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King and Wilder families papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: King family.
Creator: King, T. Butler, (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864.
Creator: Wilder family.
Title: King and Wilder families papers
Dates: 1817-1946
Extent: 3.5 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Identification: MS 0465

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Butler King (1800-1864) was a lawyer, statesman, and diplomat. He married Anna Matilda (Page) King (1798-1859), the daughter of Major William Page of Retreat plantation, St. Simons Island. They had six sons: William Page King (1825-1833); Thomas Butler King, Jr. (1829-1859), called "Butler"; Henry Lord Page King (1831-1862), called "Lord" or "Lordy," a young lawyer who was killed at Fredericksburg, Virginia; John Floyd King (1839-1915), called Floyd, a planter, Brigadier-General in the Confederate States Army and a member of Congress from Louisiana; Mallery Page King (1836-1899), a colonel in the Confederate States Army; and Richard Cuyler King (1840-1913).

Thomas Butler King also had four daughters: Hannah Matilda Page King (1825-1896), who married William Audley Couper (1817-1888), youngest son of John Couper, prominent owner of Cannon's Point Plantation, St. Simon's Island; Virginia Lord King (1837-1901), who married John Nisbet (1841-1917), born in Danzig, Prussia and came to Savannah in 1866, where he was a cotton merchant; Florence Barclay King (1834-1912), married Henry Rootes Jackson (1820-1898), a lawyer, statesman, Confederate States Army officer, and diplomat; Georgia Page King Wilder (1833-1914), who married, first, Gen. William Duncan Smith (1826-1862), and second, Joseph John Wilder (1844-1900). John Randolph Wilder (1816-1879) and his son, Joseph John Wilder were successful cotton merchants and were prominent in civil and social affairs in Savannah. J.J. Wilder was a student in Germany during most of the Civil War. Anne Page Wilder (1873-1956), daughter of Georgia Page King and Joseph John Wilder, married Jefferson Randolph Anderson. Anderson was a descendant of the Wayne, Stites, and Anderson families.

John Randolph Wilder (1816-1879) and his son, Joseph John Wilder were successful cotton merchants and were prominent in civil and social affairs in Savannah. J.J. Wilder was a student in Germany during most of the Civil War. Anna Page Wilder (1873-1956), daughter of Georgia Page King and Joseph John Wilder, married Jefferson Randolph Anderson. Anderson was a descendant of the Wayne, Stites, and Anderson families.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains family correspondence, photographs, printed materials, and clippings of Thomas Butler King and his family, especially of his daughter, Georgia Page King, who married Joseph John Wilder. Very few of Thomas Butler King's letters and papers relate to his political career; most of them concern family affairs. The letters of Thomas Butler King, Jr. are mostly from California where he was with his father in the 1850s. Henry Lord Page King's letters pertain largely to the Civil War - letters from various stations and battlefields and some official papers. There is also a typed copy of his diary, 1862. John Floyd King's and Mallery Page King's papers are mostly letters to other members of their family. There is only one letter and a photograph of Richard Cuyler King, in the collection. The collection also contains a few papers of Gen. William Duncan Smith: letters to his wife and official papers. While there are very few papers of Henry Rootes Jackson in this collection, his wife, Georgia Page King Wilder and her sister, Florence Barclay King Jackson kept up an extensive correspondence which tells something of him and their life together. Also included are letters to Joseph John Wilder from his parents while he was attending school in Germany, giving news of life at home during the Civil War. There is biographical information on many members of the King and Wilder families with the collection.

In addition to family correspondence, there are photographs, printed materials and clippings in the collection.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Brown, Joseph E., (Joseph Emerson), 1821-1894.
Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Cavalry Regiment, 7th.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 2nd.
Constitution (Frigate)
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia Historical Society.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Georgia. Chatham Artillery of Savannah.
Germany--Description and travel.
Italy--Description and travel.
Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898.
King family.
King, Anna Matilda, 1798-1859.
King, Florence Barclay, 1834-1912.
King, Hannah Matilda Page, 1825-1896.
King, Henry Lord Page, 1831-1862.
King, J. Floyd, (John Floyd), 1839-1915.
King, Mallery Page, 1836-1899.
King, Richard Cuyler, 1840-1913.
King, T. Butler, (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864.
King, Thomas Butler, 1829-1859.
King, Virginia Lord, 1837-1901.
King, William Page, 1826-1833.
Lee, Robert E., (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Letters (correspondence)
National Society Colonial Dames of America in the State of Georgia.
Promissory notes.
Retreat plantation (Ga.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
Sapelo Island (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)
Smith, William Duncan, General, 1826-1862.
United States--Foreign relations--Russia.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.
United States--Politics and government.
Wilder family.
Wilder, Anne Page, 1873-1956.
Wilder, Georgia Page King, 1833-1914.
Wilder, Joseph John, 1844-1900.

