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Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966
Inclusive Dates: 1880-1970
Language: English
Extent: 47.5 Linear Feet (110 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 slide box, 1 oversized box)
Collection Number: ms1788
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (1891-1966) collected and catalogued books relating to Georgia's history, continuing the work of his grandfather, Georgia Wymberley De Renne, and his father, Wymberley Jones De Renne According to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, "He gave Leonard L. Mackall, the De Renne Georgia Library's first and only librarian, carte blanche to fill all significant vacancies on the shelves, and Mackall made much progress before World War I (1917-18) intervened. After the war, De Renne contracted with Azalea Hallett Clizbee of the American Art Association to produce the Catalogue of the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library, which listed and described more than 4,000 items, dating from 1700 to 1929. Business reverses further delayed the work until it was underwritten by De Renne's sisters, Audrey Howland and Elfrida Barrow (who was inducted into Georgia Women of Achievement in 2008), with De Renne supervising the project. The catalog was finally issued in three royal octavo volumes by the Plandome Press in 1931. The catalog became the basis of the sale of the De Renne Georgia Library in 1938 to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, for placement in the University of Georgia Library. There De Renne was employed as a member of the library's staff from 1938 until his retirement in 1956. He sold the Permanent Confederate Constitution to the Regents in 1939, and together with the books of the De Renne Georgia Library, it is now a part of the University's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library."

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

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne and the members of his family, especially Mrs. De Renne and their son Kentwyn. Materials that cover all family members include over seventy years of family correspondence and general materials such as clippings, accounts, invitations, and notebooks. Mrs. De Renne's materials are mainly administraive in nature and reflect her interests and can be found among the series for the Association of Georgia Artists and the Garden Club of Georgia. Kentwyn De Renne's materials include correspondence from the 1940s-1950s and miscellaneous materials. A large amount of material can be found in the financial materials section which has not described beyond year spans. Additionally there is a series for Inigo De Renne, and a small amount of images and miscellaneous relating to the family's activities.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged into 9 series: Series 1. Family Papers Series 2. General Papers Series 3. Association of Georgia Artists Series 4. Kentwyn DeRenne Series 5. Financial Material Series 6. Gardening Material Series 7. Inigo DeRenne Series 8. Address Cards, Curiosa Series 9. Pictures and Scrapbooks


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, MS 1788. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 December 30.

General Notes

There are no box numbers 49-52 or 104-106.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Art -- Georgia -- Savannah.
Association of Georgia Artists -- Records and correspondence
Calendars.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence.
De Renne family -- Correspondence
De Renne, Inigo, -1928
De Renne, Kentwyn -- Correspondence
De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966 -- Correspondence
De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966 -- Correspondence
Financial records.
Garden Club of Georgia -- Records and correspondence
Savannah (Ga.) -- History.
Scrapbooks
Wormsloe Plantation Site (Ga.) -- History.

Related Collections in this Repository

There are several De Renne collections in the Hargrett Library, including the following: MS 1064 George Wymberly Jones De Renne family papers; MS 1064a De Renne family papers; MS 1120(m) De Renne family recipes and remedies; MS 1135 De Renne Confederate manuscripts; MS 1136 De Renne Historical manuscripts; MS 2745 Wymberly Jones De Renne book lists; MS 2819 De Renne family papers; MS 3605 Samuel A. Green letters to Wymberley Jones De Renne; MS 3623 De Renne family catalogues.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Family Correspondence

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11-51895 May-October
161896 December
17-101897 January-December
111-171898 January-December
118-281899 January-December
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21-111900 January- December
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31-111901 January-December
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41-101902 January-December
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51-111903 January-May
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61-111903 May-December and undated
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71-71904 January- May
78-91906 January- Feburary
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811917 February
82-111918 January-December
8121919 December
8131920
8141922 August
8151923 December
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911926 June
92-61927 March-October
97-171928 March- November
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101-81928 November- December
109-171929 January- November
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111-71930 January- November
118-151931 January- December
1116-221932 February- December
1123-261933 February- December
1127-321934 June- November
1133-371935 January- December
1138-471936 February- December
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121-51939 March- December
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131-51940 March- September
136-171941 January- December
1318-291942 February- December
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141-141943 January- December
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151-141944 January- December
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161-141945 January- December
boxfolder
171-81946 January- December
179-181947 January- December
1719-311948 January- December
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181-131949 January- December
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191-151950 January- December
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201-121951 January- December
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211-131952 January- December
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221-181953 January- December
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231-121954 January- December
2313-251955 January- December
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241-121956 January- December
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251-131957 January- December
2514-251958 January- December
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261-121959 January- December
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271-131960 January- December
2714-251961 January- December
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281-141962 January - December
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291-131963 January- December
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301-131964 January- December
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311-121965 January- December
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321-131966 January- December
3214-261967 January- December
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331-131968 January- December
3314-221969 January- July
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341-15Undated
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351-8Undated
 

