Tate family papers

Tate family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Tate family
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
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

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.).


Index Terms

Account books.
Agnes Scott College.
Business records.
College students--Georgia.
Correspondence.
Georgia Marble Company.
Kennesaw Marble Company (Marietta, Ga.).
Marble industry and trade--Georgia.
Pickens County (Ga.)--History.
Sam'l & S.L. Tate & Co. (Tate, Ga.).
Stone industry and trade--Georgia.
Tate, William, 1903-1980
Universities and colleges--Faculty.
University of Georgia.
Women's colleges--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Tate family papers, ms2016, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: 1. Genealogy

BoxFolder
11Griffeth Family
2-5Pickens County
6Pickens County - Acts of the General Assembly
7Pickens County - Volunteer Infantry Roll
8Pickens County - Talking Rock Baptist Church
9Pickens County - miscellaneous
10Marble Factory and Newspaper
11History of Family Name
 

Series 2: 2. Correspondence, 1849-1975

BoxFolder
211849
2-251882-1909
BoxFolder
31-151910-1922
BoxFolder
41-61923
BoxFolder
51-61924
BoxFolder
61-61925
BoxFolder
711925
BoxFolder
81-81926
BoxFolder
91-91927
BoxFolder
101-91928
BoxFolder
111-71929
BoxFolder
121-81930
BoxFolder
131-91931-1934
BoxFolder
141-61935
BoxFolder
151-61936-1937
BoxFolder
161-51938
BoxFolder
171-61939-1940
BoxFolder
181-51941
BoxFolder
191-71942
BoxFolder
201-81942-1943
BoxFolder
211-71944-1946
BoxFolder
221-91946
BoxFolder
231-91947
BoxFolder
241-101948
BoxFolder
251-81949
BoxFolder
2671949
BoxFolder
271-81950
BoxFolder
281-51950
BoxFolder
291-61950
BoxFolder
301-51950
BoxFolder
311-81951
BoxFolder
321-51951
BoxFolder
331-61951
BoxFolder
341-71952
BoxFolder
351-61952
BoxFolder
361-81952-1953
BoxFolder
371-71953
BoxFolder
381-71954
BoxFolder
391-71954
BoxFolder
401-71955
BoxFolder
411-61955
BoxFolder
421-61955
BoxFolder
431-51956
BoxFolder
441-201957-1975
BoxFolder
451-19Undated correspondence
BoxFolder
45 A1-6Postcards
 

Series 3: 3. Subject Files

BoxFolder
461Clippings
2Georgia Marble Company - account books, business
3Maps
4Miscellaneous
5William Tate Journal, 1
6William Tate Journal, 2
7William Tate Journal, 3
7William Tate student registration certificates, 1963-1964
BoxFolder
471-3Series 4 Edna Tate notebooks
BoxFolder
48 A1-7Series 6 Writings
 

Series 5: 4. Photographs

Box
48Series 5 4. Photographs
China trip, 1945
Furniture
Georgia Marble Company, Tate, Georgia
Groups - Identified
Miscellaneous
People - Identified
People - Unidentified
Places - Identified
Places - Unidentified
Tate Marble House
Tate, William
Trip, 1953
 

Series 7: 5. Oversized Materials

OS Box
49Scrapbook, miscellaneous
OS Box
50Ledgers
 

Series 8: 6. 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), 1930-1939
3Family scrapbook, including baby book, 1917-1918
4College Preparatory Scrapbook (in Athens, GA), 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)
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
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, 1922 January 15
10Henry Lucas Barrow postcard album, 1800-1900
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, 1930 January
6"The Verderys of Georgia"- copy of published book by Emily Prather in 1942
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.), 1925-1930
BoxFolder
561-2Athens People- clippings, 1960-1990
3Athens homes- photos, clippings, research files, 1990-1999
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, 1800-1900
2Family Files- Frederick Baskerville Lucas, 1870-1880
3Family Files- Lumpkin, 1900-1999
4Family Files- John H. Newton, 1890
5Family Files- Singleton, 1978
6Family Files- Taylor, 1960-1989
7Family Files- Sarah Jones Taylor, 1857
8Grandma Childs (Susan Ingle) autograph book - contains The Little Red Riding Hood Paper Doll book, 1800-1900
9Loose poetry, valentines, 1700-1900
10Memorial book for Mary K. Lowrie, 1870
11Genealogy research notes, 1900-2000
OS Box
57Barrow Family Bible (self-interpreting Bible), handwritten key to Bible, and items found inside Bible, 1792
Box
58Family Bibles (2)- [Lumpkin family and Barrow McKinley family?], 1800-1900
OS Box
59Programs and clippings regarding the Barrows and Tates
59Eleanor Williams scrapbook (partial)
OS Box
60Edna Ferguson scrapbook, including loose material from scrapbook, 1890-1940
Box
61Barrow family materials- including Asaph King Childs papers, David Barrow file, books of clippings, annotated books, 1800-1900
 

Series 8: 7. 2007 Additions

BoxItem
621Shears (used to cut cloth for slave clothes on Middleton Pope plantation, Oglethorpe County)
2Box containing leaves and cuttings from 1863 children's book, letters, calling cards, pieces of baby bottle, notepage, magnifying lens, lock of blonde hair
1Photographic portrait of William Tate
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, 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: 8. 2012 Addition

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