Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company Ledgers

Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company Ledgers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company Ledgers
Dates: 1850s-1920s
Quantity: 25.0 Linear feet (23 ledgers, 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3626.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

The Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company was founded in 1848 and is still in business today. The company is located in Columbus, Georgia. It was officially established by Frank G. Lumpkin, Jr. and has remained in the Lumpkin family. The company has been run by male descendents since Frank passed away.

Frank G. Lumpkin Jr. was born in 1910 and died in 2000 at the age of 90. Lumpkin was on the original UGA football team that dedicated Sanford Stadium in 1929. He served in the United States Army under George Patton in World War II as a lieutenant colonel.

Sometime in the 2000s, the Hutchinson-Traylor Insurance Company acquired the Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company. It is still presided over by Frank Lumpkin.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 23 ledgers and an assortment of other materials, including correspondence, a photograph, floor blueprints, and bank statements. These range from the 1850s to 1950s, though the bulk seems to be from the 1880s to 1920s. The entire collection is very business-oriented and reveals almost nothing about employees or executives of the company. Instead, the insurance policies and financial records of clients are kept attentively for these several decades. However, the information is not as meticulous as it could be, and it appears that other ledgers may be missing.

This collection also includes four Myrtle Reed books owned by Annie Lumpkin. These are all in excellent condition and are first and second editions from 1902-1916. They are all bound in lavender silk, which indicated Myrtle Reed's entrance into the romance novel industry.


Arrangement

Ledgers arranged chronologically. Other material arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Columbus.
Insurance companies--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Wilcox-Lumpkin Insurance Company ledgers. MS 3626. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Ledgers

Volume
9Ledger, 1851-1853, 1851-1853
Volume
10Register, 1880-1889 (mostly blank), 1880-1889
Volume
11Expirations, 1886-1889, 1886-1889
Volume
12Ledger, 1889-1893, 1889-1893
Volume
13Organizational Meeting, City and Suburb Development, for Columbus, 1892-1901, 1892-1901
Volume
14Register, 1892-1901, 1892-1901
Volume
1Deposit Journal, 1893-1903, 1893-1903
Volume
15"The Handy Day-Book," 1896-1900, 1896-1900
Volume
16Cash Book, "C.S. & L.A.," 1898-1902, 1898-1902
Volume
2Ledger, 1898-1903, 1898-1903
Volume
17Agents Record, 1899-1902, 1899-1902
Volume
18Ledger (mostly blank), "Springifield," 1900s, 1900s
Volume
19Ledger, 1901-1909 ***, 1901-1909
Volume
3Cash Journal, 1909-1914, 1909-1914
Volume
4Cash Journal, 1911-1913, 1911-1913
Volume
5Cash Journal, 1913-1914, 1913-1914
Volume
6Ledger, 1914-1917
Volume
20Ledger, 1914-1918, 1914-1918
Volume
7Cash Journal, 1915-1916, 1915-1916
Volume
8Cash Journal, 1917-1918, 1917-1918
Volume
21Ledger, 1918, 1918
 

Series 2: Other materials

Box
1"The Spinster Book" by Myrtle Reed, 1908
"A Spinner in the Sun" by Myrtle Reed, 1909
"The White Shield" by Myrtle Reed, 1912
"Lavender & Old Lace" by Myrtle Reed, 1909
Bank statement book, 1936-1940
Bank statement book, 1945-1949
Bank statement book, 1941-1945
Bank statement book, 1937-1941
Bank statement book, 1934-1937
Bank statement book, 1945-1950
Bank statement book, 1945-1950
Miscellaneous papers (insurance policies and correspondence)
Blueprint floor plans
Mounted photograph, seated portrait, older gentlemen, New York, Constance de George
"Wilcox-Lumpkin Co. Trust Company of Georgia" storefront facade copy
Volume
22"A Practical Course in Touch Typewriting" by Charles E. Smith [single keyboard edition] (from Columbus schools), 1920, 1920
Volume
23Policy Register (business-related newspaper clippings), "Trust Company of Columbus," 1920-1921, 1920-1921