De Renne family papers

De Renne family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Barrow, Elfrida DeRenne
Creator: De Renne family
Creator: De Renne, Augusta
Creator: De Renne, Kentwyn
Creator: De Renne, Letitia, 1860-1890
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Jones, 1853-1916
Creator: De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe, 1891-1966
Title: De Renne family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1873-1940
Dates: 1770-1986, bulk 1873-1940
Quantity: 31.5 Linear feet (22 document boxes, 6 half boxes, 9 cartons, 3 slide boxes, 1 card file box, 6 oversized boxes, 1 flat box, 1 canvas roll, 4 oversized folders A, 9 oversized folders B, 2 oversized folders C)
Coll. Number: ms2819

Biographical/Historical Note

George Wymberley Jones De Renne (1827-1880), planter and bibliophile, (son of George Jones (1766-1838), physician), was known for his collection of over 1300 volumes collected from 1844-1861; most of this collection pertained to Georgia history. He had three children with his wife Mary Wallace Nuttall De Renne: Wymberley Jones De Renne (1853-1916), Letitia De Renne (1860-1890), and Kentwyn De Renne (1862-1891), who continued their father's legacy of collecting and printing books related to Georgia's history. Wymberley Jones De Renne married Laura Norris and their children included Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne (b. 1891) and Elfrida De Renne (Barrow).

For more information, see the article "De Renne Family" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the De Renne family of Savannah, Georgia from 1770-1986. The papers include account books; correspondence, both business and personal; blueprints and maps of Wormsloe Plantation (Savannah, Ga.); a diary (1876) of Letitia De Renne documenting her daily activities; genealogical charts and materials relating to the Jones and allied families; scrapbooks; photographs; printed material; legal documents; receipts; collected historical documents and transcripts relating to Georgia history; wood blocks; and ephemera. The materials document the activities of the De Renne family and include information on the management and administration of Wormsloe Plantation; business ventures of the De Rennes; books and book collecting; and wine purchases including inventories. Correspondents include George Wymberley Jones De Renne, Wymberley Jones De Renne, Wymberley Wormsloe De Renne, Kentwyn De Renne, Augusta De Renne, Elfrida De Renne Barrow, and Charlton M. Theus.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Book collectors--Georgia.
Diaries.
Jones family
Photographs.
Plantation life--Georgia.
Plantations--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Scrapbooks.
Theus, Charlton M.
Women--Georgia--Diaries.
Wormsloe (Plantation : Savannah, 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

De Renne family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Material

There are several De Renne collections in the Hargrett Library, including the following: MS 1064 George Wymberly Jones De Renne family papers; MS 1064a De Renne family papers; MS 1120 De Renne family recipes and remedies; MS 1135 De Renne Confederate manuscripts; MS 1136 De Renne Historical manuscripts; MS 1788 Wymberly Wormsloe De Renne family papers; MS 2745 Wymberly Jones De Renne book lists; MS 3605 Samuel A. Green to Wymberley Jones De Renne; MS 3623 De Renne family catalogues.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence



Subseries 1A: Personal Letters, 1873-1986, undated

BoxFolder
111873-1903
21891-1898
re. Georgia Hussars
31904-1910
41911-1913
51914-1927
61928
re. death of Inigo DeRenne
71929-1930
81930
re. death of Thomas Bourke Floyd
91931
re. death of Audrey DeRenne
101931-1932
111933-1936
BoxFolder
211937-1958
21959-1986
3Undated and fragments



