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Gordon family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Gordon family.
Title: Gordon family papers
Dates: 1802-1946
Extent: 21.0 cubic feet (42 boxes, 1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 0318

Biographical/Historical Note

The progenitor of the family in Georgia was Ambrose Gordon (1751-1804) who came to this state from Monmouth County, New Jersey, some time after the Revolutionary War. He settled in Augusta where he married Elizabeth Mead(e), by whom he had several children; he later moved to Savannah. One son, William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), referred to hereinafter as W.W. Gordon I, was named for Lt. Col William Washington under whom Ambrose Gordon served in the Revolution. There is only one Ambrose Gordon letter in this collection, dated June 18, 1802. W.W. Gordon I married Sarah Anderson Stites (1806-1882), daughter of Richard Montgomery Stites and Mary (Wayne) Stites. W.W. Gordon I was the first graduate of the United States Military Academy from Georgia (1815), a member of the Georgia House of Representatives and of the Georgia Senate, Mayor of Savannah, and founder and first president of the Central Rail Road Banking Company (now the Central of Georgia Railroad Company). He and his wife had George Anderson Gordon (1830-1872), William Washington Gordon (1843-1912) referred to hereinafter as W.W. Gordon II, Eliza Clifford Gordon who married William Henry Stiles, and Gulielma C. Gordon who married George Evelyn Harrison of Virginia. George Anderson Gordon married (1) Caroline Steenbergen, by whom he had one son. He married (2) Ellen Beirne of Huntsville, Alabama, and his son by this marriage, Beirne Gordon, became associated with his uncle, W.W. Gordon, in business.

W.W. Gordon II was a graduate of Yale University, a cotton factor, and commission merchant in Savannah. He was a member of the Georgia Hussars, a Savannah cavalry troop, and at the outbreak of the Civil War he entered into service as a Lieutenant in that company in General J.E.B. Stuart's Cavalry. After the War he served with the Georgia State Cavalry. He served in the Georgia House of Representatives, 1884-1890. He entered the Spanish-American Was as Brigadier General of the U.S. Volunteers, at the end of which he was a member of the Commission of the United States for Puerto Rico. He was a member and leader in several civic and benevolent associations in Savannah. In 1857 he married Eleanor (Nelly) Lytle Kinzie (1835-1917) of Chicago, daughter of John Harris Kinzie and Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie. There were several children of this marriage: Eleanor Kinzie Gordon (1858-1933) who married Richard Wayne Parker, son of Cortlandt Parker; Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon (1860-1927), nicknamed "Daisy," who married William Mackay Low of England, and is hereinafter referred to as Juliette (Gordon) Low; (Sara) Alice Gordon (1863-1880); William Washington Gordon, Jr. (1866-1932), hereinafter referred to as W.W. Gordon III; Mabel McLane Gordon, who married the Honorable Rowland Charles Frederick Leigh, son of Baron Leigh; and George Arthur Gordon (1872-1941). Juliette (Gordon) Low is internationally known for founding the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1912. W.W. Gordon III, a lawyer, was a graduate of Yale University, a member of the Georgia Hussars, and a Major in the Georgia Militia. He married Ellen Buchanan Screven, by whom he had several children. Among them were William Washington Gordon IV, known as "B," and Margaret Eleanor Gordon, known as "Daisy Doots," who married Samuel C. Lawrence. Mabel (Gordon) Leigh had Rowland Henry Gordon Leigh and Margaret Ethel Leigh. Eleanor (Gordon) Parker had Alice Gordon Parker, Eleanor Wayne Parker, Elizabeth Wolcott Parker, Wayne Parker (died age 7), and Cortlandt Parker. George Arthur Gordon, also a graduate of Yale University, was president of the Savannah Cotton Exchange in 1896. In the Spanish-American War he served as a volunteer aide on his father's staff. He was a member of the National Guard and Became Colonel of the 1st Regiment of Infantry, Georgia State Troops. He was a city alderman, 1907-1911, member of the Board of Education, 1920-1923, and of the Trustees of Chatham Academy. In 1918 he was a volunteer with the American Red Cross in France. He belonged to several civic, benevolent, and social organizations. He married Margaret McGuire of Richmond, Virginia, by whom he had Mary Stuart Gordon, George Arthur Gordon, Jr., (well-known author and editor), Edward McGuire Gordon (killed in action in World War II), and Margaret Eleanor Gordon. George Arthur Gordon was associated with his father in the cotton factorage business, and operated as Gordon & Company after his father's death.

Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie (1806-1870), mother of Eleanor (Nelly) Kinzie Gordon was the author of The Chicago Massacre, first published in 1844 and later embodied in her Wau-Bun, 1856. Both books came out in later editions. Wau-Bunwas re-edited by Eleanor Kinzie Gordon and published in 1901 and 1912. Mrs. Gordon also re-edited The Chicago Massacreand published it in 1912 as The Fort Dearborn Massacre.Juliette A. Magill Kinzie also wrote Mark Logan, published in 1869 and republished by Mrs. Gordon in 1887. Mrs. Gordon edited and published, in 1907, Rosemary and Rue, in memory of her daughter, (Sara) Alice Gordon, and John Kinzie, the "Father of Chicago:" A Sketch, in 1910.

William Washington Gordon II, cotton factor and commission merchant, was first associated with William Hayes Tison, whose first business in Savannah was established ca.1853 as Reed & Tison (Elias Reed). Upon Mr. Reed's death, Tison became associates with William Mackay, as Tison & Mackay. This partnership was dissolved in July 1856, and Mr. Gordon became a partner under the firm name of Tison & Gordon. Mr. Tison died in November 1877, and in 1883 Mr. Gordon established his own firm, W.W. Gordon & Company, with Francis D. Bloodworth and Beirne Gordon, nephew of W.W. Gordon, as partners. Mr. Bloodworth resigned his partnership in September 1893. G. Arthur Gordon, son of W.W. Gordon, started work with the company ca.1893 and in the early 1900s he became a partner. W.W. Gordon died in 1912, and the firm was reincorporated as Gordon & Company, cotton factors, in June 1913. In January 1914, Beirne Gordon withdrew from the firm, and it was thereafter operated by Arthur Gordon. In 1930, the firm was changed to Gordon Cotton Company. Gordon Cotton Company was closed ca.1934. In 1924, G. Arthur Gordon became associated with the Savannah Warehouse and Compress Company as its president, and was its president when he died in 1941.


Scope and Content Note

The collection has been arranged as follows: family correspondence (except Juliette (Gordon) Low); personal papers of William Washington Gordon II; Nelly (Eleanor) Kinzie Gordon; Juliette (Gordon) Low and the Girl Scouts; George Arthur Gordon; other members of the family; household receipted bills; Gordon business companies; Gordon real estate; Kinzie; Chicago; genealogies; scrapbooks; photographs; large documents, etc.

There is some overlapping of information in the various groups, e.g., family correspondence and the publications of Wau-Bunand The Chicago Massacrein the Kinzie group; some business correspondence and family correspondence, etc. There are also letters (including some of Juliette (Gordon) Low), invitations and other memorabilia in the scrapbooks. One should read carefully the itemized list for full coverage on a person or a subject.

Juliette (Gordon) Low's papers are divided into four categories: personal matters; financial matters; property, will, and estate; Girl Scout matters. The first category, personal matters, consists mainly of personal correspondence, 1874-1926. A portion of the personal correspondence is made up of incomplete and/or undated letters; some of the undated material has been tentatively dated through internal evidence. Also included in personal matters are writings by and about Juliette (Gordon) Low; poetry by or collected by Juliette (Gordon) Low; newspaper clippings, mostly about English friends, collected by Juliette (Gordon) Low; a horoscope and other miscellaneous material. The box containing financial matters holds financial correspondence to and from and concerning Juliette (Gordon) Low; receipts; cancelled checks; and records of accounts and investments. The third category: property, will, and estate, includes legal documents and a few pieces of correspondence relating to these documents. This material is concerned with the property settlement between William Mackay Low and Juliette Gordon Low, property that came to Juliette (Gordon) Low, and papers relating to the dispersal of the estate of Juliette (Gordon) Low. The fourth category, Girl Scout matters, includes Girl Scout correspondence, 1912-1926 and undated; speeches relating to Girl Scouts; history of the Girl Scouts; legal documents relating to the Girl Scouts; Girl Scout merit badges and other insignia; and miscellaneous material relating to the Girl Scouts.

All papers in these categories have been counted and are included in the total count, but only the personal and Girl Scout matters have been itemized. There are some letters which contain persona, Girl Scout, and financial information all together. In most cases the subject matter discussed at greatest length in the letter determines the category in which it is placed, but some letters, particularly those which contain both person and Girl Scout information, could be placed in either category.

The collection includes one roll of microfilm, consisting of Gordon family letters, 1862-1864, of which the originals are in the Southern Historical Collection, #2235 at the University of North Carolina.

The collection also contains a number of addenda. Addendum 1, located in Box 42, contains additional letters photostats of manuscripts, and other documents relating to Ambrose Gordon, the Gordons in New Jersey, and other members of the Gordon family. Addenda 2-4 and 6-7 are all housed in Box 43 of the collection. Addendum 2 includes Girl Scout scrapbooks and clippings relating to George Arthur Gordon, Jr. Addendum 3 is comprised of family letters. Addendum 4 consists of letters, 1913-1932, historical essays, maps, photographs, and an inventory and service record of W.W. Gordon, Jr., during the Spanish-American War, 1902. Addendum 5, interfiled into Box 1, Folder 2, consists of two letters from Sarah Anderson (Stites) Gordon to her husband William Washington Gordon I, concerning family news and whether or not Mr. Gordon would return from the Georgia Senate in Milledgeville in time for Christmas. Addendum 6 contains additional letters and papers, 1717-1925 and undated. Addendum 7 consists of Low family photographs. Addendum 8 has been interfiled into Box 1, Folders 5-9; it consists of correspondence from four individuals: Sarah Anderson Stites Gordon, William Washington Gordon II, Eleanor "Nelly" Lytle Kinzie Gordon, and Juliette Augusta Magill Kinzie. The dates of the letters range from 1861 to 1864 and the content is often directly related to the Civil War.


Index Terms

Baden-Powell, Olave St. Clair Soames Baden-Powell, Baroness, 1889-
Baden-Powell, Robert, Baron, 1857-1941.
Badges.
Chicago (Ill.)--History--To 1875.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Hussars.
Cotton trade--Georgia--Savannah.
Deeds.
Diaries.
Europe--Description and travel.
Families--Georgia--Savannah.
Family papers.
Family-owned business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Finance, Personal--Georgia--Savannah.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Girl Scouts--Georgia--Savannah.
Gordon family.
Gordon, Ambrose, 1751-1804.
Gordon, Ellen Buchanan.
Gordon, G. Arthur, (George Arthur), 1872-1941.
Gordon, George Anderson, 1830-1872.
Gordon, George Arthur, b.1912.
Gordon, Nelly Kinzie, (Eleanor Lytle Kinzie), 1835-1917.
Gordon, Sarah A., (Sarah Anderson), 1806-1882.
Gordon, W. W., (William Washington), 1834-1912.
Gordon, William Washington, 1796-1842.
Great Britain--Social life and customs--19th century.
Great Britain--Social life and customs--20th century.
Historical maps.
Kinzie, John H., Mrs., 1806-1870.
Kinzie, Juliette Augusta Magill, 1806-1870.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Low, Juliette Gordon, 1860-1927.
Massacres--Illinois.
Microfilms.
Military Service, Voluntary--Georgia.
Parker, Eleanor Kinzie Gordon.
Photographic plates.
Photographs.
Plats (maps)
Poems.
Police corruption--Georgia--Savannah--20th century.
Political participation--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)--Commerce
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Savannah (Ga.)--Politics and government--20th century.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
Savannah Cotton Exchange--History.
Scrapbooks.
Sherman's March to the Sea.
Spanish-American War, 1898--Personal narratives.
Speeches (documents)
Taft, William H., (William Howard), 1857-1930.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.
World War, 1914-1918--Great Britain.
Yale University--Alumni and alumnae.
Yellow fever--Georgia--Savannah.

Location of Originals

Originals of microfilmed letters are located in the Southern Historical Collection, #2235, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.


Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

As a preservation measure, glass plate images have been separated from the photographs (one plate is broken). Researchers should use the print duplicates of these plates located in the collection rather than the originals.

A microfilm reader is required to view a portion of the correspondence.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Gordon family papers, MS 318, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. G. Arthur Gordon, 1954; Juliette Gordon Low National Girl Scout Center, 1977, 1978 (Add. 1), 1978 (Add. 2), 1979 (Add. 4); Mary Stuart Gordon Platt, 1977 (Add. 1), n.d. (Add. 6); Rita Trotz (Mrs. Sam), 1978 (Add. 3); Earl B. Seckinger, 1979 (Add. 5); Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Screven, Mrs. Robert L. Mercer, Miss Clermont Lee, et al, 1964, 1966, 1969 (Add. 7). Purchased, Mrs. Samuel C. Lawrence, 1959; Charles Apfelbaum, 2002 (Add. 8).


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Separated Material

Artifacts A-0318-001 through A-0318-026 were separated from folder 220 and cataloged with the artifacts collection. See the GHS Image Catalog for further information.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Box

1Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Ambrose Gordon (1802); W.W. Gordon I (1820); Eliza Mackay (1832); letters to and from Lewis Cass and Governor George Bryan Porter, 1833 (copies) regarding John Kinzie; R.H. Clarkson (1833); John Kinzie (1834); David Hunter (1834); Sarah A. Gordon, 1835 - 1836, 1802-1836, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: Sarah A. Gordon; Richard R. Cuyler; Nelly Kinzie (later Gordon); Eliza Gordon (by proxy); W.W. Gordon II, 1837-1853, 26.0 items.
Correspondents are: Sarah A. Gordon; Eliza Gordon; Nelly Kinzie; Theodore D. Cooksey, President of Yale College; T.D. Woolsey; James Moore Wayne, 1854-1855, 28.0 items.
Correspondents are: Sarah A. Gordon; Juliette A. Kinzie; E.K. Hubbard, 1856-1858, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Sarah A. Gordon; W.W. Gordon II (typed copies), 1859-1861, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II (typed copies); Captain Arthur M. Kinzie, U.S.A.; Major Richard M. Cuyler (Military); Major Norman H. Fitzhugh (Military); Captain Henry S. Fitch; Lieutenant Colonel J.B. Weems (Military); J.A. Clemens (Military); J.F. Waring; John H.L. Stibbs; R.M. McClellan; David Waldhauer. (Most of them re Jeff Davis Legion), 1862, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: David Waldhauer; R.M. McClellan; George A. Mercer; Captain Arthur M. Kinzie, U.S.A.; J.F. Waring; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Jennie (Winston?); William Henry Stiles, Jr.; J.N. Tison. (Most of them re Jeff Davis Legion), 1863, 19.0 items.
Correspondents are: R.M. McClellan; W.W. Gordon II, 1864 March-July, 26.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; William Preston Johnston; John H. Kinzie; Henry C. Lay, 1864 August-December, 19.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eliza (Gordon) Stiles (regarding almost starving condition); Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Sarah A. Gordon; George A Gordon; David Oliphant; W.W. Gordon II (typescripts); Alexander M. Duncan; Charles H. Leeds; Baird & Bradley; C.G. Smith, 1865, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: T. Pepper; R.M. McClellan; George A. Gordon; Richard M. Cuyler; W.H. Stiles; Miss E.W. Parker; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; George H. Kinzie; J.T. Thomas (Oglethorpe Insurance Company); Samuel J. Hall; John J. Cohen & Son; Charles H. Leeds; George R. Jessup; J.C. Habersham; B. Winston, 1866, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: R.M. McClellan; J.T. Thomas (Oglethorpe Insurance Company); W.W. Gordon II; William G. Howard; Margarette Howard: Charles E. Stott; George A. Gordon; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; George C. Ulmer; Nannie Parkman; Brown & Cuyler; Cortlandt Parker; Richard M. Cuyler; George R. Jessup, 1867 February-July, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Davis M. Williams; Sarah A. Gordon; Brown & Cuyler; George L. Cope; T.A. Parsons; S.H. Kerfoot & Company, 1867 August-September, 10.0 items.
Correspondents are: Richard M. Cuyler; George A. Gordon; Nannie Parkman; Sarah A. Gordon; T.A. Howard; Elizabeth C. Stites; Margarette Howard; Eliza (Gordon) Stites, 1867 October-December, 19.0 items.
 

