De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966
|Title: ||Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers|
47.5 Linear feet
(110 document boxes, 1 card file box, 1 slide box, 1 oversized box)
|Coll. Number: ||ms1788|
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.
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
There are no box numbers 49-52 or 104-106.
Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne family papers, MS 1788. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
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.