Tate family papers

Tate family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Tate family
Creator: Tate, Edna Ferguson
Creator: Tate, Florence M., b. 1873
Creator: Tate, Philip May
Creator: Tate, Samuel, b. 1860
Creator: Tate, Stephen Clayton, d. 1911
Creator: Tate, William, 1903-1980
Creator: Tumlin, Sarah Tate
Title: Tate family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1922-1961
Dates: 1849-1975
Quantity: 30.4 Linear feet 55 document boxes, 2 cartons, 2 half boxes, 5 oversized boxes
Abstract:The collection consists of papers of the Tate family of Gordon and Pickens counties, Georgia from ca. 1849-1975. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, both business and personal. The business correspondence relates to the Tates' involvement in the Georgia Marble Company (Tate, Georgia) and the Kennesaw Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.). The personal correspondence is mainly between Edna Ferguson Tate and her children Sarah and William Tate. Sarah's letters are from Agnes Scott College (Decatur, Ga.) where she was a student and from Orlando (Fla.) where she took a teaching job. William's letters are first as a student and later as an instructor and Dean of Men at the University of Georgia and contain a substantial amount of material relating to activities at the University and events in Athens, Georgia. Other correspondents include Philip May Tate, Stephen C. Tate, Florence M. Tate, and Samuel Tate. The collection also contains photographs of the Tate family and the Georgia Marble Company; account books ca. 1882-1904 pertaining to Sam'l & S.L. Tate & Co. (a general store) and the Georgia Marble Company; and materials relating to the history of Pickens County (Ga.).
Coll. Number: ms2016

Biographical/Historical Note

The Tate family of Gordon and Pickens counties, Georgia operated the Georgia Marble Company in Tate, Georgia. Philip May Tate, married Edna Ferguson (1873-1951), their children include Sarah (b. 1905) and William (1903-1980).


Scope and Content Note

This collection of 50 Hollinger boxes, dating from about 1849 to 1975, concerns primarily members of the Tate Family who lived in Gordan and Pickens Counties, Georgia. The bulk of the material consists of family correspondence, but filed within this are also business correspondence, receipts, and legal documents. Much of the business correspondence concerns Samuel Tate, who was president of the Georgia Marble Co. in Tate, Georgia. Included in the family correspondence are letters written to Edna Ferguson Tate, many of which are from her children. Of particular interest are letters from her son, William Tate, written when he was a student, as well as an instructor and Dean of Men at the University of Georgia. Other items in this collection include clippings, account books, journals, photographs, material on Pickens County, genealogy, and various miscellany.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Agnes Scott College.
Business records.
College students--Georgia.
General stores--Georgia.
Georgia Marble Company.
Kennesaw Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.).
Marble industry and trade--Georgia.
Merchants--Georgia.
Pickens County (Ga.)--History.
Pickens County (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Pickens County (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Sam'l & S.L. Tate & Co. (Tate, Ga.).
Stone industry and trade--Georgia.
Stores, Retail--Georgia.
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
University of Georgia.
Women college students--Georgia.
Women's colleges--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tate family papers, MS 2016. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Genealogy

Box
1Series 1 Genealogy
Griffeth Family
Pickens County
Pickens Co. Acts of the General Assembly
Pickens Co. Volunteer Infantry Roll
Pickens Co. Talking Rock Baptist Church
Pickens Co. Miscellaneous
Marble Factory and Newspaper
History of Family Name
 