Location of Originals

Original Henry Lord Page King diary, 1862 in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], King and Wilder families papers, MS 465, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. J. Randolph Anderson and Page Anderson Platt (her daughter), 1951, 1975 and later.


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 were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


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

Container List



1King family correspondence, 1817-1946

Correspondents, 1817-1851 September, 23.0 items.
Anna Matilda page to her father; Charles Amory to Thomas Butler King presenting vase carved from live oak from USS Constitution; Joseph W. Jackson to T.B. King enclosing a deed; A.H. Stephens to T.B. King; Georgia Historical Society to T.B. King acknowledging a gift; Reverd. Johnson to T.B. King (2); T.B. King to his wife; T.B. King to T. Winter; Horace Sistare to T.B. King, enclosing copy of letter to Washington Irving; Thomas Butler King, Jr. to his sister Florence (2); Anna Matilda King to her daughter Florence (8); T.B. King to daughter Florence (2); Anna Matilda King to daughter Georgia (2).
Correspondents, 1851 October-1852, 27.0 items.
Anna Matilda King to her daughters Florence and Georgia (17); Thomas Butler King to his daughters Georgia and Florence (4); Thomas Butler King, Jr. to his sister Florence (4); G.A. Lucas to unknown recipient (copy).
Correspondents, 1854-1859, 24.0 items.
Anna Matilda King to daughter Florence; Thomas Butler King, Jr. to sister Florence (3); Thomas Butler King to daughter Florence; Richard F. Floyd to Marmaduke Hamilton (regarding hunting and boat-racing on St. Simons and Sapelo Islands); Henry Lord P. King's correspondence with McLeod King re alleged insulting remarks of the latter; Toosie ? to H.L.P. King; Thomas Butler King, Jr. to his brother John Floyd King (4); Anna Matilda King to her husband (2); Anna Matilda King to her sons telling of the death of Thomas Butler King, Jr.; Anna Matilda King to her daughter Georgia (8).
Correspondents, 1860-1861 July, 27.0 items.
John Floyd King to Allen T. Caperton requesting permission to correspond with his daughter Lin (Lizzie); William Duncan Smith to Thomas Butler King (2); William Duncan Smith to Georgia Page King (6); Lin Caperton to John Floyd King; correspondence of Henry Lord P. King and Henry Taylor regarding alleged insulting remarks of the former (5); Mallery P. King to brother H.L.P. King (2); H.L.P. King to M.P. King and J.F. King (2); J.F. King to sister Georgia; Thomas Butler King to daughter Georgia; J.F. King to brother H.L.P. King (2); Georgia King to brother H.L.P. King; Georgia King to brother J.F. King; H.L.P. King to sister Georgia; H.L.P. King to sister Florence.
Correspondents, 1861 July-1862 June, 25.0 items.
Lord P. King to William Duncan Smith; Florence King to brother J. Floyd King; J. Floyd King to Lizzie (Lin) Caperton; William D. Smith to his wife, Georgia P. King Smith (7); Lizzie Caperton to J. Floyd King; H.L.P. King to his sisters; Florence King to H.L.P. King; Sophie H. Clinch to H.L.P. King; Georgia Smith to her sisters; Georgia Smith to her husband; Florence King to her father Thomas Butler King; H.L.P. King to sister Florence (2); H.L.P. King to his father Thomas Butler King; H.L.P. King to his sister Georgia. H.L.P. King to brother J. Floyd; Mallery P. King to brother H.L.P. King; H.L.P. King to Maj. A.H. McLaws regarding an alleged "outrage" by the latter.
Correspondents, 1862 July - December, 26.0 items.
J. Floyd King to his father, T.B. King (3); William Duncan Smith to his wife Georgia (King) Smith (5); J. Floyd King to Lizzie (Lin) Caperton; H.H. McLaws to H.L.P. King and reply; H.L.P. King to his sister Georgia Smith (4); H.L.P. King to his father, T.B. King; Pompey ? to sister Appy Virginia?; Sally G. Mott to Georgia Smith (sympathy on death of Brigadier-General W.D. Smith); Lizzie Caperton to Georgia Smith (sympathy); Georgia Smith to brother H.L.P. king; telegrams re the death of H.L.P. King (4); T. Butler King to his son, R. Cuyler King and to his daughters regarding the death of H.L.P. King (2); part of a letter regarding the death of H.L.P. King (Georgia Smith ? to Mallery P. King).
Correspondents, 1863, 19.0 items.
T.B. King to daughter Georgia Smith (2); Floyd King to his father, T.B. King (11); T.B. King to his daughter (6).
Correspondents, 1864-1868
Pass for Thomas Butler King to go anywhere in Georgia, issued by the Mayor of Savannah; J. Floyd King to his father T.B. King; J.S. Walker to T.B. King; Georgia Smith to J.S. Walker; invitation to the inhabitants of St. Simons Island to attend the funeral of T.B. King, clipped obituary attached; Georgia Smith to Mr. Snead giving sketch of life of T.B. King; Flora and Appy (Virginia) to their sister Georgia Smith; Georgia (King) Smith; farewell to her horse, Grazziella, with clipping from her mane ( moved to Artifacts collection); J. Floyd King to Lizzie (Liv) Caperton (5); Florence and Virginia King to their sister in New York with lists of things wanted; Varina Dais (Mrs. Jefferson) to Georgia Smith (3); J. Floyd King to sister Georgia Smith; A LeMat to Dear Sir - printed letter regarding is invention, a "grape shot revolver." For continuation of the correspondence of the King sisters: Georgia Page (King) Smith Wilder (Mrs. Joseph J.) and Florence Barclay (King) Jackson (Mrs. Henry R.), see Wilder family correspondence, listed below.
Correspondents, undated
Florence King to sister Georgia; Jimmy to H.L.P. King; Frances Ann Butler to H.L.P. King; Anna Matilda King to H.L.P. King; two letters of Joseph E. Johnston, one addressed to Mrs. Jackson, the other to "My Sweet Friends;" invitation from Mrs. Hyatt to H.L.P. King; part of a letter by Georgia (King) Smith.


