TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview of Collection

Historical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement of Collection

Topics Covered

Administrative Information

Container List

Series I: Madeleine K. Anthony Papers, 1948-1988

Series II: Wier Boyd Papers, 1846-1893

Series III: Subject Files, 1828-1989

Series IV: Public Records, 1833-1930

Series V: Photographs


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Inventory of the Madeleine K. Anthony CollectionLumpkin County Library, Chestatee Regional Library System

Inventory of the Madeleine K. Anthony Collection

Chestatee Regional Library System
Lumpkin County Library

Presented online by the Digital Library of Georgia

Overview of Collection

Repository: Chestatee Regional Library System, Lumpkin County Library, 342 Courthouse Hill Dahlonega, GA 30533

Collection Number: dahl002

Title: Madeleine K. Anthony Collection

Quantity: 20 cubic ft.

Abstract: The Madeleine K. Anthony collection consists of material from 1828 through 1988 and includes correspondence, legal papers, maps, diaries, meeting records, research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, brochures, stock certificates and pamphlets and contains information on the area surrounding Lumpkin County, many local families, mines, tourism and its development, schools, the Civil War, Gold Rush Days Festival, the Georgia State Capitol (as it relates to Lumpkin County), civic organizations and other topics relating to the history of Lumpkin County gathered by Anthony in the course of her research. Correspondents in the series devoted to lawyer Wier Boyd's papers include Amory Dexter, W.H. Van Dyke, and Henry Farrow. Among the gold mines documented are the Barlow, the Calhoun, the Consolidated, the Dahlonega and Augusta, the Copper Mines, the Etowah, the Findley and the Loud Mine. The collection also contains local records from the early history of the county including old court proceedings, municipal financial records, various petitions to the court, voter's lists, and some correspondence


Historical Sketch

Madeleine Kiker was born in Anniston, Alabama on March 30, 1903 to McCajah Caldwell and Artie Seraphina Mull Kiker. She graduated from high school in Anniston, and in 1923 she married John Durham Anthony, a native of Winterville, Georgia. He was a high school teacher in Anniston, and he later was a professor of biology at North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Madeleine became involved in community affairs soon after her arrival in Dahlonega. She helped to form the Chamber of Commerce in 1954 and served as both a director and as secretary. She was one of the first active promoters of tourism for Lumpkin County and the northeast Georgia area. Many have stated that no other person did more than Madeleine to preserve the history of Lumpkin County. Without her tireless efforts the old courthouse on the Square would not now serve as the Gold Museum, Georgia's second most visited DNR historic site. In addition to helping to save the building itself, Madeleine also rescued boxes of valuable records such as early voter lists and pension applications that were abandoned when county offices moved. She also kept the 150-year old bricks of the original flooring from going to the landfill. She served as the Gold Museum's first curator for nine years beginning in 1965. Madeleine was also instrumental in the project to gild the dome of the State Capitol in Atlanta with Dahlonega gold, and she went on the wagon train to deliver the gold in 1958.

Madeleine wrote many articles about current and historical events for the Dahlonega Nugget, The Atlanta Constitution and The Gainesville Times. She was the recipient of Lumpkin County's highest honor, the Morrison Moore Award of Honor in 1988. She also received the sixth annual First Citizen Award sponsored by First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Gainesville in 1975.

April 10, 1989 was proclaimed "Madeleine Anthony Day" in the county and the city, and a reception was held in her honor at the Gold Museum. In September 1989, Lumpkin County Library dedicated a room to be known as the Madeleine K. Anthony-Lumpkin County Heritage Center which will house the Anthony collection of papers. Madeleine died on October 27, 1989 at her home in Dahlonega following a battle against cancer.

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Scope and Content Note

The papers cover the period from 1828 to 1988 and reflect the intense interest of Madeleine K. Anthony in the history and future of Lumpkin County. Much of the early material was salvaged by Madeleine K. Anthony from the old court proceedings during the early years of the county, municipal financial records, various petitions to the court, voter's list and some correspondence. Also included is much incoming correspondence to Madeleine Anthony, her newspaper articles and many of her research notes concerning indexing the Dahlonega Nugget newspaper, land lotteries and local families. The Wier Boyd Series consists of correspondence to him by friends, clients and relatives. Among the many correspondents are Amory Dexter, W.H. Van Dyke and Henry Farrow. The letters deal with gold mining, land disputes and sales, laws, grievances of various kinds and personal matters.

