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Mell family papers

Mell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mell family papers
Creator: Mell family
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1930
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 1 box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms4449
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Hamlin Newton (1800-1889) was a businessman and manufacturer who resided in Jefferson County, Georgia until 1837 before moving to Athens, Georgia. His daughter Helen, married Henry Hull Carlton (1834-1905), a Confederate soldier, doctor, lawyer, and state senator and congressman of Athens, Georgia. Their daughter, Helen Newton Carlton married John Dagg Mell, son of University of Georgia Chancellor Patrick Hues Mell. Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. (1850-1918) was a University of Georgia alumnus and a distinguished scholar.

Scope and Content

This collection contains family photographs, cabinet and calling cards, as well as a small amount of correspondence, writing, and legal documents.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Mell family papers, ms4449, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cabinet photographs.
Carlton family
Carte de visite photographs.
Cased photographs.
Families -- Correspondence
Families -- Photographs
Mell family

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections include Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers, ms59; Patrick Hues Mell papers, ms60; Patrick Hues Mell, Jr. family scrapbooks, ms61; Mell-Rutherford papers, ms2480; Daisy W. Mell collection, ms2627

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photographs - Patrick Hues Mell Sr.
12Photographs - Patrick Hues Mell Jr - Emma Mell
13Photographs - Helen Carlton Mell
14Photographs - John Dagg Mell
15Photographs - John D. and Helen C. Mell family
16Photographs - Mell family groups
17Photographs - Helen and Olivia Carlton
18Photographs - Olivia Carlton
19Photographs given to Helen and Olivia Carlton
110Photographs - Marion Carlton
111Photographs - Helen Newton Carlton
112Photographs - H. H. Carlton
113Photographs - H. H. Carlton Jr.
114Photographs - Annie H. Carlton
115Photographs - John Carlton
116Cabinet card - Jahn Hamlin Newton
117Cased image - George Newton
118Photographs - Charles H. Brand, his house on Milledge Avenue, Athens
119Photographs - Various, identified
120Tintype - Young boy
121Photographs - Unidentified
122Photographs - Buildings, locations
123Calling cards - Unidentified
124Cabinet cards - Unidentified
125Reproduction photographs
127Writing journal
128Correspondence - Helen Newton Carlton
129Correspondence - Helen C. Mell, John D. Mell
130Lease - John H. Newton estate - R.K. Reaves - Cherokee County Lot 131-18-1, 1890
131Resolution - Baptist Church ordination of John D. Mell, 1901
132Will - Patrick H. Mell, 1945
133Mell family genealogy
134Printed material
Includes auction notice for downtown Athens home.
1Tinted drawing of railroad locomotive "Cousin Annie" - signed P.H. Mell