2King family - Papers of individuals

Thomas Butler King, (1939), 17.0 items.
Biographical sketches (10); Ms. copy of a speech in Congress re repeal of abolition of the Constitution; typed copy of a letter of J.R. Anderson to E.M. Coulter re a dueling incident involving T.B. King and Charles Spalding; clippings (4).
Thomas Butler King. Bills, promissory notes, 1859-1864, 5.0 items.
Henry Lord King, 15.0 items.
Biographical sketches including excerpt from Official Records of the War of the Rebellion...(4); clippings (one a ms. copy); epitaph; bills (3); confederate badge (ribbons) ( moved to Artifacts collection). One clipping records the story of H.L.P. King's death by his servant Neptune, calling card of Mrs. Clement C. Clay, Jr.
Henry Lord Page King Diary, 1862
The diary covers June 4-November 16, 1862. It is a typed copy of the original in the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Henry Lord Page King. C.S. Army papers, 1861-1862, 20.0 items.
Commissions as 1st Lieut. of Infantry and as Captain; special and general orders, circular, and letters. The writers of the letters are Gov. Joseph E. Brown (1861); anonymous to Gen. Semmes (1862); R.E. Lee to Gen. R.S. Ripley regarding troop movements (August 1862); Archer Anderson A.A.G. to Maj. Gen. McLaws (undated). The following lists are also included: 2nd Division Army of the Peninsula, Brig. Genl. McLaws, Comdg.;" (undated). Names of persons in the Infantry under Col. Earle Van Dorn (undated); list of men in the various army departments under Brig. Gen. Samuel Cooper, Va. (undated); list of companies in the 2d Regt. Ga. Vols. (undated); "Officers and privates of the Army of the C.S. with respective pay" (undated); letter, Gen. A.R. Lawton (1861).
John Floyd King, 12.0 items.
Biographical sketches (5); correspondence of Mrs. J.R. Anderson and the office of the Quartermaster General of the Army and others, regarding the marker for J.F. King's grave in Arlington Cemetery (1915); paper of J.F. King on the "Charge of the 7th Georgia Cavalry at the Battle of Trevilians...;" clippings.
Other Kings, 15.0 items.
Anna Matilda Page King: In Memoriam; James Hamilton Couper to the Planters Bank as Trustee of Mrs. A.M. King. Andrew Lord King (brother of T.B. King): will (in Spanish) of A.L. King and his wife Luisa (Murdoch) King and extraction of it in English; lock of his hair ( moved to Artifacts collection). Mallery Page King: biographical sketches to (3); Mallery P. King to Jere (1897) enclosing deeds and plats to property in Glynn county. Richard Cuyler King: biographical sketches (2). Thomas Butler King, Jr.: epitaph and a receipted bill. Virginia Lord (King) Nisbet: "Recollections for My Children" (photocopy of a typed manuscript); copy of the will of William Page, made originally May 20, 1773.
King: miscellaneous, 9.0 items.
"Plan of a Belt Pistol," drawn for T.B. King; manuscript prayer; copy of a poem sent to Gen. R.E. Lee by Philip Stanhope Worsley; "Lines published in the London Times, 1863;" satirical lines regarding naming of roads; ruling of James T. O'Neill, Probate Judge, Nassau County, Fla., that John Clarke is the legal heir to some property; monograph on the Wylly family; calling card of Mrs. Fannie B. Ekert, Frederick, Md.; "Rect. For Cold or Cough in Children."
Retreat plantation, 20.0 items.