The bulk of the collection is arranged according to subject matter and includes some information on the area surrounding Lumpkin County, many local families, mines, tourism and its development, schools, the Civil War, Gold Rush Days Festival, the Georgia State Capitol (as it relates to Lumpkin County), civic organizations and other topics relating to the history of Lumpkin County. The Last series contains photographs, some of which are identified and others which remain unidentified. The entire collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, maps, diaries, meeting records, research notes, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, brochures, stock certificates and pamphlets. Among the gold mines included are the Barlow, the Calhoun, the Consolidated, the Dahlonega and Augusta, the Copper Mines, the Etowah, the Findley and the Loud Mine.

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Arrangement of the Collection

The Madeleine K. Anthony Collection was in serious disarray and has been arranged in five series:

I. Madeleine Anthony Papers

II. Wier Boyd Papers

III. Subject Files

IV. Public Records

V. Photographs

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Topics Covered

Boyd, Wier G., 1820-1893.
Anthony, Madeleine Kiker, 1903-1989.
Georgia State Capitol (Atlanta, Ga.)
Festivals--Georgia--Dahlonega--History.
Education--Georgia.
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega--History--19th century.
Gold mines and mining--Georgia--Dahlonega--History--20th century.
Tourism--Georgia--Dahlonega.
Lumpkin County (Ga.)--History.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Brochures.
Clippings.
Correspondence.
Diaries.
Legal files.
Maps.
Minutes.
Notes.
Pamphlets.
Photographs.
Stock Certificates.

Topics Covered

Photographs.

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Administrative Information

Acquired From:

The initial collection in the Madeleine K. Anthony - Lumpkin County Heritage Center in Lumpkin County Library was donated by the Anthony Family in 1990.

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Container List

 

Series I: Madeleine K. Anthony Papers, 1948-1988

Notebooks, loose sheets, newsclippings, photographs, correspondence, research notes, certificates, scraps of paper, programs, daily diary
The material consists of clippings and photographs about Madeleine K. Anthony. Documents and certificates presented to her are included. News articles by Madeleine K. Anthony are included and cover a wide range of subjects concerning Lumpkin County. Correspondence dealing with genealogy, various local projects, history and personal affairs is represented. Research notes by Madeleine K. Anthony covering, a wide range of subjects (genealogy, mining, land lot histories, elections, newspaper indexing, etc.) are included. When the subjects are discernable, correspondence, news articles, and research notes by Anthony are filed in the appropriate subject file in Series III.
Three boxes contain files arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
1 1 Clippings, etc. about M.K. Anthony--file 1
2 Clippings, etc. about M.K. Anthony--file 2
3 Correspondence--file 1
4 Correspondence--file 2
5 Correspondence--file 3
Box Folder
2 1 Diary
2 Documents & Certificates
3 Gold Rush--daily calendar
4 News articles by MKA--file 1
5 News articles by MKA--file 2
6 News articles by MKA--file 3
Box Folder
3 1 Research notes
2 Research notes--Georgia laws & legislation
3 Research notes--newspaper index notes
4 Research notes--newspaper index notes
5 Research notes--references
6 Sunday Magazine--Index

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Series II: Wier Boyd Papers, 1846-1893

