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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: 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.

Provenance

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

Subject Terms

Account books.
Atlanta Free Kindergarten Association (Ga.)
Black family -- Photographs
Diaries.
Episcopal Church
Europe -- Description and travel.
Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs
Harris, Corra, 1869-1935
Livestock breeders -- Georgia.
Manuscripts (documents)
Mexico -- Description and travel.
Peters family -- Photographs
Reminiscences.
Richard Peters Stock Farm (Calhoun, Ga.)
Speeches (documents)
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Women -- Georgia -- Societies and clubs.
Women in agriculture -- Georgia.
Women travelers -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Biography
 
12Genealogy
 
13Genealogy
 
14Genealogy
 
15Genealogy
 
16Scrapbook
 
16Letters (Copies of), 1776
 
17Letters, 1842 1852 1858
 
18Letters, 1860-1864
 
19Letters, 1868-1869
 
boxfolder
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)
 
boxfolder
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
 
boxfolder
41Accounts-Miscellaneous
 
42Clippings, 1906
Letters from Europe
 
43Clippings, 1867-1912
 
44Clippings, 1913
 
45Clippings, 1913
 
46Clippings, 1914-1919
 
47Clippings, 1914-1929
 
boxfolder
51Clippings, 1930-1939
 
52Clippings, No date
 
53Clippings, No date
 
54Diaries, 1873-1875
 
55Diaries European Trip, 1904
 
56Diaries European Tour, 1906
 
57Diary, 1907
 
boxfolder
61Free Kindergarten
 
62Free Kindergarten Book
 
63Map-Peters Farm
 
boxfolder
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
 
boxfolder
81Peters Farm Accounts, 1901-1907
 
82Peters Farm Accounts, 1909-1916
 
83Printed Materials
 
84Peters Farm Records, Miscellaneous
 
85Peters Farm Records, Miscellaneous
 
86Peters Farm-Sunday School
 
87Programs
 
88Speeches
 
89Printed Materials
 
boxfolder
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
 
915Writings-"Rosehill"
 
boxfolder
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
 
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11Scrapbooks
 
box
12Scrapbooks
 
box
13Photographs
 
box
14Photographs
 
box
15Photographs (Actual Count 226)
 
15Picture Album
 
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16Scrapbook
 
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17Scrapbook