Box

2Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Bess Parkman; Julia A. Howard; Margarette Howard; Nannie Parkman; George R. Jessup, 1868 January-March, 29.0 items.
Correspondents are: Julia A. Howard; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Harmon —; J.A. Kinzie; Nannie Parkman; George A. Gordon, 1868 April-May, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: Margarette Howard; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Nannie Parkman; W.W. Gordon II; Louis M. Coxetter (regarding settlement he is establishing on his land east of St. John's River), 1868 June-August, 26.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nannie Parkman; Julia A. Howard; Clarence Gordon; George A. Gordon; Juliette A.M. Kinzie, 1868 September-December, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: Richard M. Cuyler; Julia A. Howard; Margarette (Howard) Crawford; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Bessie Parkman; Charles E. Grimes; Sarah J. Hall, 1869 January-February, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Julia A. Howard; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; George A. Anderson; George H. Kinzie; Margarette (Howard) Crawford; Clarence Gordon, 1869 March-June, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Julia A. Howard; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; George H. Kinzie; George L. Cope; Nannie Parkman; R.B. Currier (?); Margarette (Howard) Crawford; William G. Howard; Bessie Parkman, 1869 July-August, 20.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nannie Parkman; William G. Howard; H.H. Wolcott; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; R.M. McClellan; George C. Bates; Robert L. Mercer; Clarence Gordon; Julia A. Howard, 1869 September , 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: Richard M. Cuyler; Julia A. Howard; Richard Frothingham; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Lizzie Weyman; P.C. Sauerwein; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles; Sarah A. Gordon; W.W. Gordon II, 1869 October-December, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: Juliette A.M. Kinzie, 1870 January-May, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; George Kinzie; W.W. Gordon II; Caroline A. Lamar; Janie C. Cunningham; Ellie Kinzie; Richard M. Cuyler; E.W. Skinner; Gulie (Gordon) Harrison, 1870 June-September 19, 19.0 items.
Correspondents are: Francis T. Willis; J.B. Lippincott & Company (W.S. Washburn); Sarah A. Gordon; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles; Sarah A Gahan; Elizabeth C. Stites; James B. Seeling, 1870 September 20-October, 16.0 items.
Correspondents are: (Sara) Alice Gordon; John H. Mead; Eleanor (Nell) Gordon; William W. Wadley; T.M. Cunningham; Sarah A. Gordon; George C. Bates; W.W. Gordon II (one is a typed copy regarding the yellow fever epidemic of 1876); Isaac N. Arnold; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Sarah N. Randolph; Julian Magill; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles; L.M.J. Johnston; F.J. Spain; Arthur Magill Kinzie and his wife Carrie (Wilson) Kinzie; two letters regarding Mrs. Nelly Kinzie Gordon's claim for confiscated cotton, 1871-1877, 28.0 items.
Letters to (Sara) Alice Gordon from her mother, Nelly Kinzie Gordon and her sister Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, 1876 or 1877, 49.0 items.
 

Box

3Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: (Sara) Alice Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon III; G.W. Phillips; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles, 1878, 20.0 items.
Correspondents are: Sarah A. Gordon; Eleanor (Nell) Gordon; (Sara) Alice Gordon, 1878-1879, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; W.W. Gordon III; Sara Alice Gordon; George Arthur Gordon; Sarah N. Randolph; John H. Mead, 1879, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Sara Alice Gordon; Eleanor (Nell) Gordon (European travel letters); W.W. Gordon III; W.W. Gordon II; Gulie Gordon Harrison; Eliza Gordon Stiles, 1880 January-July, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eleanor (Nell) Gordon (European travel letters); Sara Alice Gordon; Eliza Gordon Stiles, 1880 August-September, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel letters); Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles, 1880 October-November, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel letters); Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Laura A. Magill; R.M. Demere; Edwina W. Smith; Lizzie Parker, 1880 December, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eleanor (Nell) Gordon (European travel letters); E.A. Woodbridge; Clarence Gordon; Caroline (Y?) Lay; Martha A. Rumsey; Alice de R. Dare; E.P. Scott; Joseph D. Weed; George A. Mercer; Nannie Chaffee; Meta Anderson; Marie Spencer Lee Duc; M. Florence Lock; Julia A. Howard; Louise Hurlbet Young; John L Inglis; A.I. Hubbard, 1881 January 1-5, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Bessie Parkman; Bessie McK. Hazlehurst; Ellie Kinzie; H.A. Lewis; Gulie (Gordon) Harrison; Margaret W. Stiles; M. Charbonnier; Mary B. Randolph; Eleanor (Nell) Gordon (European travel and sympathy letters.); Meta Anderson; Fannie B. Seeling; Nannie Stewart; Eliza Gordon Stiles; Sally Carter; Beth I. Knorr (?); Clara Spaulding; Bessie Mercer, 1881 January 7-11, 20.0 items.
Correspondents are: Fannie Willing; H.H. Walker; Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel and sympathy letters); Ada B. Gellantly; Florence Bourquin; Lilla G. Richardson; G.D. Ettatimes (?); Gulie Gordon Harrison; Julia A. Howard; Ellie Kinzie; Julian Magill; Mamie W. Taylor; F. Charbonnier, 1881 January 13-25, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: F. and M. Charbonnier; Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel and sympathy letters); Jane M. Huxall; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Eugenia C. Johnston; Gilbert Moxley Sorrel; W.E. Bulloch; Aminta E. Green; R. Cuyler Gordon; Jacob Rauers; Martha R. Tower (?), 1881 January 27-February, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel letters), 1881 March-April, 20.0 items.
Eleanor Nell Gordon (European travel letters); Chisholm & Erwin; S.A. Emerson; Frances Parker; Nora Lawton; Eliza Gordon Stiles; J. McD. Holst; E.W. Parker; M.B. Winter; Betty H. Botts; Lucie H. Green; Fannie A. Walter; E.M. Stewart; Dr. & Mrs. Isham, 1881 May-October, 18.0 items.
Correspondents are: L.A. White; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; George Arthur Gordon; David Oilphant; S.A. Lumpkin; Chisholm & Erwin; W.W. Gordon II; G.S. Hubbard; Jane R. Carter; A.S. McGregor, 1882-1885, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: H.H. Wolcott; W.W. Gordon III; W.W. Gordon II; Nelly Kinzie Gordon, 1886-1890, 22.0 items.
 

Box

4Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Francis Davis and C.H. Cunningham (colored men); H.A. Robertson; W.W. Gordon III; George Arthur Gordon; F.M. Rustin; Maude M. Livingston; A.M. Whitney; Laurence T. Bliss; Mabel Gordon Leigh; Pierre Jay; W.W. Gordon II, 1891-1892, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel Gordon Leigh; Chauncy McKnor; W.W. Gordon II; William G. Holwall; Sir Archibald Hunter; Julian Magill; Letitia Green Stevenson; Sylvester Sibley, 1893-1895, 31.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II; Sir Archibald Hunter; William M. Graham; Julian Magill; George Andrews (?); George Arthur Gordon, 1896 January-September, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; James Ryder Randall; Justin V.R. Townsend, 1896 October-December, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: Arthur Kinzie; Oscar J. Brown; W.W. Gordon II; Eleanor Parker (daughter of Eleanor Nell Gordon); Julian Magill; Archibald Hunter; Justin V.R. Townsend, 1897 January-July, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: George Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Justin V.R. Townsend, 1897 August-December, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II; Helen Wilkinson Reynolds; John J. Thompson; Charles King, 1898 February-June, 28.0 items.
Correspondents are: Sara Alice Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Brentano's; George Arthur Gordon; W.G. Harrison and Gulie Gordon Harrison; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; The Reverend R.B. Royer; Elizabeth Byrd Nicholas; Caroline A. Lamar; Mrs. M.S. Bledsoe; Margaret S. Hubbard; clippings, letters and papers regarding Mrs. Gordon's experiences in tending to the sick and wounded soldiers, 1898 July-August 23, 28.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II, some regarding Commission of the United States of America for Porto Rico; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Hortense A. Batre; Agnes Leigh; Eleanor (Wayne) Parker; H.C. Morgan and Mrs. Thomas S. Morgan; Katharine Prence; George A. Mercer; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America (last five letters regarding Tomo-Chi-Chi Monument); Rufus Blanchard; General John B. Gordon; Admiral Winfield Scott Schley; Annie Karow (Mrs. Edward Karow); Dr. C.L. Thomas; Cortlandt Parker; Daisy Beckwith Lawton; Ellen R. Fitch; Lucy H. Baldwin; E.P. McD. Wolff; J.V.R. Townsend; J.A. Porter, Secretary to President McKinley; Leon Tebeuf (?); Frank Hill. Many of the letters concern Mrs. Gordon's work with the sick soldiers, 1898 August 24-1899 December, 33.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon II; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Rufus Blanchard; Gall & Company; Graceland Cemetery Improvement Fund, Chicago; Douglas H. Thomas; Edward L. Partridge; Annie A. Nunns; Reuben G. Thwaites; F.S. Pendleton; Rand McNally & Company; A.G. Perry; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker (Formerly Eleanor (Nell) Gordon); Lily M. Redmond; Mrs. W.W. Ramsay; Henry Cadle; Mable (Gordon) Leigh; Agnes Leigh; C.A. Leigh; Rowland H.N. Pickering; (George) Arthur Gordon; Corinne Roosevelt Robinson. Many of the letters of 1901-1902 concern republication of Wau-Bun and some of the 1902 letters concern the impending divorce of Juliette (Gordon) Low and William Mackay Low, 1900-1902, 29.0 items.
Correspondents are: Rupert Leigh; Louise W. Sheldon; Sir Archibald Hunter; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; W.W. Gordon II; John S. Zimmerman; S.B.P. Wingard; Lambert Tree; Savannah Cotton Exchange; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; James W. Fertig; Oberlin M. Carter; Charles King; Walter G. Charlton. Many concern Nelly Kinzie Gordon's visit to Chicago and the troubles of the Lows, 1903, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Charles King; Edward Dunscomb; Caroline Lewis Gordon Brown; Nina A. Pape; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; W.W. Gordon II (Civil War reminiscences); Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Seth Low; Kate M. Low; W.L. Clay; Georgia Branch American Red Cross. Some regarding death of William Mackay Low, 1904 January-1905 June, 16.0 items.
Correspondents are: Clarke Rawlins & Company (will of W.M. Low); (George) Arthur Gordon; James K. Clarke; Randall Parrish; Franklin H. Head; Azile B. Reynolds; Fernando Jones; W.W. Gordon II; John McRae (E.P. Dutton & Company re publication of Rosemary and Rue), 1906 July 1905-December, 17.0 items.
 

Box

5Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon; Ellen Axson Wilson (Mrs. Woodrow Wilson); W.W. Gordon II; E.K. Hubbard; George Menyweather (?) (regarding illustrations for Wau-Bun); Mary Wolcott McGrew; Azile B. Reynolds, 1907, 18.0 items.
Scrapbook pertaining to the Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Gordon II, 1907 December 21
Invitation, replies, letters of congratulation, etc.
Telegrams, one note, list of gifts received and a newspaper clipping re the Golden Wedding Anniversary, 1907, 45.0 items.
Correspondents are: H. Marion Fisher; W.W. Gordon II; Clarence M. Burton; Caroline McIlwaine; Sir Archibald Hunter; (Richard) Wayne Parker; J.W. Parsons; John H. Kinzie; Carrie Kipling (Mrs. Rudyard Kipling); James S. Stone; W.S. Schley; Geraldine Chermside; Azile B. Reynolds, 1908-1909, 23.0 items.
Visit of President William Howard Taft, who was a house guest of the Gordons; invitation to the City of Savannah banquet, November 4, 1909; 6 photographs taken in front of Gordon home, 1909 and 1912, 12.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Nelson Thomasson; Carrie Kipling; T.D. DuSouchet; W.K. McKay; A.L. Hardy; Sarah S.F. Whitney, 1910 January-June, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: William H. Gale; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Agnes Leigh; A.C. McClurg & Company, 1910 July-October, 17.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Oscar Wegelin, Fergus Printing Company (both regarding pamphlet on John Kinzie); Alice —; Library of Congress Copyright Office, 1910 November-December, 15.0 items.
 

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6Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Library of Congress Copyright Office; Fergus Printing company; Angel De Cora Dietz; W.W. Gordon III: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Kate M. Low; J.B. Lippincott & Company; Clarence M. Burton; Lionel B. Cholmondley; Rand, McNally & Company; George Kinzie; A.C. McClurg & Company; J. Seymour Currey. Many of the letters concern the new edition of Wau-Bun, 1911 January-May, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Helen H. Taft (Mrs. William Howard Taft); Clarence M. Burton; J.O. Cunningham; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Angel De Cora Dietz; W.W. Gordon III, 1911 June-July 15, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon III; Ellen S. Gordon (Mrs. W.W. Gordon III) John MacAlorney (?) (re General Zachary Taylor); Clarence M. Burton; Henry R. Pattengill; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh, 1911 July 16-August, 20.0 items.
Correspondents are: W.W. Gordon III; John B. Elliott; New York Public Library (Captain Nathan Heald's report of Indian massacre near Fort Dearborn, 1812); Clarence M. Buron; U.S. Adjutant General (re Captain Nathan Heald); Dorothy Hutton; (Richard) Wayne Parker; George Kinzie; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; Mary Ridpath Mann; W.W. Gordon II; Rowland Leigh, Jr., 1911 September-October, 29.0 items.
Correspondents are: Clarence M. Burton; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Henry R. Pattengill; Angel De Cora Dietz; Helen H. Taft; R.W. Ransom; Rowland Leigh; Lily M. Redmond; Mrs. Maria Minis; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Lucy H. Baldwin (last letters in concern the Huntingdon Club), 1911 November-December, 26.0 items.
Correspondents are: Daisy B. Lawton; Sheppard Butler; Harriet H. Hayes; A.C. McClurg & company; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Nelson Thomasson; Regan Printing House; Walter Radcliffe Kirk; G.E. Jackson; W.H. Churchill; J.N. Buchanan; Henry R. Pattengill; Clarence M. Burton; Frank W. Smith (many regarding forthcoming centennial of Fort Dearborn Massacre and new edition of Wau-Bun), 1912 January-February 5, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Gordon Hubbard, Jr.; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Caroline M. McIlvaine, Secretary Chicago Historical Society; Thomas Dent, President Chicago Historical Society; George Kinzie; Edwin F. Wallace; Nelly Kkinzie Gordon; Andrew G. Perry; Fred Habersham; W.W. Gordon II; (George) Arthur Gordon; James McCallie; Cornelia Hulst; Clarence M. Burton, 1912 February 6-March 12, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: Rand, McNally & Company (regarding Fort Dearborn Massacre, by Linai T. Helm); Clarence M. Burton; Fergus Printing Company (regarding Fort Dearborn Massacre); Mrs. Hunter Holmes McGuire to her daughters Margaret (Mrs. G. Arthur Gordon) and Anne (Mrs. William L. Clay), 1912 March 14-April, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nelly Kinzie Gordon; J. Seymour Currey; Rand, McNally & Company (regarding visit of President Taft to Savannah and Mrs. Gordon's Fort Dearborn Massacre); Newberry Library; Clarence M. Burton; Andrew G. Perry; E.P. Dutton & Company; (George) Arthur Gordon, 1912 May-June 27, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: Rand, McNally & Company; Chicago Historical Society; J. Edward Huber; Andrew G. Perry; Ohio State University; Mrs. Hunter Holmes Mcguire; E.K. Hubbard; W.K. McKay, 1912 June 28-August , 25.0 items.
Letters and telegrams regarding death of W.W. Gordon II, 1912 September 5-12, 27.0 items.
Letters and telegrams regarding death of W.W. Gordon II, 1912 September 13-30, 67.0 items.
Includes lists of floral tributes, those who called and calling cards of condolence.
Rowland Leigh, Jr., C. Lewis; G. Brown; Harriet H. Hayes (description of events on Chicago Day); Ansen Phelps Stokes; (Richard) Wayne Parker (regarding reaction of President Taft to news of death of W.W. Gordon II); George Kinzie, 1912 October-December, 7.0 items.
 