Correspondence both original and copied
Contains much in-coming correspondence relating to mining, land lot sales, law suits, legislative matters, disputes of various kinds, the Civil War and some personal correspondence with relatives. The bulk of the series was addressed to Boyd as an attorney.
Two boxes filed alphabetically by the last name of the correspondent.
Wier Boyd was born in Hall County, in Georgia, on September 14, 1820. His grandfather came to America from the county of Antrium, in Ireland, in 1794. His father served in the war of 1812. Wier came to Lumpkin County with his parents in 1835 while gold fever was at its height. He married Miss Sarah J. Sitton on February 9, 1843.
When Wier Boyd was elected Clerk of the Superior Court in 1850, he moved to Dahlonega. He was admitted to the bar in 1856 and was a prominent attorney during the remainder of his life. He represented his county and district in both branches of the Georgia legislature.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, Col. Boyd volunteered for the Confederate service and was chosen Colonel of the 52nd Georgia Regiment. He served in this capacity until an attack of typhoid fever forced him to resign. After the war he was chosen a member of the Georgia Constitutional Convention which drafted the state constitution in 1877.
Col. Boyd died on November 8, 1893 in Dahlonega.
Box Folder
1 2 Andrews, M.E. (Lot 725-12-1)
2 Austin, Amory (Rider Mine)
3 Bancroft, D.C.
4 Banks, J.H.
5 Barrow, Pope
6 Barry, Bryan T. (J.N. Smith Estate)
7 Blake, Gorham
8 Boyd, Wier
9 Buffington, E.
10 Bullock, Jasper
11 Butler, N.K.
12 Cameron, Geo. S. (Executor, Thomas W. Croft)
13 Chatmon, Ben
14 Chester J.J. (Kin-mori Gold Mining Co.)
15 Covington, Lewis T.
16 Daniels, John
17 Dent, W.T. (Lot 809)
18 Dexter, Amory (Rider Mine)
Letter: Boston, [Massachusetts] to Delano, 1870 Aug. 29 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1882 Mar. 18 View online.
Letter: Atlanta, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1877 Oct. 30 View online.
Letter: Atlanta, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1877 Feb. 26 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1868 Feb. 27 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1868 Mar. 14 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1869 Apr. 3 View online.
Letter: Columbus, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Feb. 15 View online.
Letter: Columbus, [Georgia] to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Jan. 26 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1868 Jan. 25 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1868 Jan. 9 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1867 Oct. 15 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1867 Nov. 25 View online.
Letter: Columbus, Georgia to Colonel Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, [Georgia], 1883 Feb. 1 View online.
19 Dickie, F.E. (The Phoenix Gold Mining Co.)
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1891 Oct. 9 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 Apr. 28 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgi, 1892 Apr. 26 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 May 3 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 Dec. 12 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 Aug. 3 View online.
Letter: Saint Louis, Missouri to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1892 Dec. 19 View online.
20 Dortic, A.L. (Estate of G.T. Dortic)
21 Estes, John B.
22 Ezzard, William
23 Fambrough, Rev. W.N.
24 Farrow, Henry P.
25 Featherstone, Lucius H.
26 Field, J.D. & Miss L.A.
27 Findley, W.F.
28 Flaudin, Eugene (Longstreet Mine)
29 Fleming, Porter
30 Furtwangler, D. (Pigeon Roost Mine)
31 Gibson, J.T.
32 Gibson, W.J.
33 Gordon, Geo. A.
34 Graham, J.B.
35 Griffies, Jon C.
36 Hamilton, Dr. B.
37 Hidy, Urban
38 Hungerford, W.S. (The Consolidated Mines)
Letter: Hadlyme, Connecticut to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1879 Nov. 11 View online.
Letter: Hadlyme, Connecticut to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1879 Nov. 28 View online.
Account of the Hand v. Hungerford, et al. case, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1879 Aug. 14 View online.
Letter: Auraria, [Georgia] to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1879 Jan. 20 View online.
Letter: Quinnesec, Michigan to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1880 May 13 View online.
Letter: Lake City, Colorado to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1880 Sept. 26 View online.
Letter: Quinnesec, Michigan to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1880 Mar. 13 View online.
Letter: Colorado to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1880 Oct. 8 View online.
Letter: Socorro, New Mexico to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1881 Apr. 20 View online.
Letter: Sherman, Colorado to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1881 Aug. 27 View online.
Letter: Sherman, Colorado to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1881 July 25 View online.
Letter: Sherman, Colorado to Wier Boyd, [Dahlonega, Georgia], 1881 Oct. 3 View online.
Letter: Manzano, New Mexico to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1882 Feb. 8 View online.
39 Ingersoll, H.D.
40 Jackson, E.T.
41 Jennings, Oliver T.
42 Johnson, Sallie (to M.G. Boyd)
43 Lagore, Robert
44 Lamar, Mrs. Lucius (Lot 809)
45 Lombard, T.R.
46 Loud, P.H.
47 Lowe, W.B.
48 Luglip, E.B. (Lot 860-1201)
49 Lumsden, J.R.
50 McFarland, J.B.
51 Marler, William L.
52 Miscellaneous Material
53 Newton, Jotham
54 Northen, William J.
55 Ogle
56 Palmer, S. (Barlow Mine)
57 Parker, W.B.
58 Parks, Wm. J.
59 Price, W.B.
60 Purdy, H.B.
61 Quimby, D.S. and A.P. (Lamar Lot)
Box Folder
2 1 Ramsey, W.A.
2 Rice, George D.
3 Riley, H.W.
4 Roberts, William S.
5 Rudolph, E.L.
6 Rutherford, John and William (Akridge Lot 792-12-1)
7 Samus, S.M. (Lot 809-12-1)
8 Silman, J.B.,; Morris, Thos.; Simmons, W.E.
9 Simmons, James P. (Cater Mine 207-13-1)
10 Sitton, B.F. & Julia
11 Smith, F.M.
12 Smith, I. Condit (Pigeon Roost Mine)
13 Snow, Dudley & Foote, R.E. (Smith Estate)
14 Speer, Emory
15 Steward, A.P. (Lot 515)
16 Stribling, J.P.
17 Sturgis, John A.
18 Styles, Carey W.
19 Symmes, Whitner
20 Thacker, E.H.
21 Thies, Rd.
22 Thomas, J.R. (Annie Gold Mining Co.)
Letter: Paulding County, Georgia to Wier Boyd, Dahlonega, Georgia, 1882 Feb. 8 View online.
23 Thweatt, P.
24 Van Dyke, W.H.
25 Wainwright, H.C.
26 Walker, Charles B. (Western & Atlantic R.R. Co.)
27 White, Geo.
28 Wilcox, M.C.
29 Williams, James L.
30 Williams, Robert F. (Lot 725)
31 Wintrip, Dave S.
32 Wood, J.E. (Auraria Mining and Hydraulic Co.)
33 Worley, William J.

