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Rebecca Griggs papers

Rebecca Griggs papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Rebecca Griggs papers
Creator: Singleton, Rebecca Louisa Griggs, 1833-1907
Inclusive Dates: 1848-1857
Language(s): English
Extent: 4 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms4334
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Rebecca Louisa Griggs was born in Campbell County, Georgia on July 26, 1833 and attended the Private Academy for Young Ladies in Eatonton, Georgia. In 1854, she married David Terrell Singleton, a University of Georgia student and the son of Dr. Joseph Singleton, Director of the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. She died on October 28, 1907 and was buried in Willard, Georgia.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of Rebecca L. Griggs, a student of Reverend I. R. Branham's Private Academy for Young Ladies in Eatonton, Georgia from during the mid-19th century. Most of the collection is comprised of Rebecca's letters home to her mother about school and social activities. Other correspondence includes invitations to social events, a love letter from a suitor named D. T. Singleton, a letter from her cousin Fannie Holt about Rebecca's upcoming marriage, and a letter from Rebecca to her husband. There are also a few receipts and visiting cards.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Rebecca Griggs papers, ms4334, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Campbell County (Ga.)
Georgia -- Social life and customs.
Girls' schools -- Georgia -- Eatonton.
Love-letters -- Georgia.
Minutes (administrative records)
Proceedings (reports)
Receipts (financial records)
Students -- Correspondence.
Students -- Georgia -- Social life and customs.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters from Rebecca Griggs, 1848, undated
12Letters to Rebecca Griggs, 1852-1857
13Receipts, 1848-1850
14Visiting cards