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Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers
Creator: Newton family
Creator: Carlton family
Creator: Mell family
Inclusive Dates: 1814-1932
Language(s): English
Extent: 3.8 Linear Feet (10 boxes)
Collection Number: ms59
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 UGA Chancellor Patrick Hues Mell.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the papers of the Carlton, Newton, and Mell families of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1814-1932. Contains mainly correspondence of Henry Hull Carlton, Benjamin Mell, Edwin D. Newton, John Hamlin Newton, and other family members. Of particular interest are eleven letters from James Ryder Randall to Edwin D. Newton and Civil War letters (1861-1864) of Henry H. Carlton while serving in the Troup Artillery in Savannah, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia and letters (1861-1862) from Benjamin Mell while serving in Cobb's Legion near Richmond. Also includes land grants, account books, writings, and printed material. The collection contains some material relating to Thomas S. Mell, as treasurer of the Georgia State Teachers College (1927-1932) and general orders of the United Confederate Veterans.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged by record type.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers, ms59, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 March 18.

General Notes

Acquired from Gary Doster in 1956-1958.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Athens (Ga.)
Carlton, Henry Hull, 1835-1905
Clarke County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia State Teachers College (Athens, Ga.)
Mell, Benjamin, 1841-1862
Mell, John Dagg, 1865-1952
Mell, Thomas S.
Newton, Edwin Dorset, M.D., 1835-1917
Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Teachers colleges -- Georgia.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
Veterans -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1814-829
12Correspondence, 1830-1833
13Correspondence, 1834-1839
14Correspondence, 1840 - 1849
15Correspondence, 1850-1855
16Correspondence, 1856-1859
17Correspondence, 1860-1862
18Correspondence, 1863-1864
19Correspondence, 1865-1869
110Correspondence, 1870-1873
21Correspondence, 1874-1879
22Correspondence, 1880-1881
23Correspondence, 1882-1883
24Correspondence, 1884-1885
25Correspondence, 1886-1887
26Correspondence, 1888-1889
27Correspondence, 1890-1891
28Correspondence, 1892-1893
31Correspondence, 1894-1895
32Correspondence, 1896-1897
33Correspondence, 1898
34Correspondence, 1899
35Correspondence, 1900-1901
36Correspondence, 1902
37Correspondence, 1903
38Correspondence, 1904-1905
41Correspondence, 1906
42Correspondence, 1907
43Correspondence, 1908
44Correspondence, 1909
51Correspondence, 1910-1911
52Correspondence, 1912-1913
53Correspondence, 1914-1915
54Correspondence, 1916-1917
55Correspondence, 1918-1919
56Correspondence, 1920-1929
6a1Mell, Benjamin Letters, 1859 - 1862
6a2Carlton, Henry Hull Letters, &c.,, 1860 - 1869
6a3Randall, J. R. Letters, 1906 - 1907
6a4Newton, Dr. E. D. Undated Manuscripts
6a5Diary Fragments, 1842 -1861
6b1Misc. Undated Corres.
6b2Various Writings inc. Drafts of Bills
6b3Misc. Printed Matter
6b4Business Papers, Misc.
6c1GA St. Teachers C. Audits, 1927 - 1931
6c2GA St. Teachers C. , 1930
6c3GA St. Teachers C., 1931
6c4GA St. Teachers C., 1932
7Marion Carlton - 3 account books
7John H. Newton - Memorandum book, 1825-1841
7Patrick H. Mell - Lecture book - Law & Religion
7John H. Newton - Combination letterbook, Accounts & Records book, 1851-1888
7Benjamin R. Carlton Account book, 1848
7John D. Mell Account book, 1896-1898
7Land Transaction book, with index, 1825-1836
7Misc. Note & Address books (3 items)
7Partial Deck of Playing Cards depicting good luck symbols
8Sermon book, photograph album, and letterbook, undated