|Repository:||University of Georgia Archives|
|Creator:||University of Georgia.|
|Title:||Dawson Family estate papers|
|Quantity:||0.5 Linear feet (1 box)|
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.
The collection consists of one photograph album and lists of information pertaining to the Dawson estate.
Arranged in chronological order.
Dawson Family estate papers, UA0047, University Archives, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.