Stephens and Erwin family papers

Stephens and Erwin family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Stephens family
Title: Stephens and Erwin family papers
Dates: 1853-1970s
Quantity: 2.25 Linear feet (4 boxes and 3 oversize folders)
Coll. Number: ms3791

Biographical/Historical Note

Roswell Powell Stephens (1874-1954), son of Roswell Americus and Sarah Frances Brown Stephens, was born in Barnesville, Ga. He received his A.B. (1896) from the Univerisity of Georgia and Ph.D. (1905) in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University. He returned to UGA in 1907 as Adjunct Professor of Mathematics, eventually rising to department head and Dean of the Graduate School. Additionally, Stephens helped to found the Georgia Academy of Science; installed a chapter of the mathematics honor fraternity, Pi Mu Epsilon; served as secretary-treasurer of the Georgia Cooperative Association; and chairman of the Executive Committee of Graduate Deans of Southern Universities. He retired from the University in 1945.

On October 28, 1913, Dr. Stephens married Mary Bell (Mabel) Chadwick (1875-1952), daughter of Winfield Scott and Mary Thompson Chadwick, of Beaufort, North Carolina. They had two daughters, Mable Chadwick who later married Robert P. Jacobson and Corinne Chadwick who married Howell C. Erwiln, Jr. Mable Chadwick Stephens was active with the University Womans Club and a charter member of the Athens, Georgia branch of the American Association of University Women.

Scope and Content Note

The collection primarily consists of the correspondence between Roswell Powell Stephens and Mable Chadwick between 1911 and 1914; several of Dr. Stephens writings and sunday school sermans; four letters written by Mary Ann Cobb, including two to her husband Howell Cobb; genealogical research regarding the Stephens, Chadwick, and Bell families compiled by Corinne Chadwick Stephens Erwin for her D.A.R. application; and certificates recieved by Howell C. Erwin, Jr.

Index Terms

Cobb, Mary Ann Lamar, 1818-1889
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Envelopes (Stationery)
Erwin family
Money--Confederate States of America.
Stephens family
Stephens, Mary Bell Chadwick, (Mabel), 1825-1952
Stephens, Roswell Powell, 1874-
University of Georgia.
University of Georgia. Department of Mathematics Education.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Stephens and Erwin family papers, ms 3791, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Mary Ann Cobb correspondence, 1853, 1855,1869,1887
2Letter from Mary Ann Lamar to Mrs. E. C. Craig
3Letters to John B. Lamar re: plantations, 1862
4Correspondence and receipts
5The Future South, The Confederate Cross
6Biography, Howell Cobb
7Resolution of the death of Sarah E. Gabbett
8Confederate money
9Certificates of registration, passport
10Sermons and writings by R. P. Stephens
11R. P. Stephens dissertation, 1905
121906 - 1911
131912 January-June
141912 July-December
171913 January-March
191913 April-June
201913 July-September
211913 October-December
221930, 1932, 1938
23Mabel Chadwick Stephens portrait
24Portraits, possibly Roswell Powell and Mabel with their children
25Roswell Powell Stephens portraits
26UGA class of 1896, 50 year reunion portrait, 1946
27Testimonial, Mabel Chadwick Stephens, 1952
28Mabel Stephens' death - condolances, 1952
29Biography, Roswell Powell Stephens
30Guest book, funeral Mabel Stephens and Roswell Powell Stephens
31Estate of W. S. Chadwick
32Corinne Chadwick Stephens Erwin DAR application
33Correspondence, Corinne "Bobbie" Chadwick Stephens Erwin
34Chadwick, Bell, Ward, Stephens genealogy
35Letter from Carl Chadwick, 1923
36Winfield Scott Chadwick
37Will, Richard Poole
38Bylaws (1960), Directory (1957) Colonial Dames of America of the State of Georgia
39Letter to Howell C. Erwin, Jr., 1957
40Certificates and diplomas - Howell C. Erwin, Jr.
41Japanese invasion money
42Stamp collection
2Cased images
3Empty envelopes
4Empty envelopes
OS Folder
1Photograph of Professor Morley
OS Folder
2Blueprints of W. S. Chadwick Estate
OS Folder
3Howell C. Erwin, Jr. certificates
OS Folder
4Roswell Powell Stephens certificates