Series 2: Correspondence, 1849-1975, undated

Box
2Series 2 Correspondence, 1849-1975, undated
1849
1882
1883-1884
1885-1888
1891
1892-1893
1893
1894
1895
1896
1897
1898
1899 January-March
1899 April-July
1899 August-December
1900 January-August
1900 October-December
1901
1902
1903
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
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311910
1911
31912
41913
51914
61915
71916
81917
91918
101919
111920
121921
131922
141922
151922 October-December
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411923 January-February
1923 March
31923 April-June
41923 July-September
51923 October-November
61923 December
BoxFolder
511924 January-February
1924 March
31924 April
41924 May-June
51924 July-September
61924 October-December
BoxFolder
611925 January
1925 February 1-10
31925 February 11-28
41925 March 1-10
51925 March 11-20
61925 March 21-31
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711925 April 1-10
1925 April 11-25
31925 April 26-30
41925 May
51925 July-September
61925 October
71925 November
81925 December
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811926 January-February
1926 March-April
31926 May
41926 June-August
51926 September
61926 October
71926 November
81926 December
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911927 January-February
1927 March
31927 April
41927 May
51927 June
61927 July
71927 September
81927 October
91927 November-December
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1011928 January
1928 February
31928 March
41928 April
51928 May
61928 June-August
71928 September
81928 October-November
91928 December
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1111929 January-February
1929 March
31929 April
41929 May
51929 June-July
61929 August-September
71929 October-December
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1211930 January
1930 February
31930 March
41930 April
51930 May-June
61930 July-September
71930 October-November
81930 December
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1311931 January-May
1931 June-December
31932 March-July
41932 August-December
51933 January-May
61933 June-September
71933 October-December
81934 January-March
91934 May-December
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1411935 January-March
1935 April
31935 May
41935 June-July
51935 August-September
61935 October-December
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1511936 January-May
1936 June-August
31936 September-December
41937 January-April
51937 May-August
61937 September-December
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1611938 January-February
1938 March-May
31938 June-July
41938 August-September
51938 October-December
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1711939 January-April
1939 May-July
31939 August-November
41940 January-June
51940 July-August
61940 September-December
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1811941 January-February
1941 March-June
31941 July-August
41941 September-October
51941 November-December
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1911942 January-March
1942 April-May
31942 June
41942 July
51942 August
61942 September
71942 October
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2011942 November 1-16
1942 November 16-29
31942 December
41943 January-February
51943 March-April
61943 May-June
71943 July-October
81943 November-December
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2111944 January-July
1944 August-December
31945 January-May
41945 June-December
51946 January
61946 February
71946 March
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2211946 April
1946 May
31946 June
41946 July
51946 August
61946 September
71946 October
81946 November
91946 December
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2311947 January-February
1947 March
31947 April-May
41947 June
51947 July
61947 August
71947 September-October
81947 November
91947 December
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2411948 January
1948 February
31948 March
41948 April
51948 May
61948 June
71948 July
81948 August
91948 September
101948 October-December
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2511949 January 1-15
1949 January 16-30
31949 February 1-15
41949 February 16-28
51949 March 1-8
61949 March 9-31
71949 April 1-15
81949 April 16-30
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2611949 May 1-20
1949 May 21-31
31949 June
41949 July
51949 August
61949 September
71949 October-December
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2711950 January 1-15
1950 January 16-31
31950 February 1-17
41950 February 18-28
51950 March 1-15
61950 March 16-31
71950 April 1-10
81950 April 11-30
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2811950 May 1-20
1950 May 21-30
31950 June 1-15
41950 June 16-30
51950 July
BoxFolder
2911950 August
1950 September 1-15
31950 September 16-30
41950 October 1-10
51950 October 11-20
61950 October 21-31
BoxFolder
3011950 November 1-15
1950 November 16-20
31950 November 21-30
41950 December 1-15
51950 December 16-31
BoxFolder
3111951 January 1-18
1951 January 19-31
31951 February 1-15
41951 February 16-28
51951 March 1-15
61951 March 16-31
71951 April 1-14
81951 April 15-29
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3211951 May
1951 June 1-20
31951 June 21-30
41951 July
51951 August
BoxFolder
3311951 September
1951 October 1-15
31951 October 16-31
41951 November
51951 December 1-20
61951 December 21-30
BoxFolder
3411952 January 1-15
1952 January 16-31
31952 February 1-5
41952 February 6-15
51952 February 16-28
61952 March 1-15
71952 March 16-31
BoxFolder
3511952 April
1952 May 1-15
31952 May 16-31
41952 June 1-15
51952 June 16-31
61952 July
BoxFolder
3611952 August
1952 September
31952 October
41952 November
51952 December
61953 January 1-15
71953 January 16-31
81953 February
BoxFolder
3711953 March
1953 April-May
31953 June
41953 July
51953 August
61953 September
71953 October-December
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3811954 January
1954 February-April
31954 May
41954 June
51954 July 1-15
61954 July 16-31
71954 August
BoxFolder
3911954 September
1954 October 1-15
31954 October 16-31
41954 November 1-15
51954 November 16-30
61954 December 1-15
71954 December 16-31
BoxFolder
4011955 January 1-15
1955 January 16-31
31955 February
41955 March 1-15
51955 March 16-31
61955 April 1-15
71955 April 16-30
BoxFolder
4111955 May 1-15
1955 May 16-31
31955 June
41955 July
51955 August
61955 September
BoxFolder
4211955 October 1-15
1955 October 16-31
31955 November 1-15
41955 November 16-30
51955 December 1-15
61955 December 16-31
BoxFolder
4311956 January
1956 February 1-15
31956 February 16-28
41956 March-April
51956 May-December
BoxFolder
4411957 January-May
1957 June-December
31958
41959
51960
61961 January-August
71961 September-December
81963
91964
101965
111966
121967
131968
141969
151970
161971
171972
181973
191974
201975
BoxFolder
451-19Undated
BoxFolder
45 A1-6 Postcards (Deteriorated)
 

