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Malcolm Bell's Major Butler's Legacy papers

Malcolm Bell's Major Butler's Legacy papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Malcolm Bell's Major Butler's Legacy papers
Creator: Bell, Malcolm, 1913-2001
Inclusive Dates: 1974-1997
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4170
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Malcolm Bell, Jr. (1913-2001) was a banker, historian, civil leader, and civil rights advocate from Savannah, Georgia.

For more information, see Malcolm Bell, Jr. in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.

Pierce Butler (1744-1822) came to America in 1758 as an officer in the British Army. Butler was delegate to the Continental Congress in 1787; member of the convention which framed the Federal Constitution in 1787; elected to the United States Senate in 1789; reelected December 5, 1792, and served from March 4, 1789, to October 25, 1796.

For more information on the Butler family, see this article.

Scope and Content

This collection contains research notes, drafts, illustrations, and correspondence regarding Malcom Bell's publication of his book Major Butler's Legacy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Malcolm Bell's Major Butler's Legacy papers, ms4170, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Authors, American -- Southern States.
Butler, Pierce, 1744-1822
Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867
Illustrations (layout features)
Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Proofs (Printing)
Research notes.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections include the Butler family papers, ms1639, the Pierce Butler letter to Petit de Vliiers, ms1498, and the Fanny Kemble collection, ms2459.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

15-6Butler correspondence
17Inquiries for publication
18UGA Press
111Paperback edition
112New Butler material
113Peripheral material
114Butler material after publication
21Reviews, clippings
22Notes, transcriptions of Fanny Kemble Butler and others
23MB Jr. Butler material
24Introduction - notes
251. Carolina Gentry - notes
262. Patriot - notes
273. Spoils of War - notes
284-5. Private Life - notes
296-7. Public Life - notes
2108. Altamaha - notes
2119. Georgia - notes
21210. The Slaves - notes
21311. Honored Sir - notes
21412. War of 1812 - notes
21513. 2d Generation Butlers - notes
21615. Mease Boys - notes
21716. Enter FK - notes
21817. Negroland - notes
21918. Butler v. Butler - notes
22019. Weeping Time - notes
22120, 21, 22. Civil War - notes
22223. Why Be Free - notes
22324. Massa Jimmy - notes
22425. Gravestones - notes
22526. Up To God - notes
22627. Lady Baltimore - notes
31-2Biographical sketches
35-8Original manuscripts
39Journal of the Butler Society journals with notes (4)
3Major Butler's Legacy - hardcover with notes and miscellaneous papers
41Mounted llustrations
42Illustrations (some original prints)
43Major Butler's Legacy - marked page proof
44Major Butler's Legacy - hardcover page proof, unbound