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Murrell family papers

Murrell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Murrell family papers
Creator: Murrell family
Inclusive Dates: 1832-1977
Language(s): English
Extent: 13.1 Linear Feet 22 document boxes, 2 cartons, 1 artifact, 3 oversized folders
Collection Number: ms2326
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

George Washington Harlan Murrell (b. 1806) was a merchant who emigrated to Walton County, Georgia. He married Judith Amanda Melvina Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Rene and Sidney Briscoe Stone, and they had nine children, the eighth of which was George Thomas Murrell (1848-1909), who married Leila Wade Morton.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal family correspondence, reminiscences by G.W.H. Murrell relating to his Civil War experiences and those of Cobb's Legion, business records, family genealogy, and a sampling of artifacts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Murrell family papers, ms2326, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2010 January 28.

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

Clarke County (Ga.)
Georgia -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
Murrell, Elizabeth
Murrell, Ermine
Murrell, George Thomas, 1848-1909
Murrell, J. H.
Murrell, Joseph W.
Murrell, Leila Wade Morton
Newton County (Ga.)
Oxford (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.
Point Lookout (Md.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Populist Party (U.S.)
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Walton County (Ga.)
Winterville (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Murrell family papers, ms2355.

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. General Correspondence

101-6Undated correspondence, 1977
107-8Empty Envelopes

2. Business Papers

1111832 (1 item)
1121833 (1 item)
1131834 (1 item)
1141837 (1 item)
1151839 (1 item)
1161840 (3 items)
1171841 (3 items)
1181842 (1 item)
1191843 (2 items)
11101844 (1 item)
11111847 (1 item)
11121848 (2 items)
11131850 (1 item)
11141854 (2 items)
11151855 (4 items)
11161856 (1 item)
11171857 (3 items)
11181858 (2 items)
11191859 (4 items)
11201860 (2 items)
11211861 (1 item)
11221862 (2 items)
11231863 (1 item)
11241864 (2 items)
11251865 (7 items)
11261866 (9 items)
11271867 (3 items)
11281868 (1 item)
11291869 (1 item)
11301870 (3 items)
11311871 (1 item)
11321873 (1 item)
11331874 (2 items)
11341875 (1 item)
11351876 (10 items)
11361877 (10 items)
11371878 (12 items)
11381879 (5 items)
11391880 (8 items)
11401881 (12 items)
11411882 (2 items)
11421883 (4 items)
11431884 (20 items)
11441885 (16 items)
11451886 (4 items)
1111887 (6 items)
1121888 (17 items)
1131889 (7 items)
1141890 (5 items)
1151891 (6 items)
1161892 (10 items)
1211893 (36 items)
1221894 (27 items)
1231895 (32 items)
1241896 (59 items)
1251897 (70 items)
1261898 (57 items)
1271899 (48 items)
1281900 (18 items)
1291901 (48 items)
12101902 (32 items)
12111903 (52 items)
1212(H.R. Palmer & Sons), 1903 (51 items)
12131904 (59 items)
12141905 (69 items)
12151906 (38 items)
1311907 (13 items)
1321908 (28 items)
1331909 (32 items)
1341910 (45 items)
1351911 (60 items)
1361912 (50 items)
1371913 (77 items)
1381914 (63 items)
1391915 (41 items)
13101916 (98 items)
1411917 (28 items)
1421917 (54 items)
1431918 (69 items)
1441918 (146 items)
1451919 (281 items)
1461920 (117 items)
1471921 (33 items)
1511922 (12 items)
1521923 (53 items)
1531924 (7 items)
1541925 (13 items)
1551926 (5 items)
1561927 (2 items)
1571929 (1 item)
1581930 (57 items)
1591931 (19 items)
15101932 (55 items)
15111933 (36 items)
15121934 (10 items)
15131935 (3 items)
15141936 (2 items)
15151937 (6 items)
15161942 (4 items)
15171944 (2 items)
15181945 (1 item)
15191946 (7 items)
15201947 (7 items)
15211948 (8 items)
15221959-1969 (1 item)
1523No Date (117 items)
1524Checks (1 item)
1525Household Records (4 items)
1526Land records Clarke County (1 item)
1527Land records, DeKalb County (1 item)
1528Land records, Walton County (1 item)
1529Land records, Wilkes County (1 item)

