Charles F. McCay collection

Charles F. McCay collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889
Title: Charles F. McCay collection
Dates: 1839-1930
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (7 folders housed with minor collections MS 1188 and MS 1189)
Abstract:The collection consists of letters, McCay's will (dated December 7, 1866, in Richmond County, Georgia) and various typescripts, notes and correspondence concerning biographical matters along with a photograph of the McCay portrait. Three of the letters are from McCay to Narcissa Williams in December 1839. Nine letters are from McCay to his daughter, Julia McCay Buchanan, dated from 1877 to 1886.
Coll. Number: ms1189(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Francis McCay was born in Pennsylvania on March 8, 1810. Educated at Princeton, he began his teaching career at Lafayette College. He married Narcissa Williams in August 1840. From 1833 until 1853 when elected to be the chair of mathematics at the University of South Carolina, Professor McCay taught philosophy, civil engineering, and mathematics at the University of Georgia. He died in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 13, 1889.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Buchanan, Julia McCay -- Correspondence
College teachers--Georgia--Athens--Biography.
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889 -- Correspondence
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889 -- Photographs
McCay, C. F., (Charles Francis), 1810-1889 -- Will
McCay, Narcissa Black -- Correspondence
University of Georgia. -- Faculty

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles F. McCay collection, MS 1189. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters to Narcissa Williams, 1869
2Biographical information
3Will, 1866
4-5Letters to Julia Buchanan, 1877-1886
6Photograph of portrait of Charles F. McCay
7Resolutions, 1879-1889
McCay donation to University of Georgia.