Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Carlton, Henry Hull, 1835-1905
Creator: Mell, Benjamin, 1841-1862
Creator: Mell, John Dagg, 1865-1952
Creator: Mell, Thomas S.
Creator: Newton, Edwin D.
Creator: Newton, John Hamlin, 1800-1889
Creator: Randall, James Ryder, 1839-1908
Title: Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers
Dates: 1814-1932
Quantity: 2.8 Linear feet (5 document boxes, 4 half boxes)
Abstract: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.
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.


Arrangement

Arranged by record type.


Index Terms

Account books
Athens (Ga.)
Carlton family
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 family
Newton family
Soldiers--Georgia.
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. MS 59. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
21Correspondence, 1874-1879
 
2Correspondence, 1880-1881
 
3Correspondence, 1882-1883
 
4Correspondence, 1884-1885
 
5Correspondence, 1886-1887
 
6Correspondence, 1888-1889
 
7Correspondence, 1890-1891
 
8Correspondence, 1892-1893
 
BoxFolder
31Correspondence, 1894-1895
 
2Correspondence, 1896-1897
 
3Correspondence, 1898
 
4Correspondence, 1899
 
5Correspondence, 1900-1901
 
6Correspondence, 1902
 
7Correspondence, 1903
 
8Correspondence, 1904-1905
 
BoxFolder
41Correspondence, 1906
 
2Correspondence, 1907
 
3Correspondence, 1908
 
4Correspondence, 1909
 
BoxFolder
51Correspondence, 1910-1911
 
2Correspondence, 1912-1913
 
3Correspondence, 1914-1915
 
4Correspondence, 1916-1917
 
5Correspondence, 1918-1919
 
6Correspondence, 1920-1929
 
BoxFolder
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
 
BoxFolder
6b1Misc. Undated Corres.
 
2Various Writings inc. Drafts of Bills
 
3Misc. Printed Matter
 
4Business Papers, Misc.
 
BoxFolder
6c1GA St. Teachers C. Audits, 1927 - 1931
 
2GA St. Teachers C., 1930
 
3GA St. Teachers C., 1931
 
4GA St. Teachers C., 1932
 
Box
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