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Sanders family papers

Sanders family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Sanders family papers
Creator: Sanders, Dickerson H., 1830?-1915
Inclusive Dates: 1824-1915
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.3 Linear Feet 3 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2916
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dickerson H. Sanders (1830?-1915) lived in Greensboro, Georgia. He was the son of Rev. Billington McCarter Sanders (1789-1854) and Cynthia Holliday Sanders. He married Isabella Roberts in 1860 and, after her death in 1874, married Ella Lindsey Dickinson, the widow of Dr. John T. Dickinson of Albany, Georgia, in 1879.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, photographs, printed material, and a diary. There are many love letters written between D.H. Sanders and Ella Dickinson. The business papers include land grants and indentures, which pertain to land in Georgia counties. The 1870 diary belonged to Ella Dickinson.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sanders family papers, ms2916, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 May 7.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Deeds -- Georgia.
Land grants -- Georgia.
Land grants.
Land tenure -- Georgia.
Love letters.
Love-letters -- Georgia.
Persons -- Photographs.
Sanders, Dickerson H., 1830?-1915 -- Correspondence
Saunders family -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Correspondence

141878 January-October
151878 November
161878 December 2-15
171878 December 19-31
181879 January 4-17
191879 January 21-31
1101879 February 3-10
1111879 February 11-27
1121879 March 3-12
1131879 March 14-27, October 3
120Empty envelopes, letter fragments, loose postage stamps

2. Business Papers

21Account books-Ella Dickinson, 1870-1876
21Account books-Ella Dickinson, 1877
21Account books-?, 1883
22Bills, 1838-1909
23Bills-C.A. Davis & Son, 1878-1879
24Bills-Seals, Armor & Co., 1891-1893
25Certificate-D. H. Sanders, Notary Public/Justice of the Peace, 1876
26Land documents-Georgia-Baker county, 1839-1854
27Land documents-Georgia-Decatur county, Baggs & Stephens legal case, 1862-1881
28Land documents-Georgia-Decatur county, Richard Ricks estate, 1858-1867
29Land documents-Georgia-Dooly county, 1851
210Land documents-Georgia-Dougherty county, 1869-1880
211Land documents-Georgia-Dougherty county, Seth Bolton estate, 1854-1859
212Land documents-Georgia-Early county, 1830
213Land documents-Georgia-Greene county, 1890-1904
214Land documents-Georgia-Henry county, 1825-1840
215Land documents-Georgia-Irwin county, 1824
216Land documents-Georgia-Miller county, 1875-1885
217Land documents-Georgia-Mitchell county, 1858-1868
218Land documents-Georgia-Richmond county, 1849
219Land documents-Georgia-Taliaferro county, 1886-1898
220Land documents-Mississippi-Sunflower county, 1876-1892
221Promissory notes, 1852-1888
222Receipts, 1859-1904

3. Personal/Family records

31Bible-Family record (photocopy only)
32Calling cards
33Clippings, 1864-1897
34Diary-Ella Dickinson, 1870
35Memory book-Julia Dickinson, 1880

4. Photographs

39Photograph mountings

5. Printed Material and Writings

310Printed material
311Printed material-Knights of Honor
312Printed material-Royal Arcanum, American Legion of Honor
313Speeches, Writings, Sketches
314Tribute of respect-John T. Dickinson, 1872

6. Oversize Material

1ALand doucments-Georgia-Taliaferro county, 1877
1ALand documents-Mississippi-Sunflower county, 1888
1ALand documents-Georgia-Decatur county, 1854
1ALand documents-Georgia-Baker county, 1855
1ALand documents-Georgia-Dougherty county, 1855
1ALand documents-Georgia-Henry county, 1826