Marion R. Hemperley papers

Marion R. Hemperley papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Goff, John H., (John Hedges), 1899-1967
Creator: Hemperley, Marion R.
Title: Marion R. Hemperley papers
Dates: Bulk, 1968-1987
Dates: 1744-1993, bulk 1968-1987
Quantity: 4.3 Linear feet (7 document boxes, 1 half box, 1 oversized box, 1 oversized folder C)
Coll. Number: ms3070

Biographical/Historical Note

Marion R. Hemperley was born Sept. 21, 1923 in East Point, Fulton County, Georgia. He was the son of the late George Washington and Francis Lee Luck Hemperley. He was preceded in death by a son, Roy Hemperley. He had served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, and was graduated from DeKalb Community College and Georgia State University. He was retired as the Deputy Surveyor General of Georgia at the Georgia Archives and also had served on the State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors, State of Georgia. Hemperley was a well known author of a number of books, among them "Placenames of Georgia", "Cities, Towns & Communities of Georgia", "Historical Indian Trails of Georgia", "Georgia's Boundaries" and "Heritage of Georgia Indians". Fayette County Georgia Citizen online, Wednesday, July 22, 1998 (Retrieved July 15, 2009)

Dr. John H. Goff (1899-1967) was an author and professor emeritus at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his death in 1967, Dr. Goff gave his collection of historical data to the Georgia Surveyor General Department and a portion of his collection to his friend, Marion Hemperley.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of writings, printed material, maps, clippings, photographs and artifacts. This collection also includes material from Dr. Goff's research including preliminary notes for articles, working copies of Georgia county maps, and the incomplete manuscript for "Off to Alabama."

Dr. Goff asked Hemperley to complete some of his writings and this collection contains research and notes pertaining to this project.

Georgia maps stamped "Dr. John H. Goff Collection" were removed from this collection and added to the county map folders in the Hargrett Library Map Collection.

Box 9 includes the artifacts for the collection: stone fragments, pottery fragments, 18th century nails, Civil War bullets, and a 19th century brass spike.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia--Historical geography--Maps.
Georgia--Historical geography.

General Notes

Related materials available in the following repositories: University of Georgia Main Library.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marion R. Hemperley papers. MS 3070. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Photographs and clippings

12Series 1 Photographs and clippings
Series 1 Clippings
Trentham Spring (Fairburn, GA)

Series 2: Subject files

1Series 2 Subject files
Georgia - Brown Springs
Georgia - Campbell County, 1842-1864
Georgia - Henry County, 1823
Georgia - Montgomery County
Georgia Records Act
House Bill #330 re: land use
Indian names
Mapping - archives automation
Mapping -digital cartography
Mapping - plane coordinate systems
Mapping - Barrow County (GA)/Sam Meltz, Land Information System, 1986-1987 February
2Mapping - Barrow County (GA)/Sam Meltz, Land Information System, 1987 April
3Mapping - Barrow County (GA)/Sam Meltz, Land Information System, 1987 May
4Mapping - Barrow County (GA)/Sam Meltz, Land Information System, 1987 June-July
5Mapping - Barrow County (GA)/Sam Meltz, Land Information System, 1987 August-December

