Georgia memorabilia

Georgia memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Georgia memorabilia
Dates: 1800s-1900s
Quantity: 2.0 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms1116

Biographical/Historical Note

Born Jan. 29, 1899 in Carmel, Meriwether County, Georgia, Caldwell served as president of the University of Georgia from May 1, 1935 to January 15, 1949. He served as chancellor of University System of Georgia from November 1, 1948 until his retirement on July 1, 1964. He was chancellor emeritus until his death on April 15, 1977.

George Sharp, Jr., was a member of the silversmith firm of Sharp & Floyd circa 1871. -- "Silversmiths." Sterling Flatware Fashion. (Retrieved January 29, 2010)

"Button Gwinnett was one of three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. He served in Georgia's colonial legislature, in the Second Continental Congress, and as president of Georgia's Revolutionary Council of Safety." - "Button Gwinnett." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved September 23, 2008)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of miscellaneous memorabilia and relics related to the State of Georgia and Georgia relics. Included are a tattered Confederate flag given to University President Harmon Caldwell in 1947 (allegedly of 1863 Georgia origin, but found not to be authentic); wire-rim glasses from Ballard's opticians of Atlanta; silver plate butter knife made by Geo. Sharp, Jr. of Atlanta; Dahlonega (Georgia) mementos including two commemorative tokens and a miniature pan with a small piece of gold ore; a curl; a lock of hair supposed to be Button Gwinnett's; a watch fob stamped 1G3; a medical instrument; a box of miniature Georgia state flags; pine needles formed into a bow from the Barrow collection; a brick from Old Wesleyan; Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial granite; a 1925 Stone Mountain memorial coin; and a Fulton County Centennial medal 1854-1864.

Index Terms

Coastal Plain Experiment Station.
Flag--Confederate States of America.
Fulton County (Ga.)--Centennial celebrations, etc.
Granite--Georgia--Stone Mountain Memorial State Park.
Gwinnett, Button, ca. 1735-1777
Medals--Georgia--Fulton County.
Medical instruments and apparatus--Georgia.
Pine needles--Georgia.
Sharp, George, Jr.
Silver-plated flatware--Georgia--Atlanta.
Watch fobs--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia memorabilia, MS 1116. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Wire-rim glasses from Ballard's opticians of Atlanta (gift of Mrs. Alfred Scott)
2Silver plate butter knife made by Geo. Sharp, Jr. of Atlanta
3Dahlonega, Georgia mementoes: Two commenmorative tokens and a miniature pan with small piece of gold ore
4Curl (gift of William G. Haynes, Jr. of Darien)
5Lock of hair, supposedly Button Gwinnett's
6Watch fob stamped 1 G 3
8Medical instrument
9Box of miniature Georgia State flags
10Pine needles formed into a bow from the Barrow collection
11Brick from Old Wesleyan (gift of Kenneth Coleman 1964)
13Stone Mountain (Atlanta, GA) memorial coin, 1925
14Fulton County Centennial medal, 1854 - 1864
12Stone Mountain (Atlanta, GA) Confederate Memorial - granite
1Tattered Confederate flag given to University President Harmon Caldwell in 1947, supposedly of 1863 Georgia origin, but since determined not authentic (with two articles about it)