|Creator:||Dewar, Alice G. Rice|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)|
The Blue Ridge Marble Company operated in Nelson, Georgia, from around 1885 until the early 1900's and later became part of the Georgia Marble Company (Tate, Ga.). Its president was Harry Dewar.
"Harry Dewar was born at Logan, Ohio, August 28, 1855. He was a son of James A Dewar and Melissa (Smith) Dewar whose Scotch-Irish ancestors first settled in Virginia about 1700... During his boyhood Harry had the advantage of the public schools. Later he went to Michigan University... On June 8, 1876, he married Miss Alice G. Rice, of Ann Arbor, Michigan. One son, Roger, was born to them." -- Northen, William J. Men of mark in Georgia. Vol. 6. Atlanta: Caldwell, 1912. p. 357
The collection consists of a scrapbook which appears to have been kept by Harry Dewar's wife and consists of material which relates to Dewar's family, the Blue Ridge Mountain Co., the marble business in north Georgia, and the town of Nelson, Georgia. Included are letters, clippings, photographs (mainly of individuals or a dog), and printed material.
Dewar scrapbook, circa 1896-1916. MS 3136. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.