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William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers

William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers
Creator: Coleman, William Lewis, 1853-1940
Inclusive Dates: 1878-1911
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.2 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 2 half boxes)
Collection Number: ms137
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Lewis Coleman (1853-1940), farmer and general store operator, resided in Devereux, Hancock County, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of William Lewis Coleman, Jr. and the Coleman family of Devereux, Hancock County, Georgia from 1878-1911 and includes correspondence between various family members including William Lewis Coleman, his wife Katie Amoss Coleman, and their children Henry A. Coleman, Eliza T. Coleman, and Alma Coleman (while living in Atlanta, Ga.) mainly discussing family and business matters. The collection contains information regarding William Lewis Coleman's general merchandise business including bills, receipts, and some correspondence. The collection also contains school work, advertising brochures of merchandise goods, and leaflets.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Kenneth Coleman in 1965 and 1973.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Business records.
Coleman, Alma
Coleman, Eliza T.
Coleman, Henry A.
Coleman, Katie Amoss
Devereux (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
General stores -- Georgia.
Hancock County (Ga.)
Merchants -- Georgia.
Stores, Retail -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1878-1893
12Letters, 1894-1895
13Letters, 1896 December 31, 1897
14Letters, 1896 January-April 27
15Letters, 1898 May 1-December 28
16Letters, 1899 January-June 16
17Letters, 1899 July-October
21Letters, 1899 November-December
22Letters, 1900 January-February
23Letters, 1900 February 19-March 30
24Letters, 1900 April 5-30
25Letters, 1900 May-June
31Letters, 1900 July-September
32Letters, 1900 October-December
33Letters, 1901 January-April
34Letters, 1901 May-August
35Letters, 1901 September-December
36Letters, 1902 January-July
37Letters, 1902 August-December
41Letters, 1903 January-April
42Letters, 1903 May-September
43Letters, 1903 October-December
44Letters, 1904 January-October
45Letters, 1905 May-December
46Letters, 1906 January-October
47Letters, 1906 November-December
51Letters, 1907 January-February
52Letters, March 1907
53Letters, 1907 April-October
54Letters, 1908
Letters, 1909
Letters, 1910
Letters, 1911
58Letters, 1911
59Letters, 1913-1915
61Letters, 1916-1919
62Letters, 1920-1939
63Letters, Undated
64Letters, Undated
65Miscellaneous, Undated
66Pictures, Photos, Undated
71Printed Material
72Printed Material
81School works
82School works
83Account Books
86School works
91School works
92School works
93Bills & Receipts
94Bills & Receipts
95Bills & Receipts
96Bills & Receipts