|Creator:||Burnett, Wiley B.|
|Creator:||Dudley, J. T.|
|Creator:||Lumpkin & Burnett (Athens, Ga.).|
|Creator:||Lumpkin, E. K., (Edwin King), 1858-1938|
|Creator:||Lumpkin, Edwin King|
|Title:||Edwin King Lumpkin papers|
|Quantity:||3.0 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 1 half box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of papers of Edwin King Lumpkin from 1881-1921. The majority of the collection pertains to Lumpkin's Athens (Ga.) law firm, Lumpkin & Burnett and includes mainly correspondence relating to law cases of Lumpkin and his partner Wiley B. Burnett. The collection contains personal correspondence to family and friends, including his brother Joseph H. Lumpkin, and his wife and children. The personal correspondence pertains to his law practice, social life in Athens (Ga.), Lumpkin's interest in national and state politics, and in particular the campaigns of kinsman Hoke Smith. The J.T. Dudley papers (1906-1912) contain correspondence dealing with buying and selling land throughout the South. The papers of Edwin K. Lumpkin, Jr. (1910-1915) consist mainly of correspondence relating to his legal practice. The papers of Lumpkin's law partner, Wiley B. Burnett contain mainly bills and receipts, with a few letters relating to the law firm.|
Edwin King Lumpkin (1858-1938), partner in the Athens, Georgia law firm of Lumpkin & Burnett, married Mary B. Thomas. One of their sons, Edwin K. Lumpkin, Jr. practiced law with his father.
Lumpkin (1853-1938) attended the University of Georgia and received a civil-engineering degree in 1871. In 1878 he married Mary B. Thomas and passed the bar in 1879.
Lumpkin resided in Athens and was the father of three sons and two daughters. His title of judge was merely a courtesy, but he played an influential role in Georgia judicial history.
His wife Mary helped found the first garden club in Georgia in 1891.
Boxes 1-7 contain only correspondence, much of which is personal or family-related. Letters to each of his children from Judge Lumpkin are found in this collection, while business-related correspondence is concentrated in the Judge E.K. Lumpkin Papers (MS 80). Box 8 contains various materials including receipts, clippings and printed material.
Organized into four series: (1) E.K. Lumpkin papers, (2) J.T. Dudley papers, (3) E.K. Lumpkin, Jr. papers, and (4) W.B. Burnett papers.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Edwin King Lumpkin papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Edwin King Lumpkin papers, ms 80.