3. Personal Papers

161Address book and name lists (9 items)
162Autograph album (Mental Photographs) (1 item)
163Autograph album (Leila Morton) (1 item)
164Autograph album (Jennie Murrell) (1 item)
165Autograph album (Jennie Murrell) (1 item)
166Calling cards (52 items)
167Christmas cards (37 items)
168Confederate reminiscences of George Murrell (14 items)
171Diary (Elizabeth Murrell), 1905 (1 item)
172Genealogy (41 items)
173Greeting cards and invitations (60 items)
174Journal (George T. Murrell), 1892-1894 (1 item)
175Murrell, Estelle (1 item)
176Murrell, Jennie (4 items)
177Murrell, Mrs. Leila W. (3 items)
178Notebook of George W.H. Murrell, 1843-1849 (1 item)
179Notebook of Nina Murrell, 1890 (1 item)
1710Notebook, 1871-1875 (1 item)
1711Notebook, 1875-1877 (1 item)
181Notebook, 1879 (1 item)
182Notebook, 1920-1935 (1 item)
183Notebook, undated (1 item)
184Photographs (14 items)
185Photographs (23 items)
186Photographs (1 item)
187Photographs-album (1 item)
191Scrapbook (1 item)
192Will, George W.H. Murrell (1 item)
193Will, Mildred Elizabeth Murrell (1 item)
194Writings of George T. Murrell (8 items)
195Writings of Jennie Murrell (11 items)
196Writings of H. F. Pittard (1 item)
197Writings-unidentified (4 items)

4. Advertising Pamphlets and Leaflets

201Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (47 items)
202Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (32 items)
203Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (25 items)
204Advertising premiums (56 items)
205Advertising premiums (miscellaneous) (32 items)
206Advertising premiums (movie stars) (23 items)
207Advertising premiums (Post cereal-Roy Rogers) (11 items)
208Christmas cards (6 items)
209Cherokee Cover Church records (1 item)
2010Freemasons. Zanathustra Lodge (1 item)
2011Georgia-miscellaneous printed materials (14 items)
2012Georgia Farmers Alliance (4 items)
2013Monteagle Assembly (1 item)
211Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (47 items)
212Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (19 items)
213Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (24 items)
214Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (59 items)
215Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (59 items)
216Oglethorpe County Commission Appointment (1 item)
217Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915 (2 items)
218Paper Dolls (77 items)
221Post Cards-Greetings (56 items)
222Post Cards-Greetings (68 items)
223Post Cards-Scenes (44 items)
224Recipes (23 items)
225Religious Pamphlets & ephemera (25 items)
226Religious Pamphlets & Ephemera
226Specimen pages of No. 5 Songs of Love and Praise
226Sample pages from Songs of Love & Praise, No. 4 (Two copies)
226Specimen pages of Bright Melodies
226Our Christmas Songs, Number One... By Edward Roberts. Dalton Ga., 1893
226Christmas Suggestions... By David C. Cook. Chicago, Ill., 1895
226The Nazarene. Christmas Number. Vol. XI, No. 59, (December 1924)
226Hood's Christmas Annual No. 20
226The Advent of the King, a New Christmas Service for Sunday Schools... Dalton, Ga., 1895 (Two copies)
226Mother Goose & Her Family as Mission Workers, By Mrs. O. W. Scott
226Christ Our Shepherd, a Service Prepared by W. A. Pickell, Phila., 1897
226The Enchanted Castle, a Grand Christmas Cantata in Two Parts..N.Y., 1896
226Word Edition Anniversary Greetings, No. 12, "On to Victory."
226The Prince Trumphant, an Easter Service for Sunday Schools...Phila., 1899
226Garlands of Praise for Children's Day. Arranged by Rev. Robert F.Y. Pierce, 1895
226Recitations for "Children's Day,", 1895
226Anniversary Greetings No. 12. On to Victory, an Origian Childrens Day or Anniversary Service for Sunday Schools, 1898
226Supplement to the Children's Day Service for, May, 1898
226Supplement to the Children's Day Service for, May, 1899
226A Floral Crown, a Service for Children's Day. Compiled by Eliza E. Hewitt and J. Wesley Hughes..., 1900
226Money Barrel Concert Exercise. Arranged by Belle Kellog Towne
226Monteagle International Training School Session of, 1909 (Two copies)
226Rush Hour at the Cafeteria, by Carleton E. Null, Actual Experience Series
226An Appeal for Work and Workers. Adult Leaflet, January, 1916
226Sample pages from Gospel Songs No. 2. By Palmer Hartsough and J. H. Fillmore
226Advertising brochure for David Cook's Sunday-School Papers
226A Tithing Talk, by R. H. Bennett
226Infidels and their Work. American Tract Society
226The Banners of the Nations. A Missionary Exercise prepared by Mrs. O. W. Scott
226Mission Study Class Manual: How to Organize and Conduct a Class, by B. Carter Millikin, 1906
226The Staple. Athens First Methodist Church, 1959 (Four issues)
226First Methodist Church, Athens, bulletin for, 22 April 1934
226"Packing Pork to Pay Expenses" : An Incident in the Life of D. L. Moody
226The Everlasting Covinant: Message No. 5
226Homecoming and Dedication Service, Bessemer City Baptist Church, Bessemer City, N. C. Sunday, Broadside, April 27, 1941
226Read this second. We know the first to whom this communication is sent is interested in the organized (Co-operative Helpful) Sunday School movement... Broadside
226Paster of The Call of the First Disciples. Providence Lith. Co., 1905
226Religious Pamphlets & Ephemera (30 items)
227Serving patterns (2 items)
228Annual Exercises of Winterville Academy, G. B. Atkisson, A. M., Principal. Senior Division...Chronical Print, Athens, Ga. Broadside, Thursday, June 21, 1888
228Charter and Ordinances Town of Winterville, Ga. (Greensboro, Ga., Press of the Hearld Journal), 1905 (28p.)
228Pittard Banking Company Winterville, Georgia "The Growing Bank"... Leaflet, 1917
228Winterville High School 11:00 a.m., Pageant by Prof. W. W. Reits. "A Child Shall Lead Them." (History of the Winterville School)... Leaflet, October 26, 1923
228Winterville High School Literary Society Program Friday Night, Broadside, March 29, 1929
228Big Auction Sale of Lots About Ten Acres Each: The Bruno Winter Property in front of Old Simmons Place, Winterville, Ga. Easy Terms, Friday March 3, Leaflet, No date
228Winterville Miscellany (6 items)