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Series III: Subject Files, 1828-1989

Correspondence, diaries, proceedings, pamphlets, brochures, clippings, programs, ledgers, bills, receipts, research notes, scrapbooks
Subjects include mines and mining both in Georgia and the Western States, Civil War letters and information, Gold Rush Days Festival, general history of the area and the state, genealogy, land lots and lotteries, North Georgia College, tourism, Chamber of Commerce and other organizations, National Historic Register procedures followed, the Tugboat Dahlonega, the Gold Museum, the U.S. Mint, movies filmed in the area, the promotion of the Lumpkin-Dahlonega area, Indians and more. Where possible, articles or research notes by Anthony are included in the appropriate subject heading.
Twenty-nine boxes are arranged alphabetically by subject matter.
Box Folder
1 1 Allen Family
2 American Legion
3 Amicalola Falls
4 Anderson Family
5 Anthony
6 Appalachian Trail
7 Army Rangers (Camp Frank D. Merrill)
8 Arthur Family
9 Augusta & Dahlonega Mining Co.
Copies of legal documents related to Oats v. Early, 1867 June 8 - Sept. 6 View online.
An Act to incorporate the Chestatee River and Town Creek Gold Mining Company ; an act to incorporate the Augusta and Dahlonega Mining Company View online.
Sworn statement of A. Rudolph, 1869 Jan. 7
10 Auraria--Folder 1
11 Auraria--Folder 2
12 Avery Family
13 Bailey Family
14 Baker Family
15 Banks
16 Barlow Mines
17 Barnes Family
18 Battle Branch Gold Mine
19 Beck-Fricks Family
20 Bedford Family
21 Berrien Family
Box Folder
2 1 Bills, letterheads & receipts
2 Black History
3 Blood Mountain
4 Blue Mountain Lodge
5 Blue Ridge Rangers
6 Blue Ridge Rifles--Folder 1
7 Blue Ridge Rifles--Folder 2
8 Botts Family
9 Bowen Family
10 Boyd Family
11 Boyd-Sitton Letters--File 1
12 Boyd-Sitton Letters--File 2
13 Boyd-Sitton Letters--File 3
14 Briar Patch Mine
15 Brown, Joseph
16 Bryan Family
Box Folder
3 1 Bryson Family
2 Buildings--Dahlonega
3 Burns, Olive Ann
4 Burt Family
5 Business inventory
6 Businesses in Dahlonega
7 Calhoun Gold Mine
8 Calhoun Gold Mine & Major Dugas
9 Candler Family
10 Cane Creek Gap
11 Cantrell Family
11 Cavender Family
12 Cosper Family
12 Castleberry
15 Census (local & area)--File 1
16 Census (local & area)--File 2
Box Folder
4 1 Chamber of Commerce
2 Chambers Family
3 Chastain Family
4 "Cherokee Gold" -- The Play
5 Chestatee Gold Co.
6 Chestatee--magazine of the arts
7 Chester Family
8 Choice Family
9 Churches--File 1
10 Churches--File 2
11 Civil Defense
12 Civil War--File 1
13 Civil War--File 2
Box Folder
5 1 Civil War Centennial
2 Civil War--correspondence--File 1
3 Civil War--correspondence--File 2
4 Civil War--pensions
5 Clark Family
6 Clippings--miscellaneous
Box Folder
6 1 Cochran Falls
2 Cochran Family
3 Cock Fighting
4 Columbia Mine
5 Confederate Memorial Day
6 Confederate Veterans and decedents
7 Consolidated Gold Mine
Announcement of the Dahlonega Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Dahlonega, Ga., 1899 View online.
8 Copper Mine
9 Corbin Family
10 Correspondence--misc.
11 Counterfeit money
12 Court proceedings--clippings
13 Courthouse (new)
14 Courtney, Charles E.F.
15 Crisson Family
16 Crisson Mining Co.
17 Crown Mountain
18 Cyclorama
19 Dahlonega--arson
20 Dahlonega--general--File 1
21 Dahlonega--general--File 2
Box Folder
7 1 Dahlonega--general--File 3
2 Dahlonega--the name
3 Dahlonega Bible Society
4 Dahlonega Business & Professional Women
5 Dahlonega City Council
6 Dahlonega Community Council
7 Dahlonega Gold Mining and Milling Co.
Prospectus of the Dahlonega Gold Mining and Milling Co., 1902 View online.
Stock certificate of the Dahlonega Gold Mining & Milling Co., 1904 June 13 View online.
Indenture between George S. Cameron and John R. French, 1867 May 4 View online.
The Findley Gold Mining Co., 1878 View online.
8 Dahlonega News Clips--1881-1929
9 Dahlonega--revitalization
10 Dahlonega Volunteers
11 Dahlonega Week End
12 Dahlonega Women's Club
13 Daughters of Temperance
