|Creator:||Hand, Judson Larrabee, 1851-1916|
|Title:||Judson Larrabee Hand|
|Quantity:||0.04 Linear feet (6 folders; MS 881, MS 884 to MS 889 housed together in 1 document box)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of college themes, speeches at Phi Kappa Literary Society, programs, clippings, class notes, notes for debates, and scrapbook cum theme book cum notebook, all concern the college career of Judson Larrabee Hand, Class of 1871, University of Georgia.|
Judson Larrabee Hand was born on March 20, 1850. Mr. Hand graduated from the University of Georgia in 1871. In the spring of 1872, he moved to Mitchell County, Georgia and established a sawmill and turpentine distillery near Pelham, a whistle stop on the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad. A commissary, established in about 1876 to serve Mr. Hand's employees, eventually grew into the Hand Trading Company, southwest Georgia's largest mercantile business. Mr. Hand was the first mayor and first postmaster of Pelham. He served several terms in the Georgia General Assembly. At the time of his death, 14 October 1916, he was president of the Hand Trading Company, Pelham Manufacturing Company, and Flint River and Northeastern Railway.
Arranged in chronological order.
Judson Larrabee Hand. MS 888. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.