"Return of taxable properties owned by Mrs. A.M. King on St. Simons Island, Ga. in 1857;" "A list of 50 Negroes with their increase bequeathed by will to A.M. King;" "mom Lady's family;" "Statement of disposition of one of the Funds proceedings from the sale of the Marsh Land and the crop of 1871 (Retreat);" "Memo as to Retreat and Newfield on St. Simons" by J.R. Anderson (typed ms. copies); J. Floyd King to his sisters Georgia Wilder and Florence King enclosing his affidavit re Retreat. "Plan of my dear Mother's flower Garden..." by Hannah Page (King) Couper; "The Avenue of Live Oaks leading to 'Retreat';" sketch of the history of Retreat; photographs of the avenue of live oaks (2); clippings; ms. poem "Retreat by moon Light."
Henry Rootes Jackson (husband of Florence Barclay King), 1861, 1885-1886, 11.0 items.
Confidential orders to Gen. H.R. Jackson, Hdqrs. Valley Mt., September 6, 1861 regarding troop movements. Memoranda relating to renting a house in Mexico (4; 3 of them in Spanish); "The Red Old Hills of Georgia," manuscript with corrections; folio of his poems in his own hand, "To Miss Florence King, with the kindest and most respectful regards of the Writer;" manuscript list of poems; clippings (3).
William Duncan Smith (husband of Georgia Page King), 1861-1862, 7.0 items.
Marriage license of William Duncan Smith and Georgia Page King; "Abstract from the Commissions of Gen. W.D. Smith" - sketch of his life; military pass issued at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah; C.S. Army pay account, August 1862 (2 copies); copy of General Order No. 69 on the death of Gen. Smith; undated and unsigned note to Gen. Smith regarding movements of troops in Virginia; clipping (obituary of Gen. Smith).
King photographs, etc., 8.0 items. View online.
Thomas Butler King; Richard Cuyler King; Georgia Page King Wilder; Neptune (servant); group photo showing Neptune telling his war experiences (to John Floyd King and others, unidentified); postcard, "Canteen scene, Savannah Chapter, American Red Cross (World War I); Wooden cup carved from the U.S.S. Constitution in the construction of which live oak from Retreat plantation had been used; drawing of the house in which T.B. King lived with his cousin Lord Butler while a youth.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
King: clippings
King and Wilder: printed materials, 14.0 items.
Congressional Directory for the First Session of the Twenty-Ninth Congress... (1846); Address of the Hon. T. Butler King to the People of the First Congressional District (1859); Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina... (1860); Papers Relative to the Mission of Hon. T. Butler King to Europe (1863); Catalogue of the Officers and Students in Yale College, 1849-50 (1849) H.L.P. King in Junior Class; A Vindication of Louisiana: Speech of Hon. J. Floyd King, of Louisiana, in the House of Representatives... (1879); Eulogy on the Late Right Rev. Stephen Elliott, Bishop of Georgia... By Henry R. Jackson (1867); Laurel Grove Cemetery: An Account of Its Dedication...and the Address of Hon. Henry R. Jackson... (1853); American address... by Henry R. Jackson; The Wanderer Case, a speech by Henry R. Jackson (1891); The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith... v.111, 1816, with this inscription: "Brig. Genl. H.R. Jackson, Johnsons Island;" "Sermon of Bishop Elliott preached in Christ Church St. Simons Island May 15, 1859" (manuscript); The Monroe Doctrine: Report of the Select Committee on the Interoceanic Canal... (1881) (46th Cong. 3d Sess. H.R. Report 390); One Wish by Mrs. Martin W. Littleton, 1911.


