Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers

Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Comer family -- Photographs
Creator: Howard family -- Photographs
Creator: Randolph family -- Photographs
Title: Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers
Dates: 1850-1950
Quantity: 3.75 Linear feet 7 boxes
Coll. Number: ms3418

Biographical/Historical Note

The Comer family lived in several counties in Georgia. Most were descendants of William Jenkins Comer, born March 15, 1847 in Jackson County, Georgia. He married Martha Deadwyler in 1867.

The Randolph family lived in several counties in Georgia and Florida. Mary Arline Randolph was born May 18, 1833 in Jackson County, Georgia and married Augustus Columbus Thompson in 1850.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of nineteen cased images of various family members, one leather-bound, clasped album of photographs, 24 letters relating to the Howard-Comer-Randolph families, loose photographs of the Howard family, Comer family, Randolph family, and the Lyon-Devore-Boland and Whitehead families.

Index Terms

Bolen family
Cased photographs.
Devore family
Lyons family
Thompson family
Whitehead family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Howard, Comer, and Randolph families papers, ms3418, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Photographs

11Bell, Wiley
2Howard, Annie Randolph
3Howard, Asa Jefferson
4Howard, Frank Sr., Howard, Frank Jr.
5Howard, Ida Pauline
6Howard, Jimmie
7Howard, Lucy
8Howard, Mary Dale
9Howard, Nettie
10Howard, Wiley C.
11Howard, Wiley Hinton
21Comer, Frances
2Comer, Joseph Fletcher
3Comer, Martha
4Comer, Martha Hannah Johnson
5Comer, Reuben Tally, Comer, Sarah Fulcher
6Comer, Thomas Fletcher
8Miscellaneous photographs
31Dominick, Mary Lyon
2Howard, Frances Elizabeth Randolph
4Roberts, Clyde & Herbert
10Whitehead, Tommy?
11Assorted photographs

2. Letters and Ephemera

31CD - To UGA Library, From R. C. Whitehead
6Letters to the Howard Family, 1860-1869
7Frances Comer Memory Book (Athens High School), 1920-1929
8Martin Institute brochures
9Mary Virginia Peacock school materials
12"Reaching Back: A Brief History of the Comer, Howard, and Randolph Families of Clarke, Jackson, and Oglethorpe Counties in Georgia" by Robert Whitehead, 1990
13University of Georgia school graduation program and "In Memoriam" by Wiley C. Howard about Julius Foster Daniel, 1880-1889
6Unsorted Family Letters

3. Photograph album and daguerreotype in cases

41Assorted photograph album
2Picture, Robert E. Lee
3Nettie Howard
4Robert Johnson
5Daguerrotype, Untitled
6Lucy Henry Howard
7Great Grandmother
8Daguerrotype, Untitled
9Lucy Frances Howard
10Ann Bennett
11Asa Jefferson Howard
12Lucy Henry Howard
13Asa Jefferson Howard
14Wiley C. Howard
15Wiley C. Howard
16Fanny Randolph Howard in "Second Day" Dress
17James Elijah Randolph, Sr.
18Elizabeth Gilmer Glenn, Great Grandmother
19Elizabeth Gilmer Glenn
20One of Grandmother's Brothers
21Joshua Hammond Randolph
22Daguerrotype, Untitled
23Daguerrotype, Untitled

4. Purchased Items (unrelated to families)

51Camp Family Papers and Correspondence
2Scrapbook Pages complied by William Gaston of Cobb's Legion, 1860-1889
3Civil War letters written by Foreman bought by Whitehead, 1861-1865
4Assorted Civil War letters from soldiers, 1861-1865
5Unidentified Daguerrotypes
6Civil War soldier correspondence and Georgia indenture, 1850-1865
7Printed Material about Georgia

5. Oversized Materials

OS Box
7Rolled item- Certificate from the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Thomas Fletcher Johnson Comer, 1936 July 28
Rolled item- Certificate from Martin Insitute - Ida Pauline Howard, 1891 June 24
Rolled item- Certificate from The National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolution - Pauline Howard Comer, 1930 November 7
Rolled item- Certificate from The United Daughters of the Confederacy - Pauline Howard Comer, 1919 August 26
Family photograph in brown portfolio
Correspondence, 1860-1865