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Thomas Lumsden papers

Thomas Lumsden papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Thomas Lumsden papers
Creator: Lumsden, Thomas Newton, 1925-2014
Inclusive Dates: 1830-2007
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 Linear Feet (4 boxes and 2 oversize folders)
Collection Number: ms4204
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Dr. Thomas N. Lumsden (1925-2014) was a physician, local researcher, and published author from Sautee-Nacoochee Valley, White County, Georgia. Dr. Lumsden practiced medicine from 1950-1993 and conducted local history and archeology research in Northeast Georgia, specifically the Nacoochee Valley area. In 1989, he published his book Nacoochee Valley: Its Times and Its Places. Dr. Lumsden passed away on January 17, 2014.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of research done by Dr. Thomas Lumsden. Dr. Lumsden's research focuses on genealogy, railroads, mills, and Sautee-Nacoochee Valley in White County, Georgia. Notable items include extensive genealogy files, research and blueprints on the Morse Brothers Lumber Company, and photographs of late 19th and early 20th century gold mines and lumber mills.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas Lumsden papers, ms4204, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cherokee Indians -- Georgia.
Georgia -- Genealogy.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia -- White County.
Gold mines and mining -- Georgia.
Indians of North America -- Georgia.
Mills and mill-work -- Georgia.
Mining corporations -- Georgia.
Nacoochee Valley (Ga.) -- History.
Railroad trains -- Georgia.
Railroads -- Georgia.
Tallulah Falls (Ga.)
White County (Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Research and Writings

11Antioch Baptist Church papers
12Charles Roberts research
13Cherokee Indians research
14Clan of Lumsden research
15Colonel George Chicken research
16"Early History of White County" scrapbook materials
17Edward Williams' descendants research
18E.P. Williams research
19E. Starr on Starlight research
110Eatonton letters
111"Family letters"
112Gainesville Northwest Railway research
113-14Gold mining research
115Hawkins Line research
116Helen, Georgia research
117Isabel Lumsden Couch collection of Nacoochee Valley history and events
118-19Jesse R. Lumsden scrapbook materials
120Jeter Lynch research
121Joe Brown Pikes research
122John G. Lumsden deeds and letters
21-2John L. and Jesse Richardson research
23Knights Templar meeting in Los Angeles, 1916
24Letter from Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries, to J. Lamb Johnson, Sr.
25Letters to Minnie Lumsden
26Letters from nineteenth century, 1848-1890
27Letters to Perkins family members from Williams family members and Lumsden family members
28Letters to Thomas Lumsden
29Letters with transcriptions
210L.N. Turk hand drawn land plat
211Lumsden family history
212Lumsden-Gailland letters
213Major Edward Williams and family research
214Mattie Boyd letters, 1870-1880
215Micajah Clark Dyer research
216Mining research
217Morse Brothers Mining Company research
218Nacoochee agriculture research
219Nacoochee churches research
220Nacoochee Institute research
221Nacoochee mail research
222"The Nacoochee Story" research and manuscript
223Nacoochee totem pole research
224"Nacoochee Valley: Early Crossroads" research and manuscript
224ANacoochee Valley education research
225Nacoochee Valley history research
226Nacoochee Valley local history museum research
227Nacoochee gold mining research
228Native American research
229New Lebanon/Homer Presbyterian Church history by Richard J. Chambers, 1982
31Railroads of the Confederacy research
32Reid brothers research
33Research from unmarked binder
34Richardson family research
35Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association charter agreement
36Sautee-Nacoochee Community Association papers
36ASons of Temperance, Nacoochee division - constitution and by-laws
37Sophronia Lumsden letters
38Thomas Lumsden's Distinguished Service Award
39Thomas Reid Lumsden research
310Transcript of Cara Hutchins diary
311-12Turk family research
313Typescript of George Brown Telford's diary
314-17Unicoi Turnpike research
318Mrs. W.B. Lumsden research
319White County research
320Williams family research
321Williams family reunion, 1982
322Williams family reunion, 2007
323Wyley family research
41-2Other research
43Newspaper clippings

2. Photographs

44-5Houses, buildings, and other structures
46Lumsden Mill Site, Eatonton, Georgia
47Morse Brothers Lumber Company and mills
48Mines and mining
49Outdoor locations
411Tallulah Falls Railway, railroads, and locomotives
4Photograph album - Turk family

3. Artifacts, Memorabilia, and Other Documents

414Blue Ridge and Atlantic Railroad pass, 1898
415Bill for $100 - Confederate States of America
416Business and legal documents
417Day book
418Jostens school medals
418Gun flint
418Powder measure (wooden)
1A Bill for injunction and relief in the White County Superior Court, Nacoochee Hydraulic Mining Company versus J.R. Dean
1Indenture between Sheriff William Grant of Habersham County and John G. Lumsden of Putnam County, 1843
1Oversize land plat - hand drawn by L.N. Turk, 1929
1Certificate for James E. Hood, Postmaster of White County, Georgia, 1894 January 5
1Certificate for William S. Allen, Postmaster of White County, Georgia, 1905 May 23

4. Blueprints

2Morse Brothers Lumber Company blueprints