Francis R. Goulding papers

Francis R. Goulding papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Ben Ali, fl. 1812-1860
Creator: previous hitGoulding, F. R., (Francis next hit Robert), 1810-1881
Title: Francis R. Goulding next hit papers
Dates: 1850-1986
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet 2 document boxes, 1 oversized folder, 2 artifacts
Coll. Number: ms2807

Biographical/Historical Note

previous hitFrancis Robert Goulding next hit (1810-1881) graduated from the University of Georgia in 1830. Goulding authored the book The Young marooners on the Florida coast.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, patent petitions, manuscripts of writings, notes, and other papers of Goulding; family correspondence; correspondence with the Georgia State Library, where Goulding's papers were previously housed, and others concerning the collection; and manuscript by Ben Ali (Bilali), an enslaved Arabic man from Sapelo Island, Ga., and correspondence, articles, and other papers relating to the manuscript.

Index Terms

American literature--Georgia.
Arabic literature--Georgia.
Authors, American--Georgia.
Georgia State Library.
Goulding family
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
Presbyterian Church--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Ownership and Custodial History

Transferred from Georgia State Law Library, 1992.

Preferred Citation note

previous hitFrancis R. Goulding next hit papers, ms2807, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


The previous hitFrancis R. Goulding next hit Collection contains materials originally given to the Georgia State Library in 1932.

Extract from Atlanta Journal magazine, 3 July 1932, concerning the Goulding family's gifts to the State Library; the artifacts listed are also included in this collection:

The tools with which his grandfather is said to have made the first sewing machine have been loaned to the state library by Frank Goulding, of Atlanta, for exhibit with the memorial collection. These tools, a rather crude brace bit and spoke shaver, were given Mr. Goulding by his uncle, the captain (Benjamin L. Goulding). Mr. Goulding has also lent a walking stick, made of teakwood from the Himalayan Mountains and which must have belonged to Thomas Goulding... for on its silver head is engraved, 'Dr. Goulding, May, 1705.'

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Goulding Papers

11Charles Goulding's grave
3Columbia Theological Seminary, pamphlet
4Correspondence to Benjamin Lloyd Goulding, 1870
5Correspondence to Benjamin Lloyd Goulding, 1871-1874
6Correspondence to Benjamin Lloyd Goulding, 1877-1881
7Correspondence to Charles Goulding
8Correspondence to Alexander H. Stephens, Mrs. Thomas Goulding, others, 1861, 1862, 1870
9Correspondence: from Benjamin Lloyd Goulding
10Correspondence : to previous hitFrancis R. Goulding
11Correspondence to Benjamin Lloyd Goulding, 1869-1887
12Correspondence to Benjamin Lloyd Goulding, 1895-1918
13Correspondence to others
14Manuscript on ants
15Notes on Instinct, Nos. 1-3
16Notes on "various Subjects", Nos. 1-3
17Patent petition for crayon holders
18Photo-Roswell home
20Sheet music, "From Greenland's Icy Mountains"
21Sheet music, "Missionary Hymn"
22State Library materials

Series 2: Ben Ali (Bilali) Manuscript

21Manuscript (in archival notebook)
2Slides of manuscript
3Affadavit of Benjamin L. Goulding
4Al-Ahari, Muhamad
6Correspondence: Austin, Allan
7Correspondence : Cate, Margaret
8Correspondence: Brown, Mary Jo McGee
9Correspondence : Coastal Georgia Historical Society
10Correspondence: Danner, Victor
11Correspondence : Davis, Curtis
12Correspondence: Glidden, Harold W.
13Correspondence: Herskovits, Melville
14Correspondence: Library of Congress
15Correspondence: Matthews, Charles D.
16Correspondence : Parrish, Lydia
17Correspondence : Shelby, Gertrude M.
18Correspondence : Swaney, W.B.
19Correspondence : Wetmore, Alexander; Smithsonian
20Hodgson, W.B.; paper presented to Ethnological Society, 1857
21 Journal of Negro History, 1940
22Notes on manuscript, State Librarian
23Photographs of manuscript
24Photostatic copy of manuscript
OS Folder
1AEnlarged photographs of manuscript

Series 3: Artifacts

1Wooden Cane inscribed "Dr. Goulding May 1785"
2Wooden Cane, inscribed "1759-1851"
314 metal/wooden pieces used in machine (includes "brace" and "spoke shave")
2Magnifying glass
3Metal Clamps and Washer (4 items)
4Example of stitching on Goulding sewing machine