Trinity Episcopal Church records

Trinity Episcopal Church records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Columbus, Ga.).
Creator: Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus, Ga.).
Title: Trinity Episcopal Church records
Dates: 1834-1974
Quantity: 20.8 Linear feet (20 document boxes, 1 half box, 10 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders A, 1 oversized folder B, 2 oversized folder C; 2 reels of microfilm)
Quantity: 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
Abstract:The collection consists of records of the Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus, Ga.) from 1834-1974. Records include minutes (1834-1939); church registers containing communicants, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and lists of families (1835-1952); vestry minutes (1940-ca. 1970); registers of church services; attendance records; pledge records; financial records; choir notes (1937-1974); and materials relating to the church's history. The collection also contains the record book (1903-1911) of St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Columbus, Ga.) and printed material including the proceedings of the Protestant Episcopal Church Diocese of Georgia (1846-1878, with gaps) and the Diocese of Atlanta (1907-1921, with gaps).
Coll. Number: ms2543

Biographical/Historical Note

Trinity Episcopal Church was established in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia in 1834.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Baptismal records--Georgia--Muscogee County.
Birth records.
Burial records.
Church records and registers--Georgia--Muscogee County.
Church records.
Columbus (Ga.)
Confirmation records--Georgia--Muscogee County.
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Atlanta.
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Georgia.
Marriage records.
Muscogee County (Ga.)

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

Trinity Episcopal Church (Columbus, Ga.) records. MS 2543. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Reverend William Douglas Cairns, 1837-1850
a sermon preached by him June 4, 1837
 
2Reverend William Cunningham Hunter, 1871-1900
listing of events during his tenure
 
2Samuel Smith Harris, 1871 (Bishop of Michigan, 1879)
correspondence into his history/family
 
3Photographs of Bishop Harris, Bishop Scott, Mr. Hanks, and Reverend William Cunningham Hunter
 
4Very Reverend Samuel Alston Wragg, 1907-1932
some articles and notes about him, his children and grandchildren
 
4Reverend Harry G. Walker, 1935-1945
obituary
 
5Reverend Colin Campbell, 1946-1966
many articles, including work for the homeless boys' camp in Germany
 
5Reverend Norman Siefferman, 1966-1979
some articles
 
5Church without a minister, 1980-1981-letter
articles about some assistant rectors are also included
 
6Peabody Family-prominent early family, notes and articles
 
7Richard Finney, sexton-articles
 
7Personalities, 1937-1973
Trinity church members featured in various articles
 
7War-time Efforts of Trinity Church-World War II
 
8Memoranda of Johanne Lange (Miss)
includes several photographs of Johanne Lange, her school diary dated September 1891-February 1892, and a written outline of the Bible in drama form
 
9Memoranda of Johanne Lange (Miss)
notes on the Cozy Tea Room and history of Trinity Church
 
10Daisy Ticknor's writings
poems, she was the Educational Director during the mid-1950s
 
BoxFolder
21Boar's Head Trinity Film
 
2General church history
 
3Reverend Colin Campbell's History of Trinity
rough drafts, notes
 
4Georgia Review-"Bishop Stephen Elliot and the Confederate Episcopal Church"
 
5Trinity Church bell history
 
6Paintings in Trinity Church-history
 
7Plans for stained glass windows
 
8Architecture/Architects-articles
including uncovering of the cornerstone
 
9Blue prints of the church
includes original plans for St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Columbus, Georgia
 
10Building plans for church organ
 
11Sara Louise Wise estate papers-money used to rebuild the church organ
 
12History of the church, collected for 125th anniversary
 
BoxFolder
31Individual records, A - H
 
2Individual records, I - Ri
 
3Individual records, Ro - Z
 
4Individual records, A - Z
 
5Individual records, A - Z
 
6Correspondence regarding individual records
These records contain church members' names, addresses, births, baptisms, confirmations, marriages, burials, and lists of family members primarily from about 1880 to 1945.
 
BoxFolder
41Vestry minutes, 1940-1945
 
2Vestry minutes, 1946-1951
 
3Vestry minutes, 1955-1957
 
4Vestry minutes, 1957-1959
 
5Vestry minutes, 1967-1971
The vestry minutes include discussion of changes to the buildings/grounds owned by Trinity, including the parish house, all actions that affect the finances of the church are presented, and yearly reports by the choir, woman's auxillary and guilds, and church school are included. The Trinity Church constitution and by-laws and discriptions for the guilds are here.
 
