Moreland family papers
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Moreland family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Moreland family.
Title: Moreland family papers
Dates: 1847-1884
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (5 folders, 1 volume)
Identification: MS 0574

Biographical/Historical Note

Newdaygate Augustus Moreland (1822-1862) trained as a medical doctor in Louisville, Kentucky. He married Sarah Ann Shepherd (1826-1901), the daughter of John Shepherd and Tabitha Sanders Moreland. Among their children were Samuel Augustus Moreland and Emma Tabitha Moreland, called "Pinkie." They lived in Corinth, Heard County, Georgia. Emma T. Moreland (d. age 65) married Capt. Samuel Henley (d. 1873) in 1866; he served in the Civil War as captain of Company H, 62nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of original letters and papers of various Moreland family members, a commonplace book belonging to Emma T. Moreland, the diary and Bible of Capt. Samuel Henley, genealogy, and photographs. Included is a letter dated November 15, 1862, pertaining to the Civil War and an album of 1830s and 1840s sheet music belonging to Sarah Ann Shepherd, as well as water-colors painted by Sarah A. Shepherd Moreland.

Index Terms

Commonplace books.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Moreland family.
Moreland, Newdaygate Augustus, 1822-1862.
Sheet music.
Watercolors (paintings)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a family descendant.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Moreland family papers, MS 574, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary Moore Davis, 1975.


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



1Letters and papers, 1847-1866 ( 8.0 items. )
Three tax receipts to John Shepherd, 1847; Emma T. Moreland to her mother, Atlanta, Ga., 1859; Emma T. Moreland to her father, August 3, 1862; G.A.L. (Emma's teacher) to Emma T. Moreland, Camp Lookout near Jeffersonville, Va., November 15, 1862 (a very interesting Civil War letter); Sarah A. Moreland to Samuel Henley, August 5, 1866 (regarding his impending marriage to Emma). Included is a typed copy of the letters and a copy of the announcement of the Southworth Academy, Corinth, Ga., December 1, 1860.


2Commonplace book of Emma T. Moreland, later Henley, 1861-1884
Entitled Album of Love (N.Y., Leavett & Allen, undated); illus. with engravings.


3Diary of Samuel Henley, 1866-1873


3Bible of Samuel Augustus Moreland, present to him by his mother in 1870


3Typed copy of Samuel Henley's diary


4Genealogies: Moreland, Davis, Henley; photographs of Dr. Newdaygate A. Moreland and Sarah A. Shepherd Moreland ( 6.0 items. )


5Water-color paintings by Sarah A. Moreland, circa 1847 ( 2.0 items. )


1Album of sheet music of Sarah Ann Shepherd. Music of the 1830s and 1840s
Some are stamped as sold by Bruno & Virginis, Macon, Ga. In the last portion is A New and Improved Edition of E. Hunten's Celebrated Instructions for the Piano Forte... (Philadelphia, undated); text in English and French, with exercises. Notable are "Hark! Hark! The Soft Bugle," by M.S., dedicated to John Hill Hewitt, and "There's Not a Word," published in Charleston by John Seibling, undated. Laid in a "Shells of Ocean, by Charles Grobe (Savannah and Macon, John C. Schreiner & Son, 186-), and first sheets only of "Webster's Quick Step," by George Hews, and "The Gypsy," arr. By L. Gomion
A-0574-002 Dr. Newdaygate A. Moreland’s gold watch View online.
A-0574-003 Gold pointed, pearl handled pen in a leather covered case View online.
A-0574-004 Leather portfolio with an embroidered cover View online.