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Collection of miscellaneous Georgia documents

Collection of miscellaneous Georgia documents

Descriptive Summary

Title: Collection of miscellaneous Georgia documents
Creator: Abrams, Harvey Dan
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1977
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms2051
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Harvey Dan Abrams was an Atlanta bookseller and appraiser who collected these items. He is the nephew of Medora Field Perkerson.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of autographs, indentures, correspondence, invitations, newspaper clippings, receipts, legal documents, leases, and some photographs. The collection also includes several court documents issued in the counties of Lawrence, Mobile, and Marion, Alabama; correspondence from political figures; and papers collected from other cities in the United States, located in Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. Some notable correspondents and mentioned names include Lionel Barrymore, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas R. Marshall, William Harman Black, William Harman Black, Sam Nunn, Adlai E. Stevenson, and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Collection of miscellaneous Georgia documents, ms2051, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors -- Correspondence.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Georgia -- History -- 20th century.
Indentures -- Georgia.
Poets, American -- Correspondence.
Politicians -- Correspondence.
Receipts (Acknowledgments) -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Autographs, 1887-1962
Autographs include Elihu Stone, Dennis Yeats Wheatley, Charles Nagel, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Nicholas Longworth, Charles P. Taft, Tudor Jenks, and Holman F. Day.
12Atlanta, Georgia, 1818-1973
Last will and testament of William Mitchell of Dekalb; Correspondence to Sallie Lockhart, signed "J.W.B."; D. Appleton & Company receipt; Correspondence to Miss. Northen, signed "S.D. Bradwell," on Office of State School Commissioner letterhead; Roosevelt-Wallace Clubs of Georgia letterhead; Sympathy card from Lionel Barrymore addressed to Adrienne Battey; Letter addressed to Mr. and Mrs. K.G. Schaid, typewritten on Kimball House letterhead; Atlanta Debutante Club invitation; Typewritten letter on Thomas Spencer letterhead; Letter addressed to Alfred W. Brewerton, from Frank Daniel of the Atlanta Journal; Newspaper clippings regarding Alfred Brewerton (in Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution envelope); Envelopes addressed to Miss Adrienne D. Battey; Letter addressed to Mr. Schaid, from Mrs. Frank Mack; Typewritten letter to Anna Belle, from Dean Dickens of the Atlanta Traffic and Safety Council; Letter to Mrs. George Slappey, from Oliva Mulholland; Letter to Mr. Abrams, signed "Franny D. Hinton"; Handwritten letter on John J. Woodside, The Renting Agent letterhead.
13Columbus, Georgia, 1837-1883
Daniel Dougald title to land; Greenwood & Grimes receipt; E. Barnard & Co. receipt; Lot distributions by Seaborn Jones; handwritten of instructions; Letter to Reverend J. H. DeVotie, from J.H. Campbell; Handwritten letter on Iron Works Company letterhead
14Muscogee County, Georgia, 1838
Indenture between Richard James and Felix Lewis for enslaved man named Jesse Matson... and woman named Sealy.
15Talbot County, Georgia, 1872 February 6
Lease of Wheeler and Wilson sewing machine between Whyte & Harral and Henry Persons
16Walton County, Georgia, 1854-1863
Indenture for lots of land; Appointment
17Georgia, various counties, 1847-1969
Map of Georgia; Letter written on Georgia Military Academy, Savannah, Georgia letterhead, addressed to "Hon. L.R. Ray," signed "R.J. Burgess"; Indenture, Franklin County, with pasted newspaper clipping with the caption "Land and negroes"; Indenture, Gwinnett County; Letter signed "Milledge Murphy"; Statement, Hogansville, Georgia, to Milton H. Hightower; Letter written on Office of J.B. Strong, Ordinary letterhead, LaGrange, Georgia; One Word More by Ralph McGill; Letter from Greenville, Georgia, signed "L.H. Blalock"
18Alabama, 1819-1870
