Mell-Rutherford family papers

Mell-Rutherford family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Mell family
Creator: Mell, George Anderson
Creator: Rutherford family
Title: Mell-Rutherford family papers
Dates: 1874-1930
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.
Coll. Number: ms2480

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Education.
Athens (Ga.)--History--Sources
Athens Industrial Home (Athens, Ga.).
Bankers--Georgia.
Banks and banking--Georgia--Athens
Banks and banking--Georgia.
Bessie Mell Industrial Home (Athens, Ga.)
Clemson (S.C.)--History--Sources
Family papers.
Lucy Cobb Institute (Athens, Ga.).
Mell, Bessie Rutherford -- Correspondence
Reformatories for women--Georgia.
Reformatories--Georgia
Reformatories--Georgia--Athens
Schools--Georgia.
South Carolina--History--Sources
Women--Education--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of Mrs. John D. Lane, 1986.

Preferred Citation note

Mell-Rutherford family papers. MS 2480. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Biographical Papers: Williams Rutherford, 1894-1896
 
2Correspondence: Baillie to G. A. Mell, 1874
 
3Correspondence: Barrow to A. L. Mell, 1910-1912 (3 letters)
 
4Correspondence: Bates to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
5Correspondence: Bussey to B. Rutherford, 1882
 
6Correspondence: Canty to G. A. Mell, 1911 1922 (2)
 
7Correspondence: Canty to A. L. M. Poats, 1922
 
8Correspondence: Canty to A. L. M. Poats (Judge C.), 1925
 
9Correspondence: Mary Doderay to Bessie Mell
 
10Correspondence: Doggett to B. R. Mell, 1894 (not 1884)
 
11Correspondence: Dowdell to B. Rutherford, August 1884
 
12Correspondence: Falligant to G. A. Mell, 1884
 
13Correspondence: Gignilliat to G. A. Mell, 1909
 
14Correspondence: L.R.G. to "Sister Mell"
 
15Correspondence: Hamilton to B. Rutherford, 1884
 
16Correspondence: Harris to B. Rutherford, undated
 
17Correspondence: Hunter to B. Rutherford, May 1884
 
18Correspondence: Jackson to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
19Correspondence: Jordan to B. Rutherford, 1882
 
20Correspondence: Lipscomb to G. A. Mell, 1898
 
21Correspondence: A. L. Mell to Barrow, 1895
 
22Correspondence: A. L. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1896-1898 (6 letters)
 
23Correspondence: A.L. Mell to Barrow, 1899-1900 (3 letters)
 
24Correspondence: Belle Mell to Posts (Mrs. E. B. Mell), 1911
 
25Correspondence: B. R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1893
 
26Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, August 1883
 
27Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, October 1883
 
28Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, November 1883
 
29Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, December 1883
 
30Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, January 1884
 
31Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, February 1884
 
32Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, March 1884
 
33Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, April 1884
 
34Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, May 1-10, 1884
 
35Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, May 26-30, 1884
 
36Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, June 1884
 
37Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, July 1884
 
38Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. Rutherford, September 1884 (before wedding on the 4th)
 
39Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell, 1886
 
40Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell, 1888
 
41Correspondence: G. A. Mell to B. R. Mell, undated
 
42Correspondence: G. A. Mel to Semmes, 1894
 
43Correspondence: G. A. to Annie Laurie Mell Poats, 1911
 
44Correspondence: G. A. to baby E. G. Poats, 1911
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence: G. A. to baby (twin) M. R. Poats, 1911
 
2Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1912
 
3Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1913-1914 (2 letters)
 
4Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1915
 
5Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1917
 
6Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1921
 
7Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1921
 
8Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1922
 
9Correspondence: G. A. to A. L. M. Poats, 1923
 
10Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1924
 
11Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1925
 
12Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1926
 
13Correspondence: G. A. Mell to A. L. M. Poats, 1928-1930
 
14Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1898 (2 letters)
 
15Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Poats, May-June, 1910 (2 letters)
 
16Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, May 1910 (2 letters)
 
17Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Rosa Smith, May-June, 1910 (2 letters)
 
18Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. & D. Mell, May-June, 1910 (6 letters)
 
19Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, July-August, 1910 (3 letters)
 
20Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to Poats, August 1910 (3 letters)
 
21Correspondence: Mildred R. Mell to G. A. Mell, 1912
 
21Correspondence: T. Grayson Poats to Barrow, 1914
 
22Correspondence: Rutherford Mell to G. A. Mell, 1896-1898 (3 letters)
 
23Correspondence: Laura Rutherford to daus. G & L., May 1884
 
24Correspondence: M. Rutherford to R. Mell & W. Hutchins, 1895
 
25Correspondence: M. Rutherford to A. L. Mell, December 1903
 
26Correspondence: M. Rutherford to A. L. M. Poats, May 1910 December 1910 (2 letters)
 
26Correspondence: Emmie Rucker to B. R. Mell, September 1884
 
27Correspondence: Scudder to G. A. Mell, 1899
 
28Correspondence: Wakelee, Belle, to G. A. Mell, 1884
 
29Correspondence: Wakelee, Belle to A. L. Mell, June 1895
 
30Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to G. A. Mell, May 1898
 
31Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to Daisy Mell, April 1902
 
32Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to G. A. Mell, December 1902
 
33Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to A. L. Mell, June 1908 (17th)
 
34Correspondence: Wakelee, William L. to A. L. M. Poats, August 1908
 
35Correspondence: Miscellaneous materials largely, undated
 
35Correspondence: Ordway to B. Rutherford, 1884
 
35Correspondence: G. A. Mell to "Snookums," B.M. Poats, 1917