3Wilder family papers

Wilder family correspondence, 1819-1946, 16.0 items.
Correspondents: John Lewis to Samuel Lewis re sale of cotton in 1819; J. Washburn to John R. Wilder; Abby Wilder to her brother John R. Wilder (2); Joseph John Wilder to his father John R. Wilder (3); John R. Wilder to son Joseph (9).
John R. Wilder to his son Joseph in Oldenburg, Germany, 1861, 24.0 items.
All except three are John R. Wilder to his son, Joseph in Darmstadt, Germany, 1862, 24.0 items.
The three are John R. Wilder to Dr. J. Mercer in Darmstadt regarding his son's health and schooling (2) and Joseph to his father.
John R. Wilder to son Joseph in Heidelberg, Germany, and one from Mrs. Wilder, 1863-1864, 27.0 items.
Correspondents, 1865, 23.0 items.
John R. Wilder to son Joseph in Heidelberg; Dr. G. Bircherle to John R. Wilder; Georgia (King) Wilder to son Joseph.
Correspondents, 1866-1876, 19.0 items.
John R. Wilder to son Joseph (one incorporating a letter to J.R. Wilder from J.J. Mott) (10); Charles C. Jones to Mrs. Henry R. Jackson enclosing his "Jones Sees a Ghost," march 8, 1876; William R. Garrison to J.R. Wilder; Georgia (King) Wilder to sister Florence (King) Jackson (2); Florence Jackson to sister Georgia Wilder (2); Georgia Wilder to son Joseph; letters from J.R. Wilder and Liela Habersham regarding birth of Ann Page Wilder; copies of letters of Emperor Maximilian and Empress Charlotte to the Princess Josefa de Iturbide.
Correspondents, 1877-1879, 16.0 items.
Florence (King) Jackson to sister Georgia Wilder form Liverpool (3); Savannah Cotton Exchange to J.J. Wilder regarding International Convention of Cotton Exchanges; John R. Wilder to son Joseph telling him of the death of Mrs. J.R. Wilder; W.T. Gould to J.R. Wilder regarding a case over some property (2); John R. Wilder to son Joseph (2); J.J. Wilder ? to his wife (2); Florence Jackson to Georgia Wilder from New York, 1877 and 1879, telling of some people she met, the dinner parties of the Peabody Board, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, shopping, etc. (4); William Audley Couper to Florence Jackson.
Correspondents, 1880-1885, 18.0 items.
J.J. wilder to his wife (3); Mrs. J.J. Wilder to her husband (2); Georgia Wilder to sister Florence Jackson (2); Page Wilder to Aunt Florence Jackson (Atee); Florence Jackson to sister Georgia Wilder from Mexico (4); Paul Hamilton Hayne to Georgia wilder and Florence Jackson, including some verse (6); calling card with Christmas message from Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt I to Georgia Wilder with obituary of her and comment of Georgia Wilder on back.
Correspondents, 1886-1889, 11.0 items.
Rufus King to Georgia King Wilder; Carl L. Brandt to J.J. Wilder regarding a portrait; two letters from Florence, Italy, to J.J. Wilder from Page Wilder; Marmaduke Hamilton to J.J. Wilder including an extract from his mother's (Mary Hazzard Hamilton, nee Floyd) journal (1810); Florence Jackson to Georgia Wilder from Mexico (5); J.J. Wilder to Florence Jackson.
Correspondents, 1890-1892, 21.0 items.
Florence Jackson to sister Georgia Wilder in Paris; J.J. Wilder to his wife; Rufus King to Mrs. J.J. Wilder (2); John L. King to Mrs. J.J. Wilder; Page Wilder to her parents (12); J.W. Avery to Mrs. J.J. Wilder; M.C. Elliott (Mrs. Stephen) to Mrs. J.J. Wilder; Francis Ann Kemble to Mrs. J.J. Wilder with copy of an original poem by her (2).