Court document, Lawrence County, concerning the body of Colbert Baker; Lawrence County, oath of John Woods; Court document, Lawrence County, concerning Thomas N. Pettus, James Kinnebrough, and William Hughes; Court document, Lawrence County, summons of John Woods; Notice, Lawrence County, in the suit James Kinniburgh, of William Hughes, vrs. Thomas N. Pettus; Circuit Court document, Lawrence County, William Banks, plaintiff; Note, Mobile, from John Sanders regarding sales of cotton; Promissory note, Mobile; Promissory note, Marion, to pay Edward Blunt; Court document, Lawrence County, John Littleton, administration of Estate of C.B. Malone vs. Charles Swoope; Summons, Lawrence County, George Gray, executor of Jonathan Gray
19Other states and countries, 1868-1977
Letter, Illinois, from Wilbur Nesbit; Letter to Probate Judge of Jewell County, Kansas; Memorandum, Bracken County, Kentucky; Note, Jefferson County, Kentucky, from Henry Watterson, editor of the Courier-Journal, concerning an autograph Julius Caesar or Josh Billings; Letter, Columbia, Caldwell Parish, from Daniel Mayo; Letter, Boston, to Mr. John T. Johnson, from Edward A. Horton, Unitarian Sunday-School Society, regarding the new library of the Liberal Church League; Letter, to Mr. L.C. Pritchett, from Goodspeed's Book Shop, Boston; Letter, Water Valley, Mississippi, from "Nannie A. Reed"; Letter, New York, from W.W. Denslow; Handwritten note, signed "Clinton Scollard"; Typewritten note, New York, addressed to S.Y. Tupper, Jr., from Eric Pinker, regarding Tupper's short story; Letter, New York, to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, from M.V. Robinson, editor, American Surveys, regarding Carlota Oppenheimer's new book; Letter, Washington D.C., to Mrs. Thomas P. Yonts, from Author Krock, New York Times; American Red Cross 2nd War Fund acknowledgment of Patriotic Services certificate; Letter, Oak Hall, Philadelphia, from John Wanamaker; Extract from William L. King letter, Williamsburg South Carolina; Letter, Anderson; Letter, Nashville, Tennessee, to Paul Jones of The Atlanta Constitution, from Bill Anderson, regarding Paul's story titled The Better Sex; Legal document, Nacogdoches, Texas; Letter, Kurimoto, Japan, to the Busy Bee Society of the Baptist Church, Bowman, Georgia, from Mrs. W.H. Clarke; Letter, Cedar Springs, Ontario, to Mr. Duffy, signed "Arthur Stringer"
110Unknown locations, 1818-1877
Receipt, J.T. Litefoot; Note, to Mr. Hall, from Kate Masterson; Note, to Mr. Duffy, from Kate Masterson; Letter; Theological Club meeting reminder; Certificate, Board of Trustees of Jefferson College, Nathan Whiting; Letter, Louisville, "Dear Edwin"; Letter, Mt. Meigs, to Dr. Mitchell; Letter, Matthews Bluff, from Bessie Thomson
111Political, 1882-1973
Letter, Washington, to Miss Marion R. Swingley, from Mildred Hace, Secretary to Mrs. Hoover, regarding Mrs. Hoover's autograph; Letter, The White House, Washington, to Mr. and Mrs. Allen, from M.A. LeHand, Private Secretary, regarding the Allen's birthday greeting to the President; Invitation of President William McKinley and Mrs. McKinley; Invitation to the opening of the Electrical Exhibition by Theodore Roosevelt; Letter from Thomas R. Marshall, Indianapolis, Indiana; Letter to Logan E. Bleckley, Capitol Building, Atlanta, from William Harman Black, Supreme Court of the State of New York, regarding a favor and a book; Letter to Mrs. John F. Marsh, Chicago, Illinois, from Charles H. Percy, United States Senator, regarding U.S. bombing in Cambodia; Letter to Samuel Y. Tupper, Jr., Atlanta, Georgia, from Sam Nunn, United States Senate, regarding the selection of the new Vice President; Letter to Mrs. John F. Marsh, Chicago, Illinois, from Adlai E. Stevenson, United States Senate, regarding the bombing of Cambodia; House of Commons admissions; Letter from Levi P. Morton; Thank you note from the Duke and Dutchess of Windsor, South Hartfield House, Colmans Hatch, Sussex
112Photographs, 1928-1935
113Printed material, 1858-1951
Why baptize infants? pamphlet, Hollis Street Society pamphlet, Harvard University commencement admissions ticket; Another Christmas poem by Louise Barili; The Voice From Heaven poem by Louise Barilir; An Adventure in Unity from The Friends Meeting of Washington, D. C., Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress, France's New President by Charles H. Sherrill