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Mary Sanford collection of Wedgewood plates

Mary Sanford collection of Wedgewood plates

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Sanford collection of Wedgewood plates
Creator: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
Inclusive Dates: 1950
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms4253
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

The Transylvania Club of Sandersville, Georgia, organized in 1908, is a women's service organization. Among its original directives was the establishment of a public library. The commemorative plates were created as a celebration of Georgia's Bicentennial and the 25th anniversary of the Transylvania Club. The blue and Mulberry color sets of 12 dinner-sized plates each featured significant events, locations, or people in Georgia's history in the center with a decorative border. They were a fundraising item produced by the Wedgewood Company of England.

The Univeristy of Georgia Alumni Association created a set of commemorative plates in blue color featuring University buildings and history, and was produced by the Wedgewood Company.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 13 mulberry color plates, made by the Wedgewood Company for the Transylvania Club of Sandersville, Georgia with production information on verso. They include a selection of scenes from Georgia history. Also included are 6 blue color Wedgewood plates made for the University of Georgia Alumni Association with images of UGA campus highlighting particular buildings.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Sanford collection of Wedgewood plates, ms4253, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Commemorative plates.
Georgia -- History.
Plates (dishes)
Transylvania Club (Sandersville, Ga.)
University of Georgia. Alumni Society

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mulberry Transylvania Club plate - General James Edward Oglethorpe, Founder of Georgia
12Mulberry Transylvania Club plate - Georgia Trustees receiving Oglethorpe and Indians in London
13-4Mulberry Transylvania Club plates (2) - Weslyan College
15-6Mulberry Transylvania Club plates (2) - University of Georgia
17-8Mulberry Transylvania Club plates (2) - Richmond Academy
19Mulberry Transylvania Club plate - Nancy Hart capturing Tories
110-11Mulberry Transylvania Club plates (2) - Burning of the Yazoo Act
112Mulberry Transylvania Club plate - Old Capitol, Milledgeville, Georgia
113Mulberry Transylvania Club plate - Portraits of Georgia Patriots of Colonial and Revolutionary Era
114Blue Alumni Association plate - Campus View, 1850
115Blue Alumni Association plate - Law School
116Blue Alumni Association plate - Old College
117Blue Alumni Association plate - Lumpkin Hall
118Blue Alumni Association plate - Chapel
119Blue Alumni Association plate - Phi Kappa Hall