George Baber Atkinson family papers

George Baber Atkinson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Atkinson family
Title: George Baber Atkinson family papers
Dates: 1851-1914
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Abstract:The collection consists of the papers of George Baber Atkinson, his sister Fannie Atkinson, and the Atkinson family of Athens, Georgia from 1851-1914. It includes correspondence, deeds, articles, a bible, poems, essays, photographs, daguerreotypes, programs, scrapbooks, and indentures relating to ancestors of the Atkinsons. Articles and programs pertain to the Atlanta Medical College and the Winterville Academy (Winterville, Georgia). Most of the correspondence is to or from Fannie Atkinson. The collection provides a social history of Georgia for the time period.
Coll. Number: ms828

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. George Baber Atkinson (1843-1923) of Athens, Georgia received a medical degree at Atlanta Medical College but was associated with a number of private schools in Georgia including Lawrenceville Academy, Winterville Academy, Ringgold Masonic Institute, Maysville School and Danielsville Academy. Dr. Atkinson was a Confederate soldier in Troup's Artillery and was wounded at Sharpsburg.

Scope and Content Note

Collection consists of letters, two scrapbooks, writings, indenture, 19 photographs and Bible of the ancestors, family and descendants of Dr. Atkinson (1843-1923) of Athens and Winterville.

Many of the letters are to and from his sister Miss Fannie Atkinson of Clarke County and there are drawings done by her while she was a student at Montpelier Institute in Monroe County. There is also a Bible carried by Dr. Atkinson as a Confederate soldier during the Civil War and scrapbooks about Troup's Artillery. After his education at Franklin College was interrupted in 1861, he and other veterans received their diplomas at the 1914 commencement. A letter from Chancellor Barrow, a program, and newspaper clippings about the event are in the collection. The photographs, both original and good copies, are of the Atkinson and Buffington families. Of special note is the carte de visite of R. E. Lee, autographed, which was removed from the collection to the vault.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Atkinson, Fannie
Atkinson, George Baber, 1843-1923
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Georgia--Social life and customs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Baber Atkinson papers, ms282, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Baber-Blackshear family papers, ms11.

See the Baber Blackshear Family Papers for more correspondence from Fannie and George Atkinson and their relationship to the Baber family.

See also photographic materials from this collection that were removed to the Cased Image Collection, ms3529.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Dr. Atkinson's medical diploma (photocopy)
2Indenture, Joab Atkinson v Jacob Phinizy, Clarke Co note-Atkinson-Phinizy, 1856
3Family information-Baber and Atkinson
4Map of middle Virginia-mss, possibly CSA
4Grad invitation for Mrs. Rosie L Miller, Luthersville [MD] Female Seminary, 1884
4Several letters to Fannie re employment
4Letters to Fannie from Louise [Oglesby], D. A. Young, S. N. Kollock
4Letters to George from J. Atkinson and Chancellor Barrow
4Letter from S. E. Ewing and Aunt Mitte
41941 bulletin from Church of the Epiphany, Atlanta-see flower chart
519 photographs, 6 negatives: some with several copies
William Calhoun Buffington & wife Sara Crawford Boone
George Ellis [Atkinson] and niece [?] Mary Ella Hansford
Matilda Ellis Baber Atkinson
Eva, Maude & Anne Atkinson [daus of George]
Mary Ella and George B Hansford and dog Lady
Family of Dr. and Mrs. Atkinson
Joab Atkinson
Joab, Ellis and Frances Ann Atkinson
2 group photos of children
George Baber Atkinson
William Atkinson, son of Rochester
Large group photo
6Poems and essays-some signed
6At event of Horace Atkinson's marriage; D. A. Y. to Miss Francis; Thomas A. Alexander, D. A. and William Allen
7Photocopies of items from scrapbooks
VB1R. [Robert] E. Lee autographed photo
19Nine Fannie Atkinson drawings done while she student at Montpelier Institute, Monroe County (most signed either 'Fannie' or 'Fannie Atkinson')
10Scrapbook I
contains 43 engravings, family obituaries, article re Dr. Atkinson's graduation from Atlanta Medical College, Troup Artillery information
11Scrapbook II (4 pasted, 4 loose;)
news articles pasted in; engravings
11School information and articles about Lawrenceville Academy, Winterville Academy, Ringgold Masonic Inst., Maysville School, Danielsville Academy, no date
12Bible carried by Dr. Atkinson through the Civil War (inscription in front and a few inserts)