, Howell Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, John Addison Cobb, Sarah Robinson Rootes Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar Cobb Erwin, and Alexander S. Erwin.
 
  Identifier:   ms86  
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13 Title:   Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar, Clarinda Pendleton, 1856-1943  
  Dates:   1792-1936  
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note This collection consists of the papers of Joseph Rucker and Clarinda Pendleton Lamar from 1792-1936 and includes correspondence, scrapbooks, certificates, engagement books, invitations, speeches, and telegrams pertaining to Joseph Lamar's service on the Georgia and U.S. Supreme Courts; Clarinda Lamar's involvement with the Colonial Dames of America; and the Lamars' personal and public life in Augusta, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Correspondents of Justice Lamar, many of whom also continued to correspond with Mrs. Lamar after his death, included Augusta friends W. H. Barrett, J. C. C. Black, E. H. Callaway, Ed. B. Hook and Andrew J. Cobb of Athens. Other notables included Woodrow Wilson, William H. Taft, Charles Evans Hughes, Oliver Wendell Holmes, James A. Garfield, William Jennings Bryan, and Octave Thanet (pseudonym of author Alice French). Mrs. Lamar also corresponded with Helen Taft, Mary Custis Lee, Edith Bolling Wilson, Martha Berry, Daisy Low (Juliette Gordon), and Eleanor and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
 
  Identifier:   ms22  
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14 Title:   William J. Northen family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913  
  Dates:   1790-1959  
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The collection consists of genealogy, land documents, correspondence, financial papers, writings, photographs, artifacts, and printed material. The correspondence includes letters to William J. Northen regarding the establishment of the town of Fitzgerald, Georgia; letters regarding an apparent scandal involving the Farmers' Alliance and Leonidas Livingston; William J. Northen's letters home as he traveled around Georgia in 1907 promoting racial harmony; and two Civil War letters from brothers William and John Henry Neel of the 15th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Company K. The writings contain a journal by William J. Northen in which he writes of his trip to Tallulah Falls, speeches at Mercer University, his 21st birthday, death of his brother, and a letter to his sister regarding conditions at the end of the Civil War. Farm accounts are also included in the journal. Also of interest are slave documents and bills of sale; receipts from Mercer University and the Georgia Baptist Convention when Peter Northen was treasurer; Ruth Northen's photo album containing University of Georgia photographs from 1911-1912 and other travel photographs; and an 1801 indenture between the Catawba Indians and Thomas Neel for land in York County, South Carolina. The following items were separated from the collection: walking cane without the handle and one square back wooden chair with cane seat is housed in Organic storage.
 
  Identifier:   ms3327  
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15 Title:   William Harden family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harden, William, 1844-1936  
  Dates:   1826-1936  
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The collection consists of the papers of William Harden and the Harden family of Savannah, Georgia from 1826-1936. The papers include correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, clippings, as well as speeches and writings of William Harden. The bulk of the collection (1844-1936) consists of correspondence to William Harden or Judge Edward J. Harden. Letters to William Harden pertain to Georgia history and family genealogy as well as letters documenting Harden's duties as Secretary of the Sons of the Revolution (Savannah, Ga.) and as Librarian for the Georgia Historical Society (Savannah, Ga.). Correspondence to Judge Edward Jenkins Harden discusses Georgia politics and law cases. Notable correspondents include Joseph Henry Lumpkin, Charles Colcock Jones, Jr., and Caroline Miller. Also includes correspondence of other family members including John Maxwell Harden, Edward T. Harden, and Ann Harden Morse. Of particular interest, are a series of letters (1826-1857, with gaps) from George Michael Troup to Dr. W.C. Daniels of Savannah (Ga.). Writing from Milledgeville (Ga.) and Washington (D.C.), Troup's letters discuss Georgia and U.S. politics, state rights, Georgia land surveys, public education, tariffs, the nullification issue, and Indian affairs.
 
  Identifier:   ms878  
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