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Segrest-Phinizy family papers

Segrest-Phinizy family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Segrest-Phinizy family papers
Creator: Phinizy, Ferdinand, 1819-1889
Inclusive Dates: 1850-1970
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4122
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Phinizy family was one of the wealthiest and most powerful families of 19th century Georgia, their ancestor Ferdinand Phinizy having arrived an immigrant from Italy in the early 18th century, where he began to build his fortune from nothing. His grandson, Ferdinand Phinizy II, was born in Bowling Green, Oglethorpe County, Georgia in 1819. He became a major and later moved to Augusta, Ga where he prospered in business. After the death of his first wife, he married Anne S. Barrett, and the couple had three children: Savannah Glasscock, Barrett, and Charles Henry Phinizy.

Barrett Phinizy married Martha Glover Phinizy, and together they had a daughter, Laura Ann Phinizy Segrest.

The Ferdinand Phinizy Lectureship was established and endowed by Phinizy Calhoun, UGA class of 1900 (Dr. Ferdinand Phinizy Calhoun, son of Louise King Phinizy and Dr. Abner Wellburn Calhoun, and a nephew of Billups Phinizy) as a memorial to his grandfather, Ferdinand Phinizy, who was a graduate of the UGA class of 1838.

For more, see Notable Southern Families by Janie Preston Collup French.

Scope and Content

Contains items and documents pertaining to the prominent Phinizy family of Athens, Georgia, namely Barrett and Ferdinand Phinizy. Includes a scrapbook containing telegrams, letters, and correspondence received by the family in regards to the death of Ferdinand Phinizy in 1889. Includes photographs of the Phinizy family as well as newspaper clippings describing various events in their lives. Also includes a war ration book belonging to both Phinizy and Segrest family members from World War II.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Segrest-Phinizy family papers, ms4122, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.) -- History.
Athens-Clarke County (Ga.) -- History.
Families -- Georgia -- Photographs.
Family -- Georgia -- History -- 19th century.
Phinizy, Barrett, 1874-1935
World War, 1939-1945 -- History.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collection in this repository: Phinizy-Stovall family papers, ms3527

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Scrapbook, 1884-1915
11Ferdinand Phinizy lecture programs, 1956, 1961, 1968, 1971, 1978
11Georgia vs. Virginia official football program, 1921 November 5
11Handwritten dimensions of Barrett Phinizy home at 250 Milledge Ave, Athens, Georgia, Undated
11Historical sketch of Oconee Hill Cemetery with supplementary information relating to its operation, 1946 August 1
11Indenture made by Barrett Phinizy, 1924
11Indenture made by Ferdinand Phinizy (8), 1864-1876
11Indenture made by John Grant, 1859
11Inventory of silverware of Mr. and Mrs. Barrett Phinizy, 1932 December
11Invitation to join the Colonial Dames of America (2), 1894, 1944
11Invitation to the Quilp Tea Party with handwritten note by Barrett Phinizy, 1914 February 25
11Invitation to the Saint Valentine Society annual ball, Undated
11Junior Assembly Follies program, 1940
11Last will and testament of Mary Lloyd Pendleton Abney, 1931
11Last will and testament of Ursula A. Hunter, 1939 October 12
11Letter from Barrett Phinizy to his mother, 1896 June 6
11Lucy Cobb Academy and Junior College commencement program, 1930 May 26
11Lucy Cobb Academy music department recital program, 1930 May 20
11Phi Mu fraternity certificate, 1933 April 4
11Proceedings for administration and final disposition of Marion Daniel Phinizy's estate, 1927
11Series B Bonds Pine Crest Country Club, Athens, Georgia - second secured real estate bond, 1933
11War ration book , Circa 1944
11Wednesday at the University of Georgia: a weekly report (2), 1956 October 10 & 1961 April 5
12Newspaper clippings, 1889-Undated
12Photographs, 1915-Undated