5. Printed Books, Pamphlets, and Ephemera

23Hill, Mrs. A. P. Mrs. Hill's New Cook Book...New York, 1877
23Smith, Charles H. A School History of Georgia... Boston, 1896
23Longfellow, Henry W. The Courtship of Miles Standish... Revised Literature Series. Boston, 1886
23Official Automobile Blue Book 1920...Vol. 6... N. Y., 1920
23Ewell, James. The Medical Companion on Family Physician... Philadelphia, 1836
23Phinizy, H. H. In Memoriam Ferdinand Phinizy, Died October 20, 1889...Augusta, 1890
23Vermilye, Elizabeth B. The Life of Alexander Duff. Chicago, 1890
23Farmers Ready Reckoner. Athens, 1919
23Holy Bible. Philadelphia, 1858
(title-page for Old Testament lacking).
23Cotton Manual. Athens, 1907
23Hymnal (miniature size)
Lacks title-page and first 38 pages of text
23Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, December 15, 1941
(has Pearl Harbor stories-George F. Pittard was there when Japanese attacked).
23The Mentor, Vol. 9, No. 4, (May 1, 1921)
23National Farm and Fireside, Vol. 18, No. 10 Wash., D. C., (May 17, 1890)
23Spring Songs and Sketches. New York, E. P. Dutton, n. d.
23Love. Buffalo, Hayes Lithographing Co., n.d.
23Good Luck and Love. Buffalo, Hayes Lithographing Co., n.d.
23The National Geographic Magazine: Specimens in Miniature...Vol 26, No. 3, 1915
23Wilkes-Barre Philharmonic Club...First Public Rehearsal. Phillips' Academy, Thursday Evening, ... Broadside, June 15, 1882
23Scenes on the Cripple Creek Short Line. Duncan, n.d. Brochure
23A Man from this House is now serving his country at the front in the United States Navy... Broadside card
23"Composite picture of the Youthful, New Blood, New Deal Judges... Broadside card
23Fragment of an illustrated broadside listing Candidates."
23Sketched dittograph map of Virginia Beach, Virginia
23Illustrated stationery for the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D. C. (4 folders)
23Sheet Music (4 folders)
23Students' Handbook of the University of Georgia. Presented by the Young Men's Christian Association, Second Edition, 1901-1902
23To the Military of Georgia: The existence and future progress and prosperity of the volunteer soldiery of the State is dependent upon enactment... Atlanta, Ga., Broadside, August 6,1892
23Emery College, Oxford, Georgia. Commencement Day, Wednesday, July 21, 1875. Augusta, Ga.: Chronicle and Sentinel Job Printing Office Leaflet, 1875
23L.G.I. Players present Eliza Comes to Stay: A force in three acts by H.V. Esmond. Under the direction of Rosa Hamm Combs. Locust Grove Auditorium..., 1929
23Athens High School, Athens, Georgia. Graduation exercises, Auditorium, Tuesday evening, June 4, 1924
23Greetings from Gainesville, Georgia. Accordion Fold
23Facts about the University of Georgia... Leaflet, 1923
23(Advantages of Oxford, Ga., as a residence town), 1890s
Booklet lacks title-page
23Application for Enrollment "The Mildred Rutherford Reading Circle"... Leaflet
23Football game ticket-Yale versus Georgia, October 12, 1929
23New Sheet Guide of Atlanta. Record Book and Useful Medical Receipts..., 1924
23Strahan, Charles Morton. Clarke County,Ga. and the City of Athens... Athens, 1893

