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De Renne family recipes and remedies

De Renne family recipes and remedies

Descriptive Summary

Title: De Renne family recipes and remedies
Creator: De Renne family
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1949
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 17 folders
Collection Number: ms1120
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Between 1844 and 1969 the first three generations of the De Renne family of Savannah made notable contributions to Georgia history by collecting materials relating to the state's past and by printing primary sources and other historical works relating to Georgia as colony and state." George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).

For more information, see the article De Renne Family in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of cooking and medicinal recipes spanning several generations of the DeRenne family. In addition to recipes for various dishes, there are numerous remedies and prescriptions for household time-savers and minor illnesses, as well as newspaper clippings covering the a broad range of topics.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

De Renne family recipes and remedies, ms 1120. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: De Renne family catalogues (photocoy), ms 1064; Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, ms 1788; Wymberley Jones De Renne book lists, ms 2745; De Renne family papers, ms 2819; De Renne family catalogues (photocoy), ms 3623.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

14Jellie & Pickles
15Meat & Fish
110Wines & Beverages
111Recipe book
112Recipe book
113Remedies & prescriptions
114Newspaper clippings from Confederate Newspapers
115Newspaper clippings poetry
116Newspaper clippings various subjects
117Printed Material, Photograph, business cards