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7Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Nelson Thomasson; Regan Printing House (regarding Story of Chicago, dedicated to Mrs. Gordon, and her Fort Dearborn Massacre); A.C. McClurg & Company; — Robinson; George Kinzie; Nelly Kinzie Gordon (one regarding Girl Scout movement); Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon, 1913 January-June 23, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon; Walter Radcliffe Kirk; James S. Kirk & Company (regarding unveiling of Kinzie tablet in Chicago); Katie E. Tirney, 1913 June 24-July, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: Rand, McNally & Company (regarding Fort Dearborn Massacre); A.C. McClurg & Company; (George) Arthur Gordon; script of speech for unveiling of the Kinzie marker in Chicago; greeting card from Mr. Justice and Mrs. (Joseph Rucker) LaMarch, 1913 August-December, 12.0 items.
Correspondents are: George Kinzie; John H. Kinzie; Connor Book Store; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Carrie Kipling; Union Library Association; J. Seymour Currey; Rand, McNally & Company (regarding another edition of Wau-Bun); Clarence A. Burley, Clarinda R. LaMarch, 1914 January-May, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Union Library Association; Rand, McNally & Company (regarding Fort Dearborn Massacre and Wau-Bun); David H. Redmond; Nelly Kinzie Gordon (regarding General Sherman in Savannah; typed copy); Charles King, Carrie Kipling (3 letters), 1914 June-December, 20.0 items.
Correspondents are: (Richard) Wayne Parker; Rand, McNally & Company; Humphrey Brand. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (re shipping meat); John L. Shortall (regarding editions of Wau-Bun); Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon III; Mr. and Mrs. Mile Bradford; John H. Kinzie; E.K. Hubbard; Warren E. Carpenter; (George) Arthur Gordon; John S. Zimmerman; A.N. Marquis & company (Who's Who in America); Ida Jacgen (Jaegen?); John A. Roach, 1915 January-December, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: Rand, McNally & Company (regarding Wau-Bun and Fort Dearborn Massacre); Fergus Printing Company; Louise R. Gibbs; H.C. Cunning; George A. Dupuy; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; E.P. Dutton & Company; Union Library Association; John H. Kinzie; Freeman K. Blake; Southern Express Company; W. Kluck; Mildred Dewey (Mrs. George Dewey), 1916, 34.0 items.
Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon (many as Captain A.R.C. in World War I); Louise Taylor Goodwin (condolence on death of Nelly Kinzie Gordon); (Richard) Wayne Parker, 1917-1920, 28.0 items.
Correspondence between (Richard) Wayne Parker and (George) Arthur Gordon regarding business investments and family matters, 1921 January-May\, 39.0 items.
Correspondence between (Richard) Wayne Parker and (George) Arthur Gordon regarding business investments and family matters, 1921 June-December, 42.0 items.
Correspondence between (Richard) Wayne Parker and (George) Arthur Gordon regarding business investments and family matters with two letters of Mabel (Gordon) Leigh, 1922 January-August, 32.0 items.
Correspondents are: (Richard) Wayne Parker and (George) Arthur Gordon, 1922 September-December , 31.0 items.
Correspondents are: (Richard) Wayne Parker and (George) Arthur Gordon., including telegrams re (Richard) Wayne Parker's death, November 28, 1923, 1923, 46.0 items.
 

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8Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; (George) Arthur Gordon; Louise McE. Fowler (St. Timothy's School); Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; G.G. de Schweinitz; Carrie Kipling, 1924 January-June, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; George Jackson (Asheville School); Arthur Gordon, Jr. (at summer camp); J. Phil Campbell, 1924 July-August 8, 21.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; "B" (W.W. Gordon IV) and Daisy Gordon; Citizens Committee for National Defense Day, 1924 August 12-September, 17.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; Dr. S.J. Crowe (Johns Hopkins Hospital); St. Timothy's School, 1924 October-December, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mills B. Lane; (George) Arthur Gordon; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Peggy Leigh; Savannah Federation and Community Chest; Dr. S.J. Crowe; St. Timothy's School; Lucy Baldwin (Mrs. Stanley Baldwin), 1925 January-March, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: (George) Arthur Gordon; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Gordon L. Groover; Second Division Association, Sons of Confederate Veterans; J.G. Harbard; Historical Section Second Division; St. Timothy's School; Dr. Edward C. Chisholm, 1925 April-September, 32.0 items.
Correspondents are: Young Men's Christian Association; Yale Alumni University Fund Association; (George) Arthur Gordon; Endowment Fund Committee of the Anthony Trust Association; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; E. Gordon Hanson; letters of thanks for pamphlet memorializing Juliette (Gordon) Low and of condolence; Katherine Furse; Alexander Greger; R.L. Mercer; John Henry Hammond; Elizabeth H. Bullard; Allan Gannon; Pleasant A. Stovall; J.E. Russell; William W. Williamson; Alice T. Gordon; Elizabeth; letter from Girl Guides Association, enclosing Council Fire with tribute to Mrs. Low, 1926-1927 March 14, 23.0 items.
Correspondents are: letters regarding memorial pamphlet on Mrs. Low and condolence; Belle —; Francis A. Brown; Vance C. McCormick; Garrard Haines; Rt. Rev. John D. Wing; Mrs. Herbert Hoover; Girl Scouts, Inc.; Girl Guides Association; Abby F.L. Hunter; H.G. Strachan; Ingeborg Alopauslindholm (Finland); Leila B. Delano (?); Manhattan Council of Girl Scouts; Florence C. Meyer, Secretary to Mrs. Julius Rosenwald; Elsie F. Arnstein (Mrs. Leo Arnstein); Mabel Townsend Ijams; New England Region Girl Scouts, Inc.; Marie Lemaine Harrison (Mrs. Charles C. Harrison, Jr.); Girl Scouts, Inc. of Milwaukee County; Georgia Lamar Malone; Fannie C. Meldrim; Augusta B. Hartt, 1927 March 15-May 12, 27.0 items.
Correspondents are: Robert Preston Brooks; W.W. Gordon III; Cortlandt Parker; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; (George) Arthur Gordon, 1928-1929, 9.0 items.
Correspondence between (George) Arthur Gordon and his son, Arthur, JR. at Yale, and a few of Arthur, Jr.'s letters to his mother, 1931 November 1930-January, 26.0 items.
Correspondents between (George) Arthur Gordon and his son, Arthur, JR. at Yale, and a few of Arthur, Jr.'s letters to his mother, plus Merrel P. Callaway; S.S. Drury, 1931 February 9-March, 34.0 items.
Correspondents between (George) Arthur Gordon and his son, Arthur, JR. at Yale, and a few of Arthur, Jr.'s letters to his mother, plus Merrel P. Callaway; S.S. Drury, 1931 April-May 15, 24.0 items.
Correspondents between (George) Arthur Gordon and his son, Arthur, JR. at Yale, and a few of Arthur, Jr.'s letters to his mother, plus Merrel P. Callaway; S.S. Drury, 1931 May 22-June 30, 22.0 items.
 

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9Gordon Family Correspondence

Correspondents are: letters of (George) Arthur Gordon to Commissioners of Agriculture of Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, re crops for 1928-1932; Public Works Administration regarding Savannah Warehouse & compress Company; Arthur Gordon, Jr.; Mary Stuart (Gordon) Platt; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; letters from Robert W.R. Ames (Arnes?); Lalla —; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh, 1933-1935, 17.0 items.
Correspondents are: Belle —; Marie — (regarding death of Rudyard Kipling); Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; George A. Levy; Wedemann & Godknecht, Inc.; Caroline S. Lovell (Mrs. W.S. Lovell, "Tarnie"); (George) Arthur Gordon, 1936 January-February, 25.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; Arthur Gordon, Jr.; Jane Gordon Mrs. A. Gordon, Jr., 1936 March-April, 30.0 items.
Correspondents are: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; Alice Parker, 1936 May-July, 24.0 items.
Correspondents are: Institute of American Genealogy; Robert M. Hitch, Mayor of Savannah; Mrs. (George) Arthur Gordon (re convention of Board of Girl Scouts of America in Savannah); Adele Driver; (George) Arthur Gordon; Daisy (Gordon) Lawrence, 1937-1939, 25.0 items.
 
Undated correspondence, alphabetical by correspondent

Nelly Kinzie Gordon: Letters to and from her; besides herself, Correspondents are: J.V.R. Townsend; W.W. Gordon III; (George) Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon IV; Helen Franklin Brown, Secretary to President Woodrow Wilson; Stuart McGuire; Thomas F. Walsh, Jr.; Edward E. Ayer; Cortlandt Parker, Jr.; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Hattie —, 34.0 items.
Nelly Kinzie Gordon and W.W. Gordon II. Letters to and from each other. Other Correspondents are: Julia A. Howard; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Mary Herford; R.M. McClellan, 22.0 items.
(George) Arthur Gordon: Letters to and from. correspondents besides (George) Arthur Gordon are; J.G. Lay; Mrs. Hunter H. McGuire to her daughter, wife of (George) Arthur Gordon; William L. Clay, Jr.; Nelson B. Burr; Fred; Jolen H. (illegible); Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Eleanor (Gordon) Parker; Cortlandt Parker; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Eliza (Gordon) Stiles; Rowland Leigh, 17.0 items.
Sarah A. Gordon; Letters to and from. The only correspondent besides Mrs. Gordon is William W. Wadley, President of the Central Railroad of Georgia, extending her a complimentary ticket to ride on the railroad for life. Her letters are to her son, W.W. Gordon II and one to a daughter, 10.0 items.
W.W. Gordon III: Letters to him from "Charlie," and one from him, addressee unknown (regarding Wolcott estate), 2.0 items.
Juliette A.M. Kinzie; Letters to her. correspondents are Delia Magill and George C. Bates, 2.0 items.
Mabel (Gordon) Leigh: Letters to and from her. Correspondents are: M. Constance Churchill; Marie; Madge; Clara E. Carr; Beth; Dorothy Hutton; Alice; Carrie Kipling; Elsie Kipling (daughter of Rudyard Kipling); Eleanor Cholmondeley. The others are parts of letters to unidentified members of the Gordon family, 18.0 items.
Miscellaneous: Portion of an unidentifiable letter regarding Gulie (Gordon) Harrison's ill treatment of the writer and others; letter from Caroline L. Meldrim to Peggy Gordon, daughter of (George) Arthur Gordon; parts of letters and notes, 7.0 items.
 

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10Letterbooks of W.W. Gordon II: Business and personal; letterpress copies

1872 September 10-1876 April 14
1901 May 23-1901 December 13
1911 January 6-1911 April 26
 

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11W.W. Gordon II

Pocket diaries, 1865, 1867, 1868, 3.0 items.
Pocket diaries, 1869, 1870, 1871, 1872, 4.0 items.
Ledger C, August 1877-August 1883
Personal accounts with W.W. Gordon & Company; household, clothing, family, medical, farm, Low Trust, etc. Index in front of ledger.
Ledger D, July 1883-June 1899
Same as Ledger C. large volume, outside the box.
Journal D, August 1883-Juen 1899
Personal accounts, by months. large volume, outside the box.
Financial matters, 1900-1913, 13.0 items.
Balance sheets, profit and loss, expenditures, income, etc.
Estate of W.W. Gordon II, 1912-1924, 16.0 items.
Literary, 11.0 items.
Poem by W.W. Gordon II, War stories by W.W. Gordon II (Battles of Peach Tree Creek and Decatur, 1864; Georgia Hussars' duty on Coast of Georgia, 1861; Account of the Ambush ("Battle of Bog Wallow"), 1861; Frederick City, 1862; Burning of the Bridge and Stealing of Spoons Joke, 1865); extracts from McClellan's Campaigns of J.E.B. Stuart (The Battle of Dranesville, The Chickahominy Raid, Battle of Williamsburg); speech regarding the Cotton Exchange and Savannah railroads; extract from Yale Alumni Weekly, undated. with W.W. Gordon II's second to a resolution re memorial to Yale men who lost their lives in the Civil War.
Miscellaneous, 9.0 items.
Notice of Court of Inquiry, 1st Regt. Georgia Militia, to W.W. Gordon II in case of default, 1855; 2 sketches of W.W. Gordon II; list of his military or naval service; Power of Attorney, (George) Arthur Gordon, Trustee of Gulie (Gordon) Harrison to W.W. Gordon II in Central Rail Road and Banking Company; deed to 2 shares of Savannah Theatre Stock, 1883; sheet music, How the Maine Went Down, by T.B. Catherwood, dedicated to W.W. Gordon II, circa 1902; page of manuscript notes from a prayer book; 1 sheet of accounts of the Georgia Hussars, 1899; list of "Casualties of W.W. Gordon," - in hand of Nelly Kinzie Gordon, undated.
Clippings, 20.0 items.
Yale Literary Magazine, 1886 February
(semi-centennial number).
 

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Notebooks, 2.0 items.
"Childish Stories, 1846," by Nelly Kinzie, illustrated with water color sketches; "Immensee: translations from the German, Nellie Kinzie, October 20, 1853," at Madame Canda's School.
Notebook, 5.0 items.
"Compositions, 1853," by Nelly Kinzie, written at Madame Canda's School, with typed copies of some of them. One copy dated 1954.
Diary. Civil War, 1862
Diaries. Spanish-American War, 1898, 2.0 items.
European travel diaries, 1873, 2.0 items.
European travel diaries, 1891, 1895, 2.0 items.
European travel diaries, 1900, 1908, 1916, 3.0 items.
 

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13Nelly Kinzie Gordon

World's Fair diary, 1893
Reminiscences, 14.0 items.
Childhood; Chicago and the Chicago Centennial, 1903; School in New York; Savannah; Civil War; "Old Charles."
Yellow fever epidemic, 1876
Anecdotes by Nelly Kinzie Gordon, 8.0 items.
Poetry and doggerel, 21.0 items.
Financial affairs, 1906-1913, 16.0 items.
Financial affairs, in account with W.W. Gordon & Company, 1896-1902, 33.0 items.
Financial affairs, in account with W.W. Gordon & Company, 1903-1913, 29.0 items.
Division of furniture and furnishings. Lists made by Nelly Kinzie Gordon for her children, 19.0 items.
Miscellaneous, 14.0 items.
Press notices on Rosemary and Rue; acknowledgement from Chicago Historical Society of a book containing signatures of descendants of John Kinzie, 1905; certificate of membership in The Union Library Association, 1903; program, Savannah Music Club, December 8, 1904; calling cards; lists of visits; "Flora's Interpreter in Miniature," glossary, extract from an issue of Lady's Book; Georgia Society Colonial dames of America directories, 1900, 1908-1909; clippings of Nelly Kinzie's hair, 1837, and of Wolcott Kinzie's hair.
Clippings, 14.0 items.
Personal; General Zachary Taylor; Chicago, 1871-1916; and notices of Rosemary and Rue.
 

