Francis R. Goulding letters

Francis R. Goulding letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Goulding, F. R., (Francis Robert), 1810-1881
Title: Francis R. Goulding letters
Dates: 1834-1876
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (1 folder housed with minor collections MS 477 to MS 495)
Coll. Number: ms489(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Robert Goulding was born near Midway Church in Liberty County, Georgia, on September 28, 1810. He was son of Rev. Thomas Goulding, founder and first president of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary at Columbia, S. C. In 1830, Goulding graduated from the University of Georgia and received a license to preach in 1833. He authored the book, “The Young Marooners on the Florida Coast” (1853) and also developed a machine for sewing while Elias Howe was doing the same in Massachusetts. Goulding had three children, Robert, Mary, and Frank. He died on August 22, 1881 and is buried in the Roswell Presbyterian Cemetery.

William Moultrie Reid was a Presbyterian minister of Charleston, S.C.; teacher at Columbia Theological Seminary in Columbia, S.C.; husband of Margaret Goulding Reid; brother of Ann Reid; father of Mollie, Merrick, Moultrie, George, and Goulding Reid. University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library - William Moultrie Reid papers, 1800-1916. (Retrieved Sept. 14, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters to and from Dr. Goulding. Seven letters are from Dr. Goulding to his brother-in-law, the Reverend William Moultrie Reid and contain chiefly family news. One letter is to Dr. Goulding from his brother E. R. Goulding. The letter dated December 12, 1846 gives the names and birthdates of his children.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Golden family
Goulding, E. R. -- Correspondence
Goulding, F. R., (Francis Robert), 1810-1881 -- Correspondence
Goulding, F. R., (Francis Robert), 1810-1881 -- Family
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--Georgia--Correspondence.
Presbyterian Church--Clergy--South Carolina--Correspondence.
Reid, William Moultrie, 1798-1884 -- Correspondence
Reid, William Moultrie, 1798-1884 -- Family
University of Georgia. -- Alumni and alumnae

General Notes

Related collections held by the University of South Carolina, South Caroliniana Library: William Moultrie Reid papers, 1800-1916.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Francis R. Goulding letters, MS 489. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1834 March 1 - 1876 September 1