General Materials and Ephemera



Account books

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3611903, 1903
3621918
3631937
3641946
3651947
3661951-1952
3671952-1960
368undated
369-11Addresses
3612Airline Tickets
3613Apartment Records, 1954
3614Army Material
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37Art album
371-10Artwork
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381-23Calendars (incomplete run), 1900-1967
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391-2Calling Cards
393Cards, miscellaneous
394Certificates



Clippings

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395-19Clippings
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401-24Clippings
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411-23Clippings
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421-35Clippings
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431-17Clippings
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441-14Clippings
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451-14Clippings
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461-18Clippings
4619Composition book
4620Cook book
4621Cut-Outs



Datebooks

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471-71929-1951
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481-71952-1964
488Diary, 1962
489Drawing book
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531Georgia Better Farms, Inc. No. 62 Oconee River-821. Clarke W.U.-103
532Income tax material (restricted)
533Insurance material



Invitations

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534-8Invitations
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541-9Invitations
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551-6Invitations
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561-9Invitations
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571-9Invitations
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581Letter book, 1942-1943
582Letter book, 1946-1947
583Licenses and registrations
584Medical material
585Membership cards



Notebooks

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586-9Notebooks
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591-7Notebooks
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601-10Notebooks
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611-12Notebooks
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621-6Notebooks



Notes, lists, etc.

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627-11Notes, lists, etc.
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631-16Notes, lists, etc.
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641-16Notes, lists, etc.
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651-16Notes, lists, etc.
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661Order book
662Picture Album
663-9Pictures
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671-8Pictures
679Plays
6710Poetry
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7012Ramsdell, Charles Correspondence
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68Recipes
681-11Receipts
6812-17Report cards
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691School dairy
692-3School papers
694-5Scrapbook
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701Stationary
702-3Sympathy cards
704Taylor, Robert Genealogy
705-8War ration coupons, etc.
709Wedding gifts book
7010Wills and related materials
7011Wormsloe
7013-17Writing books
 

Association of Georgia Artists

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711-13Clippings
7114Correspondence , 1934-1960 undated
1935-1937
1941-1949
1956-1960
Undated
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721Envelopes
722Invitations
723Membership cards
724-7Notes, lists, etc.
728Receipts
729Scrapbook
 

Kentwyn De Renne Materials



Correspondence

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731-21940 March
7331948 December
734-141949 January- December
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741-131950 January- December
7414-161951 January- October
74171952 October
74181953 July
74191953 December
7420-271954 February- December
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751-151955 January- December
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761-161956 January-December
7617-191957 January- March
7620-21Undated



Other materials A-Z

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771-15Appointment books, 1951-1955, undated
7716Baby cards
7717Clippings
7718Envelopes
7719Football ticket stub
7720-22Clippings
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781Materials about Kentwyn DeRenne
782Invitations
783-4Jackson Daily News material
785-7Journalism material
788Membership cards
789Misc. notes, typescripts, etc.
7810Pictures
7811Printed material
7812School records
7813Stamps
7814Traffic tickets
 

Financial Materials, 1915-1961, undated

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7911915
7921916
793-41917
7951934
7961935
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801-31936
804-51937
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811-31938
814-71939
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821-31940
824-71941
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831-51942
8361943
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841-61944
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851-91945
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861-71946
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871-81947
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881-101948
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891-101949
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901-81950
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911-111951
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921-101952
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931-101953
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941-71954
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951-61954
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961-81955
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971-101956
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981-81957
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991-81958
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1001-71959
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1011-91959
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1021-111961
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1031-8Undated
 

Garden Club of Georgia Materials, 1925-1967, undated

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1071-30Correspondence, 1925-1967, undated
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1081Address book
1082-5Addresses
1086-7Advertisement
1088Calenders, 1949
1089Certificates
10810Envelopes, empty
10811-18Flowering arrangement
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1091-12Flower Shows
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1101-19Garden Clubs
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1111-11Garden Clubs Athens
11112Garden Clubs
11113-15Trustees Garden Club
11116Garden designs
11117-19Garden tours
11120-22Herbs
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1121-3Journal
1124Membership cards
1125-8Notebooks
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1131-6Notebooks
1137-8Notes, lists, etc.
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1141-15Notes, lists, etc.
11416-33Plants, gardening, etc.
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1151Receipts
1152Ribbons
1153-10Schools
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1161-10Schools
 

Inigo De Renne materials

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116A1Account book
116A2Camp
116A3Cards
116A4Clippings
116A5Guest book
116A6Notes, lists, etc.
116A7Schools
 

Address Cards & Curiosa

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117Address Cards, Curiosa
 

Images & Scrapbooks

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118Pictures
118Scrapbooks
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119Stereographs of Wormsloe