|Creator:||Mell, George Anderson|
|Title:||Mell-Rutherford family papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
|Abstract:||Chiefly correspondence of George Anderson Mell, a banker in Athens, Ga., to his wife, Bessie (Rutherford) Mell, founder of Athens Industrial Home (later Bessie Mell Industrial Home); together with correspondence of other Mell and Rutherford family members in Athens, Ga., and Clemson, S.C., biographical material, clippings, and other papers. Includes material relating to Lucy Cobb Institute, Athens, Ga.|
George Anderson Mell was born in November 1852 in Liberty County, Georgia, and died in Athens, GA in 1931. He married Bessie Rutherford on September 4, 1884. She was born in 1855, and died October 5th 1894. After Bessie's death, George married Lurene Howard on February 6, 1896; she died August 6, 1898. George and Bessie had four children.
Arranged by record type.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Lane, 1986.
Mell-Rutherford family papers. MS 2480. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.