Butler family papers

Butler family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Butler family
Creator: Butler, Bessie
Creator: Butler, D. E.
Creator: Butler, Peter Walton
Creator: Mercer, Jesse, 1769-1841
Creator: Walton, Ginnie T.
Title: Butler family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1896-1931
Dates: 1820-1950
Quantity: 4.8 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 carton)
Coll. Number: ms1639

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Butler family of Madison, Morgan County, Georgia from ca. 1820-1950. Contains correspondence to various members of the Butler family including Col. D.E. Butler, Peter Walton Butler, and Bessie Butler. Correspondents of Bessie Butler include Benjamin W. Hunt of Eatonton, Joseph Jacobs of Atlanta, and J. Quinn West of Thomaston, Georgia, all which discuss family matters and Georgia politics. The collection also contains medical notes from college (1820s); an autograph album of Ginnie T. Walton (1849-1850); glass plate negatives of Thurlston, the Butler home in Madison (1880s); and a diary of Baptist minister Jesse Mercer describing a journey (March-June 1820) to Philadelphia to attend a Baptist convention.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Baptists--Georgia.
Clergy--Georgia.
Diaries.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Hunt, Benjamin W., (Benjamin Weeks), 1847-1934
Jacobs, Joseph, 1859-1929
Madison (Ga.)
Morgan County (Ga.)
West, J. Quinn

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Butler family papers, MS 1639. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, MS 3529.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence

BoxFolder
1128 June 1833
127 September 1833
220 January 1840
323 January 1864
421 May 1868
41 June 1868
529 April 1871
62 May 1871
72 April 1873
821 June 1875
925 March 1884
1028 May 1896
1125 December 1898
1211 January 1900
1323 January 1900
1421 May 1903
1524 November 1908
1621 August 1909
179 December 1910
1831 December 1913
1925 January 1915
203 August 1916
212 September 1916
2214 September 1917
2326 December 1919
242 January 1920
2513 June 1922
2623 June 1922
275 July 1922
2830 September 1922
2921 November 1922
3029 November 1922
3110 March 1923
323 May 1923
3310 May 1923
3423 July 1923
3526 May 1924
366 August 1924
3721 August 1924
389 January 1925
3911 May 1925
4024 May 1926
412 July 1926
4219 November 1928
4326 November 1928
448 January 1929
4519 March 1929
462 June 1929
471 July 1929
489 September 1929
4918 October 1929
5020 October 1929
5126 September 1930
523 December 1930
5322 December 1930
5429 December 1930
5531 January 1931
564 March 1931
5725 December 1944
582 January 1946
59Undated
60Undated
61Undated
62Undated
63Undated
64Undated
65Undated
 

Series 2: Subject file

BoxFolder
21Address Book
2Autograph Book -Louise Winston Powell
3Clippings
4Desk Calendar-Dr. J.H. Nicholson
5Diary and Quotation Book-P.W. Butler
6Envelopes
7Financial Records
8Genealogy
BoxFolder
31Household Inventory
2Ledger-P.W. Butler, 1901-1916
3Ledger-Daisy Butler, 1915-1916
4Ledger-Daisy Butler, 1917-1918
BoxFolder
41Medical Notes
2Medical Notes
3Medical Notes-James B. Lewis[?], 1824-1825
BoxFolder
51Medical Notes-Dr. J.H. Nicholson, Univ. of Penn., 1923-1924
2Medical Notes-Edward A. Broddus, 1822-1823
BoxFolder
61Mercer, Jesse-Accounts of a journey to Philadelphia
2Miscellaneous
3Photo Album-Ammi[?] Butler
4Photographs
BoxFolder
71Receipt Book, 1938-1940
2Recipes
3Speech
4Superior Court Records, 1868-1871
4Morgan, Jones, Baldwin, Putnam, Wilkinson, Greene counties
5Walton, Ginnie T.-Autograph Album, 1849-1850
 

Series 3: Photographs and artifacts

Box
8Photographs, Glass Negatives, Photo Album, Eyeglasses, 1878 (2)
Photo Album of Graduating Class of Mercer University, 1877
CartonItem
11Black Beaver Fur Top Hat