6Guest register, 1955 (October-December)
Includes name, address, phone number; several from Fort Benning
 
7Guest register, 1960-1972
 
BoxFolder
51General Accounts, 1937-1947
 
2General Accounts, 1948-1949
 
3General Accounts, 1948-1949
 
4Record of Salaries, 1949
Gross, withholding tax, net salaries for Richard Finney, Garnet Brunty, Reverend Colin R. Campbell, layworkers, organists and soloists
 
5General Accouts, 1979
 
6Taxes, 1979
 
7Trinity Parish School-Tax and Insurance Forms, 1951-1952
 
8Trinity Periodical Club
Includes articles from 1918-1925, correspondence between Miss Lange and Alberta Sauls, Diocese of Atlanta, and resignation of Miss Lange
 
9Deposit Record-Merchants and Mechanics Bank, 1946-1950
 
BoxFolder
61Pledge records, March 1947 - April 1948
 
2Pledge records, A - J
 
3Pledge records, K - Y
 
4Contributor records, 1949
Records monies pledged for the church financial year by each member and the actual amounts returned
 
BoxFolder
71Church School check book, 1944-1948
 
2Church School check book, 1948-1950
 
3Church School and Memorial fund, 1949-1950
 
4Memorial fund/Thank offering fund checking account records, 1949-1956
 
5Church School accounts, 1938-1946
 
6Church School accounts, 1946-1949
 
7Sunday School offering, 1945-1950
 
BoxFolder
81Ledger-Altar Guild Accounts, 1904-1911
Names, dues paid, itemized receipts/expenditures
 
2Ledger-Altar Guild Reports, 1903-1910
Notes of meetings including lists of new members, resignation of Miss Lange in 1906
 
3Ledger-Altar Guild Reports, 1911
 
4Ledger-Altar Guild, 1912-1920
 
5Ledger-St. Anne's Guild, 1938-1944
Names, dues paid, itemized receipts/expenditures
 
6Ledger-Women's Guild, 1905-1920
All guilds report to women's guild, contains records regarding the Cozy Tea Room
 
7Ledger-Women of Trinity Episcopal Church, 1960-1969
Itemized receipts/expenditures, contains records about ballet and ballroom dance classes and the Boar's Head Festival
 
BoxFolder
91Abstract of Title, 1909 1912 1931 1941
 
2Warranty Deeds
 
3Bond for Title-Virginia E. Garrett
Purchase of land in 1908
 
4Appraisal/Correspondence-Land at 1120 First Avenue
Life estate conveyed to Bessie Heuer
 
5Property papers-Wildwood Circle, Winchester Subdivision, and Wynnton Road
 
6Mortgage, loan, lease papers
 
7Gold bonds
 
8Gold bonds
 
9Gold bonds
 
BoxFolder
101Choir notes, 1937-1939
 
2Choir notes, 1940
First annual attendance contest closes, transporation needs addressed
 
3Choir notes, 1941
 
4Choir notes, 1942
Dedication of the new organ, beginning of notes about soldiers
 
5Choir notes, 1943
Letters from soldiers copied on back of notes, frequent names over the next four years include Maj. Arthur P. Evans, Capt. George E. Bushong, Sgt. Carroll Wolford, PFC Richard Dabney, and Clarence W. Doane
 
6Choir notes, 1944
Many notes about/from soldiers during WWII
 
7Choir notes, 1945
Letter from Y. Y. Tsu, Bishop of Kunming, China, death of Rev. Harry G. Walker in May, choir performs on the radio
 
8Choir notes, 1946
 
9Choir notes, 1947
H. Wayne Patterson "President Pat" begins editing Choir notes
 
10Choir notes, 1948
Church bulletins are included with the notes
 
BoxFolder
111Choir notes, 1949
Firth "Grandpa" Lockwood reminisces about Trinity-August 9; WWII Army choir members name, addresses, and notes
 
2Choir notes, 1950
Letter by Max D. Dexter recounting early 1900s church members; newspaper clippings of people/events at Trinity
 
3Choir notes, 1951
Church choir photograph, labeled
 
4Choir notes, 1952
Choir goes to Glenville, Alambama in May; ordination of Martin Dewey Gable, Jr.
 
5Choir notes, 1953
Death of Very Reverend Samuel Alston Wragg
 
6Choir notes, 1954
Organist resigns, photo of Carl Fudge-interim organist
 
7Choir notes, 1955
Deaths of "President Pat's" wife, Isobel Patterson, and "Grandma" Lockwood
 
8Choir notes, 1956
Includes photos of some of the choir members
 
BoxFolder
121Choir notes, 1957
Anne Coulter's car is stolen; Walter Sitarz's marriage announcement; 10 year editorship by "President Pat" (9 July)
 
2Choir notes, 1958
Death of Wallace Barber; ordination of Mr. Lorraine Bosch; beginnings of St. Thomas Church mentioned
 
3Choir notes, 1959
Building of St. Thomas Church (September 15)
 
4Choir notes, 1960
Beginning of plans to renovate the organ; air conditioning first installed
 