14 Davis Family
15 Dawson County
Box Folder
8 1 Dexter, Amory
2 Dockery Lake
3 Dover Family
4 Dowdy Family
5 Early Family
6 Economic Data on Lumpkin County--1954 & 1963
7 Elections
8 Electricity in Dahlonega
9 Elrod Family
10 Emory at Oxford
11 Etowah Gold Mining Co.
Blank stock certificate for the Etowah Mining Company, [1900-1940?] View online.
12 Fields Family
13 Findley Family
14 Findley Mine
Building Findley Mill, "setting stamps", [1938?] View online.
Ore bin Findley, 1938 View online.
1939 Findley Mill (O'Kane) View online.
Building Findley Mill, 1938 View online.
1939 - beginning of construction of Findley Mill, mill - ore bin View online.
Building the Findley Mill, 1938 View online.
15 Fire Department
16 Fitts Family
17 Free Family
18 Gaillard Family
19 Gaithright Family
20 Garner, Jesse
21 Gaydon Family
22 Georgia Department of Archives and History
23 Georgia Governors
Box Folder
9 1 Georgia History--general--File 1
2 Georgia History--general--File 2
3 Georgia History--general--File 3
4 Georgia History--general--File 4
5 Georgia River Mining Co.
Stock certificate of the Georgia River Mining Company assigned to J. J. Singleton, 1882 Mar. 18 View online.
Box Folder
10 1 Georgia State Capitol
2 Georgia State Capitol-Starlings
3 Georgia State Capitol-Wagon Train
4 Gold in Georgia
Box Folder
11 1 Gold Museum-Courthouse--File 1
2 Gold Museum-Courthouse--File 2
3 Gold Museum-Courthouse--File 3
4 Gold Museum-Property
Box Folder
12 1 Gold Rush Bonnet
2 Gold Rush Days
3 Gold Rush Days-1954 (the 1st)
4 Gold Rush Days-1955
5 Gold Rush Days-1956
6 Gold Rush Days-1957
Box Folder
13 1 Gold Rush Days-1958
2 Gold Rush Days-1959
3 Gold Rush Days-1960
4 Gold Rush Days-1961
5 Gold Rush Days-1962 & 1963
6 Gold Rush Days-1965
7 Gold Rush Days-1966
8 Gold Rush Days-1969
9 Gold Rush Days-1970 & 1971
10 Gold Rush Days-1972
11 Gold Rush Days-1973
12 Gold Rush Days-1977
13 Gold Rush Days-1981
14 Gold City Assembly
15 Goode Family
16 Goss Family
Box Folder
14 1 Grady Family
2 Gravestones
3 "Great Locomotive Chase"-Movie
4 Grindle Family
5 Griscom Mine
6 Grizzle Family
7 Hall County
8 Hall, Frank Wayland
9 Hamilton Family
10 Hand Mine & Ditch
11 Hansell, A.J.
12 Harris Family
13 Harrison Family
14 Head Family
15 Healan Family
16 Health Center
17 Henly Family
18 Hockenhull, John
19 Hollified Family
20 Hope House
21 Hotels
Box Folder
15 1 House Exc Documents Research
2 Housley Family
3 Howard
4 Howell Family
5 Huff, William Stanley
6 Hughes Family
7 Hutchenson Family
8 I'd climb the Highest Mountain
9 I'd climb the Highest Mountain-Scrapbook
10 Indians
11 Invitations
Box Folder
16 1 Jail
2 Jarrard Family
3 Jaycees
4 Jones Family
5 Jones Mine
6 Josephine Mine
7 Julian, California
8 Kellogg Family
9 Kelly Ditch
10 Knights of Jericho
11 Ku Klux Klan
12 Land Lots - (County)-File 1
13 Land Lots - (County)-File 2
14 Land Lots & Streets (Dahlonega)
15 Land Lotteries & Lots
16 Landrum, Phil
Box Folder
17 1 Langley Family
2 Lawrence Shaft
3 Little Lumpkin
4 Long branch
5 Long Family
6 Longstreet Family
7 Loud Mine
8 Loughridge Family
9 Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Co.
Stock certificate of the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company assigned to Joseph K. Wing, 1868 Jan. 8 View online.
Invitation to a Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company stockholders' meeting, Washington D.C., 1868 Jan. 10 View online.
Stock certificate of the Lumpkin Chestatee Mining Company assigned to John H. Rice, 1867 Mar. 13 View online.
10 Lumpkin County
11 Lumpkin County before 1900
12 Lumpkin County 1900-1929
13 Lumpkin County 1930-1939
14 Lumpkin County 1940-1949
15 Lumpkin County 1950-1955
16 Lumpkin County 1956-1959
17 Lumpkin County 1960-1961
18 Lumpkin County 1962-1963
19 Lumpkin County 1964-1965
20 Lumpkin County 1966-1971
21 Lumpkin County Historical & Preservation Society
22 Lumpkin County Library
Box Folder
18 1 Lumpkin County Retired Teacher's Association
2 Lumpkin County--Wills, indentures & administrations
3 Lumpkin, Wilson
4 McAfee Family
