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David Gardiner Phillips family papers

David Gardiner Phillips family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Gardiner Phillips family papers
Creator: Phillips, David Gardiner, 1817-1899
Inclusive Dates: 1849-1883
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms3753
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Reverend David Gardiner Phillips (1817-1899), born in Salisbury, North Carolina, was an Associate Reformed Presbyterian minister, teacher and orator. He was pastor of several churches in Jefferson County, Georgia. He married Mary Isabella Hearst in 1849. She died in 1851 soon after the birth of a son who also died.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence and photographs. Correspondence mostly concerns family matters, such as the birth and death of Mary Phillips' twins, and the Phillips' move into a new home. The speech in the collection concerns the topic of secession. Reverend Phillips' ledger consists of accounts of expenditures, stipends received from the congregation, tax returns, and accounts and contracts for farm workers.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Gardiner Phillips papers, ms3753, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Clergy -- Georgia.
Jefferson County (Ga.) -- History.
Ledgers (account books)
Presbyterian Church -- Georgia.
Secession -- Georgia.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositoriues include David Gardiner Phillips and William Little Phillips papers, ms 2423, Georgia Historical Society.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mary Phillips' 5th grade scholars report, 1906-1907
12Old Market House (Slave Market) photograph
13Miss Mary Phillips' graduating piano recital program, 1914 May 26
14Silver wedding invitation for Dr. and Mrs. David Gardiner Phillips, 1878 March 23
15Class photographs of Miss Mary Phillips, 1908
16Miss Mary Phillips photograph, 1904
17Autobiography of David Gardiner Phillips written for his children, 1894 August
18Annual Commencement Address to the Greensboro Female College, 1861 June 26
18Artwork of Greensboro Female College
19Letters to Margaret Hearst from David Gardiner Phillips, 1849-1860
110Letters to Miss Mary Hearst from David Gardiner Phillips, 1847 October 28-1848 April 15
111Letter to Lena Everitt Phillips from David Gardiner Phillips
112Letter to Mary Phillips Tinkler from David Gardiner Phillips, 1897 May 8
113Sermons by David Gardiner Phillips, 1849-1850
114Speech, Lousiville (transcription), 1860 November 28
115Clippings, 1937 October
116"Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Irving, 1894 October 15
117David Gardiner Phillips family photographs
118Judge William Little Phillips family photographs, 1921
119Family history book, compiled by Rosa Brown Polhill Green, 2010
2David Gardiner Phillips' ledger, 1853-1883