Dawson Family estate papers

Dawson Family estate papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: University of Georgia Archives
Creator: University of Georgia.
Title: Dawson Family estate papers
Dates: late 1800s-1929
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: UA0047

Biographical/Historical Note

Upon his death Dr. William Terrell, a prosperous planter from Hancock County, left the University $20,000 in bonds to establish an endowed fund. The interest from the fund paid the salary of a new professor of "Agriculture as a Science." This gift is acknowledged as the genesis of what is today our College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Seventy-two years later Dr. Terrell's grandson, William Terrell Dawson, died leaving the remainder of his estate as a bequest, in memory of his father Edgar Gilmer Dawson, to support agricultural education at the University. Today, the Edgar Gilmer Dawson Fund stands at more than three-quarters of a million dollars, providing scholarships for outstanding students of agriculture and for other CAES activities on campus and around the state.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one photograph album and lists of information pertaining to the Dawson estate.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Dawson family
Dawson, William Terrell -- Estate
Estate records.
Photograph albums.
University of Georgia. College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.
University of Georgia. College of Agriculture.

General Notes

RG 2-17

Administrative Information

Preferred citation

Dawson Family estate papers, UA0047, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Photograph Album
2Dawson Estate, 1902, 1925
3Dawson Estate, 1926 May-September
4Dawson Estate, 1926 October-December
5Dawson Estate, 1927 January-December
6Dawson Estate, 1928-1929
7Dawson Estate Lists, 1928-1929