Murrell family papers

Murrell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Murrell family
Title: Murrell family papers
Dates: 1830-1959
Quantity: 9.5 Linear feet (18 boxes, 3 volumes, and 2 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms2355

Biographical/Historical Note

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


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Murrell family of Oxford (Newton County, Ga.) and Winterville (Clarke County, Ga.) from 1830-1959. The papers include correspondence, business papers, receipts, and account books. The correspondence consists of seven Civil War era letters (1863-1865) to and from George Washington Harlan Murrell, but the majority consists of letters to Ermine and Elizabeth Murrell in Winterville (Ga.) from family and friends. The business papers contain receipts and indentures pertaining mostly to George Washington Harlan Murrell and George T. Murrell. The collection also contains reminiscences of George T. Murrell regarding his imprisonment at Point Lookout Prison (Md.) during the Civil War, receipts (1830-1950), individual photographs of the Emory University graduating class of 1900, and numerous account books relating to various businesses owned by the Murrell family in Walton and Newton Counties.


Arrangement

Organized into six series: correspondence, business papers, miscellaneous, financial, artifacts, and photographs.


Index Terms

Account books
Clarke County (Ga.)
Correspondence
Emory University.
Murrell, Elizabeth
Murrell, Ermine
Murrell, George Thomas, 1848-1909
Newton County (Ga.)
Point Lookout (Md.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
Reminiscences.
Soldiers--Georgia.
Stereographs.
Walton County (Ga.)
Winterville (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.

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

Murrell family papers, ms 2355. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Murrell family papers, ms 2326.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

1. Correspondence, 1863-1865, 1905-1959

BoxFolder
11Civil War Letters (To and from GWH Murrell), April 28, 1863-January 26, 1865 (7 items)
2Correspondence, September 23, 1905-December 31, 1907 (22 items)
3Correspondence, June 8, 1908-December 29, 1909 (28 items)
4Correspondence, January 9, 1910-December 31, 1910 (39 items)
5Correspondence, March 25, 1911-December 26, 1911 (25 items)
6Correspondence, January 4, 1912-December 27, 1912 (37 items)
7Correspondence, January 1, 1913-December 31, 1913 (32 items)
8Correspondence, January 1, 1914-December 30, 1913 (28 items)
9Correspondence, March 6, 1915-December 23, 1915 (27 items)
10Correspondence, January 7, 1916-August 23, 1917 (24 items)
11Correspondence, February 23, 1918-December 29, 1919 (14 items)
12Miscellaneous Correspondence, undated, June 22, 1922 (5 items)
13Correspondence, February 3, 1920-November 2, 1922 (20 items)
14Correspondence, February 23, 1923-August 18, 1926 (19 items)
15Correspondence, August 22, 1927-October 12, 1929 (7 items)
16Correspondence, February 22, 1930-August 12, 1938 (8 items)
17Miscellaneous Envelopes, May 26, 1928-August 22, 1949 & undated (38 items)
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, May 30, 1940-December 26 1942 (7 items)
2Correspondence, January 25, 1943-November 26, 1943 (7 items)
3Correspondence, January 7, 1944-December 28, 1944 (22 items)
4Correspondence, January 18, 1945-June 19, 1945 (18 items)
5Correspondence, July 6, 1945-November 21, 1945 (16 items)
6Correspondence, January 1, 1946-July 29, 1946 (20 items)
7Correspondence, August 17, 1946-December 24, 1946 (23 items)
8Miscellaneous, Cards, December 29, 1943-August 11, 1949 & undated (33 items)
9Correspondence, October 1, 1947-August 4, 1949 (8 items)
10Correspondence, February 22, 1950-July 13, 1959 (10 items)
11Correspondence, undated (43 items)
12Correspondence, undated (33 items)
 

