|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|
|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.|
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.
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Carlton-Newton-Mell family papers. MS 59. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.