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Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers
Creator: LaBoon, Margaret Elizabeth, 1897-1976
Inclusive Dates: 1822-1990
Language(s): English
Extent: 11.1 Linear Feet 19 boxes, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3712
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon (1897-1976) was the daughter of Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon (1852-1932) and Anna Estelle Foster (1858-1952) of Good Hope, Georgia. She worked for the First Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia from 1934 to 1945. She later resided in Athens, Georgia. In 1958, she wrote a booklet entitled Laboon-Foster Family History: Genealogy.

Family names in this collection are her parents (Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon and Anna Estelle Foster), her paternal grandfather, Mason Carey LaBoon (1813-1887); her brothers, Lloyd Lamar LaBoon (1879-1950), George Mason LaBoon (1888-1969), and James Franklin LaBoon (1892-1979); her sister Nancy Laboon Bradbury (1891-1980); her second cousin William Lafayette LaBoon (1870-1937) and his grandfather Joseph Allen LaBoon (1808-1871) and great-grandfather Peter LaBoon (1772-1828).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of genealogical records and research, scrapbooks, diaries, personal writings, published materials, financial papers, maps, and photographs. Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon made scrapbooks out of correspondence she received from family and friends, as well as newspaper clippings about Athens and Monroe, Georgia and the people she knew from these areas.

The correspondence hails from Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon's vast collection and focuses on what her family sent her. The scrapbooks contain either cards (for weddings, wellness, or gratitude) or newsclippings regarding individuals in Georgia that LaBoon recognized, particularly in the "People I Know" section of the collection.

Diaries in the collection are written by several men in the LaBoon family. The two diaries of James Franklin LaBoon cover his service in France during World War I. The two ledgers of William Lafayette LaBoon are part diary and part memoir, as he related his past and present experiences. The 1899-1933 ledger includes genealogy, estate records for Peter LaBoon and Joseph Allen LaBoon, and handwritten copies of the family's legal documents and letters. The 1934-1937 ledger is mainly a diary, with some pages devoted to Byrum family genealogy and personal opinions on politics and government. In 1941, George Mason LaBoon copied portions of this ledger into a more legible form within the same book. The numerous diaries of George Mason LaBoon, from 1910-1929, detail his work on the family farm, including tasks like plowing, planting, hog killing, cutting timber, hunting, and feeding livestock. He notes the routines in his daily life, such as his reading and meals, as well as social events and church activities.

Financial papers include ledgers (1836-1907) from the blacksmith shop of Mason C. LaBoon and later Joseph T. LaBoon in Walton County (Ga.).

Families represented in this collection include the Laboon, Foster, Fielding, Byrum, and Bradbury families.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon family papers, ms3712, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Processing Information

Scrapbooks have been deconstructed from their original state in order to improve access and physical housing. Original order and context have been preserved.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Families -- Georgia -- Correspondence.
Farm life -- Georgia.
Financial records.
Foster family
Georgia -- Genealogy.
LaBoon family

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy

11Genealogical records
12LaBoon-Foster family history
13LeBon-LeBoon families
14LaBoon family history
15Foster family history
16Thomas Patrick Johnston history
17Family record and loose items removed from Rice B. Green Bible
18Daughters of the American Revolution application and research
19Research correspondence on LaBoon family
110Research correspondence on Foster family
111Ephemera - report cards, locks of hair, World War I discharge papers, and obituaries of various family members

2. Correspondence

21LaBoon family correspondence, including John R. Nichols to family; one Civil War soldier letter; and several Spanish-American War letters, 1836-1917
22World War I letters, 1919
23LaBoon family correspondence, announcements, 1920-1938
24Letters to Margaret LaBoon from her mother, 1939-1940
25Letters to Margaret LaBoon from her mother, 1941-1944
26World War II letters from Lt. Joseph T. Bradbury to Margaret LaBoon, 1945 May-July
27LaBoon family correspondence, 1945-1996, 1945-1955
28Fielding family correspondence, 1826-1851
29Business correspondence of Mason C. LaBoon, 1839-1877
210Business correspondence of Joseph T. LaBoon, 1894-1920

3. Scrapbooks

3.1 Cards, notes

31Wedding invitations and graduation materials, 1926-1973
32Wedding invitations, 1924-1968
33Get Well cards to Margaret LaBoon, 1957
41Greeting cards, 1949-1967
42Greeting cards, 1968
43Greeting cards from the Stephen LaBoon family, 1952-1968
34Get Well cards , 1957, 1965
44Birthday cards from Mr. and Mrs. Golden Michael, 1952-1967
45Birthday cards from Alfred E. Foster, 1952-1968
46Postcards from George Mason LaBoon, 1956-1958
47Thank you notes from friends, 1949-1968
51Thank you notes from Polly Bradbury , 1961-1968
52Thank you notes from John Sholars Bradbury, 1925
63Thank you notes from Mrs. Joseph Thomas Bradbury, 1952-1968
54Thank you notes from children of Joseph Thomas Bradbury, 1955-1958
55Thank you notes from children of Joseph Thaddeus LaBoon, 1953-1967
56Thank you notes from Mrs. John Stephen LaBoon, Jr. , 1955-1967
57Thank you notes from Johnnie Alice LaBoon, 1952-1969
58Thank you notes from Libby and Jim LaBoon III, 1961-1969
59Thank you notes from children of Anna LaBoon Powell, 1943-1967

