Slate-Yonge collection

Slate-Yonge collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931
Title: Slate-Yonge collection
Dates: 1896-1931
Quantity: 0.9 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms2784

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel Jordan Slate (1873-1931) served as the state of Georgia's first auditor from 1924-1929. Slate was born in 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..

Scope and Content Note

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, and photographs.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia. Commissioner of Game and Fish.
Georgia. Commissioner of Game and Fish. -- Correspondence
Georgia. Dept. of Audits and Accounts. -- Officials and employees
Georgia. Dept. of Audits and Accounts. -- Officials and employees--Correspondence
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931 -- Correspondence
Slate, Samuel Jordan, 1873-1931 -- Photographs
Slate, Sarah -- Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Slate-Yonge collection, ms2784, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

2Clippings, 1924-1928
3Clippings, undated
4Correspondence, 1896-1899
5Correspondence, 1900-1907 February
6Correspondence, 1907 March-April
7Correspondence, 1907 May-July
8Correspondence, 1907 August-September
9Correspondence, 1907 October
10Correspondence, 1907 November-December
11Correspondence, 1908 January
12Correspondence, 1908 February
13Correspondence, 1908 March 1-14
14Correspondence, 1908 March 15-31
15Correspondence, 1908 April 1-15
21Correspondence, 1908 April 16-31
2Correspondence, 1908 May 1-22
3Correspondence, 1908 May 23-31
4Correspondence, 1908 July-August
5Correspondence, 1909
6Correspondence, 1917-1931
7Correspondence - undated
10Printed material
OS Folder
1AWar certificate, photograph, 1919