2. Business Papers, 1830-1942

BoxFolder
31Business Papers, January 1, 1830-November 19, 1839 (20 items)
2Business Letters, January 1834 (1 item)
3Business Papers, February 16, 1840-1849 (11 items)
4Financial Transaction Notes, G.W.H. Murrell, Land in Louisiana, May 26, 1841-October 1858 (10 items)
5Business Papers, January 10, 1850-December 1859 (57 items)
6Business Letters, May 1, 1851-March 10, 1856 (6 items)
7Business Papers, January 1, 1860-December 31, 1869 (63 items)
8Certificate of Release, Prisoner of War, June 29, 1865 (1 item)
9Business Papers, February 15, 1870-February 10, 1879 (10 items)
10Business Papers, May 4, 1880-June 6, 1888 (7 items)
11Indenture/Contracts, February 28, 1811-February 16, 1815 (3 items)
12Indenture/Contracts, January 10, 1824-September 12, 1828 (2 items)
13Indenture/Contracts, January 15, 1834-June 10, 1835 (2 items)
14Indenture/Contracts, January 27, 1840-January 13, 1849 (7 items)
15Indenture/Contracts, November 4, 1851-November 9, 1859 (6 items)
16Indenture/Contracts, August 27, 1860-March 23, 1868 (4 items)
17Indenture/Contracts, August 28, 1875-September 6, 1876 (4 items)
18Indenture/Contracts, August 13, 1891-July 22, 1899 (7 items)
19Indenture/Contracts, March 31, 1900-September 25, 1915 (5 items)
20Indenture/Contracts, February 7, 1921-April 10, 1924 (10 items)
21Indenture/Contracts, undated (2 items)
22Miscellaneous Account worksheets, May 1905-August 20, 1942 (14 items)
 

3. Miscellaneous Materials

BoxFolder
41Appalachee Association (Religious Organization), November 1838 (1 item)
2Brochure-Confederate Reunion, June 1917 (1 item)
3Civil War Manuscripts of George T. Murrell, Certificate of Release from Prisoner of War, November 1, 1864-June 29, 1865 (4 items)
4Composition Book, undated (1 item)
5Composition Books, undated (2 items)
6Copy Book-Wesleyan Female College (Book fo Leila Wade Morton, Married George Thomas Murrell and turned copybook into a cookbook), 1868
7Currency of George T. Murrell, 1865 (1 item)
8Emory College Commencement, July 15, 1878 (1 item)
9Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, July 9, 1880-November 24, 1889 (13 items)
10Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, March 26, 1890-January 20, 1894 (10 items)
11Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, undated (10 items)
12Lesson Book, undated (1 item)
13Lesson Book, Arithmetic, March 31, 1943 (1 item)
14Pictures, undated (3 items)
15Printed Material: What is the Trouble with Schools in Georgia? by Z. I. Fitzpatrick, undated
16Sunday School Notes, January 11, 1940-October 12, 1944 & undated (26 items)
17Typing Exercise, undated (1 item)
18Miscellaneous Newspapers/Clippings, March 30, 1887-June 15, 1940 (6 items)
19Miscellaneous News Clippings, October 1, 1944-June 25, 1945 & undated (15 items)
Box
5Photos, Emory College, 1900 (48 items)
 