5Choir notes, 1961
News from WWII veterans and other prior members; Israel Chalmers returns; H. Wayne Patterson marries Mrs. Mary Willis Wheat
 
6Choir notes, 1962
Rev. Colin Campbell out sick; letter from Bob Lindsey in Korea; many weddings announced; renewed organ
 
7Choir notes, 1963
"Grandpa" Firth Lockwood dies (July)
 
8Choir notes, 1964
Four downtown churches combine services
 
9Choir notes, 1965
Bob Spiller sends greetings from Vietnam; church begins new addition
 
10Choir notes, 1966
Bob Spiller (Maj. R. E. Spiller) sends greetings from Vietnam; choir photo (labeled) included
 
11Choir notes, 1967
Bishop Claiborne comes for confirmations; death of Evelyn Smith
 
12Choir notes, 1968
Assistant Rector Little leaves; Bruce Livengood resigns as choir director and Tommy Orr takes his place; several old-timers die including Col. Cecil L. Rutledge
 
BoxFolder
131Choir notes, 1969
"President Pat" goes in the hospital; Cliff (VicePresident of the choir guild) and Lillie Woodhead leave the choir; choir photo (labeled)
 
2Choir notes, 1970
History of Trinity Choir in relation to the Springer Theater Co. presented; stained-glass window dedicated to "Grandpa" Firth Lockwood; choir photo (labeled)
 
3Choir notes, 1971
Florence C. Whitaker dies; Bishop Claiborne resigns; new organ dedicated; choir photo (labeled)
 
4Choir notes, 1972
H. Wayne "President Pat" Patterson resigns as president of Trinity Choir
 
5Choir notes, 1973
Picture of H. Wayne Patterson; death of Richard Finney, sexton; Mary Livengood returns
 
6Choir notes, 1974
Death of Annie Stevens Heard; "Choir Notes" goes on monthly schedule
 
7Trinity Church Choir photos, 1973
 
8Trinity Church music
List of songs for Easter, 1940 and list of songs for choir's Spring Festival
 
9H. Wayne Patterson's vacation at Point Vedre, 1946
diary of his vacation
 
10Choir-miscellanous notes
H. Wayne Patterson resigns from the choir; letters regarding the death of "Grandpa" Firth Lockwood
 
BoxFolder
141Choir Attendance Records, 1943-1952
 
2Choir Attendance Records, 1953-1962
 
3Choir Attendance Records, 1963-1972
The choir attendance records contain the names of all members each month for the year indicated. It shows if the member was present or absent for rehearsal, Sunday morning service and evening vespers. Occassionally the reason for the absence is given.
 
BoxFolder
151Diocese of Georgia - Journal of the Convention, 1846 1848 1851 1852 1870
The Journal of the Convention contains the names of delegates elected to attend the convention and indicates if they were present or not. Following the Bishop's address are the reports of individual churches, then the Episcopal Church constitution as it stands.
 
1Diocese of Georgia - First Annual Council, 1864
Held at Trinity Church, Columbus, Georgia
 
1Address to Members and Friends, 1856
Plans to establish a university for training pastors in the Episcopal church
 
2Diocese of Georgia - Journal of the Convention, 1871 1873 1874 1877 1878
 
3Diocese of Georgia - Journal of the Convention, 1879 1880 1882 1884 1890 1903
 
BoxFolder
161Missions Pamphlets
Domestic and world missions opportunities, 1934
 
2Story of the Work of the Army and Navy Department of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew During the Great War, 1917-1919
J. Nelson Frierson of Trinity Church in pictured here and mention of the church's involvement with Camp Jackson
 
3Annual Report of the Board of Missions, (September 1915-1918)
Reports from the domestic and foreign mission fields of the Episcopal church
 
4The Junior Annual of the Diocese of Atlanta, 1915 1916 1917
Contains essays/stories written by young girls in the Diocese of Georgia. Those from Trinity Church include Louise Alston Wragg (1915, 1916), Francis Marcum (1917) and Katherine Lind (1917).
 
5Tradition and Tomorrow: Diocese of Atlanta Diocesan Development Fund
Presented to establish a fund for missions, training of leaders, renovating Mikell Conference Center, and loan fund for area churches.
 
6The Young Churchman, 1887-1896 (gaps)
*Removed to oversize drawer, folder #4 Small newspaper presenting religious stories, sermons and news about various parishes/rectors
 
BoxFolder
171Diocese of Atlanta-Journal of the Council
 
2Diocese of Atlanta-Journal of the Council
 
3Diocese of Atlanta-Journal of the Council
Diocese of Atlanta was formed in 1907 by dividing Georgia into two separate dioceses. The journal presents the same format as the Diocese of Georgia journal.
 
