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21 Title:   Robert Toombs papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885  
  Dates:   1850-1883, 1939  
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The collection consists of correspondence of Robert Toombs from 1850-1883. Toombs writes to Julia Ann Toombs while serving in the U.S. Senate in Washington, D.C., and while serving in the Civil War. Correspondence concerns family matters with some political matters mentioned. Of particular interest are several letters from Alexander Stephens to Mrs. Toombs discussing political and family matters. The collection also includes letters to George Walker Crawford, and his son-in-law, Samuel W. Mays, regarding lands owned by Toombs in Tarrant County, Texas.
 
  Identifier:   ms618  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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22 Title:   Clark Howell family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Howell, Harriet Barrett  
  Dates:   1873-1946  
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The collection consists of papers of Clark Howell and the Howell family of Atlanta, Georgia from 1873-1946. The papers include mainly correspondence but also contain clippings, photographs, and speeches. The correspondence (1882-1946) consists of personal letters between Howell and Harriet G. Barrett (Howell) as well as business correspondence pertaining to Howell's editorials and management of the Atlanta Constitution, Georgia and U.S. politics, the 1905 Georgia gubernatorial race, the Democratic Party, and World War I. Correspondents include Alexander S. Clay and David B. Hill. The collection also includes correspondence to Clark Howell, Jr. pertaining to World War II and materials relating to the estate of Evan P. Howell, Clark Howell's father.
 
  Identifier:   ms818  
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23 Title:   William Harden family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Harden family  
  Dates:   1826-1936  
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The collection consists of correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, clippings, as well as speeches and writings of William Harden. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to William Harden or Judge Edward J. Harden. Included are a series of letters from George Michael Troup to Dr. W.C. Daniels writing from Milledgeville, Georgia and Washington, D.C. discussing state rights, Georgia land surveys, public education, tariffs, the nullification issue, and Indian affairs.
 
  Identifier:   ms2349  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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24 Title:   Stephens-Reid correspondence  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1842-1866  
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The collection consists of correspondence relating to the Stephens-Reid families, who were located in Crawfordville, Taliaferro County, Georgia. Included are letters to Mollie Reid with a concentration in early 1962 concerning the death of her husband. Some of her correspondents include Rebecca Burch, a niece by marriage in Thomasville, Georgia, her mother, Mary Elizabeth Booker Stephens, sister Anna Stephens Alexander, and her brothers, John Alexander Stephens, Linton A. Stephens, and William G. (Billy) Stephens. There was also another brother, James Clarence, who is mentioned in some of the letters. Mary's son Leidy is mentioned in nearly every letter.
 
  Identifier:   ms2973  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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25 Title:   Akehurst - Lines family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lines family  
  Dates:   1850-1914  
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The collection consists of correspondence and diaries of the Akehurst and Lines families from 1850-1914. The bulk of the correspondence contains letters between Jennie Akehurst, a teacher at Covington, Georgia and Sylvanus Lines of Fayetteville Georgia during their courtship (1857-1860) and married life (1861-1874). Topics discussed include family matters, life in Georgia, and news of relatives. Another portion of the correspondence consists of letters to and from Daisy Lines while teaching in Irvington, Georgia (1882-1898). Includes drafts of letters to and letters from Jerome Reneau, writing from Greene County, Alabama and Texas; correspondence to Jennie Lines; and correspondence from Daisy's aunt Anna Marie Akehurst Barham. Topics discussed include Reneau and Daisy's friendship, Reneau's farming in Alabama, social events, Daisy's teaching, and family news. The diaries were written by Jennie Akehurst Lines (1859-1861 and 1861-1871) and Anna Maria Akehurst Barham (1861-1871). Jennie's diary entries prior to 1861 mainly concern financial hardships and personal matters. Beginning in 1860, entries discuss the political climate, the 1860 election, abolitionists, and slavery. For 1861-1866, the diary contains information on Georgia's succession from the union, social life and living conditions during the Civil War, problems with slaves, and freedmen. Entries for 1866-1871 again mainly focus on personal matters. The Barham diary contains entries pertaining to the Female Orphans' Asylum (Macon, Ga.), where she was matron, the South's reaction to the Battle of Bull Run, economic and living conditions in Georgia during the Civil War, problems with Confederate currency, cotton planting both during and after the war, and problems hiring and supervising freedmen.
 
