Murrell family papers

Murrell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Murrell family
Title: Murrell family papers
Dates: 1832-1977
Quantity: 13.1 Linear feet 22 document boxes, 2 cartons, 1 artifact, 3 oversized folders
Coll. Number: ms2326

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Harlan Murrell (b. 1806) was a merchant who emigrated to Walton County, Georgia. He married Judith Amanda Melvina Elizabeth Stone, daughter of Rene and Sidney Briscoe Stone, and they had nine children, the eighth of which was George Thomas Murrell (1848-1909), who married Leila Wade Morton.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal family correspondence, reminiscences by G.W.H. Murrell relating to his Civil War experiences and those of Cobb's Legion, business records, family genealogy, and a sampling of artifacts.

Index Terms

Clarke County (Ga.)
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Murrell, Elizabeth
Murrell, Ermine
Murrell, George Thomas, 1848-1909
Murrell, J. H.
Murrell, Joseph W.
Murrell, Leila Wade Morton
Newton County (Ga.)
Oxford (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Point Lookout (Md.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Populist Party (U.S.).
Walton County (Ga.)
Winterville (Ga.)--Social life and customs.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Murrell family papers, ms2326, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Murrell family papers, ms2355.

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. General Correspondence

101-6Undated correspondence, 1977
7-8Empty Envelopes

2. Business Papers

1111832 (1 item)
21833 (1 item)
31834 (1 item)
41837 (1 item)
51839 (1 item)
61840 (3 items)
71841 (3 items)
81842 (1 item)
91843 (2 items)
101844 (1 item)
111847 (1 item)
121848 (2 items)
131850 (1 item)
141854 (2 items)
151855 (4 items)
161856 (1 item)
171857 (3 items)
181858 (2 items)
191859 (4 items)
201860 (2 items)
211861 (1 item)
221862 (2 items)
231863 (1 item)
241864 (2 items)
251865 (7 items)
261866 (9 items)
271867 (3 items)
281868 (1 item)
291869 (1 item)
301870 (3 items)
311871 (1 item)
321873 (1 item)
331874 (2 items)
341875 (1 item)
351876 (10 items)
361877 (10 items)
371878 (12 items)
381879 (5 items)
391880 (8 items)
401881 (12 items)
411882 (2 items)
421883 (4 items)
431884 (20 items)
441885 (16 items)
451886 (4 items)
11887 (6 items)
21888 (17 items)
31889 (7 items)
41890 (5 items)
51891 (6 items)
61892 (10 items)
1211893 (36 items)
21894 (27 items)
31895 (32 items)
41896 (59 items)
51897 (70 items)
61898 (57 items)
71899 (48 items)
81900 (18 items)
91901 (48 items)
101902 (32 items)
111903 (52 items)
12(H.R. Palmer & Sons), 1903 (51 items)
131904 (59 items)
141905 (69 items)
151906 (38 items)
1311907 (13 items)
21908 (28 items)
31909 (32 items)
41910 (45 items)
51911 (60 items)
61912 (50 items)
71913 (77 items)
81914 (63 items)
91915 (41 items)
101916 (98 items)
1411917 (28 items)
21917 (54 items)
31918 (69 items)
41918 (146 items)
51919 (281 items)
61920 (117 items)
71921 (33 items)
1511922 (12 items)
21923 (53 items)
31924 (7 items)
41925 (13 items)
51926 (5 items)
61927 (2 items)
71929 (1 item)
81930 (57 items)
91931 (19 items)
101932 (55 items)
111933 (36 items)
121934 (10 items)
131935 (3 items)
141936 (2 items)
151937 (6 items)
161942 (4 items)
171944 (2 items)
181945 (1 item)
191946 (7 items)
201947 (7 items)
211948 (8 items)
221959-1969 (1 item)
23No Date (117 items)
24Checks (1 item)
25Household Records (4 items)
26Land records Clarke County (1 item)
27Land records, DeKalb County (1 item)
28Land records, Walton County (1 item)
29Land records, Wilkes County (1 item)