3.2 Newsclippings, images

61Business Associates - Insurance and Church, 1928-1945
62Business Associates - University of Georgia
63Business Associates - UGA Center for Continuing Education, 1945-1965
64People I Know - Athens, Ga. - Awards
65People I Know - Athens, GA. - Art
65People I Know - Athens, GA. - Banks and Chamber of Commerce
66People I Know - Athens, GA. - Education
71People I Know - Athens, GA. - Law
71People I Know - Athens, GA. - Merchants
71People I Know - Athens, GA. - Ministers
72People I Know - Athens, GA. - Politics
72People I Know - Athens, GA. - Real estate
73People I Know - Athens, GA. - Sports
73People I Know - Athens, GA. - Miscellaneous
74People I Know - Monroe County (Ga.), 1964-1969
75People I Know - Walton County (Ga.), 1952-1969
76Nancy LaBoon Bradbury (wife of Margaret's nephew)
81Athens Academy , 1966-1969
82Obituaries, 1890-1969
83Eagle Tavern and other museums in the Athens area
84Hope Haven School in Athens (Ga.), 1965-1968
85Old Homes in Georgia
86"Our Yesteryears" in the Walton Tribune
87"Shelton Sanford's Scrapbook," a column in the Athens Banner-Herald drawn from Dr. Shelton Sanford's collections and recollections , 1968-1969
88Tour of Homes in Athens, 1966
89Walton County Churches
810Woman of the Year in Athens, 1964-1968

4. Diaries

91Assorted writings, including poetry, speeches, and anecdotes by LaBoon family members
95World War I diaries of James Franklin LaBoon, 1918-1919
92Diary/Memoir/Estate accounts - William Lafayette LaBoon , 1899-1933
93Diary/Memoir - William Lafayette LaBoon , 1934-1937
94Diary/Memoir of William Lafayette Laboon (with some sections rewritten by George M. LaBoon in 1941), 1934-1937
101-15George Mason LaBoon diaries, 1910-1923
111-7George Mason LaBoon diaries, 1924-1963

5. Financial

121Land documents - Walton County (Ga.) , 1822-1843
122Land documents - Walton County (Ga.) , 1844-1916
123Estate papers, 1902-1906
124Receipts/bills - Mason C. LaBoon, 1837-1884
125Promissory notes - Mason C. LaBoon, 1839-1880
126Receipts - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1883-1930
126Promissory notes - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1879-1931
128Stock certificate for Farmers Bank - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1928
129Tax receipts - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1882-1929
131-11Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1836-1859
141-8Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1860-1894
151-2Blacksmith Shop Accounts, 1894-1913
153Farm accounts, 1913-1920
154Account books - George M. LaBoon, 1930-1941
161-5Accounts, 1837-1864
171-3Accounts, 1865-1933
174Accounts - L.L. LaBoon, 1907, 1920
175Accounts - Name index only

6. Personal

181Arithmetic workbook and recipes of Joseph T. LaBoon
183Book list of Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon
184Census enumerator of Margaret Elizabeth LaBoon, 1930
185Court summons for Mason C. LaBoon, 1844-1861
186LaBoon Museum description of items
187Mt. Carmel School / Literary Club (Walton County, Ga.), 1875, 1897
188Mt. Carmel Church (Walton County, Ga.) - Bible School / Sunday School minutes, 1925-1930

7. Printed Ephemera

191Miscellaneous - card game, hymns, song book, opera programs, obituaries, advertisements, political handouts, 1890-1910
192Church programs, directory, constitution and bylaws, and monthly paper "The Christian Messenger", 1920-1999
193Confederate Money
194Margaret LaBoon's genealogy books: "Laboon-Foster Family History" book (2 copies) and "The 46th Annual Wyatt Reunion" 1952 program (2 copies)
195School and college commencement programs, closing exercises, clipping
196Walton Mill Cotton Company stock certificates and an issue of the "Waltonian" magazine
1ABroadsides - King's Cure for Chicken Cholera, Advertisement for horse named Steel, Jr.

8. Photographs

197LaBoon and Foster family, 1890-1918
198LaBoon, Bradbury, and Foster family, 1927-1959
199Lamar and LaBoon family - particularly Lee Lamar (1931-2006), 1930-1959
1910Family Reunion , 1990-1999
1911LaBoon House in Walton County (Ga.) - before and after renovations
1912LaBoon House in Walton County (Ga.) - during renovations
19132 Advertising Slides with "L.L. LaBoon" shown in silent and sound movie houses until 1930, 1900-1930

9. Indentures, Land Documents

1AWalton County (Ga.) indenture - William McCord to John Freeman, 1837 May
1AWalton County (Ga.) indenture - James Dalton to John Freeman, 1837 September
1AWalton County (Ga.) plat - estate of David Michael, 1896 October
1AWalton County (Ga.) indenture - John Lowe to Joseph T. LaBoon, 1896 December
1AInsurance policy - Joseph T. LaBoon, 1932