George Galphin Nowlan and Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell diaries
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George Galphin Nowlan and Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell diaries

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: MacDonnell, Ann Elizabeth Nowlan, 1808-1880.
Creator: MacDonnell, George Galphin Nowlan, 1831-1910.
Title: George Galphin Nowlan and Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell diaries
Dates: 1851-1905
Extent: 2.0 cubic feet (4 boxes)
Identification: MS 0523

Biographical/Historical Note

George Galphin Nowlan MacDonnell (1831-1910), the son of Alexander H. MacDonnell (1809-1871) and Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell (1808-1880) was born in Savannah, Georgia, where he worked for A. Minis & Company. In 1854 he was admitted to the Georgia Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and was sent to preach in a number of Georgia towns and cities including Savannah. In Savannah, he played a part in organizing Wesley Monumental Church and was pastor there.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the diaries of George Galphin Nowlan MacDonnell (G.G.N. MacDonnell) from 1859 through 1905. Additionally, the collection contains two diaries of his mother, Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell (A.E.N. MacDonnell), dating from 1877-1879.

Since George G.N. MacDonnell traveled as a preacher, the location from which the diaries were written changes with some frequency. If known, the location is noted in the collection inventory. The Georgia towns from which he wrote include: Lumpkin, Savannah, Macon, Americus, Albany, Columbus, Thomasville, Waycross, Dawson, and Statesboro. Many of the George G.N. MacDonnell's diaries include a personal financial ledger in the back of the diary.

The family name is also commonly spelled "MacDonell," rather than "MacDonnell."


Index Terms

Diaries.
MacDonnell, Ann Elizabeth Nowlan, 1808-1880.
MacDonnell, George Galphin Nowlan, 1831-1910.
Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Georgia.
Preachers.
Sermons.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], George Galphin Nowlan and Ann Elizabeth Nowlan MacDonnell diaries, MS 523, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. W.G. Gnann, date unknown; Mr. and Mrs. Charles LeBey, 1982 (Item 13).


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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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11Items 1-2: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Lumpkin, Georgia. The remainder of this volume is a list of sermons, Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1859 January 1-January 28, 1861 March 2-1867 December 22, 1870 January 1-1871 January 19
 
2Items 3-4: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia. Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1871 January 20-December 31, 1872 January 1-December 31
 
3Items 5-6: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Macon, Georgia. Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Macon, Georgia, 1874 January 1-December 31, 1878 January 1-December 31
 
4Items 7-8: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Macon, Georgia. Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Macon, Georgia and surrounds, 1879 January 10-December 31, 1880 January 1-December 31
 
5Item 9: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1881 January 1-December 31
 
6Item 10: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1882 January 1-December 31
 
7Item 11: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1883 January 1-December 31
 

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21Item 12: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written primarily in Americus, Georgia, 1884 January 1-December 31
 
2Item 13: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Americus and Albany, Georgia, 1885 January 1-December 31
 
3Item 14: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1886 January 1-December 31
 
4Items 15-16: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, and diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Thomasville, Georgia, 1887 January 1-December 11, 1888 January 1-December 31
 
5Items 17-18: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Thomasville, Georgia and diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Thomasville, Georgia, 1889 February 10-December 31, 1890 January 1-December 31
 

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31Item 19: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Waycross, Georgia and other towns in the Brunswick District, 1891 January 1-December 31
 
2Items 20-21: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Waycross, Georgia and other towns in the Brunswick District. Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Waycross, Georgia and other towns in the Brunswick District, 1892 January 1-September 8, 1892 September 9-1893 April 20
 
3Item 22: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus and Waycross, Georgia, 1893 April 21-December 31, 1899 January 1-September 30
 
4Item 23: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1895 January 1-December 31
 
5Item 24: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1896 January 1-December 31
 
6Item 25: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Savannah, Georgia, 1897 January 1-1898 Febuary 12
 
7Item 26: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written in Waycross, Georgia, 1898 February 13-December 31, 1899 October 1-December 31
 

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41Items 27-28: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Dawson and Columbus, Georgia. Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written primarily from Columbus, Georgia, 1900 January 1-1901 April 30, 1901 May 1-1902 May 31
 
2Item 29: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1902 April 1-1903 February 28
 
3Item 30: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1903 March 1-December 6
 
4Item 31: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1903 December 7-1904 September 14
 
5Item 32: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Columbus, Georgia, 1904 September 15-1905 April 30
 
6Item 33: Diary of G.G.N. MacDonnell, written from Statesboro, Georgia, 1905 May 1-December 31
 
7Item 34-35: Diary of A.E.N. MacDonnell, written from Florida and Macon, Georgia. Diary of A.E.N. MacDonnell, written from Macon and Savannah, Georgia and Florida, 1877 January 1-September 12, 1877 September-1879 March 14