Edwin King Lumpkin papers

Edwin King Lumpkin papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
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
Dates: 1881-1921
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.
Coll. Number: ms1748

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Arrangement

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.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Business records.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Law firms--Georgia.
Lawyers--Georgia.
Lumpkin, Joseph Henry, 1856-1916
Practice of law--Georgia.
Real estate investment--Southern States.
Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931

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

Edwin King Lumpkin papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Edwin King Lumpkin papers, ms 80.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence

BoxFolder
111882
21883
31884
41885
51886
61887
71888
81889
91890
101891
111892
121893
131894
141895
151896
161897
171898
181899
191900
201901
211902
221903
231904 January-February
241904 March-April
251904 May-June
261904 July-September
271904 October
281904 November
291904 December & undated
BoxFolder
211905 January
21905 February
31905 March
41905 April
51905 May
61905 June
71905 July
81905 August
91905 September
101905 October
111905 November
121905 December & undated
131906 January
141906 February
151906 March
161906 April
171906 May
181906 June
191906 July
201906 August
211906 September
221906 October
231906 November
241906 December & undated
BoxFolder
311907 January
21907 February
31907 March
41907 April
51907 May
61907 June
71907 July
81907 August
91907 September
101907 October
111907 November
121907 December
131908 January
141908 February
151908 March
161908 April
171908 May
181908 June
191908 July
201908 August
211908 September
221908 October
231908 November
241908 December & undated
251909 January
261909 February
271909 March
281909 May
291909 June
301909 July
311909 August
321909 September
331909 October
341909 November
351909 December
BoxFolder
411910 January
21910 February
31910 March
41910 April
51910 May
61910 June
71910 July
81910 August
91910 September
101910 October
111910 November
121910 December & undated
BoxFolder
511911 January
21911 February
31911 March
41911 April
51911 May
61911 June
71911 July
81911 August
91911 September
101911 October
111911 November
121911 December & undated
BoxFolder
611912 January
21912 February
31912 March
41912 April
51912 May
61912 July
71912 August
81912 September
91912 October
101912 November
111912 December
121913 January
131913 February
141913 March
151913 April
161913 May
171913 June
181913 July
191913 August
201913 September
211913 October
221913 November
231913 December
BoxFolder
711914 January
21914 February
31914 March
41914 April
51914 May
61914 June
71914 July
81914 August
91914 September
101914 October
111914 November
121914 December
131915 January
141915 February
151915 March
161915 April
171915 May
181915 June
191915 July
201915 August
211915 September
221915 October
231915 November
241915 December
251916
261917
27Undated
Edwin King Lumpkin, Jr. (son)
28Undated
Gerdine Lumpkin (son)
29Undated
Joseph H. Lumpkin (son)
30Undated
Joseph Henry Lumpkin (brother)
31Undated
Mamie Lumpkin (daughter)
32Undated
Marion Lumpkin (daughter) - Mrs. Jack Walbridge
33Undated
Mary (Mamie) Thomas Lumpkin (wife)
34Undated
personal
35Undated
business
36Undated
fragments
 

Clippings

BoxFolder
81Clippings
 

Invitation

BoxFolder
82Invitation
 

Legal documents

BoxFolder
83Legal documents
 

Notes, lists, etc.

BoxFolder
84Notes, lists, etc.
 

Printed material

BoxFolder
85Printed material
 

Receipts

Box
8Receipts
1842-1899
1900-1905
1906-1910
1911-1917 & undated
 

School Certificates

BoxFolder
810School Certificates