Hankinson family papers

Hankinson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hankinson family
Title: Hankinson family papers
Dates: 1824-1903
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms196

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the family of Stephen Hankinson and Mary C. Speights from 1824-1903. Papers include a marriage bond between Hankinson and Speights, the will of Hankinson, papers concerning the ownership of people who were enslaved, and correspondence to Lee Starke Schieffelin and Corneille S. Schieffelin. The collection also includes a copy of The language of flowers, “property of Marie Essie Hankinson,” an autograph book presented to Marie Essie Hankinson, and two scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings with poems and concerning current events.

Index Terms

Autograph albums.
Slavery--Southern States.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Miss Marie J. Hulbert.

Preferred Citation note

Hankinson family papers, ms196, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1824-1902
Marriage bond, dated April 10, 1824, Edgefield District, South Caroline, between Stephen Hankinson and Mary C. Speights.
Will, dated February 22, 1828, Barnwell District, South Carolina, of Stephen Hankinson.
Letters testamentary, dated March 20, 1828, South Carolina, Barnwell District, naming Mary C. Hankinson executrix for estate of Stephen Hankinson.
Inventory of estate of Stephen Hankinson, dated March 24, 1828, Barnwell District, South Carolina.
Deed, dated August 24, 1829, South Carolina, Barnwell District, Mary C. Hankinson, to her children, Ann Smith Hankinson and Thomas Speights Hankinson, enslaved people named Eli, Jack, and Joshua.
"Division of Negroes," dated May 24, 1847, Richmond County, Georgia, agreement between Ann S. Hankinson and Thomas S. Hankinson, regarding "ownership of certain Negro Property...named as follows: Matilda, Alfred, Charles, Milo, Alec, Louisiana, Caroline and Ellen...also...Joe, Harriet, Isaiah and ..."
Receipt, dated June 3, 1847, Barnwell District, South Carolina, sum of $10.00, to Stephen Newman.
Undated, "Points for settlement between Stephen Newman and John ..."
Letter, dated Lexington, Georgia, May 8, 1893, to Mr. Lee Starke Schieffelin, Nashville, Tennessee, signed "Hamilton McWhorte."
Letter, dated June 24, 1902, addressed to "Mrs. Corneille S. Schieffelin," signed "Aunt Pope," regarding family.
List of items in package, undated.
2Autograph book & The language of flowers, 1879-1883
Dis-bound scrapbook, undated, 1880-1883
Scrapbook, undated, 1903
Herbarium, undated