William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers

William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Coleman, William Lewis, 1853-1940
Title: William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers
Dates: 1878-1911
Quantity: 3.2 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 2 half boxes)
Coll. Number: ms137

Biographical/Historical Note

William Lewis Coleman (1853-1940), farmer and general store operator, resided in Devereux, Hancock County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of William Lewis Coleman, Jr. and the Coleman family of Devereux, Hancock County, Georgia from 1878-1911 and includes correspondence between various family members including William Lewis Coleman, his wife Katie Amoss Coleman, and their children Henry A. Coleman, Eliza T. Coleman, and Alma Coleman (while living in Atlanta, Ga.) mainly discussing family and business matters. The collection contains information regarding William Lewis Coleman's general merchandise business including bills, receipts, and some correspondence. The collection also contains school work, advertising brochures of merchandise goods, and leaflets.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Business records.
Coleman, Alma
Coleman, Eliza T.
Coleman, Henry A.
Coleman, Katie Amoss
Devereux (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
General stores--Georgia.
Hancock County (Ga.)
Stores, Retail--Georgia.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Lewis Coleman, Jr. family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1878-1893
2Letters, 1894-1895
3Letters, 1896 December 31, 1897
4Letters, 1896 January-April 27
5Letters, 1898 May 1-December 28
6Letters, 1899 January-June 16
7Letters, 1899 July-October
21Letters, 1899 November-December
2Letters, 1900 January-February
3Letters, 1900 February 19-March 30
4Letters, 1900 April 5-30
5Letters, 1900 May-June
31Letters, 1900 July-September
2Letters, 1900 October-December
3Letters, 1901 January-April
4Letters, 1901 May-August
5Letters, 1901 September-December
6Letters, 1902 January-July
7Letters, 1902 August-December
41Letters, 1903 January-April
2Letters, 1903 May-September
3Letters, 1903 October-December
4Letters, 1904 January-October
5Letters, 1905 May-December
6Letters, 1906 January-October
7Letters, 1906 November-December
51Letters, 1907 January-February
2Letters, March 1907
3Letters, 1907 April-October
4Letters, 1908
Letters, 1909
Letters, 1910
Letters, 1911
58Letters, 1911
9Letters, 1913-1915
61Letters, 1916-1919
2Letters, 1920-1939
3Letters, Undated
4Letters, Undated
5Miscellaneous, Undated
6Pictures, Photos, Undated
71Printed Material
2Printed Material
81School works
2School works
3Account Books
6School works
91School works
2School works
3Bills & Receipts
4Bills & Receipts
5Bills & Receipts
6Bills & Receipts