Subseries 1B: Business Letters, 1871-1972, undated

Subseries 1B1 Chronological
BoxFolder
311871-1923
21924-1937
31938
41939-1972
5Undated
Subseries 1B2 Subject files
BoxFolder
41Re. the Georgian magazine, 1910-1911
2Requests for Savannah & Charleston pamphlets, 1929-1931
3Re. Wormsloe Library, books, mss., etc., 1898-1910
4Re. Wormsloe Library, books, mss., etc., 1911
5Re. Wormsloe Library, books, mss., etc., 1931-1935
6Re. Wormsloe Library, books, mss., etc., 1938
7Re. Wormsloe Library, books, mss., etc., 1939-1969
Subseries 1B3 Wine Orders, etc., ca. 1790-1911
BoxFolder
51ca. 1790-1819
21871
31872
41873
51874
61875
71876
81877
91878
101879
111880
121892
131893
141894
151897
161899
171901
181911
19Undated
20Wine lists
21Wine miscellany
Subseries 1B4 Legal Documents, & Miscellany (Charlton M. Theus), 1938-1947
BoxFolder
611938
21939
31940
41941
51942
61943
71944
81945-1947
9Miscellany
Subseries 1B5 Receipts, Bank Statements, etc., 1845-1970 & Undated
BoxFolder
711845-1889
(Receipts for jewelry, statues, & silver)
21854-1936
31937
4-61938
71939
81940
91945-1970
10Undated
 

Series 2: Assorted Items

BoxFolder
81Account book, 1894
(Wymberley Jones DeRenne)
2Account book, 1895
(Wymberley Jones DeRenne)
3Account book, 1934
W.W. DeRenne
4Account book, 1938
W.W. DeRenne
5Account book, 1940-41
Kentwyn DeRenne
6Address book
Elfrida DeRenne
7-8Address books
9Album, 1847
Letitia Jones
10Army papers, ca. 1917-1925
W.W. DeRenne
11Army papers, 1943
Kentwyn DeRenne
12Artwork
13Autograph book, 1873-76
Letitia DeRenne
BoxFolder
91Biographical & genealogical information
2Birth certificate & U.S. citizen registration
W.W. DeRenne
3Book orders
Kentwyn DeRenne
4Calling cards
5Certificates
6Chinese miscellany
7Coat of Arms
8Confederate Currency
9Re. Confederate Constitution
10Diary, 1876
Letitia DeRenne
11-12Empty envelopes & stamps
13Re. Georgia Bicentennial Celebration
14Re. Georgia documents
15Re. Georgia Hussars
16Insurance papers
17Inventories, lists, etc.
18Juvenilia
19Legal documents, ca. 1848-1938
20Medical information
21Membership cards, etc.
22Miscellany
BoxFolder
101Notes
2Passport
3School papers
4Will
5Wormsloe-Building specifications
6Wormsloe-Extract of title
7Wormsloe-Memorandums
8Wormsloe-Plans, maps, etc.
9Wormsloe-Timber cruise
10Wormsloe-Visitors Book, 1924-1938
11Wormsloe Library-Book list (2 vols.)
12Wormsloe Library-Catalog
13Writings
 

Series 3: Card Files

Box
11Books. A-J
Box
12Books. K-Z
 

Series 4: Historical Documents and Transcripts

BoxFolder
131Cherokee type from the Phoenix Press
2Re. the Cherokees (notes)
3Confederate Army pass, 1862 June 6
4Confederate Army pass, 1864 July 11
5Floyd, John. Letter to Charles Harris, 1818 July 22
6Re. Greene, Nathaniel
7Howe, Robert. Letter, 1778 December 30 (transcript)
8Jones, Noble W. Accounts re. John Conyers, 1777
9Jones, Noble W. Land grants (Photostats)
10Jones, Noble W. Letter to son, 1793? December?
11Jones, Noble W.; Read. James; Clay, Joseph. Letter to James Foley, 1777 November 6
12Miscellany
13Pierce, William. Letter to George Jones, 1787 November 12
14Plat, 1821 September
15Sheftall, Mordecai. Account of capture by the British, 1778 December 29 (transcript)
16Spalding, James. Account statement re. John Jones, 1774 December 12
17Stally, Joseph. Will, 1770 May 29 (transcript)
18Telfair, Edward. Letter to Noble W. Jones, 1785 May 19
19Telfair, Edward. Letter to George Jones, 1797 January 22
20Twiggs, John. Letter to George Jones, 1795 January 16
21Re. Variola cases, 1899 February 22-May 15
22Vatican visiting permit, 1867 April 5
 

