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Felton family papers

Felton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Felton family papers
Creator: Felton family
Inclusive Dates: 1835-1930
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet (570 items in 2 document boxes)
Collection Number: ms82
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930) was a writer and tireless campaigner for Progressive Era reforms, especially women's rights. She was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. William Harrell Felton (1823-1909) was a doctor, a Methodist minister, and a member of the Georgia legislature from 1884 to1890.

For more information, see the article Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930) in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and her congressional biography.

William Harrell Felton (1823-1909), Methodist minister, Georgia and U.S. representative, and husband of Rebecca Latimer Felton

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters to and from Dr. and Mrs. Felton, accounts, programs, invitations, pictures, articles, speeches, sermons, etc. The collection also contains letters with autographs of U.S. Presidents Coolidge, Harding and McKinley, Georgians Thomas W. Hardwick, Joseph E. Brown, Robert Toombs, Tom Watson, James Longstreet, Benjamin Harvey Hill, John B. Gordon, and many others who were interested in politics in Georgia.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Felton family papers, ms82, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Lillian Felton in 1952

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1835-1930 -- Correspondence
Felton, William H. (William Harrell), 1823-1909 -- Correspondence
Invitation cards -- Georgia.
Presidents -- United States -- Autographs.
Signatures (names)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Rebecca Latimer Felton papers, ms81.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters , 1835-1870
12Letters , 1866-1878
13Letters , 1874-1877
14Letters , 1878-1879
15Letters , 1879-1883
16Letters , 1880-1881
17Letters , 1882-1883
18Letters , 1884-1887
19Letters , 1884-1887II
110Letters , 1890-1899
111Letters & Miscellaneous, 1893-1924
21Letters , 1900-1919
22Letters , 1921-1922
23Letters , 1923-1924
24Clippings & Handbills, 1845-1929 & undated
25Addresses & References, 1852-1929 & undated
26Letters, Undated
27Letters, 1925 - 1927
28Letters, 1928
29Letters, 1929
210Accounts, Records, Etc., 1877-1929 & undated
211Empty Envelopes, 1869-1928 & undated
212Programs, Invitations, Etc., 1853-1927 & undated