Correspondents, 1893-1899, 25.0 items.
J.J. Wilder to his wife in Europe and one regarding burning of Christ Church; Page Wilder Anderson to Aunt Florence Jackson (Atee); Florence Jackson to sister Georgia Wilder (3); Page Wilder Anderson to her parents, two from Yellowstone National Park and one from Canada; Ellen D. Larned to Mrs. J.J. Wilder; Unknown sender to Mrs. J.J. Wilder (incomplete); John Jones to Mrs. J.J. Wilder; Caroline Couper to Florence Jackson (3); Unknown sender to Helen regarding social life and weddings in Savannah; S.B.W. to Georgia Wilder; V. Jefferson Davis to Georgia Wilder; C.C. Jones, Jr. to Mrs. H.R. (Florence) Jackson.
Correspondents, 1900-1908, 18.0 items.
Page Wilder Anderson to her parents (3); Fannie Butler Leigh (Mrs. James W. to Georgia Wilder (3); Page Wilder Anderson to her mother and Atee (Mrs. H.R. Jackson (3); A. Cortlandt van Rensselaer to Mrs. Wilder; V. Jefferson Davis to Georgia Wilder (condolences on death of Mr. Wilder and comments on her husband); Fanny Ramsay Wilder Winchester to Mrs. Wilder (2); Louisa King to Mrs. Wilder mentioning changes in Rome, New Cardinal, Lily Jones; Jule to Georgia Wilder; Unknown sender to Georgia Wilder; Owen Wister to Mrs. J.J. Wilder re his Lady Baltimore; Frank to Page Wilder Anderson; Own Wister to Mrs. Wilder regarding death of his mother.
Correspondents, 1909-1946, 15.0 items.
Harvard Alumni Association to Mrs. J.J. Wilder thanking her for information on Henry Lord Page King; Mr. and Mrs. James W. Leigh to Mrs. Wilder (the latter commenting on Mrs. Leigh's serious illness), with Christmas card attached; Caroline Couper Lovell to Mrs. Wilder regarding Fanny Kemble's book on life on a Georgia plantation with draft of Mrs. Wilder's reply attached; James W. Leigh to Mrs. Wilder enclosing a report of the unveiling of the memorial window to Mrs. Leigh (attached); Owen Wister to Mrs. Wilder re his family; J. Floyd King to Georgia Wilder enclosing copies of some correspondence between the United Confederate Veterans and President Woodrow Wilson, and King's transmitting resolutions; Elizabeth W.A. Pringle to Georgia Wilder thanking her for tonic and telling of her activities (photo of Prince Frederick Church enclosed); "Sweet Sixteen, To Mary," by H.N. King; photocopy of a letter of William Howard Taft to Col. Jefferson R. Keen re his work with the Red Cross; two letters of Loulie Minis to Georgia Wilder regarding Colonial Dames affairs and Savannah gossip; Louisa King to Page Wilder Anderson; letter of thanks from David Cady Wright, Rector of Christ Church to Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Anderson; Caroline Couper Lovell to page Wilder Anderson; Emily Ravenel to Mrs. J.R. Anderson transmitting flowers.
Correspondents, undated, 21.0 items.
Joseph J. Wilder to his mother; Francis K. Huger to Joseph J. Wilder; extract of an unsigned letter of John R. Wilder regarding his son Joseph; correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Wilder, some before their marriage; Page Wilder Anderson to her parents; Anne Dudley to Georgia Wilder; rough draft of a letter of Mrs. Wilder to Sarah Harriet Butts regarding the mother of Thomas Butler King; invitation of Mrs. And Mrs. J.J. Wilder to a reception honoring their daughter; correspondence of Georgia Wilder and Florence Jackson; J.J. Wilder to Florence Jackson.


