|Creator:||Atkinson, George Baber, 1843-1923|
|Title:||George Baber Atkinson family papers|
|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. 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.|
George Baber Atkinson (1843-1923), physician, of Athens, Georgia.
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. Dr. Baber 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 Acadmey. 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.
Dr. Atkinson was a Confederate soldier and member of Troup's Artillery. He was wounded at Sharpesburg. Although there is no correspondence from this period, there is a Bible carried by him during the war and a lot of information about Troup's Artillery in the scrapbooks.
Dr. Atkinson's education was interruped in 1861 while he was a student at Franklin College but some of the veterans, along with Dr. Atkinson, received their diplomas in 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 from originals, 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.
George Baber Atkinson papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Related collections in this repository: Baber-Blackshear family papers and Henry H. Carleton Civil War notebook.
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, MS 3529.