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Slate-Yonge collection

Slate-Yonge collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Slate-Yonge collection
Creator: Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931
Inclusive Dates: 1896-1931
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.9 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2784
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Samuel Jordan Slate (1873-1931) served as the state of Georgia's first auditor from 1924-1929. Slate was born in in Halifax County, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia. He came to Georgia at the age of 25 to travel for a buggy manufacturer based in Columbus. He met Miss Yonge in that city and began a correspondence which lasted for many years, until their marriage. Slate later served as game and fish commissioner for the state. The couple had three children: Sarah Watkins, Mary Yonge and Samuel, Jr..

Scope and Content

The collection consists of primarily the correspondence of Samuel Jordan Slate with Sarah "Wattie" Watkins Yonge before their marriage. Other materials include several clippings concerning Slate's career, certificates, and photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Slate-Yonge collection, ms2784, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia. Commissioner of Game and Fish
Georgia. Commissioner of Game and Fish -- Correspondence
Georgia. Dept. of Audits and Accounts -- Officials and employees
Georgia. Dept. of Audits and Accounts -- Officials and employees--Correspondence
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931 -- Correspondence
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931 -- Photographs
Slate, Sarah -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

12Clippings, 1924-1928
13Clippings, undated
14Correspondence, 1896-1899
15Correspondence, 1900-1907 February
16Correspondence, 1907 March-April
17Correspondence, 1907 May-July
18Correspondence, 1907 August-September
19Correspondence, 1907 October
110Correspondence, 1907 November-December
111Correspondence, 1908 January
112Correspondence, 1908 February
113Correspondence, 1908 March 1-14
114Correspondence, 1908 March 15-31
115Correspondence, 1908 April 1-15
21Correspondence, 1908 April 16-31
22Correspondence, 1908 May 1-22
23Correspondence, 1908 May 23-31
24Correspondence, 1908 July-August
25Correspondence, 1909
26Correspondence, 1917-1931
27Correspondence - undated
210Printed material
1AWar certificate, photograph, 1919