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McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers

McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers
Creator: Talmadge, Clovis "Coke" G., 1854-1896
Creator: Talmadge, Georgia Virginia McDowell, 1848-1891
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1868, undated
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Collection Number: ms4356
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Clovis "Coke" G. Talmadge was born in 1845 to William A. Talmadge and Sara Young Talmadge. He served as a captain during the Civil War and married Georgia Virginia McDowell, daughter of Daniel and Martha King Wellborn McDowell, in 1863. Clovis would go on to found a wholesale grocery business with his brother John and serve as mayor of Athens, Georgia from 1876-1877 and in 1880.

Clovis and Georgia's daughter Margaret Talmadge married William Rutherford Lipscomb, the son of Francis Adgate Lipscomb and Mary Ann Rutherford Lipscomb.

Scope and Content

This collection contains the papers of the McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families including correspondence, ledgers, Civil War documents, and a will related to the McDowell family and Clovis Talmadge; the diary of a Union soldier; clippings; and photographs related to the Lipscomb and Rutherford families. The bulk of the collection is comprised of the correspondence of Georgia McDowell Talmadge and her husband Clovis Talmadge during and immediately following the Civil War. Transcriptions of the almost all of the correspondence and the will are included.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

McDowell, Talmadge, Lipscomb, and Rutherford families papers, ms4356, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Athens (Ga.)
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lipscomb family
McDowell family
Rutherford family
Slave records -- Georgia.
Slave records.
Slaveholders -- Georgia.
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Georgia.
Talmadge family
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wills -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Advertisements and clippings
12Diary of a Union soldier
13General Order No. 9 signed by Brigadier General Walter H. Stevens [copy], 1865 April 10
1Daniel McDowell will
This document includes detailed instructions on the division of Daniel McDowell's estate, including many named and unnamed enslaved people, among his heirs.
1J. McDowell letter to M. A. McDowell, 1861 October 27
15Georgia McDowell Talmadge correspondence, 1861 June 11-1868 April 2
1Georgia McDowell Talmadge correspondence, 1861-1862
16Clovis Talmadge correspondence, 1866 April 2-1866 July
17Clovis Talmadge ledgers and wallet
18Clovis Talmadge parole and surrender documents, 1865
1Unsigned correspondence