|Title:||Felton family papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (570 items in 2 document boxes)|
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.
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.
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.
Also known as: Rebecca Latimer Felton and William Harrell Felton collection, 1835-1930.
Felton family papers, 1835-1930. MS 82. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Rebecca Latimer Felton papers, 1851-1930. MS 81.