Series 3: Writings

3Series 3 Writings
Series 3A Marion Hemperley
Atlanta Ferries - Abbott's Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Aderhold Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Austell Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Bakers Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Beavers Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Blakes Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Bomars Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Bozemans Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Brocks Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Brooks Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Campbellton Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Capps Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Carrolls Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Collins Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Coplin Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Cupps Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - De Foors Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Dickens Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Dobbs Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Foots Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Garretts Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Gates Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Goodwins Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Gormans Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Green and Howell's Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Grogans Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Hammonds Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Harris Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Heards Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Henrys Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Holcombs Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Hoopers Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Howells Ferry #1
Atlanta Ferries - Howells Ferry #2
Atlanta Ferries - Howells Ferry #3
Atlanta Ferries - Howells Ferry #4
Atlanta Ferries - Hutcheson Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Islands Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Isoms Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Jamerson Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Jenkins Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Jett Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Johnsons Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Jones Ferry (lower)
Atlanta Ferries - Jones Ferry (upper)
Atlanta Ferries - Lathams Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Little Ferry
41Atlanta Ferries - McGinnis Ferry
2Atlanta Ferries - Martins Ferry
Atlanta Ferries - Mayson and Turners Ferry
4Atlanta Ferries - Medlock Ferry
5Atlanta Ferries - Montgomery Ferry
6Atlanta Ferries - Morris Ferry
7Atlanta Ferries - Neals Ferry
8Atlanta Ferries - Nelsons Ferry
9Atlanta Ferries - Nesbits Ferry
10Atlanta Ferries - Osborne Ferry
11Atlanta Ferries - Paces Ferry
12Atlanta Ferries - Phillips Ferry (lower)
13Atlanta Ferries - Phillips Ferry (upper)
14Atlanta Ferries - Pittman Ferry
15Atlanta Ferries - Powers Ferry (lower)
16Atlanta Ferries - Powers Ferry (upper)
17Atlanta Ferries - Pumpkintown Ferry
18Atlanta Ferries - Randols Ferry
19Atlanta Ferries - Reynolds Ferry
20Atlanta Ferries - Rivertown Ferry
21Atlanta Ferries - Rogers Ferry
22Atlanta Ferries - Johnson Rogers Ferry
23Atlanta Ferries - Sandtown Ferry
24Atlanta Ferries - Smiths Ferry
25Atlanta Ferries - Stills Ferries
26Atlanta Ferries - Turners Ferry
27Atlanta Ferries - Varners Ferry
28Atlanta Ferries - Waits Ferry
29Atlanta Ferries - Wallers Ferry
30Atlanta Ferries - Warsaw Ferry
31Atlanta Ferries - Waters Ferry
32Atlanta Ferries - Watkins Ferry
33Atlanta Ferries - Watsons Ferry
34Atlanta Ferries - Williams Ferry
35Atlanta Ferries - Wilsons Ferry
36Atlanta Ferries - Winns Ferry
37Atlanta Ferries - Woodall and Nesbitt Ferry
38Atlanta Ferries - Words Ferry
39Atlanta Ferries - General material
51"The Battle of Bloody Marsh"
2"The Creek Indian Seasons and Months"
Hawkins trip from Etowah to the Hillaubee
4"Legacy of the Cherokee"
5"A New Look at the Cherokee Indian in Georgia"
6"Off to Alabama" - handwritten copy (by Dr. Goff)
7"Off to Alabama" - handwritten copy (by Dr. Goff)
8"Off to Alabama" - typed, Chapter 1
9"Off to Alabama" - typed, Chapters 1-4,6,8-9
10"Off to Alabama" - typed, Chapters 1-6, 8-9
11"Off to Alabama" - correspondence, illustrations, etc.
12Peachtree/pitchtree controversy
Subseries 3B Others
Louis DeVorsey
John H. Goff
C. T. Trowell

Series 4: Printed material

6Series 4 Printed material
The Atlanta Historical Bulletin. Volume 6, No. 25, July 1941
Basso, Keith H. The Gift of Changing Woman. Anthropological Papers No. 76, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 196, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966
Boyd, Mark F. Historic Sites in and Around the Jim Woodruff Reservoir Area Florida-Georgia. River Basin Survey Papers No. 13, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 169, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1958
Bullen, Ripley P. Six Sites Near the Chattahoochee River in the Jim Woodruff Reservoir Area, Florida. River Basin Survey Papers No. 14, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 169, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1958
Capron, Louis. The Medicine Bundles of the Florida Seminole and the Green Corn Dance. Anthropological Papers No. 35, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 151, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1953
Coker, William S. Historical Sketches of Panton, Leslie and Company. Pensacola: University of West Florida, 1976
Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. "A guide to Native American (Indian) research sources at the Georgia Department of Archives and History", 1985
Deluxe Small Homes. Topeka: L. F. Garlinghouse Company, n.d
Edwards, Everett. Agriculture of the American Indians. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture, 1933
Edwards, Everett. References on the Significance of the Frontier in American History. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture, 1935
Fenton, William N. and John Gulick (ed.) Symposium on Cherokee and Iroquois Culture. Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 180, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1961
Gilbert, William H. Jr. The Cherokees of North Carolina: Living Memorials of the Past. Smithsonian Report for 1956, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1957
"A guide to the genealogy/local history section of the state library of Pennsylvania" Pennsylvania Department of Education, 1985
Hawkins, Col. Benjamin. The Creek Country. Americus:Americus Book Company, 1938
Hewitt, J. N. B. Notes on the Creek Indians. Anthropological Papers No. 10, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 123, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1939
Kelly, A. R. A Preliminary Report on Archeological Explorations at Macon, Georgia. Anthropological Papers No. 1, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 119, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1938
Kilpatrick, Anna Gritts and Jack Frederick Kilpatrick. Chronicles of Wolftown: Social Documents of the North Carolina Cherokees, 1850-1862. Anthropological Papers No. 75, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 196, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966
Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick (ed.) The Wahnenauhi Manuscript: Historical Sketches of the Cherokee. Anthropological Papers No. 77, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 196, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966
Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick and Anna Gritts Kilpatrick, Eastern Cherokee Folktales: Reconstructed from the Field Notes of Frans M. Olbrechts. Anthropological Papers No. 80, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 196, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966
Kilpatrick, Jack Frederick and Anna Gritts Frederick. Muskogean Charm Songs Among The Oklahoma Cherokees. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Press, 1967
Kolomoki Indian Mounds, n.d.
Kupferer, Harriet Jane. The "Principal People," 1960: A Study of Cultural and Social Groups of the Eastern Cherokee. Anthropological Papers No. 78, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 196, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966
7Mauelshagen, Carl and Gerald H. Davis (ed.) Partners in the Lord's Work. Atlanta: Georgia State College, 1969
The New Yankee Collection, 1993. New Yankee Workshop brochure
Ocmulgee National Monument. United State Department of the Interior. National Park Service, 1961
Pope, G. D. Jr. Ocmulgee. Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1961
Sears, William H. The Wilbanks Site (9CK-5) Georgia. River Basin Survey Papers No. 12, Bureau of American Ethnology, Bulletin 169, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1958
Stewart, T. D. A Reexamination of the Fossil Human Skeletal Remains from Melbourne, Florida. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collection, Volume 106, No. 10. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1946
The Story [of Mullins] Salem, Ohio: Mullins Manufacturing Company, 1947
Swanton, John R. Modern Square Ground of the Creek Indians. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Volume 85, No. 8, Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1931
Tresp, Lothar L. "Pastor Bolzius Reports". The American-German Review, April-May, 1963 (photocopy of article only)
Winn, Bill. The First Georgians. Columbus: Education Department of Columbus Junior Woman's Club, 1968
Woodworker's Handbook (pages 9-126 only)
Loose picture pages of historic Georgia published by the Department of Archives and History and the Georgia Historical Society, n.d.
8"The Battle of Bloody Marsh" by Marion R. Hemperley, Atlanta Journal, 5/9/71 (2)
Georgia Calendar 1988-1989 by C&S Bank featuring Georgia scenes
Calendar 1959, Currier and Ives prints
Calendar 1986, old maps, te Neues Publishers
Atlanta scenes by Ben Shute, from First National Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta scenes, from 100 th anniversary of First National Bank of Atlanta
Georgia's Maps Through the Years 1733-1983, Department of Transportation
Decorative Old Maps of the 16 th,17 th and 18 th Centuries
Georgia's Boundaries - poster, 1993
Chart of heraldry symbols