4Wilder family individuals and genealogies

John Randolph Wilder: personal, 1847-1879, 24.0 items.
John R. Wilder's Commissions as 2nd Lt. and 1st Lt. in the Chatham Artillery; Resolutions of the Chatham Artillery on the resignation of John R. Wilder, John Gallie, and others; promissory notes (2); Ann Drucilla Wilder to E.W. Russell and John Cunningham re sale of an African American man slave; "Memorandum of Lost Bonds" sent to England for sale, 1862-1865; certificate for four shares in the Chicora Importing and Exporting Company of South Carolina, 1863; Amnesty, oath of allegiance and pardon (signed by Andrew Johnson), 1865-1866; letter and resolutions of the Vestry of St. John's Church on his offering the use of pew no. 63 for the use and benefit of the church; letter of resignation from the Board of Directors of the Central Rail Road and Banking Co.; reply, and pass issued by the railroad; receipt from Central Cotton Press Co. for monies and bonds turned in; receipt to Wilder for money received for work on the tower of St. James Episcopal Church, Marietta, Ga. (attached is a typed list of rectors of the church 1843-1931 and a historical sketch of the church b R. de T. Lawrence); resolutions of thanks of the Wardens and Vestry of St. James Episcopal Church for his gifts to the church, resolutions on the death of J.R. Wilder (1879) from Savannah Cotton Exchange, Commission of Pilotage, Central Rail Road Bank, and memorial of the Chatham Artillery.
John Randolph Wilder: personal; Russian Consulate at Savannah, 1846-1875, 7.0 items.
Wilder's appointment as Vice-Counsel of Russia for the Port of Savannah, signed by President James K. Polk and James Buchanan, Secretary of State, 1846, the Exgenatur with papers relating to them; Wilder's diploma in the Imperial Order of St. Stanislas, 3rd Class, granted by the Emperor, 1875. Included is a letter of J.R. Wilder to the Russian Minister in Washington requesting a pass through the lines at City Point and Fortress Monroe to New York for Mrs. Wilder on her way to Germany to visit their son Joseph, with reply, 1863.
John Randolph Wilder: business, 1838-1875, 11.0 items.
Memorandum of an agreement between John R. Wilder and Joseph Washburn (Washburn, Lewis & Co.; Washburn, Wilder & Co.), 1838, 1848, 1854; registrations of the vessels Chattahoochee and Coosawattee, John R. Wilder and John B. Gallie, owners, 1854-1855; memorandum of an agreement between John R. Wilder and John B. Gallie (John R. Wilder & Gallie), 1859; memorandum of an agreement between John R. Wilder and Allan Fullerton (Wilder & Fullerton) 1866, 1868 (2), 1873; statement of accounts in final settlement, Duncan & Johnston vs. Wilder & Fullerton, 1875.
John Randolph Wilder: legal papers, 1841-1867, 7.0 items.
Deed, insurance policy with renewal receipts; judgment, Alexander C. Scott vs. E.H. Wright, Camden County.
Joseph John Wilder: personal, 1870-1891, 14.0 items.
Marriage certificate of Joseph J. Wilder and Georgia Page (King) Smith; deed, Georgia Wilder to Joseph J. Wilder; certificate of appointment as a delegate to the International Convention of the National Cotton Exchange of America; letter from P.W. Meldrim notifying J.J. Wilde of his nomination as a city alderman; lock of hair of Anna Page Wilder, his daughter (1877) ( moved to Artifacts collection); letter and resolutions from the Southern Bank of the State of Georgia accepting with regret J.J. Wilder's resignation as a Director; bond, J.J. Wilder to B.F. Allen; miscellaneous receipts, notes, etc. and four biographical sketches.
Travel diary of Anna Page Wilder, 1899 October 22-November 30, 1.0 items.
Concerns Italy only. She was later Mrs. Jefferson Randolph Anderson.
Georgia P. Wilder (Mrs. Joseph J.): Colonial Dames papers, 1894-1915, 19.0 items.
Application for membership, 1894 (2 copies); correspondence, 1897-1910 (4 items); address at the unveiling of the tablet at Fort Frederica, including copy of the invitation and inscription, 1904; address as president of the Georgia Society at annual meetings, 1906-1913 and undated; memorial on her death, 1915; printed materials; photo postal card of the Tomo-chi-chi Monument erected by the Society.
Georgia P. Wilder (Mrs. Joseph J.): DAR papers, 1892-1893, 12.0 items.
Application for membership; appointment as Regent of the Savannah Chapter; correspondence, receipts for dues, bylaws of the Savannah Chapter; pamphlet on the origin of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; certificate of membership.
Georgia P. Wilder (Mrs. Joseph J.): Mount Vernon Ladies Association, 1915, 1.0 items.
Resolution of the Grand Council to send a wreath for the grave of Mrs. Wilder, Vice-Regent for Georgia.
King-Wilder: silverware. Purchases, lists, lots for a division; inventory, 1922, 18.0 items.
King or Wilder: miscellaneous, 2.0 items.
Deed of gift, Marian Buffet to Edward Coppee, druggist, in trust for his children, an African American woman named Rose, 1823; floor plan of the Kimball Hotel in Atlanta, undated.
Clippings, 15.0 items.
King family genealogies, correspondence and notes, 21.0 items.
Lewis family genealogies, correspondence and notes, 4.0 items.
Lord (including Clarke) and Page families' genealogies, correspondence and notes, 21.0 items.
Wilder (including Washburn) family genealogies, correspondence and notes, 12.0 items.
Genealogy: miscellaneous. Larned, Rogers, Stearns (Sternes, etc.) families, 12.0 items.