  Identifier:   ms73  
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26 Title:   Wilson Lumpkin reminiscences  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lumpkin, Wilson, 1783-1870  
  Dates:   1852  
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The collection consists of reminiscences of Wilson Lumpkin, written entirely in his hand, in 1852. The reminiscences mainly highlight his political career including service as a U.S. Representative; Governor of Georgia; United States Bureau of Indian Affairs, Commissioner to execute the Cherokee Treaty of 1835; and U.S. Senator. Besides the personal reminiscences, the volumes include copies of official correspondence as Governor and Commissioner, and speeches and remarks as U.S. Senator. The reminiscences describe state and national political matters and include extensive information regarding the native American Indians, particularly the Cherokees, and their subsequent removal to the West.
 
  Identifier:   ms1047  
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27 Title:   Henry Rootes Jackson scrapbook  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jackson, Henry R. (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898  
  Dates:   circa 1860  
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One scrapbook containing a number of pamphlets and clippings such as: Biographical Sketches of Hon. John C. Breckinbridge and General Joseph Lane (1860); Address of Hon. John C. Breckinridge preceding the Removal of the Senate from the old to the new chamber, January 4, 1859 (1860); Remarks of Hon. Joseph Lane, Dec. 19, 1859; The dividing line between federal and local authority (1859); Observations of territorial sovereignty (1860); Speech of Hon. J. P. Benjamin, May 22, 1860; Reply of Hon. Jefferson Davis to the speech of Senator Douglas, May 16-17, 1860 (1860); Speech of Hon. Robt. Toombs of Georgia, May 21, 1860; Speech of President Buchanan on the evening of Monday, July 9, 1860; Speech of Hon. Daniel S. Dickinson, July 18, 1860; Speech of Hon. B. F. Hallett, June 25, 1860; Minority report of Mr. Stephen (1860).
 
  Identifier:   ms1313  
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28 Title:   Joseph Henry Lumpkin family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1799-1867  
  Dates:   1780-1903  
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The collection consists of the papers of Joseph Henry Lumpkin and the Lumpkin family of Athens, Georgia from 1780-1903. Includes correspondence, bills, a diary, indentures, lands grants, legal documents, and maps. The bulk of the correspondence is to Joseph Henry Lumpkin (1820-1856) discussing politics, the 1840 presidential election, the Wilmont Proviso (dealing with slavery), legal cases, law practice, and Lumpkin's appointments. Major correspondents include John MacPherson Berrien, Howell Cobb, Ebenezer Staines, and Hiram Warner. The diary was written by Mary B. Thomas, a school girl in Forsyth, Georgia, who later married Edwin King Lumpkin. Written from June - August 1873, Thomas describes her friends, school, social and family life. The collection also contains bills, receipts, and correspondence relating to Colonel Thomas Carr, an ancestor of Lumpkin. The correspondence (1773-1837) describes the Louisiana territory, Saint Louis (Mo.), the War of 1812, politics, and family news.
 
  Identifier:   ms192  
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29 Title:   E. Merton Coulter manuscript collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Coulter, E. Merton (Ellis Merton), 1890-1981  
  Dates:   1745-1942  
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The collection consists of original source material including biographies of prominent Georgians, correspondence of individuals and families, court records from the Superior Court of Jackson County (Ga.), records relating to the Confederate States of America and the Civil War in Georgia, reports and lists of children attending impoverished schools in Clarke County (Ga.), and records relating to slavery in Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms2018  
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30 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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31 Title:   Howell Cobb family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cobb family  
  Dates:   1793-1932  
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The collection consists of papers of Howell Cobb and the Cobb family from 1793 to 1932. The bulk of the collection is correspondence, mostly addressed to Howell Cobb, dating from 1839 to 1868. There is a large amount of correspondence between Howell Cobb, his wife Mary Ann Lamar, and her brother John B. Lamar. The letters discuss politics in both Georgia and the United States, the Confederate States of America including its formation and administration, and information on Cobb's business interests, especially his plantations. After Cobb's death in 1868, the remainder of the correspondence is between other family members including John A. Cobb, Howell Cobb, Jr., Alexander Erwin, and Mary Erwin discussing family and social news, business interests, and legal cases. While the correspondence primarily documents the Cobb, Lamar, Erwin, and Barrow faimilies, there is also a large amount of correspondence from the Jackson, Hull, Rootes, Lumpkin, King, Pope, Rutherford, Prince, and Nisbet families. The earliest material includes indentures and land grants (1793-1829) relating to Zachariah Lamar's business interests. The clippings do not focus on Howell Cobb, with the very rare exception. These seem to have been donated by family but are very general in nature. The journals and diaries are from family members and friends.
 
  Identifier:   ms1376  
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