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14Juliette Gordon Low

Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1874-1877, 25.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, referred to as Daisy in some letters; Nelly Kinzie Gordon and Sarah A. Gordon. All of the letters except one are from Juliette to Nelly Kinzie Gordon and Sarah A. Gordon; one is from Nelly Kinzie Gordon to Juliette. Some of the letters are written from Stuart Hall, a school in Staunton, Virginia; Etowah Cliffs, the home of William Henry and Robert Stiles near Cartersville, Georgia; Edge Hill Academy, near Charlottesville, Virginia; and Washington, D.C., where Juliette visited the home of David Hunter, her great uncle. The letters contain news of school, family, and friends.
Juliette Gordon Low, Person Correspondence, 1878, 17.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Sarah A. Gorgon; (Sara) Alice Gordon; Eliza Clifford Gordon Stiles, Mrs. William Henry Stiles. All of the letters except one are from Juliette; one is from W.W. Gordon II to Juliette Gordon. Some of the letters are written from Edge Hill Academy; the Mlles. Charbonniers School in New York City; Cooperstown, New York; and Newark, New Jersey, where Juliette Gordon visited friends and relatives. The letters contain news of family, friends, and school matters, particularly art courses.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1879-1880, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, W.W. Gordon II, William Garrad, William Whann Mackall Jr., and Frances Parker. The letters concern school matters and condolences to Juliette upon the death of her sister Alice. There are also some letters to Juliette from her sister Eleanor, who was traveling abroad.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, January-March, 1881, 18.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, Gulie Stiles, Mary Stiles, Katie Anderson, Frances Parker, Caroline Stiles, Mary Gale Carter, Sally Carter, Mary Burnet Foster, Julia Resor Foster, Grace Pugh, Maud Elliot, Belle K. Cross, and Lucie H. Green. Most of the letters offer condolences to Juliette upon the death of her sister Alice. There are also letters from Eleanor in Italy to Juliette regarding the death of Alice and Eleanor's impending trip home.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1881 April-November, 22.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, Sarah A. Gordon, Nelly Kinzie Gordon. Most of the letters are from Juliette, visiting friends and relatives in New York, to her mother in Savannah; these contain news of family and friends. There are also letters from Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, in Paris, to her sister Juliette and a letter from Juliette to her grandmother, Sarah A. Gordon.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1882, 13.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon; W.W. Gordon III, sometimes called Bill or Willie; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Eleanor (Nell) Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Eliza Clifford Gordon Stiles. The letters are all from Juliette to her relatives and include news of family and friends. The letters are from Newark and Cooperstown, and on board ship en route to Europe (summer 1882). The letters contain news of family and friends, some of them are concerned with the death of Sarah A. Gordon.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1883, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, (George) Arthur Gordon, Eleanor (Nell) Gordon, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, W.W. Gordon II. The letters, except one, are the Juliette Gordon from members of her family; one is from Juliette to her sister Eleanor. Some of the letters are sent to Juliette c/o Judge Cochran at the University of Virginia. The letters contain news of family and friends.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1884, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon; W.W. Gordon III; Eleanor Gordon Parker, Mrs. Richard Wayne Parker. All of the letters, except one, are from Juliette and were written during her second European trip to her relatives. These letters contain news about her trip and news about the people she has seen. One letter is from Nelly Kinzie Gordon in Newark, to Juliette.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1885 January-June, 12.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Eleanor Gordon Parker. These include letters from Nelly Kinzie Gordon in New Jersey to Juliette in Savannah, and letters from Juliette to her mother and sister, written from Savannah, Providence and Newark. In a letter of January 21, 1885, Juliette discusses her ear trouble.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1885 July-December, 13.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon, Mabel Gordon, Eleanor Gordon Parker, and Nelly Kinzie Gordon. Most of the letters are between Juliette and her mother and are written from Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Newark, and Cooperstown. One letter is from Juliette to Eleanor Gordon Parker; another is a letter written jointly by Juliette and Mabel to their mother. These letters contain news of family and friends in New York and New Jersey. Mentioned in the letters are Eleanor Gordon Parker's baby, Alice; William Mackay (Willie) Low; the wedding of Mary Gale Carter. Clothes and house furnishings are discussed in some of the letters.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1887-1889, 9.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mrs. William Mackay Low; Eleanor Gordon Parker; Mabel Gordon; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; and Eliza Clifford Gordon Stiles. The letters are all from Juliette to her relatives and are written from her home in London and other parts of England and Europe. These letters tell about her friends and life in England, and a visit to Paris. Described are the naval review put on in honor of Queen Victoria's Jubilee Year in 1887 and Juliette's presentation at Court by Lady Hertford in 1888. Also discussed are Willie Low's horses; a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower; and the residence, stables, and grounds of Spring Hill, a house belonging to W.M. Low.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1890-1899, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, W.W. Gordon II, Mabel Gordon, Eliza Clifford Gordon Stiles. The letters from Juliette contain news about her life and friends in England and in Scotland. She describes her trip to Egypt with Mabel in 1895, and, in another letter of 1895, talks about dancing with the Prince of Wales. In a letter of 1898, written from Savannah to her mother in Florida, Juliette mentions Mabel's wedding plans. Letters from others contain news of family and friends.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1902-1904, 15.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Mabel Gordon Leigh, Mrs. Rowland Leigh; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; George W. Lewis, attorney; and Charles Gasquet, attorney. Many of these letters are typed copies of originals not in this collection. The letters are all concerned with Juliette's separation from her husband, W.M. Low, and his sickness.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1905-1907, 9.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mabel Gordon Leigh, Rowland Leigh, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, W.W. Gordon II, General Sir Archibald Hunter. The letters of 1905 except one are concerned with Juliette Gordon Low's separation; the question of divorce; W.M. Low's sickness, death, and funeral in June 1905; and the settlement of his estate. One letter of May 1905 is a copy of a letter from General Sir Archibald Hunter describing a tiger hung in India. There is a letter dated 1907 from Juliette Gordon Low to Nelly Kinzie Gordon which discusses W.M. Low's will. Most of these letters are typed copies of originals not in the collection.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1908-1909, 7.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, W.W. Gordon II, (George) Arthur Gordon, Mabel Gordon Leigh, George Lewis. There are two letters concerning Juliette Gordon Low's wish to make Archibald Hunter her trustee; letters from George Lewis, regarding investment of securities; letters to Mabel Gordon Leigh from Juliette Gordon Low, written from Savannah and Scotland and giving news of family and friends in both places; and a letter from Juliette Gordon Low in England, to Arthur Gordon, telling what she heard and read about President Taft's visit to Savannah and asking for further details; the same letter discusses business matters.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1910, 17.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Mabel Gordon Leigh; (George) Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; and Carrie Kipling, Mrs. Rudyard Kipling. Most of the letters are from Juliette Gordon Low to members of her family; these letters are written from Ottawa, Savannah, on board S.S. Cedric sailing for England, various addresses in England and Paris, and from Scotland. They contain news of family and friends. There is one letter to Juliette Gordon Low from Mabel Gordon Leigh and a letter to Juliette Gordon Low from Carrie Kipling, who regrets not being able to attend the opera.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, January-June 1911
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, W.W. Gordon II, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Mabel Gordon Leigh, Eleanor Gordon Parker, (George) Arthur Gordon, Sir George Lewis. All of the letters except one from Sir George Lewis, are from Juliette G. Low to her relatives. The letters of January and February 1910 are written from en route to Ottawa and New York City from aboard the SS. Celtic sailing to Egypt, and from Egypt. The letters from Canada talk about her friends, parties, and her planned Egyptian trip. One of the letters from en route to Egypt talks about visiting the ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii. The letters written from Egypt describe sights and talk about parties and friends, principally George Hunter, brother of Sir Archibald Hunter. Letters of April 7 and 12 are from France, and mention sights, sculpture courses, and Rudyard Kipling. The letters from the end of April are mailed from Paris and talk about art lessons, Aunt Eliza and Gulie Stiles, and the coming coronation of George V. The letters of May and June are written from England and talk about relatives, friends, the coronation, and various entertainments. In a letter of June 29, 1911 to her father, Juliette mentions meeting Robert Baden-Powell, and in another letter, written about the same time to her mother, she talks at length about Robert Baden-Powell and the Boy Scouts.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1911 July-December, 30.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon II; Mabel Gordon Leigh; Eleanor Gordon Parker; W.W. Gordon III and his wife, Ellen Buchanan Screven Gordon, called Ellie; and Betty Lewis, Lady George Lewis. The letters from Juliette Gordon Low to members of her family are from England and Scotland. In a letter of August 1911 written to her father from Lochs in Scotland, Juliette Gordon Low talks about starting a group of Girl Guides there and the beginnings of the Girl Guide movement; Girl Guides are also mentioned in the letter of December 30, 1911. Most of the letter from Scotland and England contain news of family and friends, including Robert Baden-Powell. There are also letters to Juliette Gordon Low from W.W. Gordon III and Ellie Gordon, written from Weisbaden, about the treatment taken by their son W.W. Gordon IV ("B") for his hearing problems.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1912-1913, 30.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, W.W. Gordon II, Mabel Gordon Leigh, Eleanor Gordon Parker, Page Anderson. The letters of January 1912 from Juliette Gordon Low are written from on board a ship in the Caribbean area. In a letter of September 11, 1912 from Mabel Gordon Leigh in England to Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, the death of W.W. Gordon II is referred to. Letters of June 10 and June 12, 1913 from Juliette Gordon Low to her mother talk about her second presentation at Court. Other letters contain news of family and friends.
 

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Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1914, 14.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mabel Gordon Leigh, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Oberlin M. Carter, Francis Younghusband. The letters are mainly from Juliette Gordon Low to Mabel Gordon Leigh, written from Washington, D.C. and Castle Menzies and Lochs in Scotland. The letters from Scotland are about plans for Mabel Gordon Leigh to move to Scotland during World War I, and question if Nelly Kinzie Gordon will be able to come abroad and return home because of the war. One letter written from Savannah on January 25, by Juliette Gordon Low to Captain Oberlin M. Carter invites him to visit her in England and Scotland.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1915, 4.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mabel Gordon Leigh, Lily Redmond. All of the letters except one are from Juliette Gordon Low to Mabel Gordon Leigh and are written from England and Savannah. The letters from England talk about events of World War I and possible dangers to young Rowland Leigh, attending school on the English coast. A letter of May 2 from Savannah talks about the suffragettes. There is a postcard from Lily Redmond to Juliette Gordon Low about a visit.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1916, 12.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mabel Gordon Leigh, W.W. Gordon III, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Eustace Percy. The letters from Juliette Gordon Low written from Washington D.C. and Richmond, Virginia, talk about Girl Scout activities, her hearing, relatives, and World War I. Letters of April from Juliette Gordon Low in New York to W.W. Gordon III and Mabel Gordon Leigh talk about making a lecture on the Girl Scouts and about hearing Admiral Robert Peary speak on preparedness. Several April letters discuss the Belgian Relief Program. A letter to Mabel Gordon written from Savannah in May talks about the Luisitania and the possibility of the United States entering World War I. Letters written in October talk about having been to England with her mother and the return trip.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1918-1920, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; W.W. Gordon III; Ellie Gordon; Daisy Gordon, called Daisy Doots or Doots; Mabel Gordon Leigh; and Joseph D. Mitchell. A letter of 1918 to Mabel Gordon Leigh from Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah mentions the death of their mother, and talks about the war. Letters of 1919 from Juliette Gordon Low in England to Daisy (Doots) Gordon and W.W. Gorgon III talk about conditions in England before and after the declaration of peace, the peace service at St. George's Church, and friends, relatives, and social events. Included in one letter of August 1919 are photos of an airplane which Juliette Gordon Low had been flying. Some letters of 1920 from Juliette Gordon Low to W.W. Gordon III and Ellie Gordon talk about the visit of their daughter Daisy (Doots) Gordon to England. A letter of 1920 from Monsignor Joseph D. Mitchell, Vicar General, is about cleaning up Lafayette Square in Savannah.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1921-1923, 7.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; W.W. Gordon III; Ellie Gordon; Daisy (Doots) Gordon Lawrence, Mrs. Samuel A. Lawrence; Mary Gale Carter Clarke; F.A. Virkus; Joseph D. Mitchell; and George Evelyn Harrison?. The letters of 1921 include one from Joseph D. Mitchell to Juliette Gordon Low about a wrestling contest for boys in Savannah, and a letter from Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah to Ellie Gordon about friends, relatives, and social events in Savannah. A letter of 1922 to Daisy Gordon Lawrence from Juliette Gordon Low in England talks about mutual friends and the cottage on the Girl Guide Estate, Foxlease. Two letters of 1923 to Juliette Gordon Low from her relative George Evelyn Harrison? are concerned with the death of his father. A letter of 1923 to Mary Gale C. Clarke from Juliette Gordon Low in England is about an auto mishap.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1924, 20.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, (George) Arthur Gordon and his wife Margaret Stuart McGuire Gordon, Mabel Gordon Leigh, W.W. Gordon III, Daisy (Doots) Gordon Lawrence. Letters between (George) Arthur Gordon and Juliette Gordon Low contain family news as well as references to business affairs. Letters to and from Juliette Gordon Low, Mabel Gordon Leigh, and W.W. Gordon III are also concerned with friends, relatives, and business, particularly the sale of the wharf lot.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, 1925-1926, 21.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Eleanor Gordon Parker; W.W. Gordon III; Mabel Gordon Leigh; William Gordon Harrison; Daisy (Doots) Gordon Lawrence; Sam Lawrence; Rudyard Kipling; and Anne Choate, Mrs. Arthur Osgood Choate. Many of the letters in this folder contain references to Juliette Gordon Low's declining health. There is a letter written in Marcy 1925 from Juliette Gordon Low at the Maguire Clinic in Richmond to (George) Arthur Gordon and a number of letters of 1926 which mention her illness. A letter of March 21, 1925 from Juliette Gordon Low to (George) Arthur Gordon mentions Girl Scout matters as well as giving news of family and friends. In several letters written from England written in September and October 1926 to Daisy (Doots) and Sam Lawrence, Juliette Gordon Low discusses her art work; in a letter of October 12, 1926 to Sam Lawrence, she mentions the bust of her grandfather that she is working on. A letter of December 1, 1925 to Juliette Gordon Low from William Gordon Harrison gives news of relatives and talks about the necessity of selling Brandon, the Harrison home in Virginia. There is also a letter of September 28, 1926 to Juliette Gordon Low from Rudyard Kipling in which he gives new of himself and his family. There are letters of 1925 and 1926 from Anne Choate with news of her mother, Mary Gale C. Clarke.
Juliette Gordon Low, Personal Correspondence, undated, 34.0 items.
This folder consists of letters and parts of letters to and from Juliette Gordon Low during all periods of her life. The correspondents are mainly family members, particularly Nelly Kinzie Gordon, Eleanor Gordon Parker, Mabel Gordon Leigh and (George Arthur) Gordon. There are two letters to Juliette Gordon Low from Carrie Kipling. Also, there is a Christmas card from Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Other correspondents include two whose signatures are illegible.
Writings by Juliette Gordon Low, 2.0 items.
Included are a play, probably written by Juliette Gordon as a child at Etowah Cliffs, and an article "When I Was a Girl," reminiscences of Juliette Gordon Low's girlhood, published in The American Girl, October 1926.
Poetry and Anecdotes, by and collected by Juliette Gordon Low, 14.0 items.
Horoscope of Juliette Gordon Low. Compiled by Evangeline S. Adams
Writings about Juliette Gordon Low, 4.0 items.
Included are an article "Mrs. Juliette Low and Girl Scouting" from The Trail Maker, V, No. 3, March 1927 and a small book, Juliette Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts, Savannah, 1927. Also, there is a newspaper clipping of 1937, which is a copy of a letter to (George) Arthur Gordon from Rudyard Kipling, in which Kipling reminisces about Juliette Gordon Low.
Writings about Juliette Gordon Low, 7.0 items.
Includes typed articles: "Juliette Low As Her Family Knew Her," by Daisy (Doots) Gordon Lawrence; "Juliette Low Grown-Up" by Daisy (Doots) Gordon Lawrence; "Daisy Low" by Rowland Leigh, Jr.; reminiscences about Juliette Low's married life and separation by Mabel Gordon Leigh; "Mrs. Juliette Low, Founder of the Girl Scouts."
Juliette Gordon Low, Miscellaneous, 7.0 items.
Includes a program of a charity bazaar of 1896, an engraved invitation from Lady Maxwell in Cairo, list of house parties, drawing showing military positions during battles.
Newspaper clippings collected by Juliette Gordon Low, 42.0 items.
Clippings from Savannah and English papers about family and friends of Juliette Gordon Low. Most of the clippings are from English papers, and many of them are about Archibald Hunter.
 

