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Edwin King Lumpkin papers

Edwin King Lumpkin papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edwin King Lumpkin papers
Creator: Dudley, J. T.
Creator: Lumpkin & Burnett (Athens, Ga.)
Creator: Burnett, Wiley B.
Creator: Lumpkin, E. K. (Edwin King), 1858-1938
Creator: Lumpkin, Edwin King
Inclusive Dates: 1881-1921
Language: English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (7 document boxes, 1 half box)
Collection Number: ms1748
Repository: Hargrett Library
Abstract: The collection consists of papers of Edwin King Lumpkin from 1881-1921. The majority of the collection pertains to Lumpkin's Athens (Ga.) law firm, Lumpkin & Burnett and includes mainly correspondence relating to law cases of Lumpkin and his partner Wiley B. Burnett. The collection contains personal correspondence to family and friends, including his brother Joseph H. Lumpkin, and his wife and children. The personal correspondence pertains to his law practice, social life in Athens (Ga.), Lumpkin's interest in national and state politics, and in particular the campaigns of kinsman Hoke Smith. The J.T. Dudley papers (1906-1912) contain correspondence dealing with buying and selling land throughout the South. The papers of Edwin K. Lumpkin, Jr. (1910-1915) consist mainly of correspondence relating to his legal practice. The papers of Lumpkin's law partner, Wiley B. Burnett contain mainly bills and receipts, with a few letters relating to the law firm.

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edwin King Lumpkin (1858-1938), partner in the Athens, Georgia law firm of Lumpkin & Burnett, married Mary B. Thomas. One of their sons, Edwin K. Lumpkin, Jr. practiced law with his father.

Lumpkin (1853-1938) attended the University of Georgia and received a civil-engineering degree in 1871. In 1878 he married Mary B. Thomas and passed the bar in 1879.

Lumpkin resided in Athens and was the father of three sons and two daughters. His title of judge was merely a courtesy, but he played an influential role in Georgia judicial history.

His wife Mary helped found the first garden club in Georgia in 1891.

Scope and Content

Boxes 1-7 contain only correspondence, much of which is personal or family-related. Letters to each of his children from Judge Lumpkin are found in this collection, while business-related correspondence is concentrated in the Judge E.K. Lumpkin Papers (MS 80). Box 8 contains various materials including receipts, clippings and printed material.

Organization and Arrangement

Organized into four series: (1) E.K. Lumpkin papers, (2) J.T. Dudley papers, (3) E.K. Lumpkin, Jr. papers, and (4) W.B. Burnett papers.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edwin King Lumpkin papers, MS 1748. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 April 2.

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

Athens (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Business records.
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Law firms -- Georgia.
Lawyers -- Georgia.
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1856-1916
Practice of law -- Georgia.
Real estate investment -- Southern States.
Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Edwin King Lumpkin papers, ms 80.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence

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111882
121883
131884
141885
151886
161887
171888
181889
191890
1101891
1111892
1121893
1131894
1141895
1151896
1161897
1171898
1181899
1191900
1201901
1211902
1221903
1231904 January-February
1241904 March-April
1251904 May-June
1261904 July-September
1271904 October
1281904 November
1291904 December & undated
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211905 January
221905 February
231905 March
241905 April
251905 May
261905 June
271905 July
281905 August
291905 September
2101905 October
2111905 November
2121905 December & undated
2131906 January
2141906 February
2151906 March
2161906 April
2171906 May
2181906 June
2191906 July
2201906 August
2211906 September
2221906 October
2231906 November
2241906 December & undated
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311907 January
321907 February
331907 March
341907 April
351907 May
361907 June
371907 July
381907 August
391907 September
3101907 October
3111907 November
3121907 December
3131908 January
3141908 February
3151908 March
3161908 April
3171908 May
3181908 June
3191908 July
3201908 August
3211908 September
3221908 October
3231908 November
3241908 December & undated
3251909 January
3261909 February
3271909 March
3281909 May
3291909 June
3301909 July
3311909 August
3321909 September
3331909 October
3341909 November
3351909 December
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411910 January
421910 February
431910 March
441910 April
451910 May
461910 June
471910 July
481910 August
491910 September
4101910 October
4111910 November
4121910 December & undated
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511911 January
521911 February
531911 March
541911 April
551911 May
561911 June
571911 July
581911 August
591911 September
5101911 October
5111911 November
5121911 December & undated
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611912 January
621912 February
631912 March
641912 April
651912 May
661912 July
671912 August
681912 September
691912 October
6101912 November
6111912 December
6121913 January
6131913 February
6141913 March
6151913 April
6161913 May
6171913 June
6181913 July
6191913 August
6201913 September
6211913 October
6221913 November
6231913 December
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711914 January
721914 February
731914 March
741914 April
751914 May
761914 June
771914 July
781914 August
791914 September
7101914 October
7111914 November
7121914 December
7131915 January
7141915 February
7151915 March
7161915 April
7171915 May
7181915 June
7191915 July
7201915 August
7211915 September
7221915 October
7231915 November
7241915 December
7251916
7261917
727Undated
Edwin King Lumpkin, Jr. (son)
728Undated
Gerdine Lumpkin (son)
729Undated
Joseph H. Lumpkin (son)
730Undated
Joseph Henry Lumpkin (brother)
731Undated
Mamie Lumpkin (daughter)
732Undated
Marion Lumpkin (daughter) - Mrs. Jack Walbridge
733Undated
Mary (Mamie) Thomas Lumpkin (wife)
734Undated
personal
735Undated
business
736Undated
fragments
 

Clippings

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81Clippings
 

Invitation

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82Invitation
 

Legal documents

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83Legal documents
 

Notes, lists, etc.

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84Notes, lists, etc.
 

Printed material

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85Printed material
 

Receipts

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8Receipts
1842-1899
1900-1905
1906-1910
1911-1917 & undated
 

School Certificates

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810School Certificates