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Atkins family papers

Atkins family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Atkins family papers
Creator: Atkins family
Inclusive Dates: 1912-1946
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.5 Linear Feet 1 Hollinger box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder
Collection Number: ms4258
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Reverend E. C. Atkins (1855-1949) was a Methodist clergyman who worked with prisoners at the State Prison Farm in Milledgeville, Georgia. He was married to Florence Ewell (1863-1940), a well-known, national speaker for the Women's Christian Temperance Union, on the subjects of Temperance and Woman's Suffrage. Their son, D. Ewell Atkins (1887-1956) was married to Helen Wilkinson (1886-1968).

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence and writings, photographs and newspaper clippings chiefly by and about Florence Ewell Atkins, her speeches, and her work with the Woman's Christian Temperance Union.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Atkins family papers, ms4258, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Portions of this collection are digitized and available through the Digital Library of Georgia:

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atkins family
Atkins, E.C., Rev.
Atkins, Florence Ewell
Orators -- United States
Prison ministry
Speeches (documents)
State Prison Farm -- Georgia -- Milledgeville.
Temperance -- United States -- Societies, etc.
Temperance advocate
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
Women -- Suffrage -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Florence Ewell Atkins

11Correspondence - Florence Ewell Atkins, 1926-1940 Access Online
Includes correspondence with Lella Dillard, Georgia Woman's Christian Temperance Union, National Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Frances P. Parks, Ida B Smith, Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church, Jesup Klan #132 Ku Klux Klan, Lawrence Richey Secretary to the President, Carl Vinson, Mary Harris Armor
12Correspondence - Rev. E.C. Atkins, 1938-1940 Access Online
Includes sympathy cards and letters regarding Mrs. Atkins' illness and death
13Correspondence - D. Ewell Atkins, 1935-1944 Access Online
Letters with Carl Vinson, Walter F. George, and Richard B. Russell, Jr. requesting support for appointment to the Federal Housing Administration. Letter from Florence Atkins.
14Correspondence - Helen Miller, 1938 Access Online
Letter from Mrs. Robert L. Miller and Mother Dean
15Writing, addresses Access Online
Includes address to the joint session of the Tennessee State Legislature (WCTU), A Tribute to Womanhood at high school commencement, Ammunition, Twentieth Century Woman and Reform, Team Work in Mississippi, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, National WCTU Convention
16Address notes - Temperance Access Online
17Address notes - Temperance and WCTU Access Online
18Address to Mississippi State Legislature regarding the WCTU, 1912 Access Online
19Speech about Frances Willard, notes Access Online
110Photographs of Florence E. Atkins Access Online
112Georgia Woman's Christian Temperance Union - letters from Florence E. Atkins as State Director of Religious Education Access Online
113Woman's Christian Temperance Union - handouts
114Programs - temperance
115Newspaper clippings - temperance, family
116Newspaper clippings - religious
1Loose scrapbook page - Florence Atkins funeral
1Tennessee Woman's Christian Temperance Union Life Member Certificate, 1913 October 18
1Georgia Bulletin - WCTU newsletters, 1937-1940
1Scrapbook - holiday cards

2. Reverend E. C. Atkins

1Tennessee Woman's Christian Temperance Union Life Member Certificate, 1913 October 18