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James D. Frederick family papers

James D. Frederick family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James D. Frederick family papers
Creator: Frederick family
Creator: Washingtonian Temperance Society of Franklin College (Ga.)
Inclusive Dates: 1844-1899, 1942
Language(s): English
Extent: 2.4 Linear Feet (10 volumes in 2 oversized boxes)
Collection Number: ms79
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James D. Frederick (1827-1899) was a Civil War soldier and farmer. He was born in South Carolina and moved to Marshallville, Georgia in 1832. Frederick married Medora Keene; they had a child Louise Caroline (Hays) (1881-1951) who was an archivist and clubwoman, born in Marshallville, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of James Daniel Frederick and the Frederick family from 1844-1899, 1942. The bulk of the collection consists of diaries and account books of James D. Frederick. The diaries (1844-1856 and 1873-1899) contain entries describing Frederick's student life at the University of Georgia, a few minutes and the constitution of the Washingtonian Temperance Society of Franklin College, and entries pertaining to crop conditions, weather, and farming practices for Frederick's farm in Marshallville, Macon County, Georgia. Entries for the period 1873-1889 are sparse and usually are recorded once a year. The account books (1873, 1875-1878, 1880-1882, and 1888-1892) include occasional notes but mainly record items purchased for operating the farm.

The collection also contains a diary (January - April 1882) of Eugene Frederick pertaining to the operation of his farm; a typescript of THE KEENE FAMILY containing photographs, genealogical charts, and clippings; and the original mockup for THE RUMPH-FREDERICK FAMILIES including correspondence, photographs, clippings, and genealogical charts. The genealogical material was collected by Louise Frederick Hays.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James D. Frederick family papers, ms79, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Given by the descendants of James Daniel Frederick via Felder Frederick in 1958 and a second donation in 1966 via Lucy Booten Frederick Forbes, wife of W. T. Forbes.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 June 16.

General Notes

The Rumph and Frederick families / by Louise Frederick Hays. Atlanta : Georgia State University, 1942.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
College students -- Georgia.
Farm life -- Georgia.
Farm management -- Georgia.
Frederick family
Keene family
Macon County (Ga.)
Marshallville (Ga.)
Men -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Rumph family
Temperance -- Georgia -- Societies, etc.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11James Daniel Frederick-Diary, 1844-1851
a small ms. notebook, scattered entries, last few are written on his birthday. Some parts of this diary were written while he was a student at the University of Georgia.
12James Daniel Frederick-Diary, 1848-1855
Bound ledger type volume. First part of diary kept while he was a University of Georgia student, and contains some literary society minutes, some Demosthenian, some Phi Kappa. Latter part concerns farming in middle Georgia (Marshallville.)
13James Daniel Frederick, Diary and Accounts, 1873
Contains some clippings on various subjects.
14James Daniel Frederick-Diary, 1855-1899
This volume contains the manuscript diary plus a typescript of the same. No entries for the war years. Post war entries chiefly written on his birthday, June 3rd. Last entry-June 3. 1899.
15James Daniel Frederick-Diary, 1875-1878
Largely accounts. Occasional notes.
16James Daniel Frederick-Diary, 1880-1882
Accounts and some entries in diary.
17James Daniel Frederick, 1888-1892
Accounts, some entries, few clippings.
18Eugene Frederick-Diary, 1879-1882
A planters' diary.
19Louise Frederick Hays-The Keene Family
Genealogical and Biographical with allied Families: Bell, Bunkley, Reese, Price, Dingley, Barker, Prence, Collier, Bothe, Jones, Swift, Cooke, Thompson, Wing, Batchelder, Spooner, Pratt, Bumpus, Lovell, Hatch, Sprague, Bassett, Tilden and Bourne. Typescript, with pictures, genealogical charts, clippings, etc. laid in.
21Louise Frederick Hays-Original Papers for the Rumph
Frederick book. Genealogy, contains typescripts, documents, correspondence, pictures, clippings, etc. laid in.