Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers

Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Mullis, Jesse Carl, 1890-1944
Title: Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers
Dates: 1918-1965
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet 1 box
Coll. Number: ms3183

Biographical/Historical Note

Jesse Carl Mullis of Grady County, Georgia, served in the 4th Anti-Aircraft Battalion during World War I. He was the son of Jesse Richard and Ella Herndon Mullis, and husband of Bernice Williams.

Bernice Williams of Cairo, Georgia, was the daughter of Thomas Hendon and Lula Belle Ricks Williams. Her brother, Trafford Williams, was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from J. Carl Mullis to Bernice Williams while serving in World War I. Mullis writes from Fort Monroe, Camp Eustis, and Camp Hill, Virginia; and France. Correspondence concerns Mullis’s transfers, Mulberry Island, rumors, camp life, his views of the war, and attacks in Fort Montmorency. The collection also includes correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to the death of Trafford Williams, a Garrison cap and insignia, and genealogical materials from 1942-1965.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Mullis family

General Notes

Thomas Hendon Williams: his ancestors and descendants to the year 2002 has been cataloged separately, and can be requested through GIL.

Administrative Information

Custodial History note

Gift of Mr. J.C. Mullis, Jr.

Preferred Citation note

Jesse Carl Mullis and Bernice Williams Mullis papers, ms3183, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Jesse Carl Mullis letters to Bernice Williams, 1918-1919
2Trafford Williams materials, 1943-1944, 1946, 1948
Relates to Williams' death in Africa during World War II while in the paratroopers. Correspondence between various government agencies and his mother, Mrs. Lula Belle Williams, including a 1948 telegram announcing the arrival of his body for burial. Also some photographs of paratroopers jumping from an aircraft.
3Garrison cap and insignia, 1943
4Miscellaneous materials, 1942-1965
Post card from cadet nurse Joyce Mullis from Oakland, California; a letter to the heirs of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Williams.