Lipscomb family papers

Lipscomb family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Barrow, David C., Jr., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Creator: Lipscomb, Andrew A., (Andrew Adgate), 1816-1890
Creator: Lipscomb, Frank A., (Francis Adgate), 1845-1874
Creator: Lipscomb, Mary Ann Rutherford, 1848-1918
Title: Lipscomb family papers
Dates: 1866-1911
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet 1 document box
Coll. Number: ms1117

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew A. Lipscomb (1816-1890) was Chancellor of the University of Georgia from 1860 to 1874. Lipscomb was also a minister in the Methodist Protestant Church and the founder of the Metropolitan Institute for Young Ladies in Montgomery, Alabama. After leaving the University in 1874, he taught at Vanderbilt and later returned to Athens where he wrote and lectured for the rest of his life. His son, Francis A. Lipscomb, graduated from the University in 1866 and later became Professor of Belles Lettres. -- From "Andrew A. Lipscomb," University of Georgia Presidents' Exhibit at; other material from Hargrett MS 1114.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of miscellaneous materials chiefly concerning Andrew A. Lipscomb, Chancellor of the University of Georgia, and his son, Francis Adgate Lipscomb, class of 1866 and later Professor of Belles Lettres. There are eight typescripts of poems by A. A. Lipscomb on various topics. Class notes and literary society speeches of F. A. Lipscomb during his terms at the University are present as well as his complete lecture book for British literature (1872-1873). In addition there is a small group of correspondence between father and son. There is also a small amount of correspondence between Mrs. M. A. Lipscomb and David C. Barrow concerning the establishment of the Crawford W. Long infirmary on the University campus. Also present is a genealogy of the "Descendants of John Hall and Mary Parker of Maryland," compiled by H. M. Chapman of Washington, D. C., in 1898.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American poetry.
Barrow, David C., Jr., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929 -- Correspondence
British literature--Study and teaching--Georgia--Athens--History--19th century.
Chapman, H. M. -- Descendents of John Hall and Mary Parker of Maryland
Hall family
Lipscomb, Andrew A., (Andrew Adgate), 1816-1890 -- Correspondence
Lipscomb, Frank A., (Francis Adgate), 1845-1874 -- Correspondence
Lipscomb, Mary Ann Rutherford, 1848-1918 -- Correspondence
Parker family
Speeches (documents)
University of Georgia. -- Presidents--Correspondence
University of Georgia. Crawford W. Long Infirmary.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Lipscomb family papers, ms1117. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence from David C. Barrow to Mrs. M.A. Lipscomb
2John Hall - Mary Parker Genealogy
3Family Correspondence
5A.A. Lipscomb - Poems
6F.A. Lipscomb - Miscellaneous Speeches
7F.A. Lipscomb - Commencement, 1866
8F.A. Lipscomb - Miscellaneous Letters
9F.A. Lipscomb lecture at Southern Masonic Female College
10-11F.A. Lipscomb - Literary Society Lectures
12F.A. Lipscomb - Lecture Books, 1872-1873