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Juliette Gordon Low, Property Settlement, and Estate of William Mackay Low, 7.0 items.
Includes deed of settlement between William Mackay Low and Charles Gasquet, trustee for Juliette Magill Gordon Low, June 26, 1903; warranty deed, lot 13 and 14, Lafayette Ward, Savannah, Georgia, W.M. Low to J.M.G. Low, January 9, 1904; deed of settlement between W.M. Low and Charles Gasquet, trustee for J.M. G. Low, June 14, 1904; terms of settlement, Robertson v. Low and another, January 25, 1906; deed, William L. Waklee, administrator of estate of W.M. Low to J.M.G. Low, January 30, 1907; letter from Clarke Rawlins and Co. to Messrs. Gasquet and Metcalfe, July 13, 1905, regarding will of W.M. Low; letter from George Lewis, Solicitor, to Juliette Gordon Low, undated, concerns will of W.M. Low.
Juliette Gordon Low, Will and Estate, 5.0 items.
Includes Exemplified Copy of the Last Will and Testament of Mrs. Juliette Magill Low; receipt blank to be signed by beneficiaries of will; letter from Haines, Rankin & Company, insurance agents, to W.W. Gordon III, February 16, 1927, changes policy to names Estate of Juliette M. Low; letter from W.W. Gordon III to R.M. Estes of Internal Revenue Department, accompanying enclosed affidavit of executors stating no litigation has been instituted, June 11, 1928.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 31.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, January-February 1927, recorded in Ordinary's Office Chatham County.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 68.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, March 1927, recorded in Ordinary's Office, Chatham County.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 42.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, April, 1927, recorded in Ordinary's Office, Chatham County.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 25.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, May-June, 1927, recorded in Ordinary's Office, Chatham County.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 15.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, July-November 1927, recorded in Ordinary's Office Chatham County.
Juliette Gordon Low, Estate, 8.0 items.
Vouchers supporting disbursement of estate, undated, 1928, and 1936. The undated receipts probably date from some time in 1927, as they were recorded in the Ordinary's Office, Chatham County along with the other vouchers; the 1928 receipts were also recorded.
 

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Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1898-1908, 47.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1909, 35.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1910 January-June, 49.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1910 July-December
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1911 January-June, 31.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1911 July-December, 31.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1912 January-April, 31.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1912 May-December, 40.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1913-1923, 13.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1924, 42.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Correspondence, 1925-1926 and undated, 31.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Papers, 39.0 items.
Includes bills, receipts, promissory notes, indenture, power of attorney.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Papers, 17.0 items.
Includes material relating to investments, company reports, mortgages securing bonds, announcement of stockholders' meeting.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Papers
Includes accounts with W.W. Gordon and Co. and other papers regarding investments in the United States and in England, 1907-1911. 32 meetings.
Juliette Gordon Low, Financial Papers, 27.0 items.
Includes accounts with W.W. Gordon and Company and other papers regarding investments and property, 1912-1913, 1922-1925, and undated.
Juliette Gordon Low, Cancelled Checks, 1920, 82.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Cancelled Checks, 1921, 143.0 items.
 

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Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1912, 9.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Elizabeth Van Dusen, Robert Baden-Powell, Edith D. Johnston, Mrs. Charlotte Vetter Gulick. Most of the letters in this folder are from Robert Baden-Powell. These letters are from Canada, Buffalo, aboard the S.S. Minnesota, Adelaide, Australia, and England. These letters talk about Baden-Powell's Boy Scout work, and the Girl Guide movement, and several of the letters contain references to books, including Wau-Bun. In a letter of February 22nd, Baden-Powell talks about the interest in starting a Gild Guide movement in the United States, and in a letter of March 15th, he compares the Girl Guide system favorably with that of the Campfire Girls. In a letter of March 18th, Baden-Powell congratulates Juliette Gordon low for getting the Girl Guides started so quickly in Savannah. In other letters Baden-Powell gives news of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in other countries. A letter of December 8, 1912, in addition to giving news of Boy Scouts and mutual friends, thanks Juliette Gordon Low for the wedding present. In a letter of March 192 to Mrs. Charlotte Vetter Gulick, co-founder of the Camp Fire Girls, Juliette Gordon Low gives a brief account of the group she has formed in Savannah and suggests possibly there can be a merger between the Camp Fire Girls and her group. In a letter of August to Edith Johnston, Juliette Gordon Low asks her to become Secretary for Girl Guides and gives duties and pay for the position.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1913-1914, 24.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Robert Baden-Powell; Agnes Baden-Powell; Luther Halsey Gulick; Mabel T. Boardman; Mabel Gordon Leigh; Eleanor Gordon Parker; Ruskin McArdle; Ellen A. Wilson, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson; Louise B. Kollock; Edith Johnston; Cora Neal. Some correspondence of 1913 between Luther H. Gulick, Juliette Gordon Low, Agnes Baden-Powell, and Robert Baden-Powell is concerned with the rivalry between the Girl Guide movement and the Camp Fire Girl movement. Letters between Juliette Gordon Low, Agnes Baden-Powell, and Robert Baden-Powell also talk about adapting the Girl Guide handbook of England for American use. In a letter of April 27, 1913 to Mabel Gordon Leigh, Juliette Gordon Low talks about meeting with the President's wife in Washington, D.C.; about the uncertainty as to whether she can get various Girl Scout groups to take the name Guide; and about the failure of the Camp Fire Girl groups. There are letters to Juliette Gordon Low expressing admiration for her work from Ellen A. Wilson, and Ruskin McArdle, secretary for Adele S. Burleson, Mrs. Albert S. Burleson, wife of the Postmaster General. A letter fragment of 1913 shows a design which Juliette Gordon Low wants to have patented and use as a trade mark. In the letters of 1914 the movement in America is referred to as the Girl Scout movement; in a letter of May 20, 1914, Robert Baden-Powell gives his opinion of the name Girl Scouts as opposed to Girl Guides. There are a number of letters from June to October 1914 from Juliette Gordon Low to Edith Johnston in which various administrative problems are mentioned. In letters of August and October 1914 to Cora Neal, Juliette Gordon Low discusses the handbook.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1915, 17.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Nelly Kinzie Gordon, (Richard) Wayne Parker, Robert Baden-Powell, Edith Johnston, Caroline Lewis, Mildred ?. A letter of April 13, 1915 from Richard Wayne Parker to Juliette Gordon Low discusses a constitution for the Girl Scouts he is helping to prepare. A series of letters between Juliette Gordon Low and Edith Johnston discuss administrative affairs. A letter of April 24, to Edith Johnston discusses the Girl Scout uniform; letters written to Edith Johnston in July and August discuss Girl Scout camps; letters written to Edith Johnston in October and November from England talk about the activities of the English Girl Guides during the war and the possibility of starting a Girl Scout magazine in the United States. In this folder there are also some letters from Robert Baden-Powell to Juliette Gordon Low which talk about war activities. A letter of September 29, 1915 from Robert Baden-Powell talks about a handbook for Girl Scout leaders which is being prepared in the United States. A letter of June 11, 1915 from Juliette Gordon Low to her mother tells of the events of the first annual convention of girl scouts in Washington, D.C.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1916, 25.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Edith Johnston, Walter John Hoxie, Andrew Carnegie, Corrine Roosevelt Robinson, Lucy Former, Louise B. Kollock, Montague Gammon, Edna Mary Colman, Emma R. Hall, Cora Neal. The correspondence between Juliette Gordon Low, Edith Johnston, Louise B. Kollock, Cora Neal, and Montague Gammon is largely concerned with administrative activities at various Girl Scout headquarters: Savannah headed by Edith Johnston, Philadelphia headed by Louise B. Kollock, National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. headed by Cora Neal and Montague Gammon. In a letter of February 19, to Andrew Carnegie, Juliette Gordon Low gives a short history of the Girl Scouts, explains how they differ from Camp Fire Girls, and asks for his support. A letter of March 14, from Corrine Roosevelt Robinson to Juliette Gordon Low discusses the Girl Scout movement and preparedness. Some of the letters between Juliette Gordon Low, Walter John Hoxie, an Edith Johnston also discuss the Girl Scout camp in Savannah.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1917, 11.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Robert Baden-Powell; Herbert Hoover, director of the U.S. Food Administration; Vance Criswell McCormick, newspaper publisher, chairman of the War Trade Board, member of the War Mission to Great Britain and France; James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore; and Edith Benham, Secretary for Edith Galt Wilson, Mrs. Woodrow Wilson. The letters of January 16, May 5, July 27 from Robert Baden-Powell to Juliette Gordon Low talk about training of Girl Scouts and Guides, and the charter patrol leaders' book of English Boy Scouts. Letters of October 3 and 10 from Herbert Hoover and James Cardinal Gibbons to Juliette Gordon Low express appreciation for assistance Girl Scouts in the Washington, D.C. area are giving to the Bureau for Food Conservation. Letters of October 15 and 16 are from Edith Benham; in one of these letters Edith Wilson accepts the position of honorary president of the Girl Scouts in America. In an undated letter, probably written in 1917 to a family member, Juliette Gordon Low discusses becoming an honorary member of the Council of Defense, and linking the Girl Scouts with government war work; she also talks about an invitation from Edith G. Wilson to bring some Girl Scouts to the White House so that one of them can be presented the Golden Eagle Award.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1918-1919, 22.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Robert Baden-Powell; Carl Vrooman, Assistant Secretary, Department of Agriculture; O.B. Martin, Assistant in charge of Demonstration Club Work, Office of Extension work in the South, Department of Agriculture; James E. Russell, Department of Educational Reconstruction, Office of the Surgeon General, and the Chairman of the Executive Board of Girl Scouts; Edith Benham, Secretary for Edith G. Wilson; Herbert Hoover, director of the U.S. Food Administration; W. Prentice Sanger, Executive Secretary, Commission on Training Camp Activities, War Department; Franklin Lane, Secretary of the Interior; Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States; P.P. Claxton, Commissioner of Education, Department of the Interior; Mrs. Jane Deeter Rippin; Helen Storrow, Mrs. James J. Storrow; Mrs. ? Daniels; Mrs. Charles L. Tiffany; ? Brandy; ? Eddy; Llewellyn Parsons; Ann Choate; Miss ? MacDonald, Secretary of the Girl Guides in England; Edward, Prince of Wales; Sir Sidney Greveille; Mrs. Harold Pratt. Two letters of February 1918 from Robert Baden-Powell to Juliette Gordon Low discuss Girl Guide activities in England during the war. Some letters of June 1918 between Carl Vrooman, O.B. Martin, James E. Russell, and Juliette Gordon Low are about Girl Scout activities in areas of food production and conservation, such as planting war gardens, canning preserving, pickling. Letters of June and November 1918 from Edith Benham to Juliette Low tell about Mrs. Wilson's activities as Honorary President of the Girl Scouts. Letters of September and August 1918 between P.P. Claxton and Juliette Gordon Low tell about Girl Scout efforts to get pupils to remain in school. Accompanying one of these letters is a letter from President Woodrow Wilson to Secretary of the Interior Franklin Lane on the subject of keeping boys and girls in school. A letter of August 12, 1918 from W. Prentice Sanger, to Juliette Gordon Low talks about Girl Scout work with War Camp Community Services. Other letters of 1918 also mention war time projects and activities of the Girl Scouts. Letters of February and April 1919 refer to the trip of the Baden-Powells to the United States and one of these letters mentions a Girl Scout film. In a letter of November 1919 to Miss ? MacDonald, Juliette Gordon Low, asks her to send Girl Guide literature to be placed in the Library of Congress. In a letter of December 1919 from Juliette Gordon Low to Sir Sidney Greveille, thanks are expressed for the message to Scouts from Edward, Prince of Wales; a copy of the message is attached. In an undated letter, but probably written in 1919 to Mrs. Harold Pratt, Juliette Gordon Low asks that her name be withdrawn from the list of candidates from President of the Girl Scouts.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1920, 15.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Colin H. Livingstone, President of Boy Scouts of America; William Gibbs McAdoo, former Secretary of the Treasury; John J. Pershing, Commander of American Expeditionary Forces; John F. O'Ryan, Major-General, National Guard, New York; Mrs. Julius Rosenwald; Bertha Howell; Ann Choate; Leila B. D'Nano; F.C. Holmes, Chairman of the Plymouth Tercentenary Committee; Vance Criswell McCormick, newspaper publisher, Chairman of the War Trade Board, member of the War Mission to Great Britain and France; Georg ?; Laurence La Tourette Driggs, President of the American Flying Club; Edith Johnston; Emer. W. Briggs; Wm. S. Kyle; Mrs. Jane Deeter Rippin. Among the correspondence in this folder is a letter of January 19 from Colin H. Livingstone to Juliette Gordon Low, thanking her for the minutes of the International Conference and talking about the Boy and Girl Scout movements. A letter of January 28 from William Gibbs McAdoo to Anne Choate offers the assistance of himself and his wife to the Girl Scout movement. In a letter to Mrs. Jane Deeter Rippin, John J. Pershing accepts a position of the Executive Board of the Girl Scouts. Letters of July and August 1920 between Juliette Gordon Low, Emer. W. Briggs, Wm. S. Kyle, and F.C. Holmes are concerned with Juliette Gordon Low's membership on the Plymouth Tercentenary Committee as representative of the Girl Scouts. A letter of November 10 to Juliette Gordon Low from Vance C. McCormick discusses securing a license from the War Trade Board to take a Girl Scout film to England in 1920.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1921-1922, 32.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Eleanor W. McAdoo; James E. Russell; Robert Baden-Powell; Miss Doris S. Hough; Martha Berry; Anne H. Sims; Edith C. Macy; Helen Storrow; Lou Henry Hoover; Jane Deeter Rippin; James West, chief executive of the Boy Scouts of America; Texas Brook, Mrs. T.H. Brook; and Olave Baden-Powell, Lady Robert Baden-Powell. Among the correspondence of 1921 is a letter of January 19 from Eleanor W. McAdoo to Juliette Gordon Low, declining to speak at a Girl Scout conference, and two letters from Robert Baden-Powell, one of which discusses the problem of getting good scout leaders. A letter of November 30, 1921 from Jane Deeter Rippin talks about having a banquet in Atlanta to gain favorable publicity for the Girl Scouts; a reply to this letter (not dated) discounts the idea of the banquet and mentions problems arising from the use of the name Girl Scout. Another letter, from Mrs. Anne H. Sims to Juliette Gordon Low, also discusses a possible name change and who should consider this possibility. A letter of December 31, 1921 from Martha Berry to Juliette Gordon Low declines an invitation to attend the annual convention. Much of the correspondence of 1922 is between Lou Henry Hoover and Juliette Gordon Low. Some letters of June, July, August and December from Lou Henry Hoover talk about visits to various groups of Girl Scouts and Girl Scout camps, the annual convention held in Savannah, the international conference held in Cambridge, England, administrative matters, and the debate over whether to be called Girl Scouts of Girl Guides. A letter from Olave Baden-Powell discusses the trouble over the use of the name Girl Scouts, the international conference of Boy Scouts held in France. Correspondence of September 1922 between Juliette Gordon Low, James West, and Robert Baden-Powell is also concerned with the use of the name Girl Scouts. A letter of February 1922 from Edith Macy to Juliette Gordon Low declines to be a delegate at the international conference. Letters of June 29 and October 11, 1922 from Jane Deeter Rippin to Juliette Gordon Low mention gifts from the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Fun and administrative affairs. A letter to Jane Deeter Rippin from Robert Baden-Powell is a critique of the Brownie Book, which was published in 1922. A letter of August 22, 1922 to Olave Baden-Powell from Juliette Gordon Low invites her to the 1923 annual conference.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1923-1925, 18.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low; Lou Henry Hoover; John F. Benyon; Jane Deeter Rippin; (George) Arthur Gordon; Doris Hough; Margaret Thomas; Helen Storrow; Robert Baden-Powell; Miss ? Ferris; Anne Choate; George J. Baldwin; John O'Neill; Olave Baden-Powell; and Florence Kling Hardin, Mrs. Warren Harding. Letter of March and April 1923 from Lou Henry Hoover to Juliette Gordon Low discuss administrative matters, the annual convention to be held in Washington D.C. in May, 1923, and the international convention to be held in 1924. A letter of May 15, 1923 from Florence Kling Harding to Juliette Gordon Low conveys best wishes to the Baden-Powells who are soon to be in New York. Letters of July 1923 and April 1924 from John F. Benyon to Juliette Gordon Low are about an article on the history of the Girl Scouts to be published in an illustrated history of the United States. Letters of 1924 from Robert Baden-Powell to Juliette Gordon Low and from Juliette Gordon Low to Miss ? Ferris are concerned with giving handicapped scouts separate tests for awards, and scouting in China. A letter of April 10, 1925 brings up the problems of the Germans participating in the Scouting movement. In a letter of June 16, 1925 to Juliette Gordon Low, Anne Choate discusses the international Badge. A letter of December 4, 1925 from Olave Baden-Powell to Juliette Gordon Low is about the International Conference to be held in the United States in May of 1926.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, 1926, 26.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Lou Henry Hoover, Olave Baden-Powell, Robert Baden-Powell, Anne Choate, Jane Deeter Rippin. Correspondence between Juliette Gordon Low and Lou Henry Hoover of January 1926 is concerned with the coming International Conference, problems in the International Scouting movement, and administrative matters. A number of letters from Anne Choate to Juliette Gordon Low discuss a trip to England, the coming International Conference, administrative matters, Girl Scout leaders training camps; and a letter of November 1926 is an apology for some misunderstanding about the International Badge. All of the letters from Anne Choate also contain news of her family.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Correspondence, undated, 4.0 items.
Correspondents include Juliette Gordon Low, Mildred ?, Edith Johnston, Olive Lesley. In one of these letters to Edith Johnston, Juliette Gordon Low expresses her belief that Girl Scouts should be left out of political controversies, and Girl Scout representatives should express no opinion about women's suffrage.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Speeches, 1913-1919, 10.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Speeches, 1920-1926, 14.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Legal Documents, 4.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, History, 6.0 items.
Four typed articles on history of the Girl Scouts; one outline for chapter one of a book (revised Girl Scout Handbook, 1920 or 1927 ed.?); printed page (from revised Girl Scout Handbook, 1920 or 1927 ed.?).
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low Memorial Fund, 6.0 items.
Correspondence, 1927-1937, regarding a memorial for Juliette Gordon Low. Correspondents include Mabel Gordon Leigh, (George) Arthur Gordon, Anne Choate, Doris Hough.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Newspaper Clippings, 24.0 items.
Clippings of 1912, 1914, and October 11-17, 1937 re Silver Jubilee of the Girl Scouts, celebrated in Savannah.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Newspaper
Savannah Morning News, October 13, 1937, The Girl Scouts of the United States Silver Anniversary Edition.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Miscellaneous, 10.0 items.
Includes a copy of Girl Scout Promise and Laws with Sir Robert Baden-Powell's comments in margin (not in his hand); receipt for one copy of The Golden Eaglet, January 23, 1919, Report of the Girl Scouts, 1921; program of Ninth Annual Convention, Washington, D.C., April 23-27, 1923; copy of patent for design of badge by Robert Baden-Powell, assignor to Boy Scouts of America; The Council Fire II: 4, February 1927, the world bulletin of Girl Scouts & Girl guides which contains a eulogy Juliette Gordon Low and other articles; brochure of Juliette Gordon Low Exhibit, 1937.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Merit Badges, 16.0 items.
Removed and added to Artifacts collection.
Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts, Other insignia, 8.0 items.
 