3. Personal Papers

161Address book and name lists (9 items)
2Autograph album ( Mental Photographs) (1 item)
3Autograph album (Leila Morton) (1 item)
4Autograph album (Jennie Murrell) (1 item)
5Autograph album (Jennie Murrell) (1 item)
6Calling cards (52 items)
7Christmas cards (37 items)
8Confederate reminiscences of George Murrell (14 items)
171Diary (Elizabeth Murrell), 1905 (1 item)
2Genealogy (41 items)
3Greeting cards and invitations (60 items)
4Journal (George T. Murrell), 1892-1894 (1 item)
5Murrell, Estelle (1 item)
6Murrell, Jennie (4 items)
7Murrell, Mrs. Leila W. (3 items)
8Notebook of George W.H. Murrell, 1843-1849 (1 item)
9Notebook of Nina Murrell, 1890 (1 item)
10Notebook, 1871-1875 (1 item)
11Notebook, 1875-1877 (1 item)
181Notebook, 1879 (1 item)
2Notebook, 1920-1935 (1 item)
3Notebook, undated (1 item)
4Photographs (14 items)
5Photographs (23 items)
6Photographs (1 item)
7Photographs-album (1 item)
191Scrapbook (1 item)
2Will, George W.H. Murrell (1 item)
3Will, Mildred Elizabeth Murrell (1 item)
4Writings of George T. Murrell (8 items)
5Writings of Jennie Murrell (11 items)
6Writings of H. F. Pittard (1 item)
7Writings-unidentified (4 items)

4. Advertising Pamphlets and Leaflets

201Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (47 items)
2Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (32 items)
3Advertising pamphlets & leaflets (25 items)
4Advertising premiums (56 items)
5Advertising premiums (miscellaneous) (32 items)
6Advertising premiums (movie stars) (23 items)
7Advertising premiums (Post cereal-Roy Rogers) (11 items)
8Christmas cards (6 items)
9Cherokee Cover Church records (1 item)
10Freemasons. Zanathustra Lodge (1 item)
11Georgia-miscellaneous printed materials (14 items)
12Georgia Farmers Alliance (4 items)
13Monteagle Assembly (1 item)
211Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (47 items)
2Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (19 items)
3Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (24 items)
4Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (59 items)
5Newspaper Clippings-Miscellaneous (59 items)
6Oglethorpe County Commission Appointment (1 item)
7Panama-Pacific Exposition, 1915 (2 items)
8Paper Dolls (77 items)
221Post Cards-Greetings (56 items)
2Post Cards-Greetings (68 items)
3Post Cards-Scenes (44 items)
4Recipes (23 items)
5Religious Pamphlets & ephemera (25 items)
6Religious Pamphlets & Ephemera
6Specimen pages of No. 5 Songs of Love and Praise
6Sample pages from Songs of Love & Praise, No. 4 (Two copies)
6Specimen pages of Bright Melodies
6Our Christmas Songs, Number One... By Edward Roberts. Dalton Ga., 1893
6Christmas Suggestions... By David C. Cook. Chicago, Ill., 1895
6The Nazarene. Christmas Number. Vol. XI, No. 59, (December 1924)
6Hood's Christmas Annual No. 20
6The Advent of the King, a New Christmas Service for Sunday Schools... Dalton, Ga., 1895 (Two copies)
6Mother Goose & Her Family as Mission Workers, By Mrs. O. W. Scott
6Christ Our Shepherd, a Service Prepared by W. A. Pickell, Phila., 1897
6The Enchanted Castle, a Grand Christmas Cantata in Two Parts..N.Y., 1896
6Word Edition Anniversary Greetings, No. 12, "On to Victory."
6The Prince Trumphant, an Easter Service for Sunday Schools...Phila., 1899
6Garlands of Praise for Children's Day. Arranged by Rev. Robert F.Y. Pierce, 1895
6Recitations for "Children's Day,", 1895
6Anniversary Greetings No. 12. On to Victory, an Origian Childrens Day or Anniversary Service for Sunday Schools, 1898
6Supplement to the Children's Day Service for, May, 1898
6Supplement to the Children's Day Service for, May, 1899
6A Floral Crown, a Service for Children's Day. Compiled by Eliza E. Hewitt and J. Wesley Hughes..., 1900
6Money Barrel Concert Exercise. Arranged by Belle Kellog Towne
6Monteagle International Training School Session of, 1909 (Two copies)
6Rush Hour at the Cafeteria, by Carleton E. Null, Actual Experience Series
6An Appeal for Work and Workers. Adult Leaflet, January, 1916
6Sample pages from Gospel Songs No. 2. By Palmer Hartsough and J. H. Fillmore
6Advertising brochure for David Cook's Sunday-School Papers
6A Tithing Talk, by R. H. Bennett
6Infidels and their Work. American Tract Society
6The Banners of the Nations. A Missionary Exercise prepared by Mrs. O. W. Scott
6Mission Study Class Manual: How to Organize and Conduct a Class, by B. Carter Millikin, 1906
6The Staple. Athens First Methodist Church, 1959 (Four issues)
6First Methodist Church, Athens, bulletin for, 22 April 1934
6"Packing Pork to Pay Expenses" : An Incident in the Life of D. L. Moody
6The Everlasting Covinant: Message No. 5
6Homecoming and Dedication Service, Bessemer City Baptist Church, Bessemer City, N. C. Sunday, Broadside, April 27, 1941
6Read this second. We know the first to whom this communication is sent is interested in the organized (Co-operative Helpful) Sunday School movement... Broadside
6Paster of The Call of the First Disciples. Providence Lith. Co., 1905
6Religious Pamphlets & Ephemera (30 items)
7Serving patterns (2 items)
8Annual Exercises of Winterville Academy, G. B. Atkisson, A. M., Principal. Senior Division...Chronical Print, Athens, Ga. Broadside, Thursday, June 21, 1888
8Charter and Ordinances Town of Winterville, Ga. (Greensboro, Ga., Press of the Hearld Journal), 1905 (28p.)
8Pittard Banking Company Winterville, Georgia "The Growing Bank"... Leaflet, 1917
8Winterville High School 11:00 a.m., Pageant by Prof. W. W. Reits. "A Child Shall Lead Them." (History of the Winterville School)... Leaflet, October 26, 1923
8Winterville High School Literary Society Program Friday Night, Broadside, March 29, 1929
8Big Auction Sale of Lots About Ten Acres Each: The Bruno Winter Property in front of Old Simmons Place, Winterville, Ga. Easy Terms, Friday March 3, Leaflet, No date
8Winterville Miscellany (6 items)

