Sophronia Mann Lofton papers

Sophronia Mann Lofton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Lofton, Sophronia Mann, 1849-1930
Title: Sophronia Mann Lofton papers
Dates: circa 1886-1930
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3166

Biographical/Historical Note

Sophronia Mann Lofton lived in the community of Worthville (near Jackson) in Butts County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Sophronia Mann Lofton's writings, which include essays, articles, stories, and poetry. Of particular interest are three essays recounting times before, during and after the Civil War. Also included are four letters (Xerox copies) and an article written by her mother-in-law, Ann E. Lofton. The letters are addressed to Ann Lofton's nieces and nephews.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Lofton, Ann E. -- Correspondence
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Personal narratives.
Short stories.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Women authors, American--Georgia--Butts County.
Women poets, American--Georgia--Butts County.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sophronia Mann Lofton papers, MS 3166. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Writings by Sophronia Mann Lofton

Subseries 1.1: Essays and Articles

11Re. Civil War. "Before the Civil War"
2Re. Civil War. "In Times of the Civil War"
3Re. Civil War. "After the Civil War"
4Letter to the editor (clipping)
5"Our Little Boy That Died"
6"A True Dog Story"
7"Where Was Your Girl Last Night" (clipping)

Subseries 1.2: Fiction

18"A Christmas Story" (clipping)
9"His Sad Mistake"
10"John Randal's Mistake"
11"Letters to Hugh"
12"Two Village Maidens"

Subseries 1.3: Poetry

113"The Blind Tiger"
14"A Boy's Wants"
15"The Breaking Heart"
17"Children's Sayings"
18"A Child's Complaint"
19"Do You Need This Savior" see also Fldr. 1:43
20"The Forsaken Wife"
21"I Love My Papa Best"
22["I Would Not Die"]
23"In Memoriam" (In memory of Richard P. Mann)
24"Jack", "See", ["Grandma Always Does"], & "The Lazy Boy" (story)
25"The Jackson Buggy"
27"A Mother's Prayer"
28"My Dream"
29"My Father"
30"My Mother"
31"My Wants"
32"Nothing on the Tree for Me" (Xerox copy)
33"The Orphan Girl"
34"Our Only Child"
35"Protect the Birds" (clipping)
36"Recitation for Four Little Girls A Larger Girl for Last Verse"
37"See" see also Fldr. 1:24
38"The Skeeter"
39"To Mrs. (?) Stodghill Our Mother in Heaven"
40"To My Friend in Heaven" (clipping)
41"To My Mother in Heaven"
42"To My Sister in Heaven"

Subseries 1.4: Other Writings

143Will and "Do You Need This Savior?" (poem)

Series 2: Ann E. Lofton writings

144Letters, 1886-1889 (4 Xerox copies)
45"A Sketch of My Experience" (clipping)