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19(George) Arthur Gordon

Letter book, 1893 August 8-1896 May 23
Personal letters.
Letter book, 1901 July 27-1902 December 19
Scrapbook with letters, clippings, invitations, programs, etc. laid in. Some are personal, some concern a tri abroad and Georgia State Troops. Of special note is a program of commencement exercises at Savannah, Preparatory School - Military, 1902.
Letter book, 1904 December 25-1905 December 27
Some letters are personal, others concern W.W. Gordon & Company and Georgia State Troops. Laid in are clippings and a program of Conference for Education in the South, April 26-28, 1905.
 

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20(George) Arthur Gordon

Letter book, 1909 July 13-1910 April 13
Personal and W.W. Gordon & Company.
Letter book, 1910 November 15-1911 June 26
Personal and W.W. Gordon & Company.
Letter book, 1915 June 24-1915 October 11
Personal and Gordon & Company. Also contains personal accounts.
School notebook of Greek and Latin translations, notes, at St. Paul's School, also list of letters received and answered; notebook listing contents of bank boxes for himself and the estates of W.W. Gordon II and Nelly Kinzie Gordon, 2.0 items.
 

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21(George) Arthur Gordon

Diaries, at St. Paul's School, 1886, 1887, 2.0 items.
Correspondence and a clipping regarding complaint of Savannah Hospital, 1902-1903, 4.0 items.
Political Correspondence, 1905 January 4-1907 January 17, 96.0 items.
Letters to and from (George) Arthur Gordon re The Democratic Club of Chatham County (later Peoples-Democratic League) vs. The Citizens Club in the municipal election of 1907.
Political Correspondence, 1905 January 4-1907 January 17, 77.0 items.
Letters to and from (George) Arthur Gordon re The Democratic Club of Chatham County (later Peoples-Democratic League) vs. The Citizens Club in the municipal election of 1907.
Political Correspondence, 1905 January 4-1907 January 17, 33.0 items.
Letters to and from (George) Arthur Gordon regarding The Democratic Club of Chatham County (later Peoples-Democratic League) vs. The Citizens Club in the municipal election of 1907.
Political speeches and notes for above campaign, 7.0 items.
Minutes of meetings of various committees, reports, etc., 1906-1907, 17.0 items.
Political working committees, 19.0 items.
Lists of voters, some not registered, and outlines of districts, 37.0 items.
Goette's Map of the City of Savannah, 1906, 3.0 items.
Three copies each showing outlines of different political districts: 1st, 3rd, 4th.
Clippings regarding the above campaign, 1902, 1907, 16.0 items.
Correspondence with Senator William J. Harris et al regarding Shipping Board and proposed Savannah Port Authority, 1924 September-December, 21.0 items.
Correspondence with Senator William J. Harris et al regarding Shipping Board and proposed Savannah Port Authority, with two clippings re Shipping Board, 1925 January-March, 1925, 28.0 items.
Financial accounts and statements, etc., 1908-1935, 11.0 items.
Miscellaneous, 21.0 items.
Account of a tramping trip taken by W.W. Gordon III, Robert L. Mercer, Jr., George Haskell, and (George) Arthur Gordon through the mountains of Georgia and North Carolina, 1890, by (George) Arthur Gordon (typed copy); calling card of Miss Maude Maria Livingston, circa 1892; invitation to the wedding of Margaret Cameron McGuire and (George) Arthur Gordon, 1906; three speeches of (George) Arthur Gordon (Why Defense Day, on Navy Day, and one rough draft re military service), undated; announcement of Savannah Board of Trade re proposed Coastal Highway, 1924 (broadside); printed papers re 1st Regt. Inf. Georgia State Troops: memorandum re battle exercises, 1901, General Orders No.12 regarding inspections; announcement of the Gymnasium Committee to the five companies composing the Corporation of the 1st Vol. Regt. Ga., and their proposal to the City of Savannah regarding use of their property for a city auditorium, 1905 (2 broadsides); Circular No.6, 1st Regt Inf. Georgia State Troops, regarding assemblages, 1903; Manual of Riot Duty, by Colonel (George) Arthur Gordon, commanding 1st Regt. Inf. Ga. State Troops circa 1904; two copies of the menu of the 1st annual dinner of the St. Anthony Club of Savannah, 1908, both with autographs of some in attendance; list of various papers "Transferred from box file to transfer cases in G.A.G.'s room," circa 1909; notebook containing list of contents of desk, trunks, files, and book cases; three tickets to a "Lecture by Col. Geo. A. Gordon," undated; comic birthday card from "Mamma," 1880; Supplementary History of the Class of 1892, Sheffield Scientific School, Yale University, 1922; list of members, Ancient Landmark Lodge No.231, F. & A.M., 1904.
Clippings. Personal; 1st Regt. Ga. State Troops; education, 1902-1908 and undated, 41.0 items.
 

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22Papers of various members of the Gordon family, alphabetically arranged

Beirne Gordon
Printed letter to the stockholders of the Merchants Bank of Savannah, Georgia regarding his removal as Vice-President of the bank, January 11, 1905.
Edward McGuire Gordon, 18.0 items.
Issue of Horae Scholasticae containing stories and poems by him and notices about him, 1931-1934; The Record, 1932-1933, both publications of St. Timothy's School and a clipping regarding his scholastic standing at Yale, undated.
Arthur Gordon, Jr., 33.0 items.
School reports: Pape School, 1925; St. Paul's School, May-June 1930, Yale University, November 1930, January 1931, March 1931; a few receipted bills for tuition and dining hall, Yale University, 1933; Alumnae Horae, December 1931 and Horae Scholasticae, March 7, 1934, with notes regarding him; six issues of the Yale Literary Magazine, 1933-1934, with stories and essays by him; other Yale publications and clippings from them with notes regarding him; clipping from New York Times, June 24, 1934, mentioning him; typed copy of a poem by him, May 1940; water colored drawing by him as a child.
(Sara) Alice Gordon, 24.0 items.
School reports: Public schools, Savannah, November 1875-March 1877; Edge Hill School, March and April 1879; steamship schedule, Merchant and Miners Transportation Company, June 1, 1880; anonymous manuscript poem; three obituaries, 1880.
Sarah A. Gordon. Personal account book, 1860-1869
W.W. Gordon I, 75.0 items.
Most are papers of his estate; cancelled checks, 1872-1873, quarterly reports, 1882, many written of backs of Market Reports of W.W. Gordon & Company; house rents, 1872-1873; house repairs, 1871; financial statements, 1872-1873; receipted bills, 1882-1883; letters testamentary to Sarah A. Gordon, Exix., 1872. There is also a resume of his Civil and Military history, and two notes regarding land rental and an encroachment, 1835 and 1839.
W.W. Gordon III, 17.0 items.
Notebook with list of books read and school notes, 1880-1881; list of members of Delta Psi, Yale University, 1888 (lacks title page); Catalogue of the Members of the Fraternity of Delta Psi, compiled to June 1889; The Pandora, University of Georgia [18900; Rules and Assignments, Superior Court of Chatham County, Georgia..., December 1904-November 1905; Daily Record, Savannah, January 31, 1914; proof sheets of speech to Yale Alumni, 1911; clippings, 1911-1913.
W.W. Gordon IV
Catalogue, Morton's School for Boys, for the Nineteenth Session, 1904-1905 (1904).
Gulie (Gordon) Harrison, 5.0 items.
Receipts for securities delivered by W.W. Gordon & Company to W.G. Harrison, trustee for Mrs. George E. Harrison (Gulie Gordon Harrison) 1878-1899.
Daisy (Gordon) Lawrence
"A Booklet, started June 26, 1911, by Daisy Gordon, age 10," contains drawings. She was the daughter of W.W. Gordon III.
Mabel (Gordon) Leigh, 33.0 items.
Statements and some correspondence re Mrs. Leigh's capital and income; school report of R.H.G. Leigh (her son) at Stone House, December 1911, undated poem of his and riddles probably written by him; limericks by L.B. Cholmondeley, undated; two sheets from De Brett's regarding the Leigh family, undated; Order of Service at the Burial of Rudyard Kipling..., January 23, 1936 and clippings about him.
Eleanor (Gordon) Parker, 18.0 items.
Reports from The Misses Emmell's Seminar, Morristown, New Jersey, 1872; The Amateur (Emmell Institute) April 19, 1873; Correspondence regarding her income; typed copies of obituaries of (Richard) Wayne Parker (her husband), November 1923; copy of will of (Richard) Wayne Parker, 1907, and of her will, 1924; 2 printed speeches of (Richard) Wayne Parker in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1922; printed copy of An Act to Create a Federal Trade Commission, (H.R. 15613), 1914; extract from The Living Age, undated, with article "A Coming Famine in Cotton," by Sir E. Mackay Edgar; manuscript and typed copy of satirical song by Eleanor Nell Gordon.
Eliza (Gordon) Stiles, 17.0 items.
Most of the papers are correspondence between William Henry Stiles, Jr. as trustee for his wife, Eliza (Gordon) Stiles and W.W. Gordon II regarding investments and income, 1879-1914.
Richard Montgomery Stites estate. Quarterly reports, 1881 October-1883 April, 17.0 items.
R.M. Stites was the father of Sarah S. Gordon. Papers include receipted bills and quarterly statements. Some statements are written on the backs of cotton reports of W.W. Gordon & Company.
James Moore Wayne, 10.0 items.
Bank book with Central Rail Road Bank, 1858-1861; cancelled checks and draft on same bank, 1860-1864; promissory note for $2,000.00 on Central Rail Road Bank (printed form filled in), 1860, and one handwritten on Bank of the State of Georgia for $3,000.00, 1861, with notes on payments on back plus another slip of paper with further payments, 1862-1863.
Miscellaneous, 12.0 items.
Report of the Committee of the Grand Jury, Superior Court, Chatham County, to examine the conduct and condition of the offices of the Ordinary, May 21, 1901; invitations to the marriage of Vicomte d'Oysonville and Mlle. Marie de Dreux, June 15, 1911; extract from American Homes and Gardens, September 1907, of illustrated article on Brandon, home of the Harrisons; Post road from Charleston, South Carolina to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with mileages and comments on post houses (probably late 18th or early 19th century); two undated love poems, one a valentine; four essays and/or speeches, probably college work, unidentified; paper, "Utensels Bought For plantation use, 1890 to 1893," unidentified.
 

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24-26W.W. Gordon II

Receipted bills; household, tuition, clothing and accessories, travel, donations and dues, carriages and horses, etc., 1854 December-1924 July
 

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27Tison and Gordon, Gordon & Company, and Savannah Warehouse & Compress Company

Tison and Gordon
Ledger, 1844 June 7-1847 December 31
Sales of merchandise, not itemized; probably from one of the businesses run by William H. Tison, before coming to Savannah. There are no identifying notes in it.
Correspondence and a receipt, 1862-1867 July , 18.0 items.
Correspondence and a receipt, 1867 August-1869, 18.0 items.
Correspondence, shipments, sales accounts, valuations, memorandum, 1870-1877, 24.0 items.
Miscellaneous, 9.0 items.
Notice of dissolution of co-partnership of Tison & Mackay and information of Tison & Gordon; undated and unsigned letter; notes; circular from Post Office Department Dead Letter Office; obituary of William H. Tison, 1877; business cards of the firm.
Gordon & Company
Agreements and contracts regarding establishment of Gordon & Company and accounts with the partners, (George) Arthur Gordon and Beirne Gordon, 1913-1914, 10.0 items.
Correspondence, etc., 1923-1924, 13.0 items.
Book of stock certificates. Some were issued and later cancelled; most of them have never been issued
Savannah Warehouse & Compress Company
Correspondence, 1934 July 7-1935 October 21, 23.0 items.
Correspondence, 1935 December 11-1936 April 3, 27.0 items.
 

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28W.W. Gordon & Company

Letter book, 1878 November 29-December 12
Letter book, 1882 February 8-1886 February 5
Account book showing yearly balances, 1871-1899
Account book, 1889 December-1893 January
Correspondence received, 1882 July, 14.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 August, 26.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 September 1-12, 20.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 September 13-22, 27.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 September 23-30, 26.0 items.
 

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29W.W. Gordon & Company

Correspondence received, 1882 October 1-7, 23.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 October 9-14, 24.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 October 16-23, 23.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 October 24-31, 25.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 November 1-9, 28.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 November 10-20, 25.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 November 21-30, 24.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 December 1-9, 25.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 December 11-19, 24.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1882 December 20-30, 24.0 items.
Correspondence received, 1883-1911, 22.0 items.
News and Courier Prices Current, 1882 July 1-December 30, 25.0 items.
(25 issues). Issue for September 1, 1882 entitled "The Trade Industries of Charleston, S.C., 1882."
Account sheets with Tweedside plantation for sales of rice and other crops, receipt for settlement of account, 1883-1893; 1894, 14.0 items.
Notebook and typed and handwritten notes regarding customers, 1898-1899, 1903 and undated, 12.0 items.
Promissory notes, receipts, 1892-1904; 1881-1910, 113.0 items.
Ledger sheets, 1877-1895, 4.0 items.
Correspondence regarding timberlands, 1905 December, 10.0 items.
Papers regarding cotton, 1899-1913, 13.0 items.
Largely sea island cotton: shipments, receipts, consumption, statement of the business of W.W. Gordon & Company, 1912-1913, etc. Included is "Meyer's 'Atlantic' Cotton Code," and "The Gentle Art of Killing the Cotton Crop 1912-1913" by C.T. Revere, extracted from Commerce and Finance, August 9, 1916.
Legal papers, 8.0 items.
Agreement of partnership between W.W. Gordon II, Francis D. Bloodworth and Beirne Gordon as W.W. Gordon & Company, 1883; Power of Attorney, W.W. Gordon II to (George) Arthur Gordon, 1893; renewal of partnership of W.W. Gordon & Company, July 1893; dissolution of partnership on retirement of F.D. Bloodworth and reestablishment of company by W.W. Gordon II and Beirne Gordon, September 1893; Power of Attorney, Nelly Kinzie Gordon to W.W. Gordon II to invest certain property in W.W. Gordon & Company, 1901; agreement of W.W. Gordon & Company with Baird Hardware Company of Alachua, Florida, 1908; agreement establishing Gordon & Company after death of W.W. Gordon II, 1914.
Miscellaneous, 5.0 items.
Formal letter of acknowledgement of W.W. Gordon Company for letters of condolence on death of W.W. Gordon II 1912; unfilled in form for deed to secure debt, with a few penciled notes; "Mercantile Schedule-Savannah, Ga." Savannah Fire Department; "Resources of Southern Planting Company," undated, typed. Note regarding available warehouse space.
 