5. Printed Books, Pamphlets, and Ephemera

23Hill, Mrs. A. P. Mrs. Hill's New Cook Book...New York, 1877
Smith, Charles H. A School History of Georgia... Boston, 1896
Longfellow, Henry W. The Courtship of Miles Standish... Revised Literature Series. Boston, 1886
Official Automobile Blue Book 1920...Vol. 6... N. Y., 1920
Ewell, James. The Medical Companion on Family Physician... Philadelphia, 1836
Phinizy, H. H. In Memoriam Ferdinand Phinizy, Died October 20, 1889...Augusta, 1890
Vermilye, Elizabeth B. The Life of Alexander Duff. Chicago, 1890
Farmers Ready Reckoner. Athens, 1919
Holy Bible. Philadelphia, 1858
(title-page for Old Testament lacking).
Cotton Manual. Athens, 1907
Hymnal (miniature size)
Lacks title-page and first 38 pages of text
Time: The Weekly Newsmagazine, December 15, 1941
(has Pearl Harbor stories-George F. Pittard was there when Japanese attacked).
The Mentor, Vol. 9, No. 4, (May 1, 1921)
National Farm and Fireside, Vol. 18, No. 10 Wash., D. C., (May 17, 1890)
Spring Songs and Sketches. New York, E. P. Dutton, n. d.
Love. Buffalo, Hayes Lithographing Co., n.d.
Good Luck and Love. Buffalo, Hayes Lithographing Co., n.d.
The National Geographic Magazine: Specimens in Miniature...Vol 26, No. 3, 1915
Wilkes-Barre Philharmonic Club...First Public Rehearsal. Phillips' Academy, Thursday Evening, ... Broadside, June 15, 1882
Scenes on the Cripple Creek Short Line. Duncan, n.d. Brochure
A Man from this House is now serving his country at the front in the United States Navy... Broadside card
"Composite picture of the Youthful, New Blood, New Deal Judges... Broadside card
Fragment of an illustrated broadside listing Candidates."
Sketched dittograph map of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Illustrated stationery for the Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, D. C. (4 folders)
Sheet Music (4 folders)
Students' Handbook of the University of Georgia. Presented by the Young Men's Christian Association, Second Edition, 1901-1902
To the Military of Georgia: The existence and future progress and prosperity of the volunteer soldiery of the State is dependent upon enactment... Atlanta, Ga., Broadside, August 6,1892
Emery College, Oxford, Georgia. Commencement Day, Wednesday, July 21, 1875. Augusta, Ga.: Chronicle and Sentinel Job Printing Office Leaflet, 1875
L.G.I. Players present Eliza Comes to Stay: A force in three acts by H.V. Esmond. Under the direction of Rosa Hamm Combs. Locust Grove Auditorium..., 1929
Athens High School, Athens, Georgia. Graduation exercises, Auditorium, Tuesday evening, June 4, 1924
Greetings from Gainesville, Georgia. Accordion Fold
Facts about the University of Georgia... Leaflet, 1923
(Advantages of Oxford, Ga., as a residence town), 1890s
Booklet lacks title-page
Application for Enrollment "The Mildred Rutherford Reading Circle"... Leaflet
Football game ticket-Yale versus Georgia, October 12, 1929
New Sheet Guide of Atlanta. Record Book and Useful Medical Receipts..., 1924
Strahan, Charles Morton. Clarke County,Ga. and the City of Athens... Athens, 1893

