Nellie Peters Black papers

Nellie Peters Black papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nellie Peters Black papers
Creator: Black, Nellie Peters, 1851-1919
Creator: Black, George R. (George Robison), 1835-1886
Creator: Peters, Richard, active 1897-1916
Creator: Rucker, Nita Black
Inclusive Dates: 1875-1920
Language(s): English
Extent: 8.4 Linear Feet (15 document boxes, 2 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms235
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Nellie Peters Black (1851-1919), clubwoman and owner and operator of the Richard Peters Stock Farm located in Calhoun, Georgia. Married George R. Black and resided in Calhoun (Gordon County), Sylvania (Screven County), and Atlanta, Georgia.

For more information, see the article Nellie Peters Black (1851-1919) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Nellie Peters Black from 1875-1920. The collection primarily contains materials relating to Black's involvement in various organizations and in her stock farm. Includes records (1905-1928) relating to Black's position as secretary of the Women's Auxiliary of the Atlanta Archdeaconry of the Episcopal Church; programs (1906-1907, 1909-1911) of the Every Saturday Club (Atlanta, Ga.), a literary society; a scrapbook (1898-1911) containing correspondence, accounts, and newspaper clippings relating to her involvement in the Atlanta Free Kindergarten Association; and a scrapbook (1914-1915) documenting her role in establishing agricultural rallies through the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. Other materials relating to Black include diaries of a trip to Mexico (1875) and two European tours (1904, 1906); speeches, newspaper clippings, and an extensive collection of photographs of the Peters and Black families.

The papers include the manuscript and galley proofs of the reminiscences of her father, Richard Peters; some correspondence of her husband George R. Black; and account books (1897-1916) of the Richard Peters Stock Farm (Calhoun, Gordon County, Ga.). Also includes papers of her daughter Nita Black Rucker (1900-1940) mainly family correspondence and Rucker's writings about Cora Harris and Nellie Black Peters.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Nellie Peters Black papers, ms235, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Donated by Mrs. Lamar Rucker, Athens, Ga., October 4, 1944.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 16.

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

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

16Letters (Copies of), 1776
17Letters, 1842 1852 1858
18Letters, 1860-1864
19Letters, 1868-1869
21Letters, 1870-1877
22Letters, 1877 (March-May)
23Letters, 1880-1889
24Letters, 1890-1899
25Letters, 1900
26Letters, (January-June)
27Letters, 1901, (July-August)
28Letters, 1901, (September-December)
29Letters, 1902
210Letters, 1903
211Letters, 1904, (January-April)
212Letters, 1904, (May-December)
31Letters, 1905-1906
32Letters, 1907-1910
33Letters, 1911
34Letters of Sympathy, 1911
35Letters of Sympathy, 1911
36Letters of Sympathy, 1911
37Letters, 1912-1914
38Letters, 1915-1917
39Letters, 1918-1930
310Letters, Undated
42Clippings, 1906
Letters from Europe
43Clippings, 1867-1912
44Clippings, 1913
45Clippings, 1913
46Clippings, 1914-1919
47Clippings, 1914-1929
51Clippings, 1930-1939
52Clippings, No date
53Clippings, No date
54Diaries, 1873-1875
55Diaries European Trip, 1904
56Diaries European Tour, 1906
57Diary, 1907
61Free Kindergarten
62Free Kindergarten Book
63Map-Peters Farm
71Peters Book-Accounts
72Peters Book-Misc'l
73Peters Book-Misc'l
74Peters Book-Galley Proofs
75Peters Book-Galley Proofs
76Peters Book-Galley Proofs
77Peters Book-Galley Proofs
78Peters Book-Galley Proofs
79Peters Farm Accounts, 1897-1902
710Peters Farm Accounts, 1902-1904
81Peters Farm Accounts, 1901-1907
82Peters Farm Accounts, 1909-1916
83Printed Materials
84Peters Farm Records, Miscellaneous
85Peters Farm Records, Miscellaneous
86Peters Farm-Sunday School
89Printed Materials
91(Womans Club, General
92Womans Club, Bulletins
93Womans Club, Conservation
94Womans Club, Directories
95Womans Club, District Records
96Womans Club, Programs
97Womans Club, Year Books, 1908-1909
98Womans Club, Year Book, 1916-1917
99Womans Club, Year Book, 1917-1918
910Womans Club, Year Book, 1919-1919
911Womans Club, Writings
912Womans Club, Writings
913Womans Club, Miscellaneous Notes
914Womans Club, Miscellaneous Notes
101Rucker, Neta Black Letters, 1900-1919
102Rucker, Nita Black-Letters, 1923-1926
103Rucker, Nita Black-Letters, 1930-1935
104Rucker, Nita Black Letters, 1904-1936 & Undated
105Rucker, Nita Black-Writings "Corra Harris" Text Pictures & Negatives
106Rucker, Nita Black-Writings "Historic Houses-Athens"
107Rucker, Nita Black-Writings "Historic Houses-General"
108Rucker, Nita Black-Writings "Nellie Peters Black"
109Rucker, Nita Black Writings (Rucker House in Athens)
1010Rucker, Nita Black Writings-General--Miscellaneous Notes
15Photographs (Actual Count 226)
15Picture Album

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