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Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Robert S. Gilliam family papers
Creator: Durham, Lucy
Creator: Williams, Maude
Creator: Gilliam, Sallie Myrt
Creator: Gilliam, Robert S.
Inclusive Dates: 1870-1935, bulk 1881-1909
Bulk Dates: 1881-1909
Language(s): English
Extent: 4.4 Linear Feet (8 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Collection Number: ms1372
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: 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.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Robert S. Gilliam was a merchant who resided and worked in Maxeys in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was born in 1852 and died in 1903. He was married to Susan Maxey Gilliam (1856 - 1932). They had one child, a daughter, named Sallie Myrt Gilliam, who was born in 1877 and died in 1960. She married William Gurham (1869-1939), and they had two children, one in 1902 and the second in 1904. Sallie went to La Grange Female College in the 1890s.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Robert S. Gilliam family papers. MS 1372. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Agnes Scott College
Athens (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Business records.
Decatur (Ga.)
General stores -- Georgia.
LaGrange (Ga.) -- History.
LaGrange Female College
Maxeys (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Merchants -- Georgia.
Oglethorpe County (Ga.) -- History.
Stores, Retail -- Georgia.
Women college students -- Georgia.
Women's colleges -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1870
12Correspondence, 1886
13Correspondence, 1889
14Correspondence, 1890
15Correspondence, 1891
16Correspondence, 1892
17Correspondence, 1893
18Correspondence, 1894
19Correspondence, 1895
21Correspondence, January - June 1896
22Correspondence, July - October 1896
23Correspondence, November - December 1896
24Correspondence, January - March 1897
25Correspondence, April - May 1897
26Correspondence, June - December 1897
31Correspondence, January - April 1898
32Correspondence, May - December 1898
33Correspondence, 1899
34Correspondence, 1900
35Correspondence, 1901
36Correspondence, 1902
37Correspondence, 1903
38Correspondence, 1904
39Correspondence, 1906
310Correspondence, 1911
311Correspondence, 1919
312Correspondence, 1935
313Correspondence, Undated
41Statements, Receipts, 1881
42Statements, Receipts, 1882
43Statements, Receipts, 1883
44Statements, Receipts, 1884
45Statements, Receipts, 1885
46Statements, Receipts, 1886
47Statements, Receipts, 1887
48Statements, Receipts, 1888
49Statements, Receipts, 1889
410Statements, Receipts, 1890
411Statements, Receipts, 1891
412Statements, Receipts, 1892
413Statements, Receipts, 1893
51Statements, Receipts, 1894
52Statements, Receipts, 1895
53Statements, Receipts, 1896
54Statements, Receipts, 1897
55Statements, Receipts, 1898
56Statements, Receipts, 1899
57Statements, Receipts, 1900
58Statements, Receipts, 1901
59Statements, Receipts, 1902
510Statements, Receipts, 1903
511Statements, Receipts, 1904
512Statements, Receipts, 1905
513Statements, Receipts, 1906
514Statements, Receipts, 1907
515Statements, Receipts, 1909
516Statements, Receipts, undated
517Legal Documents
519Bill of Sales
61Sallie Myrt Gilliam documents
Includes letters to her from parents; Maxeys High School report cards (1886-1890); La Grange Female College report card (1895); La Grange monthly writing exam; and her Roudebush Writing System Intermediate Chart Book.
62Invitations and Programs
Includes Sallie's La Grange graduation programs and invitations; marriage invitations; concert and play invitations; La Grange Sophomore Day (1896) and Senior Day invitations (1898); Park High School closing exercises program (1896); circular of the Washington Seminary (1888); Kentucky University commencement invitation (1894); and National Eclectic Medical Association invitations.
63Two medicinal remedies
64Statements certifying home doctor visits
Includes: unidentified portraits, Thomas E. Watson, and Fannie Pulliam.
66Writings (short stories, poetry, and letters)
81-2Pair of scissors and the Standard Falconia Crayons (16)
81Printed Material
Includes: Roosevelt House newsletter (1924); Oglethorpe County & The Bicentennial; Historical Indian Stories by Chief Eagle Eye; and My Record and Indorsements by Charles H. brand.
82Printed Material
Includes: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens in serial form; Tract on Evolution (about the Scopes Trial); Gonorrhea in Males and Its Cure pamphlet; and Why a Merchant Should Furnish to the Bradstreet Company.
83Printed Material
Includes: a copy of The Atlantic Monthly (1886); US Dept. of Ag. Crop Report (1896); Pope & Fleming Special Weekly Report on the Cotton Market (1896); Famous Comic Recitations book (1893); and One Hundred Choice Selections book.