5 McAllister Family
6 McBride Family
7 McClure Family
8 McCroskey Family
9 McDonald Family
10 McDonald's-Sign Controversy
11 McElreath Family
12 McGee Family
13 McJunkin Family
14 Mabry Family
15 Madstone
16 Maps
17 Marriage Records
18 Martin, William
19 Mary Henry Mill
20 Mason Family
21 Matthews Family
22 Mayne Family
23 Meaders Family
24 Middelton Family
25 Militia Districts
26 Miner, Bill
27 Mines & Mining-California and Colorado
Box Folder
19 1 Mines & Mining-General--File 1
2 Mines & Mining-General--File 2
3 Mitchell Family
4 Montgomery Family
5 Moonshine
6 Moore Family
7 Moore's Mines
8 Moose Family
9 Morrison, A.F.
10 Mount Hope Cemetery
11 Movies
12 Mull Family
13 Murray Family
Box Folder
20 1 National Forest
2 National Historic Register
3 Neel's Gap
4 Neisler Family
5 New Mexico
6 Newspapers-Dahlonega and area
7 Newspapers Transcriptions
Box Folder
21 1 Norrell Family
2 North Georgia College--File 1
3 North Georgia College--File 2
4 North Georgia College--File 3
5 Obarr Family
6 Obituaries
7 O'Conor Family
8 Odum Family
9 Old Federal Road
10 Page Family
Box Folder
22 1 Parker Family
2 Parks, Benjamin
3 Paschal Family
4 Patton Family
5 Payne Family
6 Peck Family
7 Perry Family
8 Petticoat Branch
9 Phillips Family
10 Phillips Legion
11 Pierce & Pearce Family
12 Pigeon Roost Mine
13 Pine Tree
14 Pinson Family
15 Poore Family
16 Porter Family
17 Porter Springs
18 Post Office
19 Poultry Industry
20 Preacher's Cut
21 Price Family
22 Pyrite Mine
23 Quillian Family
Box Folder
23 1 Rail Roads
2 Ralston Family
3 Ray Family
4 Reese Family
5 Reese-Wimpy Letters--re. Blue Ridge Rifles
6 Reid, Templeton
7 Revolutionary War
8 Ridley Family
9 Riley
10 Rivers, Guy
11 Roads
12 Roberts
13 Rudolph Family
14 Rusk Family
15 Russell Family
16 Rustin Family
17 Rutherford Family
18 Saine Family
19 Sargent, J.F.
20 Satterfield Family
Box Folder
24 1 Schools
2 Shed Family
3 Shelton Family
4 Sheriffs
5 Silver Mining
6 Singleton Mine/Mill
7 Sitton Family
8 Six Flags
9 Smith
10 Smith, Dr. Benjamin Morgan
11 Smith House
12 Sosebee Family
13 Spencer, Elma Dill Russell
14 Spriggs Family
15 Springer Mountain
Box Folder
25 1 Stay & See Georgia
2 Stephenson, Matthew
3 Stewman Family
4 Stock Law
5 Stover Family
6 Stowers Family-California Correspondent
7 Stringer Family
8 Sugar Tit Hill
9 Summerour Family
10 Sykes, C.E.
11 Tahloneka Mine
12 Tankersly, N. Bonaparte (Bony Tank)
13 Tate Family
14 Thoen Stone, S.D.
15 Thomas Family
16 Tolbert Family
Box Folder
26 1 Tourism--File 1
2 Tourism--File 2
3 Tourism-TV Show Winners
Box Folder
27 1 Tourism--NY Travel and vacation show
2 Tourism--NY Travel and vacation show--Anthony diary
3 Tow Family
4 Townsend, W.B.
5 Trahlyta
6 Trammell Family
7 Truelove Family
8 Tugboat-Dahlonega
9 United Daughters of the Confederacy--File 1
Box Folder
28 1 United Daughters of the Confederacy--File 2
2 U.S. Mint--File 1
3 U.S. Mint--File 2
Memorandum of gold bullion, deposited the 28 day of Sep. 1846 at the Branch Mint of the United States, at Dahlonega, Georgia / by A. E. Matthews View online.
Memorandum of gold bullion, deposited at the Branch Mint of the United States, at Dahlonega, Georgia, [1838?] View online.
Memorandum of gold bullion deposited at the United States Assay Office at Charlotte, N.C., the 5 day of May, 1905 View online.
Promissory note of the Southern Gold Company, Boston, [Massachusetts], 1860 June 15 View online.
Memorandum of gold bullion deposited the 29th day of September 1853, at the Branch Mint of the United States at Dahlonega by R. B. Lewis, administrator, 1853 Sept. 29 View online.
4 U.S. Mint--Coins
5 Vaughn Family
6 Veterans
7 Vickery Family
8 Vogel State Park
9 Wade Family
10 Wahl Family
11 Ware Family
12 Warwick Family
Box Folder
29 1 Weather
2 Weaver Family
3 Weights & Measures
4 West Museum
5 Whelchel Family
6 Whiskey
7 White County
8 Whitmire Family
9 Williams Family
10 Wimpy Family
11 Withrow Family
12 Wofford Family
13 Wood Family
14 Woodmen of the World
15 Woodward Family
16 Woody Family
17 Worley Family
18 Yahoola Lodge
19 Yahoola Mine

