Sophronia Mann Lofton papers

Sophronia Mann Lofton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Lofton, Sophronia Mann, 1849-1930
Title: Sophronia Mann Lofton papers
Dates: 1886-1930
Quantity: 0.25 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. Also included are four letters (photocopies) and an article written by her mother-in-law, Ann E. Lofton. The letters are addressed to Ann Lofton's nieces and nephews.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Sophronia Mann Lofton papers, ms3166, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Writings by Sophronia Mann Lofton

1.1 Essays and Articles

11"Before the Civil War"
2"In Times of the Civil War"
3"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

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"

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" - photocopy
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"
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"
43Will and "Do You Need This Savior?"

2. Writings by Ann E. Lofton

144Correspondence (photocopies), 1886-1889
45"A Sketch of My Experience - clipping