Murrell family papers

Murrell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
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.) and includes 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, 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.

Index Terms

Account books.
Clarke County (Ga.)
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.
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, ms2355, 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

11Civil War Letters - to and from GWH Murrell, 1863-1865
2Correspondence, 1905-1907
3Correspondence, 1908-1909
4Correspondence, 1910
5Correspondence, 1911
6Correspondence, 1912
7Correspondence, 1913
8Correspondence, 1914
9Correspondence, 1915
10Correspondence, 1916-1917
11Correspondence, 1918-1919
12Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1922
13Correspondence, 1920-1922
14Correspondence, 1923-1926
15Correspondence, 1927-1929
16Correspondence, 1930-1938
17Miscellaneous Envelopes, 1928-1949
21Correspondence, 1940-1942
2Correspondence, 1943
3Correspondence, 1944
4Correspondence, 1945
5Correspondence, 1945
6Correspondence, 1946-1946
7Correspondence, 1946-1946
8Miscellaneous, Cards, 1943-1949
9Correspondence, 1947-1949
10Correspondence, 1950-1959
11Correspondence - undated
12Correspondence - undated

2. Business, 1830-1942

31Business Papers, 1830-1839
2Business Letters, 1834
3Business Papers, 1840-1849
4Financial Transaction Notes, G.W.H. Murrell, Land in Louisiana, 1841-1858
5Business Papers, 1850-1859
6Business Letters, 1851-1856
7Business Papers, 1860-1869
8Certificate of Release, Prisoner of War, 1865 June 29
9Business Papers, 1870-1879
10Business Papers, 1880-1888
11Indenture/Contracts, 1811-1815
12Indenture/Contracts, 1824-1828
13Indenture/Contracts, 1834-1835
14Indenture/Contracts, 1840-1849
15Indenture/Contracts, 1851-1859
16Indenture/Contracts, 1860-1868
17Indenture/Contracts, 1875-1876
18Indenture/Contracts, 1891-1899
19Indenture/Contracts, 1900-1915
20Indenture/Contracts, 1921-1924
21Indenture/Contracts - undated
22Miscellaneous Account worksheets, 1905-1942

3. Education, Personal

41Appalachee Association (Religious Organization), 1838
2Brochure-Confederate Reunion, 1917
3Civil War Manuscripts of George T. Murrell, Certificate of Release from Prisoner of War, 1864-1865
4Composition Book
5Composition Books
6Copy Book-Wesleyan Female College - for Leila Wade Morton, married George Thomas Murrell, turned copybook into a cookbook, 1868
7Currency - George T. Murrell, 1865
8Emory College Commencement, 1878
9Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, 1880-1889
10Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers, 1890-1894
11Fraternal Organizational, Correspondence and Papers
12Lesson Book
13Lesson Book, Arithmetic, 1943
15 What is the Trouble with Schools in Georgia by Z. I. Fitzpatrick
16Sunday School Notes, 1940-1944
17Typing Exercise
18Newspaper Clippings, 1887-1940
19Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1945
5Photographs, Emory College, 1900

4. Financial records, 1830-1950

61-11Receipts, 1830-1859
71-11Receipts, 1860-1876
81-8Receipts, 1877-1879
91-12Receipts, 1880-1889
101-6Receipts, 1890-1903
111-6Receipts, 1904-1909
121-12Receipts, 1911-1942
13Miscellaneous Receipts, Tax Information, 1915-1950
13Cash Book, Ledgers, Receipt Book, 1877-1911
14Ledgers, Cash Books, 1861-1862
15Cash Books, Ledgers, Receipt Books, 1881-1913
16Ledger, Dental Record Book, Day Book, 1894-1907
17Account Books, Record Books, 1845-1926
1Cash book, 1859-1866
2Account book, 1858-1879
3Account book, loose pages

5. Artifacts

18Shoe, army overcoat and tassel of George T. Murrell, 1861-1865
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

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