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30Real Estate

Belmont plantation, Jefferson County, Georgia. Power of Attorney for sale of the tract and a memorandum, 1915
Chicago property, 1867-1878, 33.0 items.
Bonds, mortgages, correspondence.
Florida property, 3.0 items.
Deed to the Lynn Tract; Alachua County; unfilled in deed for sale of the property and a ground plan.
Gordon Wharf, 27.0 items.
Deeds, 1881; leases to Florida and Western Railway Company, 1901; correspondence with Atlantic Coast Line Railway Company re rent, taxes, repairs, etc., 1919-1924.
Gordonston, 26.0 items.
Reports on sales of property, incidental expenses, etc., letters to other members of the family regarding taxes, assessments, expenses and revenues from W.W. Gordon III and (George) Arthur Gordon, 1925-1926. Plates of the tract and some house plans are in box of oversized documents.
Grange plantation, Chatham County, Georgia. Deed, 1832
The Grange was later a part of Colerain plantation.
Savannah lot. Ground rent deed to Lot No.38, Forsyth Ward, 1868
Springfield Plantation, Chatham County, Georgia, 6.0 items.
Deeds and other documents for sale to W.W. Gordon II of part of the tract.
Journals of John H. Kinzie, 1828 July 19-July 25, or 1829; 1845 August 26-October 29, 2.0 items.
In back is a story, "Mama knows best; a Little Rose," in hand of Juliette A.M. Kinzie.
Narratives by Juliette A.M. Kinzie. "Narrative of John Clark, the Hunter", 1778-1817, 2.0 items.
(in back are some notes: derivation of names of places from Indian language); untitled story of a family incident.
Wau-Bun, 31.0 items.
Papers re the 1901 and 1912 editions, edited by Nelly Kinzie Gordon; typed extract from the book regarding Eleanor Lytle Kinzie; memos regarding copyrights; acknowledgements from libraries for copies of the book, 1901-1916; letter from George Kinzie re bills for the book, 1914; receipted bills for copies; newspaper notices. There is some correspondence concerning the book in the family correspondence file.
Fort Dearborn (or Chicago) Massacre, 10.0 items.
Typed and printed transcripts of the narrative of Lt. Linai T. Helm, 1812. None are complete. Account first published in Wau-Bun.
Fort Dearborn Massacre, 15.0 items.
Copy of the 2nd edition edited by Juliette A.M. Kinzie (Fergus Printing Company, 1914); memo regarding copyright dates; notices of 1911 publication edited by Nelly Kinzie Gordon; list of those to whom copies were sent; receipted bills for copies, 1912, a newspaper review of The Story of Old Ford Dearborn, by J.S. Currey (1912) and a typed copy of the invitation to program commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Fort Dearborn Massacre (1912). There is some correspondence concerning the book in the family correspondence file.
John Kinzie, the "Father of Chicago", 3.0 items.
A Sketch, by Nelly Kinzie Gordon (published by the author, 1910) (2 copies), a typed copy.
"Concerning John Kinzie & Indian information & c."
Scrapbook kept by Nelly Kinzie Gordon; letters, clippings, etc. concerning her sketch (above). There were some loose letters, postal cards, etc. in the scrapbook which have been placed in folders in the next box.
 

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32Kinzie Papers

Letters from the John Kinzie scrapbook, 1899-1910 May, 16.0 items.
Regarding Nelly Kinzie Gordon's sketch of John Kinzie and Indians. Most of them are acknowledgements for copies. Correspondents are: David H. McCulloch; Richmond Times-Dispatch; A.J. Blackbird (Indian Chief); Francis Bloodgood; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; Chicago Historical Society; Fran D. Du Souchert; Detroit Public Library; John H. Kinzie (nephew); Frederick F. Cook; Lambert Tree; Charles King.
Letters from the John Kinzie scrapbook, 1910 June 1-October 24, 26.0 items.
Correspondents in addition to historical institutional and public libraries are: Azile B. Reynolds; Clarinda P. Lamar; Martha T. Deane; George D. Rumsey; Francis Bloodgood; M.W. Fuller (?); Mary Leiter; Virginia B. Holmes; Eleanor Preston Wood; J. Seymour Currey; William Montrose Graham; Joseph Gurney Cannon; Adele G.D. Loche; Samuel J. Brown; Clarence M. Burton.
Letters from the John Kinzie scrapbook, 1911 January 3-April, 28.0 items.
Correspondents in addition to libraries and institutions are: Frank Hamilton, Register of Copyrights; Henry T. Rainey; F.H. Ormer; Oscar Wegelin; various officers of City of Chicago, including Mayor; S.B. Buckner.
Letters from the John Kinzie scrapbook, 1911 June-1912 May, 21.0 items.
Correspondents in addition to libraries and institutions are: (Richard) Wayne Parker; A.C. McClurg & Company.
Letters from the John Kinzie scrapbook, 1912 June 5-1913 April 7, 25.0 items.
Correspondents in addition to libraries and institutions are: Charees D. Hilles, Secretary to President William H. Taft; Clarence M. Burton; J.O. Cunningham; Freeman Johnson; Regan Printing House; William Montrose Graham; Earl of Warwick; E.W. Blatchford; Charles N. Trivess; Wilton; Nelly Kinzie Gordon; J. Seymour Currey; John H. Kinzie (nephew).
Papers from the scrapbook regarding John Kinzie, 19.0 items.
Typed article on Hoo-wan-nee-kaw; typed paper, "The Killing of Laline;" typed extract from "Historical Journal" by Captain John Knox; typed copy of "John Kinzie, a Sketch," (duplicate); typed paper of extracts from the notebook of Juliette A.M. Kinzie re place names of Indian origin, and "memoranda;" two manuscripts regarding "Indians," in hand of Nelly Kinzie Gordon; pamphlets regarding Chicago and Indians; photographs of pages from a book, "The Red Man's Greeting," by Chief Pokagon, printed on birch bark.
Miscellaneous, 8.0 items.
Typed, "Sketch of John Kinzie" (not the published account); acknowledgement from Chicago Historical Society to Juliette A.M. Kinzie for copy of Mark Logan; announcements, etc. of Kinzie School; extract from The Scope, August 28, 1915, with article mentioning John H. Kinzie; steel plate for engraving of John H. Kinzie.
Clippings regarding John Kinzie, Fort Dearborn Massacre, Kinzie memorial tablet, John H. Kinzie and Juliette A.M. Kinzie, 25.0 items.
Pamphlets, 8.0 items.
Reminiscences of Early Days on Mackinac Island, by E.J. Baird (1898); The Indians as a Diplomatic Factor in the History of the Old Northwest, by I.J. Cox (1901); Complete History of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan... by A.J. Blackbird (1897); The Masters of the Wilderness: A Study of the Hudson's Bay Company..., by C.S. Reed (1909); Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore), by F.R. Grover (1905); Army Life in Wisconsin Territory (1898), a compilation of articles, 1834-1837; Reminiscences of Life in Territorial Wisconsin, 1824-42, by E.T. Baird (1900); photograph of Julia Q. Pokagon, granddaughter of Chief Pokagon.
 

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33Chicago

Pamphlets, 3.0 items.
Chicago Directory, 1839, 1843; Chicago City Manual 1915.
Pamphlets, historical, 5.0 items.
Early Chicago: Fort Dearborn, by John Wentworth (1881) (2 copies); Early Days of Peoria and Chicago, by David McCulloch, undated; Pioneer Tales and Pictures of Chicago, by W.H. Gale (1906) (author's autographed presentation copy); Discovery and Conquest of the Northwest, with the history of Chicago, by Rufus Blanchard (1898) (v. I, pt. II only).
Pamphlets, 2.0 items.
Chicago Historical Society Annual Report, October 31, 1909 (Nelly Kinzie Gordon listed as a corresponding member); same for October 31, 1917 (sketch of Mrs. Gordon in necrology section, pp.63-64).
Stereoscopic views of the ruins of Chicago, fire of 1871, 31.0 items.
Identifying notes on some of them.
Miscellaneous, 13.0 items.
"Chicago Centennial, 1903:" Nelly Kinzie Gordon's journal of the event (typed); Mrs. Gordon's identification of figures in painting of the "Last Indian Treaty" (ms.); prospectus of Crosby Opera House Art Association; advertising brochures (Fergus' Historical Series, Early Chicago, Pioneers' Tales and Pictures, Ivey Green Work); programs (St. James's Church service in Commemoration of the 350th Anniversary of the Book of Common Prayer, 1899; unveiling the Soldiers' Monument; constitution of Chicago Pioneers' Sons and Daughters; extracts from periodicals ("First Families of Chicago" from Outing Magazine, February 1909; The Eastland disaster from The Scope, July 31, 1915; "Chicago's Beginnings," from The Independent, February 6, 1913).
Clippings, 37.0 items.
Regarding Mrs. Gordon in Chicago, 1903, 1914, 1916; Fort Dearborn, 1912; Chicago history, sites, prominent citizens, 1893 (Centennial), 1899, 1903, 1905, 1913, 1915. Includes some newspaper sections, not clipped.
 

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34Genealogies

Clarke (Clark) Family, 3.0 items.
Cushing Family
Drake Family, 7.0 items.
Dwight Family, 2.0 items.
Gordon Family, 10.0 items.
Howard Family
Kinzie (includes Forsyth) Family, 20.0 items.
Lytle-Little Family, 6.0 items.
Mead Family, 5.0 items.
Savage-Clay Family
Stites Family
Wayne Family, 2.0 items.
Wolcott Family, 12.0 items.
 

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35Scrapbooks

Notable clippings are
cartoon re W.W. Gordon II's campaign for Governor of Georgia; household hints; recipes; patterns; anecdotes; home remedies; Kinzies of Chicago; Georgia Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Low house; Georgia Hussars; St. Helena's Island; Gordon social events.
Notable clippings are
W.W. Gordon II and the Porto Rican Commission; poems; anecdotes; Wau-Bun; members of the family; marriage of Lady Beatrice Villiers in which Margaret Leigh, daughter of Mabel (Gordon) Leigh was a bridesmaid.
Notable clippings are
Girl Scouts; Gordon social events; Mrs. Gordon's visit to England in 1912; Kinzie family in Chicago; President Taft's visit to Savannah in 1912; Rudyard Kipling; Zeppelin raid in England in 1916; Siege of Savannah in 1779; poems by family members; two letters of Cortlandt Parker to his mother, Eleanor (Gordon) Parker.
 

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36Scrapbooks

Notable clippings are
postcards; anecdotes; poems; family snapshots, some of snow in Forsyth Park; W.W. Gordon II, World War I and German atrocities; postcards and snapshots of scenes in England; Rudyard Kipling, including a poem by him; memorial to Yale Men who fell in the Civil War; Forsyth Park Fountain.
Notable clippings are
Adm. Winfield Scott Schley's visit to Savannah, undated; new edition of Wau-Bun; satire on Mark Logan, poems by family members; Mark Twain; anecdotes; Gordon social events including General and Mrs. Gordon's 50th wedding anniversary; short stories by Charles T. Whitefield and O'Henry; silhouettes.
Notable clippings are
Savannah parade on General Lee's birthday (1896); Pierce County (1894); Bilbo Canal (1894); William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall and the silver question (1896); typed article re Johannes' prophecy, depicting Kaiser Wilhelm as the Anti-Christ; Girl Scouts.
 

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37Scrapbooks

Notable clippings are
Anecdotes; poems; writings by family members; Kinzies in Chicago; Fort Dearborn Massacre; Georgia Hussars: "Bill Brag" Stories, 1913, many addressed to "Daisy" (Juliette Gordon Low); Girl Scouts; world War I.
Articles, etc. regarding Chicago and the Fort Dearborn Massacre
Notable clippings are
Nelly Kinzie Gordon; W.W. Gordon II and the Spanish-American War; Tomo-chi-chi Memorial; wedding of Mabel McLane Gordon and Honorable Rowland Charles Frederick Leigh; household hints; poems; anecdotes; family poetry. Many letters are laid in, among the correspondents being Mildred Dewey (wife of Admiral Dewey), Frances T. Cleveland (wife of President Grover Cleveland), Carrie Kipling, Hoke Smith, Sir Archibald Hunter.
Notable clippings are
Civil War; political fight between President Taft and Theodore Roosevelt (1912); poems, anecdotes; Captain Oberlin M. Carter. Outside the box.
Notable clippings are
Chicago Centennial, 1903, at which General and Mrs. Gordon were guests; verse, "The Babyhood of Theodore Roosevelt;" General and Mrs. Gordon's 50th wedding anniversary; George P.A. Healy and his portraiture; new editions of Wau-Bun and Fort Dearborn Massacre; President Taft's visit to Savannah. Typed copy of a letter from Corinne Roosevelt Robinson (sister of President Theodore Roosevelt) to Nelly Kinzie Gordon, August 27, 1902, laid in. Outside the box.
 

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38Oversize

Certificate of award to W.W. Gordon & company at the United States of America Universal Exposition, St. Louis, Missouri, 1904
Photographs, 2.0 items.
Commission of the United States for Porto Rico, September 1898 (3 copies); Gordon home on southeast corner of Drayton and Gwinnett Streets.
Diploma of (George) Arthur Gordon from Yale University, 1892
Drawing, presumably by Juliette (Gordon) Low; pencil sketches of an ear and a hand with sculpting tool
Architect's drawing for the Professional Building for (George) Arthur Gordon, Mark M. Sheridan, architect, 1935
Deed to a tract of land in New Jersey to John Mathie, 17??
Architect's drawing for the Mechanic's Cottage at Wormsloe plantation, E. Lynn Drummond, 1917
Contour drawing of Irene Indian Mound excavation site, 1939
The mound was on the property of Savannah Warehouse and compress Company.
Genealogical chart, Mead and Gordon, 2.0 items.
 

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39Oversize

Surveys for Gordonston, 3.0 items.
House plans for Gordonston, 6.0 items.
 

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40Photographs

Photographs, 8.0 items.
Nelly Kinzie Gordon. Photos of Nelly Kinzie before she married, group photos which include Nelly K. Gordon and W.W. Gordon II, photo of Nelly K. Gordon and W.W. Gordon II, taken on their golden wedding anniversary. Glass plate originals of Items 5666, 5669, and 5672 moved to Box 40A.
Photographs, 17.0 items.
W.W. Gordon II. Photo of W.W. Gordon II in military and civilian clothes. Also photo of re-interment ceremonies of Nathaniel Greene in which W.W. Gordon II participated. Glass plate original of Item 5680 moved to Box 40A.
Photographs, 5.0 items.
Army photos which include W.W. Gordon II.
Photographs, 22.0 items.
Army photos.
Photographs, 11.0 items.
Sara Alice Gordon.
Photographs, 6.0 items.
Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette Gordon as a young girl, wedding photos, and photos of Juliette G. Low as an older woman.
Photographs, 3.0 items.
Mabel Gordon Leigh. Mabel Gordon and Mabel G. Leigh with her children.
Photographs, 9.0 items.
W.W. Gordon III and George Arthur Gordon.
Photographs, 3.0 items.
W.W. Gordon II and his grandchildren.
Photographs, 13.0 items.
Peggy Leigh, Rowland Leigh, W.W. Gordon IV, Cortlandt Parker, Jr., other Parker children (?), Edward McGuire Gordon.
Photographs
Beirne Gordon.
 

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40AGlass Plates

Nelly Kinzie, two years before marriage
Moved from Box 40, Folder 438; plate is broken.
Nelly K. Gordon
Moved from Box 40, Folder 438.
Nelly K. Gordon with baby
Moved from Box 40, Folder 438.
W.W. Gordon II
Moved from Box 40, Folder 439.
 