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Series IV: Public Records, 1833-1930

Correspondence, research notes, petitions, voter lists, jury lists, financial records, legal documents
Contains briefs and depositions of court cases, grand jury presentments from Lumpkin County, some city and county financial records, original jury and voter lists, some election returns, petitions for militia districts and road improvements, and appointment documents for offices in the city and county.
Three boxes contain files arranged alphabetically by the subject.
Box Folder
1 1 Acts & Resolutions of Georgia General Assembly
2 Commissioners/Mayors/Council--Dahlonega
3 Court Proceedings--File 1
4 Court Proceedings--File 2
5 Court Proceedings--File 3
6 Court Proceedings--Dahlonega
7 Court Proceedings--Grand Jury
Box Folder
2 1 Davis, Jacob R. Libel Suit
2 Elections & Appointments--Dahlonega
3 Financial Records--Dahlonega
4 Jury List
5 Laws (Local & Special)--Index
6 Legal Notices
7 Lumpkin County
8 Lumpkin County--Correspondence
9 Petitions
10 Roads
11 Tax List--1899
12 Voter Lists
Box Folder
3 1 Voter Lists - 1908
2 Voter List & Precinct Returns--File 1
3 Voter Lists & Precinct Returns--File 2
4 Voter Lists & Precinct Returns--File 3
5 Voter Lists & Precinct Returns--File 4
6 Warrants/Dahlonega

