Downing Bethune photographs

Downing Bethune photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bethune, Downing Musgrove
Title: Downing Bethune photographs
Dates: 1977-1979
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1618 to MS 1623)
Coll. Number: ms1623(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

The Robert Toombs house was the home of Robert Toombs, who served in the U.S. Congress and became Secretary of State of the Confederacy and a general in the Confederate Army.-- "Toombs, Robert, House." National Historic Landmarks Program.

Built in 1834 by noted Georgian James Camak in Athens, Ga., the Camak House has served as the office building for Winburn, Lewis & Barrow since 1993... The Camak House exhibits many of the traits common to Federal style homes, including a fanlit entrance, central hall plan and brick construction. However, one unique architectural feature of the structure is that, unlike so many homes built in its era, the Camak House was designed with a kitchen attached to it.--"Camak House Returns to Grandeur." Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photographs of the University of Georgia, the Robert Toombs House and the Camak House taken by or for Downing Bethune for various history projects, 1977-1979.


Arranged by subject.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Photographs.
Bethune, Downing Musgrove
Camak House (Athens, Ga.). -- Photographs
Color photographs.
Robert Toombs House (Washington, Ga.). -- Photographs
University of Georgia. -- Photographs
Washington (Ga.)--Photographs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Downing Bethune photographs, MS 1623. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Camak House (20)
University of Georgia (4)
Toombs House (4)
Negatives (28 images)