Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966
Title: Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers
Dates: 1880-1970
Quantity: 47.5 Linear feet (110 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 slide box, 1 oversized box)
Coll. Number: ms1788

Biographical/Historical Note

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (1891-1966) collected and catalogued books relating to Georgia's history, continuing the work of his grandfather, Georgia Wymberley De Renne, and his father, Wymberley Jones De Renne According to the New Georgia Encyclopedia, "He gave Leonard L. Mackall, the De Renne Georgia Library's first and only librarian, carte blanche to fill all significant vacancies on the shelves, and Mackall made much progress before World War I (1917-18) intervened. After the war, De Renne contracted with Azalea Hallett Clizbee of the American Art Association to produce the Catalogue of the Wymberley Jones De Renne Georgia Library, which listed and described more than 4,000 items, dating from 1700 to 1929. Business reverses further delayed the work until it was underwritten by De Renne's sisters, Audrey Howland and Elfrida Barrow (who was inducted into Georgia Women of Achievement in 2008), with De Renne supervising the project. The catalog was finally issued in three royal octavo volumes by the Plandome Press in 1931. The catalog became the basis of the sale of the De Renne Georgia Library in 1938 to the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, for placement in the University of Georgia Library. There De Renne was employed as a member of the library's staff from 1938 until his retirement in 1956. He sold the Permanent Confederate Constitution to the Regents in 1939, and together with the books of the De Renne Georgia Library, it is now a part of the University's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library."

For more information, see the article "De Renne Family" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne and the members of his family, especially Mrs. De Renne and their son Kentwyn. Materials that cover all family members include over seventy years of family correspondence and general materials such as clippings, accounts, invitations, and notebooks. Mrs. De Renne's materials are mainly administraive in nature and reflect her interests and can be found among the series for the Association of Georgia Artists and the Garden Club of Georgia. Kentwyn De Renne's materials include correspondence from the 1940s-1950s and miscellaneous materials. A large amount of material can be found in the financial materials section which has not described beyond year spans. Additionally there is a series for Inigo De Renne, and a small amount of images and miscellaneous relating to the family's activities.


Arrangement

Arranged into 9 series: Series 1. Family Papers Series 2. General Papers Series 3. Association of Georgia Artists Series 4. Kentwyn DeRenne Series 5. Financial Material Series 6. Gardening Material Series 7. Inigo DeRenne Series 8. Address Cards, Curiosa Series 9. Pictures and Scrapbooks


Index Terms

Art--Georgia--Savannah.
Association of Georgia Artists. -- Records and correspondence
Calendars.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Correspondence
De Renne family -- Correspondence
De Renne family--Correspondence.
De Renne, Inigo, d. 1928
De Renne, Kentwyn -- Correspondence
De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966 -- Correspondence
De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966 -- Correspondence
Financial records.
Garden Club of Georgia. -- Records and correspondence
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Scrapbooks.
Wormsloe Plantation Site (Ga.)--History.

General Notes

There are no box numbers 49-52 or 104-106.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, MS 1788. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

There are several De Renne collections in the Hargrett Library, including the following: MS 1064 George Wymberly Jones De Renne family papers; MS 1064a De Renne family papers; MS 1120(m) De Renne family recipes and remedies; MS 1135 De Renne Confederate manuscripts; MS 1136 De Renne Historical manuscripts; MS 2745 Wymberly Jones De Renne book lists; MS 2819 De Renne family papers; MS 3605 Samuel A. Green letters to Wymberley Jones De Renne; MS 3623 De Renne family catalogues.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Family Correspondence

BoxFolder
11-51895 May-October
61896 December
7-101897 January-December
11-171898 January-December
18-281899 January-December
BoxFolder
21-111900 January- December
BoxFolder
31-111901 January-December
BoxFolder
41-101902 January-December
BoxFolder
51-111903 January-May
BoxFolder
61-111903 May-December and undated
BoxFolder
71-71904 January- May
8-91906 January- Feburary
BoxFolder
811917 February
2-111918 January-December
121919 December
131920
141922 August
151923 December
BoxFolder
911926 June
2-61927 March-October
7-171928 March- November
BoxFolder
101-81928 November- December
9-171929 January- November
BoxFolder
111-71930 January- November
8-151931 January- December
16-221932 February- December
23-261933 February- December
27-321934 June- November
33-371935 January- December
38-471936 February- December
BoxFolder
121-51939 March- December
BoxFolder
131-51940 March- September
6-171941 January- December
18-291942 February- December
BoxFolder
141-141943 January- December
BoxFolder
151-141944 January- December
BoxFolder
161-141945 January- December
BoxFolder
171-81946 January- December
9-181947 January- December
19-311948 January- December
BoxFolder
181-131949 January- December
BoxFolder
191-151950 January- December
BoxFolder
201-121951 January- December
BoxFolder
211-131952 January- December
BoxFolder
221-181953 January- December
BoxFolder
231-121954 January- December
13-251955 January- December
BoxFolder
241-121956 January- December
BoxFolder
251-131957 January- December
14-251958 January- December
BoxFolder
261-121959 January- December
BoxFolder
271-131960 January- December
14-251961 January- December
BoxFolder
281-141962 January - December
BoxFolder
291-131963 January- December
BoxFolder
301-131964 January- December
BoxFolder
311-121965 January- December
BoxFolder
321-131966 January- December
14-261967 January- December
BoxFolder
331-131968 January- December
14-221969 January- July
BoxFolder
341-15Undated
BoxFolder
351-8Undated
 

