Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Durham, Lucy
Creator: Gilliam, Robert S.
Creator: Gilliam, Sallie Myrt
Creator: Williams, Maude
Title: Robert S. Gilliam family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1881-1909
Dates: 1870-1935, bulk 1881-1909
Quantity: 4.4 Linear feet (8 document boxes, 1 oversized box)
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of Robert S. Gilliam and the Gilliam family of Maxeys, Oglethorpe County, Georgia from 1870-1935. The bulk of the collection (1881-1909) consists of correspondence, financial statements, receipts, and legal documents pertaining to Gilliam's mercantile business. Family correspondence (1882-1898) consists of letters to and from Gilliam's daughter, Sallie Myrt while living in Maxeys or while she was attending LaGrange Female College. Other correspondents include Lucy Durham writing from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) or Athens (Ga.) and Maude Williams. The collection also contains photographs, programs, and invitations relating to the LaGrange Female College.
Coll. Number: ms1372

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert S. Gilliam was a merchant who resided and worked in Maxeys in Oglethorpe County, Georgia. He was born in 1852 and died in 1903. He was married to Susan Maxey Gilliam (1856 - 1932). They had one child, a daughter, named Sallie Myrt Gilliam, who was born in 1877 and died in 1960. She married William Gurham (1869-1939), and they had two children, one in 1902 and the second in 1904. Sallie went to La Grange Female College in the 1890s.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Agnes Scott College.
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Business records.
Decatur (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
General stores--Georgia.
LaGrange (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
LaGrange Female College.
Maxeys (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Merchants--Georgia.
Oglethorpe County (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Stores, Retail--Georgia.
Women college students--Georgia.
Women's colleges--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

Robert S. Gilliam family papers. MS 1372. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Correspondence, 1870
 
2Correspondence, 1886
 
3Correspondence, 1889
 
4Correspondence, 1890
 
5Correspondence, 1891
 
6Correspondence, 1892
 
7Correspondence, 1893
 
8Correspondence, 1894
 
9Correspondence, 1895
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, January - June 1896
 
2Correspondence, July - October 1896
 
3Correspondence, November - December 1896
 
4Correspondence, January - March 1897
 
5Correspondence, April - May 1897
 
6Correspondence, June - December 1897
 
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, January - April 1898
 
2Correspondence, May - December 1898
 
3Correspondence, 1899
 
4Correspondence, 1900
 
5Correspondence, 1901
 
6Correspondence, 1902
 
7Correspondence, 1903
 
8Correspondence, 1904
 
9Correspondence, 1906
 
10Correspondence, 1911
 
11Correspondence, 1919
 
12Correspondence, 1935
 
13Correspondence, Undated
 
BoxFolder
41Statements, Receipts, 1881
 
2Statements, Receipts, 1882
 
3Statements, Receipts, 1883
 
4Statements, Receipts, 1884
 
5Statements, Receipts, 1885
 
6Statements, Receipts, 1886
 
7Statements, Receipts, 1887
 
8Statements, Receipts, 1888
 
9Statements, Receipts, 1889
 
10Statements, Receipts, 1890
 
11Statements, Receipts, 1891
 
12Statements, Receipts, 1892
 
13Statements, Receipts, 1893
 
BoxFolder
51Statements, Receipts, 1894
 
2Statements, Receipts, 1895
 
3Statements, Receipts, 1896
 
4Statements, Receipts, 1897
 
5Statements, Receipts, 1898
 
6Statements, Receipts, 1899
 
7Statements, Receipts, 1900
 
8Statements, Receipts, 1901
 
9Statements, Receipts, 1902
 
10Statements, Receipts, 1903
 
11Statements, Receipts, 1904
 
12Statements, Receipts, 1905
 
13Statements, Receipts, 1906
 
14Statements, Receipts, 1907
 
15Statements, Receipts, 1909
 
16Statements, Receipts, undated
 
17Legal Documents
 
18Receipts
 
19Bill of Sales
 
BoxFolder
61Sallie Myrt Gilliam documents
Includes letters to her from parents; Maxeys High School report cards (1886-1890); La Grange Female College report card (1895); La Grange monthly writing exam; and her Roudebush Writing System Intermediate Chart Book.
 
2Invitations and Programs
Includes Sallie's La Grange graduation programs and invitations; marriage invitations; concert and play invitations; La Grange Sophomore Day (1896) and Senior Day invitations (1898); Park High School closing exercises program (1896); circular of the Washington Seminary (1888); Kentucky University commencement invitation (1894); and National Eclectic Medical Association invitations.
 
3Two medicinal remedies
 
4Statements certifying home doctor visits
 
5Photographs
Includes: unidentified portraits, Thomas E. Watson, and Fannie Pulliam.
 
6Writings (short stories, poetry, and letters)
 
BoxItem
71Envelopes
 
BoxItem
81-2Pair of scissors and the Standard Falconia Crayons (16)
 
1Printed Material
Includes: Roosevelt House newsletter (1924); Oglethorpe County & The Bicentennial; Historical Indian Stories by Chief Eagle Eye; and My Record and Indorsements by Charles H. brand.
 
2Printed Material
Includes: Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens in serial form; Tract on Evolution (about the Scopes Trial); Gonorrhea in Males and Its Cure pamphlet; and Why a Merchant Should Furnish to the Bradstreet Company.
 
3Printed Material
Includes: a copy of The Atlantic Monthly (1886); US Dept. of Ag. Crop Report (1896); Pope & Fleming Special Weekly Report on the Cotton Market (1896); Famous Comic Recitations book (1893); and One Hundred Choice Selections book.
 
OS BoxItem
91Scrapbook
 
2Picture
 
3Picture