|Creator:||Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931|
|Quantity:||0.9 Linear feet (2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder A)|
Samuel Jordan Slate served as the state of Georgia's first auditor from 1924-1929. Slate was born in 1873 in Halifax County, Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia. He came to Georgia at the age of 25 to travel for a buggy manufacturer based in Columbus. He met Miss Yonge in that city and began a correspondence which lasted for many years, until their marriage. Slate later served as game and fish commissioner for the state. The couple had three children: Sarah Watkins, Mary Yonge and Samuel Jr. Mr. Slate died in 1931.
The collection consists of primarily the correspondence of Samuel Jordan Slate with Sarah "Wattie" Watkins Yonge before their marriage. Other materials include several clippings concerning Slate's career, certificates, photos, etc.
Arranged by record type.
Slate-Yonge collection, 1896-1931. MS 2784. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.