Series 2: General Materials and Ephemera



Account books

BoxFolder
3611903, 1903
21918
31937
41946
51947
61951-1952
71952-1960
8undated
9-11Addresses
12Airline Tickets
13Apartment Records, 1954
14Army Material
Box
37Art album
1-10Artwork
BoxFolder
381-23Calendars (incomplete run), 1900-1967
BoxFolder
391-2Calling Cards
3Cards, miscellaneous
4Certificates



Clippings

BoxFolder
395-19Clippings
BoxFolder
401-24Clippings
BoxFolder
411-23Clippings
BoxFolder
421-35Clippings
BoxFolder
431-17Clippings
BoxFolder
441-14Clippings
BoxFolder
451-14Clippings
BoxFolder
461-18Clippings
19Composition book
20Cook book
21Cut-Outs



Datebooks

BoxFolder
471-71929-1951
BoxFolder
481-71952-1964
8Diary, 1962
9Drawing book
BoxFolder
531Georgia Better Farms, Inc. No. 62 Oconee River-821. Clarke W.U.-103
2Income tax material (restricted)
3Insurance material



Invitations

BoxFolder
534-8Invitations
BoxFolder
541-9Invitations
BoxFolder
551-6Invitations
BoxFolder
561-9Invitations
BoxFolder
571-9Invitations
BoxFolder
581Letter book, 1942-1943
2Letter book, 1946-1947
3Licenses and registrations
4Medical material
5Membership cards



Notebooks

BoxFolder
586-9Notebooks
BoxFolder
591-7Notebooks
BoxFolder
601-10Notebooks
BoxFolder
611-12Notebooks
BoxFolder
621-6Notebooks



Notes, lists, etc.

BoxFolder
627-11Notes, lists, etc.
BoxFolder
631-16Notes, lists, etc.
BoxFolder
641-16Notes, lists, etc.
BoxFolder
651-16Notes, lists, etc.
BoxFolder
661Order book
2Picture Album
3-9Pictures
BoxFolder
671-8Pictures
9Plays
10Poetry
BoxFolder
7012Ramsdell, Charles Correspondence
Box
68Recipes
1-11Receipts
12-17Report cards
BoxFolder
691School dairy
2-3School papers
4-5Scrapbook
BoxFolder
701Stationary
2-3Sympathy cards
4Taylor, Robert Genealogy
5-8War ration coupons, etc.
9Wedding gifts book
10Wills and related materials
11Wormsloe
13-17Writing books
 

Series 3: Association of Georgia Artists

BoxFolder
711-13Clippings
14Correspondence, 1934-1960 undated
1935-1937
1941-1949
1956-1960
Undated
BoxFolder
721Envelopes
2Invitations
3Membership cards
4-7Notes, lists, etc.
8Receipts
9Scrapbook
 

Series 4: Kentwyn De Renne Materials



Subseries 4.1: Correspondence, 1940 March

BoxFolder
731-21940 March
31948 December
4-141949 January- December
BoxFolder
741-131950 January- December
14-161951 January- October
171952 October
181953 July
191953 December
20-271954 February- December
BoxFolder
751-151955 January- December
BoxFolder
761-161956 January-December
17-191957 January- March
20-21Undated



Subseries 4.2: Other materials A-Z

BoxFolder
771-15Appointment books, 1951-1955, undated
16Baby cards
17Clippings
18Envelopes
19Football ticket stub
20-22Clippings
BoxFolder
781Materials about Kentwyn DeRenne
2Invitations
3-4Jackson Daily News material
5-7Journalism material
8Membership cards
9Misc. notes, typescripts, etc.
10Pictures
11Printed material
12School records
13Stamps
14Traffic tickets
 

Series 5: Financial Materials, 1915-1961, undated

BoxFolder
7911915
21916
3-41917
51934
61935
BoxFolder
801-31936
4-51937
BoxFolder
811-31938
4-71939
BoxFolder
821-31940
4-71941
BoxFolder
831-51942
61943
BoxFolder
841-61944
BoxFolder
851-91945
BoxFolder
861-71946
BoxFolder
871-81947
BoxFolder
881-101948
BoxFolder
891-101949
BoxFolder
901-81950
BoxFolder
911-111951
BoxFolder
921-101952
BoxFolder
931-101953
BoxFolder
941-71954
BoxFolder
951-61954
BoxFolder
961-81955
BoxFolder
971-101956
BoxFolder
981-81957
BoxFolder
991-81958
BoxFolder
1001-71959
BoxFolder
1011-91959
BoxFolder
1021-111961
BoxFolder
1031-8Undated
 

Series 6: Garden Club of Georgia Materials, 1925-1967, undated

BoxFolder
1071-30Correspondence, 1925-1967, undated
BoxFolder
1081Address book
2-5Addresses
6-7Advertisement
8Calenders, 1949
9Certificates
10Envelopes, empty
11-18Flowering arrangement
BoxFolder
1091-12Flower Shows
BoxFolder
1101-19Garden Clubs
BoxFolder
1111-11Garden Clubs Athens
12Garden Clubs
13-15Trustees Garden Club
16Garden designs
17-19Garden tours
20-22Herbs
BoxFolder
1121-3Journal
4Membership cards
5-8Notebooks
BoxFolder
1131-6Notebooks
7-8Notes, lists, etc.
BoxFolder
1141-15Notes, lists, etc.
16-33Plants, gardening, etc.
BoxFolder
1151Receipts
2Ribbons
3-10Schools
BoxFolder
1161-10Schools
 

Series 7: Inigo De Renne materials

BoxFolder
116A1Account book
2Camp
3Cards
4Clippings
5Guest book
6Notes, lists, etc.
7Schools
 

Series 8: Address Cards & Curiosa

Box
117Address Cards, Curiosa
 

Series 9: Images & Scrapbooks

Box
118Pictures
Scrapbooks
Box
119Stereographs of Wormsloe