Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Carlton family
Creator: Mell family
Creator: Newton family
Title: Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers
Dates: 1814-1932
Quantity: 3.8 Linear feet (10 boxes)
Coll. Number: ms59

Biographical/Historical Note

John Hamlin Newton (1800-1889) was a businessman and manufacturer who resided in Jefferson County, Georgia until 1837 before moving to Athens, Georgia. His daughter Helen, married Henry Hull Carlton (1834-1905), a Confederate soldier, doctor, lawyer, and state senator and congressman of Athens, Georgia. Their daughter, Helen Newton Carlton married John Dagg Mell, son of UGA Chancellor Patrick Hues Mell.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the Carlton, Newton, and Mell families of Athens, Clarke County, Georgia from 1814-1932. Contains mainly correspondence of Henry Hull Carlton, Benjamin Mell, Edwin D. Newton, John Hamlin Newton, and other family members. Of particular interest are eleven letters from James Ryder Randall to Edwin D. Newton and Civil War letters (1861-1864) of Henry H. Carlton while serving in the Troup Artillery in Savannah, Georgia and Richmond, Virginia and letters (1861-1862) from Benjamin Mell while serving in Cobb's Legion near Richmond. Also includes land grants, account books, writings, and printed material. The collection contains some material relating to Thomas S. Mell, as treasurer of the Georgia State Teachers College (1927-1932) and general orders of the United Confederate Veterans.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Account books.
Athens (Ga.)
Carlton, Henry Hull, 1835-1905
Clarke County (Ga.)
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion.
Confederate States of America. Army. Troup Artillery.
Georgia State Teachers College (Athens, Ga.).
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mell, Benjamin, 1841-1862
Mell, John Dagg, 1865-1952
Mell, Thomas S.
Newton, Edwin Dorset, M.D., 1835-1917
Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908
Teachers colleges--Georgia.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
Veterans--Georgia--Societies, etc.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers, ms59, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1814-829
2Correspondence, 1830-1833
3Correspondence, 1834-1839
4Correspondence, 1840 - 1849
5Correspondence, 1850-1855
6Correspondence, 1856-1859
7Correspondence, 1860-1862
8Correspondence, 1863-1864
9Correspondence, 1865-1869
10Correspondence, 1870-1873
21Correspondence, 1874-1879
2Correspondence, 1880-1881
3Correspondence, 1882-1883
4Correspondence, 1884-1885
5Correspondence, 1886-1887
6Correspondence, 1888-1889
7Correspondence, 1890-1891
8Correspondence, 1892-1893
31Correspondence, 1894-1895
2Correspondence, 1896-1897
3Correspondence, 1898
4Correspondence, 1899
5Correspondence, 1900-1901
6Correspondence, 1902
7Correspondence, 1903
8Correspondence, 1904-1905
41Correspondence, 1906
2Correspondence, 1907
3Correspondence, 1908
4Correspondence, 1909
51Correspondence, 1910-1911
2Correspondence, 1912-1913
3Correspondence, 1914-1915
4Correspondence, 1916-1917
5Correspondence, 1918-1919
6Correspondence, 1920-1929
6a1Mell, Benjamin Letters, 1859 - 1862
2Carlton, Henry Hull Letters, &c., 1860 - 1869
3Randall, J. R. Letters, 1906 - 1907
4Newton, Dr. E. D. Undated Manuscripts
5Diary Fragments, 1842 -1861
6b1Misc. Undated Corres.
2Various Writings inc. Drafts of Bills
3Misc. Printed Matter
4Business Papers, Misc.
6c1GA St. Teachers C. Audits, 1927 - 1931
2GA St. Teachers C., 1930
3GA St. Teachers C., 1931
4GA St. Teachers C., 1932
7Marion Carlton - 3 account books
John H. Newton - Memorandum book, 1825-1841
Patrick H. Mell - Lecture book - Law & Religion
John H. Newton - Combination letterbook, Accounts & Records book, 1851-1888
Benjamin R. Carlton Account book, 1848
John D. Mell Account book, 1896-1898
Land Transaction book, with index, 1825-1836
Misc. Note & Address books (3 items)
Partial Deck of Playing Cards depicting good luck symbols
8Sermon book, photograph album, and letterbook, undated