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Nathaniel Bacon Stewart collection

Nathaniel Bacon Stewart collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Nathaniel Bacon Stewart collection
Creator: Stewart, Nathaniel Bacon, 1871-
Inclusive Dates: 1893, 1911, 1917
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s) (1 oversize folder A)
Collection Number: ms876
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Nathaniel Bacon Stewart was born in Butler, Georgia, January 4, 1871. He graduated from University of Georgia and attended George Washington University Law School. He worked for the Navy Department (1893-1897), War Department (1897-1899), and joined the U.S. Civil Service. In 1911, Stewart married Lucy Middleton Cobb Taylor, the widow of his University of Georgia classmate James Taylor and a member of the prominent Cobb Family. Soon thereafter, Stewart was appointed to the newly created position of Consul General by the United States government serving in several locations, including Madras, India; Durban, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Cairo, Egypt; Milan, Italy and Barcelona, Spain. He died in Washington, D.C. on 17 April 1931.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two Egyptian grave bowls, given by Sir Flinders Petrie, the English Egyptologist, to Nathaniel B. Stewart in 1917; two strips from a palm book, either Burmese or Thai, also gift to Stewart from Petrie; one letter from Stewart to his daughter-in-law Mrs. Bucknell dated "American Consular Service, Port Said, Egypt, December, 1917." One letter from Chancellor David C. Barrow of the University of Georgia, to John Addison Cobb, grandfather of Mrs. Bucknell, regarding Stewart prior to his marriage to Lucy M. Cobb Taylor, Mrs. Bucknell's mother. Also included is one picture of the Senior Class of 1893. The class included a picture of Stewart as well as Jim Taylor, Mrs. Bucknell's father.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The 1893 UGA graduating class photograph is housed in the Georgia Photograph File, ms3705.

Preferred Citation

Nathaniel Bacon Stewart collection, ms876, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David C., Jr. (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929 -- Correspondence
Cobb, John Addison -- Correspondence
Egypt -- Diplomatic and consular service.
Grave goods -- Egypt.
Palm-leaf manuscripts.
Stewart, Nathaniel Bacon, 1871- -- Correspondence
United States. Consular Service

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1911, 1917
1APalm Book strips
1192Graduating class, University of Georgia, 1893 (1 photograph in Georgia Photograph File)