Series 5: Graphic Materials



Subseries 5A: People

Box
14Subseries 5A1 Loose Photographs
Agostin?, J.
Anderson, Luther
Barrow, Craig Jr. & Elfrida
Blacks
Blodgett, Mrs. Samuel (Rebecca)
Bostwick. E.B.
Bowles, W.A.
Brouson?, F.
Brown, Jan
Bulloch, J.G.B.
Caldwell baby
Caldwell, Mrs. Henry (Frances Floyd) & Becky
Carson, Pauline R.
Clauden?, Ernst
Coerr; Virginia, Fredrica, & Wymberly
Crisfield, Josephine & Lillie
Cuyler, Telamon (baby) & Grace
de Veh, Minnie
DeRenne, Audrey
DeRenne, Augusta Floyd
DeRenne, Eldrida (Mrs. Craig Barrow)
DeRenne, Everard
DeRenne, G.W.J.
DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. (Mary Nuttall)
DeRenne/Jones Families. Group pictures
BoxFolder
151DeRenne, Kentwyn
2DeRenne, Kentwyn (negatives)
3DeRenne, Kentwyn (Overseas-New Hebrides?)
4-7Re. DeRenne, Kentwyn, 1939-42
photos taken by him?
8-10Re. DeRenne, Kentwyn, 1939-42 (negatives)
photos taken by him?
11DeRenne, Laura C. (Norris)
12DeRenne, Letitia
13-14DeRenne, Wymberley Jones
BoxFolder
161DeRenne, Wymberley W.
2-8DeRenne, Wymberley W. (as a child)
9DeRenne, Wymberley W. (as a child with others)
10DeRenne, Wymberley W. (military photographs)
11DeRenne, Wymberley W. (with others)
BoxFolder
171-19DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Children
20DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Children (negatives)
21DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Family. Group photographs
22DeRenne (Wymberley W.) Family. Group pictures (negatives)
BoxFolder
181Dickson, Evelyn White?
2Dockhora?, Gertrud
3Duncan, William
4Floyd, John
5Floyd, (Renaldo?)
6Gamble, Thomas
7Georgia Hussars
7AGeorgia Rifle Team
8Gray, Horace
9Hampton, Wade
10Herbert, Louis
11Hill, Benjamin H.
12Hoynes, Thomas M.
13Huger, Benjamin
Indians
15Jackson, Andrew
16Jackson, Henry Rootes
17Jackson, Thomas J.
18Jones, George
19Jones, George Noble II
20Jones, Mrs. George Noble
21Jones, Inigo
22Jones, Josephine
23Jones, Mary Savage
24Jones, Noble Wimberley
25Jones, Noble W. II
26Jones, Noble Wimberly III
27Jones, Wallace Savage
28Knaush, Percival
29Latrobe, Elizabeth
30Latrobe, Letitia Gamble
31Lee, Robert E.
32Leith?, Albert H.
33Lovell, Mansfield
34Lumpkin, Wilson
35Marmaduke, John S.
36Moore, Mrs. William
37Norris, Charles Camblos
38Noynes?, Mary
BoxFolder
191Oglethorpe, James
2Owens, George W.
3Owens, May
4Pennington, E.L.
5Percival, Earl of Egmont
6Pershing, John
7Polk, Leonidas
8Price, Sterling
9Pringle, S. Duncan
10Roebling, Bob (baby pictures)
11Roebling, Eudora DeRenne
12Roulet, Charles
13Smith, Eliza
Smith Family child
15Smith, George Washington
16Smith, Gustavius W.
17Smith, H.B.
18Spalding, Isham
19Spinney?, Dorothea
20Stevens, Martha
21Stuart, J.E.B.
22Taliaferro, W.B.
23Talmadge, Eugene
24Taylor, Thomas
25Theus, Mrs. C.T.
26Townsend, John J.
27Vysefry?, Thomas A.
28Williams, G.S.
29Wilson, Claudius C.
30Woffard, William T.
31Wormsloe-Workers, etc.
32Wright, Marcus J.
33-36Unidentified people
37Unidentified people (cabinet photographs)
38Unidentified people (carte-de-visites)
39Unidentified people (negatives)
Subseries 5A2 Cased Images
BoxFolder
201DeRenne, Audrey?
2DeRenne, Audrey and Elfrida?
3DeRenne Family-Group pictures
4-6DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J.
7-9DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. and dog
10DeRenne, Mrs. G.W.J. and son
BoxFolder
211DeRenne, Kentwyn
2DeRenne, Letitia and Wallace
3DeRenne, W.J.
4DeRenne, Wymberley Wormsloe
5-11Unidentified



Subseries 5B: Places, Miscellany. etc.