5Wilder photographs

Photograph, etc., 6.0 items.
Mrs. Joseph John Wilder (portrait in the Colonial Dames House); Henry R. Jackson (woodcut); unidentified pencil sketch of Henry Lord Page King; colored drawing of Henry Lord Page King in a business suit; hilt of a sword, unidentified; Fort Frederica from the river.
Wilder photograph album: Wilder photograph album: Carte de Visite photographs of the 1860s and 1870s, probably of family, 1.0 items.
Those identified are Joseph J. wilder, Anna Page Wilder with nurse, Bishop Stephen Elliott, Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee. There are some art photographs.


6Echols papers

Records, 1837-1899
Kept by John Wilder, "Dedicated to Miss Ruth Wilder by her father, John Wilder, Savannah, May 15, 1866." Ruth Wilder, sister of John R. Wilder was later Mrs. A.A. Echols of Atlanta. The volume contains extracts from John Wilder's letters, poetry, philosophical essays, etc. Later items such as obituary notices of John R. Wilder and A.A. Echols were probably added by her.
Scrapbook of Ruth Washburn (Wilder) Echols, 1858-1892
Includes miscellaneous clippings; woodcuts; broadside; letter of A.F. Hasting to A.A. Echols 20 November 1860; photographs; travel scenes; Confederate money; engravings and photographs included are Francis S. Bartow, Bishop Stephen Elliott, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Alexander H. Stephens, Joseph E. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Washburn. Laid in are loose clippings, Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention, convened at Charleston, S.C., April 23, 1860; The Deacon's Work, by Rose Terry Cooke (G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York and London, 1855); and two broadsides, The Confederate Note and In Memoriam... Sidney Johnston.


7King land records, 1804-1831

Division No. 3 for the heirs of John Middleton, a tract in Camden County, Ga., 1804
Attached is a colored map of the tract by John McKinnon, 1802.

Deed, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney et al, all of South Carolina to Thomas Butler King a tract in Camden County, 1830

Deed of sale by Sir William Middleton to Thomas Butler King of a tract in Camden County, Georgia and Mortgage, King to Middleton for same tract, 1831 March 12
A-0465-001 Anna Page Wilder’s hair, kept in an envelope with her name and the date Dec. 16th 1877 View online.
A-0465-002 Clipping from the mane of Georgia King Smith’s horse Graziella View online.
A-0465-003 Lock of Andrew Lord King’s hair tied with a black ribbon, enclosed in a note; ”My dear Uncle Andrew’s hair cut off after his death, Oct. 27th 1860 View online.
A-0465-004 Henry Lord King’s Confederate sash View online.
A-0465-005 Henry Lord King’s Confederate rosette View online.