Ilah Dunlap Little materials

Ilah Dunlap Little materials

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Ilah Dunlap Little materials
Dates: circa 1930s
Quantity: 1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)
Coll. Number: ms3677.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Ilah Dunlap was born in Macon, Georgia, on February 9, 1873, and was the youngest daughter of Captain Samuel Dunlap, who had a large plantation east of Macon. Her father ran the Dunlap Hardware Company, a wholesale business for middle and south Georgia.

Ilah married Colonel Leonidas A. Jordan of Milledgeville, who was a successful businessman and plantation owner. He founded the Middle Georgia Railroad. She married him in 1894, but he passed away within a few years. In 1906, Ilah married John Dozier Little, an Atlanta lawyer. His father was Judge William Litle, who served on the Georgia Supreme Court.

Ilah died in Carlsbad, Germany, on July 26, 1939, a place that she and her husband summered. Her will provided a large sum of money for the building of a memorial library. She wanted her family portraits and certain items of furniture to be placed in the library, but these were placed in the Lustrat House after it was decided it was a better site.

Scope and Content Note

The ledger is a Standard Columnar Book bought from the McClure-Baldwin Company Office Outfitters in Macon, Georgia. It appears to be from the 1950s and 1960s (1957-1965). Deposits and debits are noted. In 1958, there is significant notation about the furniture and furnishings of the Ilah Little Dunlap memorial rooms. The ledger-writer concludes with his name and a slightly altered version of the final line of Alphonese Daudet's short story "La Derniere Classe" - "c'est tout - allez-vous-en" or "that's it - go away."

The letter from Calder Payne dates to 1979 and is a photocopy. The letter details about the Rose Hill Ramble and the Dunlap Mausoleum, as well as land purchases and deaths in the Dunlap family.

The list of wedding presents is three pages long and is also a photocopy. The stationary is Dunlap Hardware Company with Captain Samuel S. Dunlap as president. The list of presents includes vases, silver, gems, glass items, plaques, pictures, crystal, brass, and an electric lamp.

The booklet is titled "The University of Georgia Ilah Dunlap Little Memorial Library and Memorial Rooms" and is original. Six pages long, the booklet describes Ilah's life, her will, the furniture in the memorial rooms, the Lustrat House, and the Ilah Dunlap Little Memorial Library.


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Ilah Dunlap Little materials, MS 3677. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Ledger - Ilah Dunlap Little estate, 1957-1965
1Letter - Calder Payne to Bob, 1979
1List of wedding presents received when Ilah Dunla Jordan married John Dozier Little
1Booklet - Ilah Dunlap Little Memorial Library, University of Georgia