Felton family papers

Felton family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Felton family
Title: Felton family papers
Dates: 1835-1930
Quantity: 0.8 Linear feet (570 items in 2 document boxes)
Coll. Number: ms82

Biographical/Historical Note

Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930) was a writer and tireless campaigner for Progressive Era reforms, especially women's rights. She was the first woman to serve in the U.S. Senate. William Harrell Felton (1823-1909) was a doctor, a Methodist minister, and a member of the Georgia legislature from 1884 to1890.

For more information, see the article "Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835-1930)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia and her congressional biography.

William Harrell Felton (1823-1909), Methodist minister, Georgia and U.S. representative, and husband of Rebecca Latimer Felton

For more information, see his congressional biography.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters to and from Dr. and Mrs. Felton, accounts, programs, invitations, pictures, articles, speeches, sermons, etc. The collection also contains letters with autographs of U.S. Presidents Coolidge, Harding and McKinley, Georgians Thomas W. Hardwick, Joseph E. Brown, Robert Toombs, Tom Watson, James Longstreet, Benjamin Harvey Hill, John B. Gordon, and many others who were interested in politics in Georgia.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Felton, Rebecca Latimer, 1835-1930 -- Correspondence
Felton, William H., (William Harrell), 1823-1909 -- Correspondence
Invitation cards--Georgia.
Presidents--United States--Autographs.
Signatures (names)
Speeches (documents)

General Notes

Also known as: Rebecca Latimer Felton and William Harrell Felton collection, 1835-1930.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Felton family papers, ms82, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Rebecca Latimer Felton papers, ms81.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1835-1870
2Letters, 1866-1878
3Letters, 1874-1877
4Letters, 1878-1879
5Letters, 1879-1883
6Letters, 1880-1881
7Letters, 1882-1883
8Letters, 1884-1887
9Letters, 1884-1887II
10Letters, 1890-1899
11Letters & Miscellaneous, 1893-1924
21Letters, 1900-1919
2Letters, 1921-1922
3Letters, 1923-1924
4Clippings & Handbills, 1845-1929 & undated
5Addresses & References, 1852-1929 & undated
6Letters, Undated
7Letters, 1925 - 1927
8Letters, 1928
9Letters, 1929
10Accounts, Records, Etc., 1877-1929 & undated
11Empty Envelopes, 1869-1928 & undated
12Programs, Invitations, Etc., 1853-1927 & undated