Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Robert S. Gilliam family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Agnes Scott College.
Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Business records.
Decatur (Ga.)
General stores--Georgia.
LaGrange (Ga.)--History.
LaGrange Female College.
Maxeys (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Oglethorpe County (Ga.)--History.
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

11Correspondence, 1870
2Correspondence, 1886
3Correspondence, 1889
4Correspondence, 1890
5Correspondence, 1891
6Correspondence, 1892
7Correspondence, 1893
8Correspondence, 1894
9Correspondence, 1895
21Correspondence, January - June 1896
2Correspondence, July - October 1896
3Correspondence, November - December 1896
4Correspondence, January - March 1897
5Correspondence, April - May 1897
6Correspondence, June - December 1897
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
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
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
19Bill of Sales
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
Includes: unidentified portraits, Thomas E. Watson, and Fannie Pulliam.
6Writings (short stories, poetry, and letters)
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.
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