BoxFolder
181Baptisms, 1949-1953
 
2Baptisms, 1954-1959
 
3Baptisms, 1960-1969
 
4Confirmations, 1957-1960
 
5Confirmations, 1953-1956
 
BoxFolder
191Confirmations, 1957-1960
 
2Confirmations, 1961-1965
 
3Confirmations, 1966-1969
 
3Marriages, 1949-1969
 
4Burials, 1947-1955
 
5Burials, 1956-1969
 
BoxFolder
201Memorial fund
 
2Diocese of Atlanta 13th Annual Council Meeting (journal), 1920
 
3Newcomers, 1958-1963
 
4Transfers (out), 1936-1952
 
5Transfers (out), 1953-1985
 
6Transfers (out), 1957-1959
 
BoxFolder
211Transfers (out), 1960-1964
 
2Transfers (out), 1965-1969
 
3Transfers (in), 1945-1952
 
4Transfers (in), 1953-1957
 
5Transfers (in), 1959-1962
 
6Transfers (in), 1963-1969
 
Oversize_Box
22Record Book No. 1, 1834-1907
Also available on microfilm. Contains the marriage, baptism, confimation, communicant and burial records for Trinity Episcopal Church.
 
22Record Book No. 2, 1904-1927
Contains index, rectors, communicants, baptisms, confirmation, marriages, burials, and list of families for Trinity Episcopal Church. Baptism information includes the parents, sponsors, birth place and date, baptism place and date, and minister. Burial records include the name, sex, age, last residence, date of death, cause (if known), place of interment, date of burial and minister.
 
Oversize_BoxReel
23ms2543-2St. Mary's Parish Record Book, 1903-1911
Also available on microfilm. Contains index, rectors, communicants, baptisms, confirmations, marriages (1902-1912), burials (1901-1913), and list of families.
 
23Record Book No. 3, 1928-1942
Trinity Episcopal Church records. Contains index, baptism, confirmation, marriage and burial records.
 
23Record Book No. 4, 1942-1953
Trinity Episcopal Church records. Contains, index, baptism, confirmation, burial (1942-1967), and marriage records (1942-June 1950).
 
23Personal Data Book, 1865-1936
Contains dates of birth, baptism, death, etc.
 
Oversize_Box
24Book of Common Prayer, 1662
Published 1891
 
24Register of Church Services, 1934-March 1952
Includes date, type of service, place, time, attendance numbers, communions, offering, name of celebrant or officiant and memoranda. Memoranda consists of notes about the weather or other items of note. After 1935 there are fewer notes and no offering is indicated. The front of the book gives the names of pastors during the interim beween Very Rev. Alson Wragg and Rev. Harry G. Walker.
 
24Register of Church Services, March 1952-August 1955
 
24Register of Church Services, August 1955-November 1957
 
24Register of Church Services, December 1957-1961
 
24Register of Church Services, 1962-September 1968
 
Oversize_BoxReel
25ms2543-1Records of Trinity Church, Columbus, Georgia, vol. 1, 1834-1907
Inside front cover contains a map of the Diocese of Georgia, 1905. This record contains the minutes for the first meetings in which Trinity Church was organized and the original by-laws. The vestry minutes from 1834 through 1907 are recorded here. There were pew rents for 1837-1839 recorded. Also in the record book is a copy of the Parish Record, vol. 1, no. 1, April 3, 1888.
 
Oversize_Box
26Records of Trinity Church, Columbus, Georgia, vol. 2
Contains the vestry minutes for 1907 through February, 1939. In the vestry minutes are the letters/reports regarding the resignation of Rev. Geoffrey C. Hinshelwood and a register of all people attending the centennial celebration of Trinity Church. Included with the centennial celebration records are letters from Rev. Clarence S. Wood and the Very Rev. S. Alston Wragg and an 18-page typed history of Trinity Church. Also in this record book are a copy of the Parish Record, vol. 1, no. 2, April 17, 1888 and the Trinity Record, vol. XIII, no. 6, September 1920.
 
Oversize_Box
27The Duplex Individual Record books, 1926-1931
The records indicate each church member's name, address, pledges made and the actual amounts of monies returned to Trinity Episcopal Church for the year indicated.
 
Oversize_Box
28Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1919-1920
 
28Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1920-1925
 
28Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1926-1927
 
Oversize_Box
29Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1928-1929
 
29Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1925-1931
 
29Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1930-1935
 
Oversize_Box
30Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1936-1944
 
30Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1945-1951
 
30Treasurer's Fund (Financial Records), 1951-1961
 
Oversize_Box
31General Fund, 1955-1961
 
31125th Anniversary Expansion Fund Scrapbook, 1959
 
31125th Anniversary Expansion Fund Journal, 1959-1973
 
Oversized items
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3A5C6CBlueprints
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2ARecords "The Young Churchman"
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1ANewspaper articles
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4BDeeds, Land Surveys, Abstract