Series 3: Subject Files

Box
46Series 3 Subject Files
Clippings
Georgia Marble Co. Account Books, etc.
Maps
Miscellaneous
William Tate Journal, 1
William Tate Journal, 2
William Tate Journal, 3
William Tate student registration certificates, 1963-1964
 

Series 4: Edna Tate notebooks, etc.

BoxFolder
471-3Series 4 Edna Tate notebooks, etc.
 

Series 5: Photographs

Box
48Series 5 Photographs
China trip. 1945
Furniture
Georgia Marble Co., Tate, Georgia
Groups. Identified
Miscellaneous
People. Identified
People. Unidentified
Places. Identified
Places. Unidentified
Tate Marble House
Tate, William
Trip, 1953
 

Series 6: Writings

BoxFolder
48 A1-7Series 6 Writings
 

Series 7: Oversized Materials

OS Box
49Scrapbook & Miscellaneous
OS Box
50Ledgers (approx. 5)
 

Series 8: 2005 Additions

The scrapbooks of Eleanor Barrow Jewett Williams come mainly from her highschool and college days and contain many items of ephemera which richly document Williams' school and social life and her lively sensibility.



Eleanor Barrow Jewett Williams scrapbooks

Eleanor Barrow Williams was born in Sewanee, Tennessee on January 2, 1917. She attended Stuart Hall Girls School in Staunton Virginia in 1934-1935, and the University of Georgia in 1926-1933
BoxItem
511Stuart Hall annual course catalog, 1934-1935
2The Inlook- Stuart Hall yearbook, 1934
3UGA Scrapbook- mementos, 1926-1932
4UGA Scrapbook- mementos, 1933
BoxItem
521-2Movie star scrapbooks (including one focusing on Robert Montgomery), 1930s
3Family scrapbook, including baby book, circa 1917-1918
4College Preparatory Scrapbook (in Athens, GA), circa 1933