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41Images

Photographs, 7.0 items.
European scenes (taken on one of Nelly K. Gordon's trips?).
Photographs, 9.0 items.
Unidentified people.
Photographs and Engravings, 4.0 items.
David Waldhauer, G.A. Whitson, George Canning, Robert A Forsyth.
Photographs, 4.0 items.
Gordon houses.
Photographs, 8.0 items.
Miscellaneous, George Arthur Gordon's room a Yale, Gordon Monument, tomb of Sara Alice Gordon, and others unidentified.
Photographs, 12.0 items.
English houses and gardens.
Photographs and other reproductions, 11.0 items.
John Kinzie, Juliette Kinzie, residence of John Kinzie, graves of John and Juliette Kinzie.
Copper plate of John Kinzie
Copper plate of Juliette Kinzie
Copper plate of Gordon House
 

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42Addendum 1
Folders 1-7 contain letters from Nelly Kinzie to Eliza Clifford Gordon, called Elise. The letters are about school, family, friends, trips, social events, and Willie Gordon (W.W. Gordon II). The letters are arranged in the following order.
Folders 8-11 contain letters, written before and after their marriage in 1857, from Nelly Kinzie to W.W. Gordon II. The letters in folders 8 and 9 are love letters from Nelly Kinzie to W.W. Gordon II; these also contain news of family, friends, trips, social events, etc. The letters in folder11, from Nelly K. Gordon to W.W. Gordon II contain news of their friends and children and discuss household and business matters. Also in folder 11 is a letter from Nelly K. Gordon to Sarah A. Gordon, her mother-in-law, and a letter from M.D. Duncan to Nelly K. Gordon. These letters are arranged in the following order:
Folders 12-13 contain letters to and from Sara Alice Gordon. Other correspondents include Nelly K. Gordon, W.W. Gordon II, W.W. Gordon III, and Eleanor (Nell) Gordon. The letters are arranged in the following order:
Folders 15-30 contain letters from Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low. These letters discuss family, friends, parties, trips; some of the letters mention Girl Scout matters. The letters are arranged in the following order:

Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1853 and 1854 July-August, 7.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1854 September-November, 11.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1856 March-May, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1856 June-August, 11.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1856 September-October, 10.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, 1856 November-December, 16.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to Eliza C. Gordon, undated, 3.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to W.W. Gordon II, 1854, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly Kinzie to W.W. Gordon II, 1855, 16.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to W.W. Gordon II, Nelly K. Gordon to Sarah A. Gordon, M.D. Duncan to Nelly K. Gordon, 1865-1866; 1871; 1866, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to W.W. Gordon II, undated, 9.0 items.
Correspondence. To and from Sara Alice Gordon, 1873-1878, 11.0 items.
Correspondence. To and from Sara Alice Gordon, 1879-1880 and undated, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. W.W. Gordon II to Nelly K. Gordon, 1894 June, 6.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1888-1900, 6.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1901-1907, 8.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1908 March-June, 9.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1908 September-December, 13.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1909 February-July, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1909 August-November, 7.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1910, 10.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1911 January-March, 11.0 items. , 11 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1911 April-December, 14.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1912-1913, 13.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1914 January-May, 10.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1914 July-December, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1915 January-July, 10.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1915 August-October, 12.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, 1916, 7.0 items.
Correspondence. Nelly K. Gordon to Juliette G. Low, undated, 19.0 items.
Correspondence, 1889-1915, 11.0 items.
To and from Nelly K. Gordon. Other correspondents include G. Arthur Gordon, R. Wayne Parker, Mabel G. Leigh, Eleanor G. Parker, Arthur Kinzie and Ida L. Jaeger, principal of Kinzie School.
"Rail Road Commissions," a paper by W.W. Gordon III. Sheffield Scientific School, 1866 May 21
Miscellaneous, 5.0 items.
Newspaper clipping about Edward McGuire Gordon, 1930s; wedding invitation from Lady Gosselin; incomplete telegram concerning book orders; list of names and addresses; xeroxed pages of Civil War reminiscences which mention Nelly K. Gordon.
Ambrose Gordon, biographical information, 1.0 p.
Chart giving biographical information on Ambrose Gordon, drawn by Stephen P. Bond for the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, 1967. Photo reproduction.
Ambrose Gordon, will. Will of Ambrose Gordon, Chatham Co., 1804 July 31, 3.0 p.
Photocopy.
Ambrose Gordon, Camden County land records, 7.0 items.
3 abstracts and plats of land in Camden County on 1 photostat, 2 showing tracts of land belonging to Ambrose Gordon, dated 1786 and 1787; 2 abstracts and plats of land in Camden County on 1 photostat, both showing tracts of land belonging to Ambrose Gordon, dated 1786; 4 grants from Edward Telfair, governor of Georgia to Ambrose Gordon for tracts of land in Camden County, all dated December 16, 1786. Photostats.
Ambrose Gordon, Richmond County land records, 10.0 items.
Grant from James Jackson, governor of Georgia, to Ambrose Gordon for tract of land in Richmond County, July 18, 1798, 1 p. photostat of DS, four grants from Edward Telfair, governor of Georgia to Ambrose Gordon for tracts of land in Richmond County, all dated May 21, 1791, all 1 p. photostats of DS's; grant from Josiah Tattnall, governor of Georgia to Ambrose Gordon for tract of land in Richmond County, July 24, 1802, 1 p., Photostat of DS; abstracts with plats of lands of Ambrose Gordon in Richmond County, 4 abstracts and plats on 1 photostat, all dated 1797; 4 abstracts and plats on 1 photostat of land in Richmond County, one showing land of Ambrose Gordon, dated 1785, 1787, 1789, 1790; 4 abstracts and plats on 1 photostat of land in Richmond County, 3 showing tracts of land belonging to Ambrose Gordon, dated 1789 and 1794; oath of Ambrose Gordon re lands and slaves in Richmond Co., April 26, 1784, 1p., Photostat of DS.
Ambrose Gordon, Washington County land records, 3.0 items.
3 abstracts with plats of land in Washington County, 3 abstracts on one sheet, one showing land of Ambrose Gordon, all dated 1784, 1 photostat; grant from John Houstoun, governor of Georgia, to Ambrose Gordon for tract of land in Washington Co., September 13, 1784, 1 p., photostat of DS; petition of Ambrose Gordon to be granted seven hundred acres in Washington Co., undated, photostat of DS.
W.W. Gordon I, Correspondence, Letter from W.W. Gordon I to Ebenezer Jackson of Middletown, Connecticut. Savannah, 1820 September 24, 4.0 p.
Regarding business matters, describes sickness (yellow fever) in Savannah. Photostat.
W.W. Gordon III, wedding announcement
Announcement of wedding of W.W. Gordon III and Ellen Buchanan Screven from Savannah Morning News, March 2, 1892. Photostat.
Beirne Gordon, Society of the Cincinnati certificate, 1.0 p.
Certification that Beirne Gordon is a member of the Society of the Cincinnati in the state of Georgia. Savannah, February 22, 1913. Photostat.
Genealogy. Genealogy of Wayne and Gordon families
Photostat.
New Jersey deeds, 2.0 items.
Deed of conveyance from William Gordon and his wife Rebecca to Ezekial Gordon for tracts of land in South Amboy, N.J., April 2, 1821. 4 p. Photostat of record in Deed Book; deed of conveyance from Nicholas V. Gordon, administrator of Archibald Gordon, to Peter Gordon for tract of land in South Amboy, N.J., May 5, 1828, 3 p. Photostat of typescript of record in Deed Book.
Genealogical information on members of the Gordon family who lived in New Jersey
New Jersey land. Map showing Gordon tracts of land in Monmouth County, New Jersey, by Stephen P. Bond, 1969, 1.0 p.
Photo reproduction.
 

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43Addenda 2-7
Addendum 2

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431Camp Walleila Scrapbook, 1925
2Camp Walleila Scrapbook, 1926
3Camp Walleila Scrapbook, 1925
Outside the box.
4Record, Low Stamp Ceremonies. Parts 1 and 3, 1948 October 29
Outside the box.
5Record, Low Stamp Ceremonies. Part 2, 1948 October 29
6Newspaper clippings and magazine articles by and about George Arthur Gordon, Jr., 1938-1965, 19.0 items.
7Newspaper clippings and magazine articles by and about George Arthur Gordon, Jr., 1966-1972 and undated, 20.0 items.
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431Family letters, 1881-1886, 23.0 items.
Correspondents: Frank L. Young; William Washington Gordon II (2); Eleanor K. (Gordon) Parker (2); Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (12); Arthur G. Freeland (3); George Arthur Gordon; W.W. Gordon III.
2Family letters, 1887, 20.0 items.
Correspondents: Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (15); Eleanor K. Gordon Parker; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh (4).
3Family letters, 1888-1889 March, 25.0 items.
Correspondents: Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (9); George G. Stiles (2); George Arthur Gordon (4); J.G. Lay (2); W.W. Gordon III (3); Ed; Aunt E.; W.W. Gordon II (20); Jack.
4Family letters, 1889 April-August, 25.0 items.
Correspondents: W.W. Gordon III (3); W.F. Waring; Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (12); W.W. Gordon II (2); George G. Stiles; Daisy (Gordon) Low; R.M. Demere; George Arthur Gordon; report of G. Arthur Gordon at school; Wayne Parker; Charles J. Kovintza (?); Lily McKay.
5Family letters, 1889 September-December, 27.0 items.
Correspondents: W.W. Gordon II (2); Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (10); W.W. Gordon III (2); George Arthur Gordon (11); L.A. Russell; Mac; Mabel (Gordon) Leigh.
6Family letters, 1890-1893, 1945-1946 and undated, 21.0 items.
Correspondents: Mabel (Gordon) Leigh; Eleanor (Nellie) Kinzie Gordon (8); W.W. Gordon III (4); Eleanor Kinzie (Gordon) Parker (2); W.W. Gordon II (2); 3 letters to Ed Baggs; (Lib, Darghie (?) Tony); George Arthur Gordon.
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431Letters, 1913-1932
W.E. Coney to W.W. Gordon II, announcing the dissolution of the Georgia Commandery of the Military Order of Foreign Wars and returning Gordon's service record in the Spanish-American War; extracts from letters of Capt. Wilmot Maitland Dougall, R.F.A. to his parents, March-September 1915, regarding World War I (typed copies); Lady Lugand to her sister, April 25, 1916 and May 1, 1916 re trouble in Ireland with Sinn Fein (typed copies); L.A.N. Slocock (?) to G. Arthur Gordon, June 9, 1916, regarding birth of a Gordon child and World War I "trench warfare," (ALS); D.W. Knox to W.W. Gordon, Office of Naval Records and Library, Navy Dept., Washington, November 27, 1931, regarding Gordon's letter of November 21 citing discrepancies in the records of officers aboard the CSS Virginia (Merrimac); Charles F. Groves, Secretary of the Georgia Historical Society, to Mrs. W.W. Gordon III, Savannah, November 15, 1932, conveying the Society's Memorial and Resolutions on the death of Mr. Gordon; and Mrs. Gordon's note of appreciation.
2Historical essays, 4.0 items.
"H.M.S. Magnificent," December 1915. TM (anonymous account of naval warfare in World War I); account of trench warfare, World War I, undated. 4 p. TM. Anonymous; "Adventures of Lord Dunsany and a Canadian Officer, Both on Leave at Dunsany Castle," by Mabel (Gordon) Leigh. undated. 1 p. TL. (regarding Sinn Fein troubles in Ireland); "Savannah," by W.W. Gordon III. 8 p. MS.
3Photographs, maps, inventory, 6.0 items.
3 photographs of the army encampment in Florida, 1898; "Map of the Upper Peninsular, showing the location of the Indian Forts, Boundary Lines &ca. Drawn by Geo. M. Reese, under the direction of the author and designed to illustrate the history of Cecil County Maryland" Ms. map on linen; "Gordonston, Savannah, Chatham Co., Georgia," by W.F. Shellman, 1939. Blueprint; "Inventories, Appraisals, Lists of Furnishings," Gordon family. 4 p. TM, photocopy.
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431Family letters by W.W. Gordon to his wife and of Nellie Kinzie Gordon to their son Arthur, 15.0 items.
The letter of October 11, 1876 of W.W. Gordon to his wife (typed copy with handwritten addendum), concerns disposition of property, real and personal, should he not survive the yellow fever epidemic. There is one letter of Arthur's to his sister Nell, November 28, 1890.
2Letters, 1905-1925, 22.0 items.
Correspondents are: Jessie Low Graham, General Albert L. Mills (acknowledging copy of Wau-Bun for West Point Library); Richard Wayne Parker; Eleanor Gordon Parker; Nellie Kinzie Gordon (many to Daisy); Mabel Gordon Leigh, Ian MacPherson.
3Letters, undated, 12.0 items.
Correspondents are: Nellie Kinzie Gordon to Daisy, Arthur and W.W. Gordon, and a facsimile copy of the first letter of Daisy Gordon (later Low) to her father.
4William Washington Gordon and Eleanor (Kinzie) Gordon, 5.0 items.
Miscellaneous papers; Notebook of W.W. Gordon containing some travel notes, expense accounts, addresses, sketches, etc., undated; memorandum of Nellie with list of pallbearers and escort she wanted for her funeral, undated; fragment of clipping from Savannah Times re death of W.W. Gordon; negative of portrait of Nellie Kinzie Gordon and photo of cross in Gordon family lot in Laurel Grove Cemetery; list of names and addresses mainly in Chicago area.
5Genealogies, 2.0 items.
Notes on Gordon family copied from an old Bible, 1717-1836. Outline of life of Ambrose Gordon, 1731-1804.
6Miscellaneous, 3.0 items.
Recipes for cornbread, Belmont ham; incomplete copy of "I Remember Aunt Daisy" by Arthur Gordon from Woman's Day, March 1956.
7Letters to Mary Stuart Gordon Platt from Margaret (Daisy) (Gordon) Lawrence and Jennifer Guthrie Ryan, 1957-1980, 8.0 items.
The letters of Jennifer Ryan concern a proposed television series on the life of Juliette Gordon Low.
Addendum 7
This addendum consists of photographs of the Low family as follows:
Andrew Low II and group picture of his children;
William Mackay Low (and negative);
Juliette (Daisy) Kinzie Gordon Low (Mrs. William Mackay Low);
Wedding party of William Mackay Low and Juliette Gordon;
Graham family: Jessie (Low) and Hugh Graham and children (another photo of children in back of photo of Mary Low Guthrie);
Mary Low Guthrie, daughter of Andrew Low II and later wife of David Charles Guthrie;
Katherine (Katy) Mackay Low;
Low sisters: Mary, Jessie, and Katy with Frederick A. Habersham;
Margaret Guthrie, Christine Guthrie, Harriet Guthrie (with Margaret) - children of Mary (Low) and David Charles Guthrie;
Jessie Low, daughter of Andrew Low II, and later wife of D.C. Guthrie;
Negatives - unidentified lades (3)
There are some duplicates in the collection.
 

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49 letters of, 1861-1862
all from W.W. Gordon to his wife except that of May 26, 1862 to his daughter, that of July 22, 1862 to Wm. N. Tisen, and that of August 3, 1862 to his mother: November 25, December 2, December 6, December 11, December 17, December 19, December 21, December 27, and December 31, 1861; January 4, Jan 11, January 14, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 10, February 17, February 22, February 25, March 9, April 12, April 15, April 21, April 23, May 24, May 26, May 30, June 2, June 9, June 16, June 18, June 19, June 29, July 22, July 2_, September 7, September 9, September 20, September 29, October 14, October 18, and October 20, 1862.

9 letters for, 1862-1864
March 13, 1862, W.W. Gordon to his wife; July 17, 1862, W.W. Gordon to his wife; December 28, 1862, Davie to Willie; January 3, 1863, David Waldhaner ? to Billy; July 10, 1863, Mac ? to Willie; August 13, 1863, J.F. Waring to Willy (this letter is accompanied by a list of soldiers killed, wounded, and missing); November 5 1863, D. Waldhauer to Willie; January 8, 1864 Mc ? to Willy.

10 letters, Mrs. W.W. Gordon, 1862
August 3, 9, 13, 22; September 7, 9, 29; October 14, 20, 18.