Tift family research files

Tift family research files

Descriptive Summary

Title: Tift family research files
Creator: Fair, John D.
Inclusive Dates: 20th Century
Language: English
Extent: 3 Linear Feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Collection Number: ms4075
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Tift family has its roots in Colonial Connecticut in shipping and trade, as well as the American Revolution.

Nelson Tift (1810-1891) was a businessman, Georgia House of Representatives and U.S. Representative (1868-1869) who settled along the Flint River after working with the family businesses along the east coast, realizing the potential of lumber and cotton in South Georgia for ship building material. He facilitated trade in the area that, with the help of the Georgia Southern and Florida Railway, led to his founding of the city of Albany. For more information, see the article "Nelson Tift (1810-1891)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and his congressional biography.

Henry Harding Tift (1841-1922) was an industrialist who established a lumber operation on that same RR further north of Albany on a high point near the Fall Line, and founded the city of Tifton, Georgia. The city of Tifton grew, and the county of Tift was created as business flourished with the connection to Atlanta and the country beyond. For more information, see the article "Nelson Tift (1841-1922)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Materials in this collection were the product of research for Dr. John Fair's book The Tifts of Georgia: Connecticut Yankees in King Cotton's Court, published by Mercer University Press.

Scope and Content

This collection contains notes, correspondence, and copies of documents relating to the Tift family in Georgia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Georgia.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tift family research files, ms4075, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

For more material related to this collection see the Tift family papers, ms4074.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
boxfolder
11Albany - writing
 
12Anthony, Craig
 
13Baker County
 
14Beebe, Carolyn
 
15Brewster - Mayflower
 
16Brumby, Mike
 
17Burrows genealogy - Tifts
 
18Charts
 
19Connections - Albany
 
110Civi War and the Tifts
 
111Connections - Tifton
 
112Davis, Robert Scott
 
113Dean, Jane
 
114-15Dews, Bobby
 
116Genealogy - Connecticut
 
117Genealogy - Rhode Island
 
118Gray, James R.
 
119Harrold family
 
120Interviews - Tifts
 
121Interviews - typed
 
122-23Introduction - books
 
124Key West
 
125Lee, William G.
 
126Lyons, Sue
 
127McGough, Eliz., Ona, Susan
 
128Mallorys of Mystic
 
129Maps
 
130Mitchell, Nelson Tift
 
131Myers, Henry Tift
 
132Mystic newspapers
 
133New England trip
 
134Oliver, Julia
 
135-37Pictures
 
boxfolder
21Pound, Jerome
 
22Pritchett, C.B.
 
23Porter, Catherine Tift
 
24Pynchon, Frances
 
25Rawson, Charles
 
26-8Sherman, David
 
29Sherman, Mercer
 
210Tefft, Israel
 
211Tefft, Tim Nathan
 
212Tefft genealogy
 
213Terrell family
 
214Tift, Amos
 
215Tift, Amos C.
 
216Tift, Annie
 
217Tift, Asa
 
218Tift, Bessie Willingham
 
219Tift, Charles
 
220Henry Harding Tift
 
221Tift, Edmund
 
222Tift, Henry Harding II
 
223Tift, Henry Harding III
 
224Tift, Henry Harding IV
 
225Tift, Jerome Pound
 
226Tift, J.M.
 
227Tift, Lucius
 
228Tift, Maurice W.
 
229Tift, Nelson - journals
 
230-31Tift, Nelson
 
232Tift, Orville
 
233Tift, Richard A.
 
234Tift, Thomas Willingham
 
235Tift, Tommy
 
236Tift-Jones, Katherine
 
237Tift College
 
238Tifton
 
239Warner, Hiram
 
240Willinghams
 
241I. Tifts of Georgia
 
boxfolder
31-2Writings of other authors
 
33Notes
 
34Research publication materials
 
35The Tifts of Georgia
 
36Tift bibliography
 
37Miscellaneous correspondence
 
oversized_folder
1Family tree poster
 
1Family history poster

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