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Murrell family papers

Murrell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Murrell family papers
Creator: Murrell family
Inclusive Dates: 1830-1959
Language(s): English
Extent: 9.5 Linear Feet 18 boxes, 3 volumes, and 2 oversize folders
Collection Number: ms2355
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

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

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the Murrell family of Oxford (Newton County, Ga.) and Winterville (Clarke County, Ga.) and includes correspondence, business papers, receipts, and account books. The correspondence consists of seven Civil War era letters (1863-1865) to and from George Washington Harlan Murrell, but the majority consists of letters to Ermine and Elizabeth Murrell in Winterville (Ga.) from family and friends. The business papers contain receipts and indentures pertaining mostly to George Washington Harlan Murrell and George T. Murrell. The collection also contains reminiscences of George T. Murrell regarding his imprisonment at Point Lookout Prison (Md.) during the Civil War, receipts, individual photographs of the Emory University graduating class of 1900, and numerous account books relating to various businesses owned by the Murrell family in Walton and Newton Counties.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Murrell family papers, ms2355, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 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

Account books.
Clarke County (Ga.)
Emory University
Murrell, Elizabeth
Murrell, Ermine
Murrell, George Thomas, 1848-1909
Newton County (Ga.)
Point Lookout (Md.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Walton County (Ga.)
Winterville (Ga.) -- Social life and customs.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Murrell family papers, ms 2326.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence, 1863-1865, 1905-1959

11Civil War Letters - to and from GWH Murrell, 1863-1865
12Correspondence, 1905-1907
13Correspondence, 1908-1909
14Correspondence, 1910
15Correspondence, 1911
16Correspondence, 1912
17Correspondence, 1913
18Correspondence, 1914
19Correspondence, 1915
110Correspondence, 1916-1917
111Correspondence, 1918-1919
112Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922
113Correspondence, 1920-1922
114Correspondence, 1923-1926
115Correspondence, 1927-1929
116Correspondence, 1930-1938
117Miscellaneous Envelopes, 1928-1949
21Correspondence, 1940-1942
22Correspondence, 1943
23Correspondence, 1944
24Correspondence, 1945
25Correspondence, 1945
26Correspondence, 1946-1946
27Correspondence, 1946-1946
28Miscellaneous, Cards, 1943-1949
29Correspondence, 1947-1949
210Correspondence, 1950-1959
211Correspondence - undated
212Correspondence - undated

2. Business, 1830-1942

31Business Papers, 1830-1839
32Business Letters, 1834
33Business Papers, 1840-1849
34Financial Transaction Notes, G.W.H. Murrell, Land in Louisiana, 1841-1858
35Business Papers, 1850-1859
36Business Letters, 1851-1856
37Business Papers, 1860-1869
38Certificate of Release, Prisoner of War, 1865 June 29
39Business Papers, 1870-1879
310Business Papers, 1880-1888
311Indenture/Contracts, 1811-1815
312Indenture/Contracts, 1824-1828
313Indenture/Contracts, 1834-1835
314Indenture/Contracts, 1840-1849
315Indenture/Contracts, 1851-1859
316Indenture/Contracts, 1860-1868
317Indenture/Contracts, 1875-1876
318Indenture/Contracts, 1891-1899
319Indenture/Contracts, 1900-1915
320Indenture/Contracts, 1921-1924
321Indenture/Contracts - undated
322Miscellaneous Account worksheets, 1905-1942

3. Education, Personal

41Appalachee Association (Religious Organization), 1838
42Brochure-Confederate Reunion, 1917
43Civil War Manuscripts of George T. Murrell, Certificate of Release from Prisoner of War, 1864-1865
44Composition Book
45Composition Books
46Copy Book-Wesleyan Female College - for Leila Wade Morton, married George Thomas Murrell, turned copybook into a cookbook, 1868
47Currency - George T. Murrell, 1865
48Emory College Commencement, 1878
49Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, 1880-1889
410Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, 1890-1894
411Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers
412Lesson Book
413Lesson Book, Arithmetic, 1943
415What is the Trouble with Schools in Georgia by Z. I. Fitzpatrick
416Sunday School Notes, 1940-1944
417Typing Exercise
418Newspaper Clippings, 1887-1940
419Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1945
5Photographs, Emory College, 1900

4. Financial records

61-11Receipts, 1830-1859
71-11Receipts, 1860-1876
81-8Receipts, 1877-1879
91-12Receipts, 1880-1889
101-6Receipts, 1890-1903
111-6Receipts, 1904-1909
121-12Receipts, 1911-1942
1213Miscellaneous Receipts, Tax Information, 1915-1950
13Cash Book, Ledgers, Receipt Book, 1877-1911
14Ledgers, Cash Books, 1861-1862
15Cash Books, Ledgers, Receipt Books, 1881-1913
16Ledger, Dental Record Book, Day Book, 1894-1907
17Account Books, Record Books, 1845-1926
1Cash book, 1859-1866
2Account book, 1858-1879
3Account book, loose pages

5. Artifacts

18Shoe, army overcoat and tassel of George T. Murrell, 1861-1865
19Masonic ribbon and buttons; Civil War era razor
19Columbian Woodmen badge and ribbon
1BDrawing of Bishop Pierce and his father
1BBuilding illustration
2BBlueprints, 1908
1BDiploma Athens Public Schools Elizabeth Murrell, 1904 May 25
1BDiploma of the Oriental Order of the Palm and Shell

6. Photographs

20Stereograph images- common Victorian scenes and images of European locations
21Stereograph images- common Victorian scenes and images of European locations