4. Financial records, 1830-1950

BoxFolder
61Receipts, December 30, 1830-July 31, 1839 (25 items)
2Receipts, January 2, 1840-October 23, 1849 (59 items)
3Receipts, January 10, 1850-December 6, 1853 (34 items)
4Receipts, January 10, 1854-December 28, 1854 (57 items)
5Receipts, January 17, 1855-December 31, 1855 (60 items)
6Receipts, January 9, 1856-December 29, 1856 (55 items)
7Receipts, January 1, 1857-December 26, 1857 (69 items)
8Receipts, January 1, 1858-September 28, 1858 (66 items)
9Receipts, October 1, 1858-October 30, 1858 (75 items)
10Receipts, November 1, 1858-December 30, 1858 (87 items)
11Receipts, January 1, 1859-December 2, 1859 (80 items)
BoxFolder
71Receipts, January 2, 1860-December 23, 1860 (85 items)
2Receipts, January 10, 1861-December 7, 1861 (62 items)
3Receipt to George T. Murrell, December 15, 1862 (1 item)
4Receipts, January 1, 1862-December 24, 1865 (36 items)
5Receipts, February 28, 1866-December 12, 1867 (30 items)
6Receipts, January 9, 1868-December 30, 1869 (25 items)
7Receipts, January 1, 1870-December 30, 1872 (45 items)
8Receipts, March 20, 1873-December 22, 1874 (26 items)
9Receipts, January 1, 1875-December 23, 1875 (68 items)
10Receipts, January 1, 1876-September 26, 1876 (57 items)
11Receipts, October 3, 1876-December 22, 1876 (48 items)
BoxFolder
81Receipts, January 26, 1877-May 31, 1877 (91 items)
2Receipts, June 2, 1877-October 31, 1877 (93 items)
3Receipts, November 1, 1877-December 31, 1877 (37 items)
4Receipts, January 1, 1878-April 22, 1878 (56 items)
5Receipts, May 7, 1878-December 29, 1878 (51 items)
6Receipts, January 1, 1879-June 25, 1879 (56 items)
7Receipts, July 1, 1879-December 31, 1879 (75 items)
BoxFolder
91Receipts, January 8, 1880-December 31, 1880 (62 items)
2Receipts, January 1, 1881-November 25, 1881 (55 items)
3Receipts, December 1, 1881-August 12, 1882 (35 items)
4Receipts, September 8, 1882-April 14, 1883 (55 items)
5Receipts, Apirl 17, 1883-December 27, 1883 (54 items)
6Receipts, January 1, 1884-December 9, 1884 (35 items)
7Receipts, January 1, 1885-December 28, 1885 (35 items)
8Receipts, January 19, 1886-December 31, 1886 (46 items)
9Receipts, January 4, 1888-December 21, 1888 (43 items)
10Receipts, January 1, 1887-December 19, 1887 (57 items)
11Receipts, January 1, 1889-July 31, 1889 (47 items)
12Receipts, August 1, 1889-December 24, 1889 (46 items)
BoxFolder
101Receipts, January 1, 1890-June 30, 1890 (47 items)
2Receipts, July 1, 1890-December 29, 1890 (47 items)
3Receipts, January 8, 1891-December 17, 1891 (62 items)
4Receipts, January 1, 1892-February 10, 1892 (3 items)
5Receipts, November 4, 1900-December 29, 1902 (37 items)
6Receipts, January 1, 1903-December 19, 1903 (71 items, 2 folders)
BoxFolder
111Receipts, January 1, 1904-December 30, 1904 (69 items)
2Receipts, January 1, 1905-November 22, 1905 (62 items)
3Receipts, January 3, 1906-December 12, 1906 (79 items)
4Receipts, January 1, 1907-December 21, 1907 (68 items)
5Receipts, January 1, 1908-December 10, 1908 (60 items)
6Receipts, January 1, 1909-July 1, 1909 (39 items)
BoxFolder
121Receipts, February 1, 1911-December 19, 1913 (30 items)
2Receipts, January 14, 1914-June 26, 1914 (46 items)
3Receipts, July 1, 1914-December 22, 1914 (48 items)
4Receipts, January 5, 1915-July 21, 1915 (43 items)
5Receipts, August 4, 1915-December 31, 1915 (44 items)
6Receipts, January 1, 1916-August 28, 1916 (51 items)
7Receipts, September 15, 1916-December 20, 1916 (35 items)
8Receipts, January 6, 1917-May 31, 1917 (48 items)
9Receipts, June 2, 1917-August 30, 1917 & undated (52 items)
10Receipts, September 1, 1917-December 29, 1917 (42 items)
11Receipts, January 1918-July 7, 1922 (8 items)
12Receipts, December 17, 1940-October 26, 1942 (66 items)
13Miscellaneous Receipts, Tax Information, (1949) November 27, 1915-July 24, 1950 & undated (8 items)
Box
13Cash Book, Ledgers, Receipt Book, 1877-1911 (not inclusive)
Box
14Ledgers, Cash Books, 1861-1862
Box
15Cash Books, Ledgers, Receipt Books, 1881-1913
Box
16Ledger, Dental Record Book, Day Book, 1894-1907
Box
17Account Books, Record Books, 1845-1926, undated
Volume
1Cash book, 1859-1866
Volume
2Account book, 1858-1879
Volume
3Account book (unbound loose pages)
 

5. Artifacts

Box
18Shoe, army overcoat and tassel of George T. Murrell, 1861-1865
Box
19Masonic ribbon and buttons; Civil War era razor
Columbian Woodmen badge and ribbon
OS Folder
1BDrawing of Bishop Pierce and His Father
Building illustration
OS Folder
2BBlueprints, 1908
OS Folder
1BDiploma Athens Public Schools Elizabeth Murrell, 1904 May 25
Diploma of the Oriental Order of the Palm and Shell
 

6. Photographs

Box
20Stereograph images- common Victorian scenes and images of European locations
Box
21Stereograph images- common Victorian scenes and images of European locations