Unprocessed Tate Materials

BoxFolder
531Postcards to David C. Barrow, UGA Chancellor, 1909-1924
From B.H. Barrow; varied postcards, many document holidays and vacation, several Southern locales; includes one from Eleanor to her father as a child.
2William Tate letter, 1979
Letter to Sue Fan and Judge Barrow regarding slaves on James Barrows' plantation.
3Misc. Financial documents, 1940-1941
4Documents regarding estate of Frances Childs Barrow, 1940-1945
Frances Ingle Childs Barrow was the wife of David C. Barrow Jr. and mother of Eleanor, Susie Barrow Cross, David F. and Benjamin Henry.
5Photographs (approx. 13), 19th century
Identified subjects include Nell Hanson, a sitting room on campus, Sarah Pope Cobb, Cousin [Lowrie], Ingle, Julia and Mary Bibb, Tom Weston.
6David C. Barrow Jr. survey book; includes monthly listing of birthdays, undated
7Issue of Songster, from Stuart Hall, 1933-1934
8Certificates of membership to the Woman's Auxilliary of Emmanuel Church (2); Frances Childs Barrow and Nell Barrow Williams, 1932
9Issue of The Spur magazine, January 15, 1922
10Henry Lucas Barrow postcard album, 19th century
BoxFolder
541Lucy Cobb Institute images and programs, 1905-1916
2Lucy Cobb Institute programs, elementary school recitals and events, 1924-1926
3Lucy Cobb Institute Alumni list, 1919
4Archibald McKinley journal (copy), 1870-1877
5Georgia (UGA) Alumni Record, January 1930
6"The Verderys of Georgia"- copy of published book by Emily Prather in 1942, undated
7William Tate thesis on William Stubbs, UGA English Dept., 1924
8Nods and Becks (Lucy Cobb Institute yearbook), 1917
9Nods and Becks (Lucy Cobb Institute yearbook), 1921
10Eleanor Williams school papers (includes homework, certificates, artwork, etc.), circa 1925-1930
BoxFolder
561-2Athens People- clippings, etc., 1960-1990
3Athens homes- photos, clippings, research files, 1990s
4Family Files- Abbot/Billups
5Family Files- Barrow
6Family Files- Henry Walker Barrow
7Family Files- Bolling
8Family Files- Carleton
9Family Files- Childs/Ingle/ King
10Family Files- Deloney
BoxFolder
551Family Files- Lucas, 19th century
2Family Files- Frederick Baskerville Lucas, 1870-1880
3Family Files- Lumpkin, 20th century
4Family Files- John H. Newton, circa 1890
5Family Files- Singleton, circa 1978
6Family Files- Taylor, 1960s-1980s
7Family Files- Sarah Jones Taylor, circa 1857
8Grandma Childs (Susan Ingle) autograph book, 19th century
9Loose poetry, valentines, 18th and 19th century
10Memorial book for Mary K. Lowrie, 1870
11Misc. genealogy research notes, 20th century
OS Box
57Barrow Family Bible (self-interpreting Bible), circa 1792
Box
58Family Bibles (2)- [Lumpkin family and Barrow McKinley family?], 19th century
OS Box
59Misc. programs, and clippings regarding the Barrows and Tates
59Eleanor Williams scrapbook (partial)
OS Box
60Edna Ferguson scrapbook, including loose material from scrapbook, circa 1890-1940
Box
61Misc. Barrow family materials- incl. Asaph King Childs papers, David Barrow file, books of clippings, annotated books, 19th century
 

Series 8: 2007 Additions

BoxItem
621Shears (used to cut cloth for slave clothes on Middleton Pope plantation, Oglethorpe County), 19th century
2Box containing leaves and cuttings from 1863 children's book, letters, calling cards, pieces of baby bottle, notepage, magnifying lens, lock of blonde hair, 19th century
1Photographic portrait of William Tate, 19th century
2Wedding photograph of Richard and Coatise Trimball, 1917
3Copy of photograph of Barrow homeplace, Oglethorpe County, Spratlin family pictured
4Photograph of birthday party for grandchild of Chancellor Sanford, 1944
5Photograph of Varsity restaurant, 1960
6-7James Barrow diary- photocopies, circa 1819-1833
8James Barrow- miscellaneous research
9Genealogical research on Robert Taylor, chiefly photostat of will (also includes info on Taylors, Billups, Abbott)
10Susan Tate- UGA Phi Kappa Phi certificate, 1975
11Susan Tate- slide of bird illustration
12Patrick Carr- genealogical materials, notes on
13"A Short History of the Confederate Constitutions in the Confederate States of America," inscribed by auhtor W.J. DeRenne to Chancellor Barrow, 1909
14Miscellaneous Newspaper sheets (The Black and Blue, Clarke County Historical News, and Southern Banner), 1957-1991
 

Series 9: 2012 Addition

Salary and accounts ledger, 1883-1886
Stock documents for Georgia Marble Company (photocopies), circa 1937
Genealogical materials on Seaborn Cooley family, circa 1970