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Series V: Photographs

Photographs, negatives, slides
Contains photographs of early mining operations, buildings, people and scenes from the area. Gold Rush Days pictures make up a large part of this series. Tourism promotional pictures such as the New York Travel. Show, the starlings at the capitol and the Wagon Train with gold for the capitol are included. Where possible, photographs are identified, but many remain unidentified.
Four boxes arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box Folder
1 1 Alaska Highway Signs
2 American Legion
3 American Troops in England WWI
4 Anthony, Madeleine K.
5 Appalachian Trail
6 Auraria
7 Baptisms
8 Bridges
9 Buildings--Dahlonega & Lumpkin County
10 Calhoun Gold Mine and Major Dugas
12 Covered Bridges
13 Creeks, Rivers and Waterfalls
14 Dahlonega Woman's Club
15 Early Lumpkin County Scenes
16 Georgia State Archives
17 Georgia State Capitol
18 Georgia State Capitol--Starlings
19 Georgia State Capitol--Wagon Train
Box Folder
2 1 Gold for the Dome
2 Gold Museum--Courthouse
3 Gold Museum--the Property
4 Gold Rush Days--file 1
5 Gold Rush Days--file 2
6 Grady Family
7 Grist Mills
8 Group Photographs
9 Health Center
10 Hiawasee Parade
Box Folder
3 1 "I'd Climb the Highest Mountain"--movie
2 Landscapes
3 Mt. Hope Cemetery
4 Mines
Lockhart Mine View online.
Feeding the mill, Lockhart, 1938 View online.
Jan. 1940 Lockhart Mine (1927), old Buick auto motor for power, 1940 Jan. View online.
[Photograph of a man and woman in front of a milling stamp, 1920-1929?] View online.
1937 - front of Lockhart tunnel, J. R. McDonal, 1937 View online.
Ore cart, Lockhart Mine, 1938-39, Ross Adams, Wash Elrod, Ishmel Elrod, 1938-1939 View online.
Lockhart-- 1938-39, showing plates ready for clean-up, 1938-1939 View online.
Horse power in the mines 1924, Lockhart or Findley, cleaning old tunnel to start operating (O'Kane) property, 1924 View online.
Lockhart or Findley Mine, 1938-39 View online.
Steam engine big Findley View online.
[Photograph of a group of men and women visiting a gold mining cut on Crown Mountain in Dahlonega, Georgia, near the Pioneer Gold Museum, 1940s?] View online.
[Photograph of sluicing flume with riffles] View online.
[Photograph of a mining mill?, 1890-1910?] View online.
[Photograph of a sluice flume in a mining cut] View online.
[Photograph of several men working on a sluice flume, 1900-1939?] View online.
[Photograph of two men searching for gold in a sluice flume, 1920s-1940s?] View online.
5 Miscellaneous
6 Moonshine
7 Movies
8 Negatives
9 North Georgia College
10 Pictures of People--identified--file 1
Box Folder
4 1 Pictures of People--identified--file 2
2 Pictures of People--unidentified--file 1
3 Pictures of People--unidentified--file 2
4 Porter Springs
5 Post Office
6 Reece, Mr. and oxcart
7 Six Flags
8 Slides
9 The Plunderer"--movie
10 Tourism
11 Tourism--N.Y. Travel and Vacation Show
12 Tourism--TV Show Winners
13 Tugboat Dahlonega
14 Weights and Measures
15 "THAR'S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS" - THE PLAY

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