BoxFolder
221Artwork
2Artwork-Flower prints
3Artwork-Postcards
4Athens, Georgia. DeRenne Residence (Hill St.)
5Automobiles
6Beaver dam
7Bethesda College
8Buena Ventura Ranch (Concho Co., TX)
9Buffalo, NY-Postcard
10Cemeteries (Bellview & Fairfield)
11Chapel Hill, NC-Postcard
12Charleston, SC
13Charleston, SC-Postcards
14Chatham Co., GA. Thunderbolt School
15Documents, manuscripts, etc. (photographic reproductions)
16Dogs
17Europe-Postcards
18Europe-Unidentified places
19Fort Sumter
20-24France-Biarritz. Fldrs. 1-5
25France-Various places
26Georgia. University. Campus views
27Germany
28Great Britain
29Horses
30Jones (Noble Wymberly) medical kit
31Maps (photographic reproductions)
32Military training-Postcard
33Niagara Falls
BoxFolder
231Savannah, Georgia. Arwood Apartments
2Savannah, Georgia. Avalon (R.J. Travis Home)
3Savannah, Georgia. Beacon light
4Savannah, Georgia. Bonaventure
5Savannah, Georgia. Buildings-Unidentified
6Savannah, Georgia. C&S Bank
7Savannah, Georgia. Candler (Warren) Hospital
8Savannah, Georgia. Chamber of Commerce
9Savannah, Georgia. Christ Church
10Savannah, Georgia. Churches-Unidentified
11Savannah, Georgia. City Hall
12Savannah, Georgia. Confederate Statue
13Savannah, Georgia. Cunningham (Eva C.) Memorial Bench
14Savannah, Georgia. DeRenne Apartments
15Savannah, Georgia. DeSoto Hotel
16Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park
17Savannah, Georgia. Gordon Monument
18Savannah, Georgia. Greene (Nathaniel) Monument
19Savannah. Georgia. Happy Inn
20Savannah, Georgia (vicinity). Hermitage Plantation
21Savannah, Georgia. Hotel Savannah
22Savannah, Georgia. Houses (unidentified)
23Savannah, Georgia. Jasper Monument
24Savannah, Georgia. Johnny Harris Restaurant
25Savannah, Georgia. Low (Juliette) House
26Savannah, Georgia. Montgomery Rural School
27Savannah, Georgia (vicinity) Oglethorpe (James) Monument
28Savannah, Georgia. Palms Tourist Home
29Savannah, Georgia. Postcards
30Savannah, Georgia. Pulaski Monument
31Savannah, Georgia. River front
32Savannah, Georgia. Savannah Sugar Refinery
33Savannah, Georgia. Second Presbyterian Church
34Savannah, Georgia. Sundial
35Savannah, Georgia. Sundown Lodge
36Savannah, Georgia. Telfair Academy
37Savannah, Georgia. Thomas House
38Savannah, Georgia. Tomo-Chi-Chi Memorial Stone
39Savannah, Georgia Views and unidentified places
40Schrom Lake, New York
41Steamships
42Switzerland
43Tybee Island, Georgia
44Wadley, Georgia. Postcard
45Westport, New York. Westport Inn
46-47Unidentified places
48Unidentified places (negatives)



Subseries 5C: Wormsloe

BoxFolder
241Artwork
2Centennial, 1932
3Cuyler's (Telamon) visit, 1909
4Dairy building
5Dock and water views
6Gate, driveways, etc.
7-8House
9Library
10Library (negatives)
11Maps, plans, etc.
12-13Postcards
14Slave houses
BoxFolder
251-20Grounds
21-25Grounds (negatives)
Box
26 Lantern Slides
Box
27