Series 5: Drawings/sketches

8Series 5 Drawings/sketches
Drawings by Roy Hemperley, 1964 1967 (2)
Architectural drawings of the Capitol Building, Atlanta, GA (2)
Unidentified diagram

Series 6: Newspapers

8Series 6 Newspapers
Augusta Herald, 1819 (4 pages)
Bahama Gazette, 1813 (4 pages)
The Chronicle & Constitutionalist, 1877 (4 pages)

Series 7: Documents

8Series 7 Documents
Genealogical table of the Washington family
Documents re: James Madison, Thomas Jefferson (5)

Series 8: Maps

8Series 8 Maps
Survey of Mrs. G. W. Hemperley property, Fulton County, GA, 1946
Tracing of subdivision of Hemperley Estate, 1939
Land lot plats, District 9, Fayette County, now Fulton County GA, fragments
Key to county map rolls
Fayette County, GA
Barrow County, GA, Saddlebrook Farms survey, 1986
Fulton County, GA (3)
Douglas County, GA
Campbell County, GA
Coastal Georgia - land plat, 1773
Georgia and Alabama post offices and post roads, 1835 (4 parts)
Part of Cobb and Fulton Counties, GA, 1864
Civil War Georgia - Atlanta Campaign (2 pages)
Georgia Early Road and Trails, ca. 1730-1850 (3)
Georgia, 1887
Neueste Karte von Georgia, 1845
Georgia - original and 1895 counties and land lot districts (12)
Creek Territory - Alabama, 1833 (2 parts)
Creek Nation 1757 by William Bonar
Cherokee Country 1831 by John Bethune (2 parts)
Cherokee Nation and Traders' Path to Charlestown 1730 by George Hunter
Carolina. Western. 1751 by George Haig (4 parts)
Alabama (southern portion), c. 1820 (2 parts)
Alabama 1819 by John Melish
South Carolina 1744 by John Herbert and George Hunter (2 parts)
Carte Generale Des Estats Unis, n.d.
Early Roads and Trails (negative)
Colonial Georgia (negative)

Series 9: Artifacts

9Series 9 Artifacts
Pottery fragments, Banks County (GA)
Brass spike from C.S.S. Nashville ("Rattlesnake") sunk on February 28, 1863 in the Ogeechee River
Civil War bullets (2) (2)
Nails from Fort Lamar, Madison County (GA), 1792
Unidentified stone fragments

Series 10: Oversize Material

OS Folder
1CMap of portion of North Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee / Geological survey map of Georgia by A. F. Hassan, 1932