6. Artifacts

24Glass-aperitif pale green monogrammed USN
Decorative box (Cardboard)-Colonial Chocolates-empty
Decorative tin-National Biscuit Company-octagonal with pestorial scene on lid
Jack-in-the-box made in Japan-exterior shaped like small book
Game board-wooden with oriental scene
Small cardboard box with label of Simmons Hardware Co. Hornet brand pocket knives-empty
Set of wooden blocks (for inking) with animal designs (6 items)
Candleholder-metal, simple design (2 items)
Strengthining Plaster prepared expressly for E. C. Long & Druggists, Athens, Georgia, cloth label
Envelope containing bead necklace
Small cardboard box advertising Ohio Blue Tip Matches
Doll or child's high-top button shoe
Japanese sash with rising sun emblem
Cloth pin cushion
Small cardboard box advertising "Dr. Haines' Golden Specific" patent medicines-empty
Match box labeled "Exclusively Ohio Blue Tip" and picture of U. S. Constitution-empty
Two bells with handles, small
Stocking with name Sidney Stone written in ink on it
Button: "Official Reunion Badge UCV Memphis Reunion, Kime 8-9-10, 1909."
Metal plated cannister embossed TMC (incomplete)
Doll or baby pink one-button shoe and sock
Small box with family hair clippings
Pince-nez glasses (one lens loose) in case
Gold-frame old-fashioned eye glasses
Metal case with fragments of several pair of old-fashioned metal-rim eye glasses
Small wooden box with label of I. A. Hardy & Co., Atlanta Containing eyeglass lens
Package of ankle straps for shoes
Print sample chart "Color Pack for Painters National Lead Company" for Dutch Boy Paints
Metal bolt stamped "U"
Picture frame velvet-covered with oval opening
Photographic case with American eagle on cover
Wooden inkstamp
Leather pouch for legal papers
Cardboard box advertising Hollingsworth's Unusual Candies
Freestanding shirt collar
J & P Coats' Best Six-Cord Spool Cotton box with label
Rolled wallpaper sample
Sleeve cuffs
Leather card case "Compliments of Pabst Brewing Co., Milwaukee,Wisconsin
Lace Tatting
Powdered medicine in envelope with handwritten note describing dosage
Alphabet Cards (incomplete set)
Author Cards (incomplete set)
Literature Cards (incomplete set)
Envelope with Duke of Durham cigarettes
1Naval Officer's Light Dress Sword, owned by Grady F. Pittard

7. Oversized Materials

OS Folder
1ALithograph of Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, GA, 1887
OS Folder
2AHigh school diploma, group portrait, 1900
OS Folder
3AReligious illustration, with and without translation