6. Artifacts

24Glass-aperitif pale green monogrammed USN
24Decorative box (Cardboard)-Colonial Chocolates-empty
24Decorative tin-National Biscuit Company-octagonal with pestorial scene on lid
24Jack-in-the-box made in Japan-exterior shaped like small book
24Game board-wooden with oriental scene
24Small cardboard box with label of Simmons Hardware Co. Hornet brand pocket knives-empty
24Set of wooden blocks (for inking) with animal designs (6 items)
24Candleholder-metal, simple design (2 items)
24Strengthining Plaster prepared expressly for E. C. Long & Druggists, Athens, Georgia, cloth label
24Envelope containing bead necklace
24Small cardboard box advertising Ohio Blue Tip Matches
24Doll or child's high-top button shoe
24Japanese sash with rising sun emblem
24Cloth pin cushion
24Small cardboard box advertising "Dr. Haines' Golden Specific" patent medicines-empty
24Match box labeled "Exclusively Ohio Blue Tip" and picture of U. S. Constitution-empty
24Two bells with handles, small
24Stocking with name Sidney Stone written in ink on it
24Button: "Official Reunion Badge UCV Memphis Reunion, Kime 8-9-10, 1909."
24Metal plated cannister embossed TMC (incomplete)
24Doll or baby pink one-button shoe and sock
24Small box with family hair clippings
24Pince-nez glasses (one lens loose) in case
24Gold-frame old-fashioned eye glasses
24Metal case with fragments of several pair of old-fashioned metal-rim eye glasses
24Small wooden box with label of I. A. Hardy & Co., Atlanta Containing eyeglass lens
24Package of ankle straps for shoes
24Print sample chart "Color Pack for Painters National Lead Company" for Dutch Boy Paints
24Metal bolt stamped "U"
24Picture frame velvet-covered with oval opening
24Photographic case with American eagle on cover
24Wooden inkstamp
24Leather pouch for legal papers
24Cardboard box advertising Hollingsworth's Unusual Candies
24Freestanding shirt collar
24J & P Coats' Best Six-Cord Spool Cotton box with label
24Rolled wallpaper sample
24Sleeve cuffs
24Leather card case "Compliments of Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee,Wisconsin
24Lace Tatting
24Powdered medicine in envelope with handwritten note describing dosage
24Alphabet Cards (incomplete set)
24Author Cards (incomplete set)
24Literature Cards (incomplete set)
24Envelope with Duke of Durham cigarettes
1Naval Officer's Light Dress Sword, owned by Grady F. Pittard

7. Oversized Materials

1ALithograph of Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, GA, 1887
2AHigh school diploma, group portrait , 1900
3AReligious illustration, with and without translation