Subseries 5D: Glass Negatives



Subseries 5E: Oversized Photographs

Box
28People
Box
29Wormsloe, Virginia, and Japan
Box
30



Subseries 5F: Photograph Albums

 

Series 6: Oversized Materials

Box
31 Wormsloe Material:
Artwork
Book list
Certificates
Plat-Isle of Hope
Printed material
Box
32Genealogy Charts (3)
BoxOS Folder
331CBlueprints & Maps, 1897-1955
OS Folder
2CBlueprints and maps (continued), 1896-1955
Box
34Scrapbooks
Box
35Scrapbooks
OS Folder
3AWormsloe estate- home- 2 identical mounted photographs, 1901
OS FolderOS Folder
4A5AWormsloe estate- lake- 4 identical mounted photos, 1901
OS FolderOS FolderOS Folder
8B7B6BMounted photographs of trees (3 sets of 2-3 identical sepia images), possibly Wormsloe estate
OS Folder
9B3 mounted photographs: Wormsloe water tower; 2 lake images, possibly from Wormsloe estate
OS Folder
10BMounted portrait of a woman (3 copies), circa 1900
OS Folder
11APrinted engravings of famous men (approx. 10)
OS Folder
12BIndentures for church pew
OS Folder
13BMisc.- Peter Gordon map of ; Savannah newspaper; Confederate Constitution signatures (facsimiles); poster of painting- "Les Halles D'Ypres"
OS Folder
14BMisc. Artwork (1 of 2)
OS Folder
15BMisc. Artwork (2 of 2)
 

Series 7: Printed Materials

Box
36



Subseries 7A: Subject Files

Clippings re. Cuyler, Telamon
Clippings re. DeRenne Family, Wormsloe, etc.
Clippings re. Georgia-People, places, etc.
Clippings, Miscellaneous
Georgia Bicentennial Calendar
Re. Georgia Bicentennial publications
Georgia Bicentennial stamps
Georgia. Map. Georgia from the Latest Authorities (reproduction)
Georgia. Map Index, 1959
Re. Georgia Sesquicentennial
Re. Georgian
Golden Street Society & West End Aid Social Society by-laws
The Isle of Hope Weekly
Miscellany
Re. Printing by Kentwyn DeRenne
Programs, etc.
Tourilli Fish and Game Club. Annual Report (24th)
Re. Wine
Re. Wormsloe
Box
36A



Subseries 7B: The Blue Print, 1917

Box
37



Subseries 7C: Book Plates



Subseries 7D: Travel Brochures

BoxFolder
381Alabama
2Atlantic Coastal Highway map
3Cuba
4Georgia-Allatoona Dam & Reservoir
5Georgia-Augusta
6Georgia-Coast
7Georgia-Dahlonega
8Georgia-Map
9-10Georgia-Savannah. Fldrs. 1-2
11 The Gimlet
12Louisiana
13New Hampshire
14North Carolina
15Old Spanish Trail
16South Carolina
17Southeastern States
18Tennessee
19Virginia
20Washington, D.C.



Subseries 7E: Writings

BoxFolder
391Bassett, Anna Stowel. "Some Georgia Records of John Abbot, Naturalist"
2Coulter, E. Merton. "William Bacon Stevens, etc."
3DeRenne, W.W. English Grammar
4DeRenne, W.W. "The International Races at Savannah"
5Duncan, Wilbur H. "Preliminary Reports on the Flora of Georgia"
6Heath, Milton S. "Laissez Faire in Georgia, 1732-1860"
7Melish, J. Howard. "George Foster Peabody"
8Range, Willard. "The Agricultural Revolution in Royal Georgia, 1752-1775"
9Range, Willard. "P.J. Berckmans: Georgia Horticulturist"
10Wormer, John R. Van. "An Island on the Georgia Coast"
Box
40 Printed Material: Miscellaneous Duplicates
Box
41 Printed Material: Duplicate Wormsloe Material
 

Cartons and Misc.

BoxBoxBoxBox
45444342Series 8 Woodblocks
BoxBox
4746Artifacts
Artifact
1Canvas Roll: Signal Flags, 62nd Brigade