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Northen family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Northen family.
Creator: Northen, Peter, 1794-1863.
Creator: Northen, William J., (William Jonathan), 1835-1913.
Title: Northen family papers
Dates: 1832-1944
Extent: 5.0 cubic feet (10 boxes)
Identification: MS 1298

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Northen (1794-1863), the first o the Northen family in Georgia, was born in North Carolina; he moved to Georgia at a young age. He served as a private in the War of 1812. In 1817, he married Louisa Maria Davis (1799-1881), the daughter of Abner Davis of Jones County, Georgia. Northen was a farmer and was very active in the Baptist Church in Jones County; he continued these interests when he moved to Penfield in Greene County. In Penfield, he was a teacher of Agriculture at Mercer University. At the start of the Civil War, Northen raised a company of infantry, known as Stocks Volunteers, Co. D., 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade of the Georgia State Troops, of which he served as captain.

William Jonathan Northen (1835-1913), the son of Peter and Louisa Davis Northen, was born in Jones County, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University in 1853 and began teaching at Mt. Zion Academy (Select School) in Hancock County in 1854. He was also a farmer and was for a time president of the Georgia State Agricultural Society. In 1860, he married Mattie (Martha) Moss Neel (1839-1918), the daughter of Thomas Neel and Nancy Veazy Neel. W.J. Northen served in the Georgia House, 1877-1878, 1880-1881, and Senate, 1884-1885, and was Governor of Georgia for two terms, 1890-1894. He was also active in the Baptist Church and was president of the Georgia Baptist Convention for 14 sessions and the Southern Baptist convention for three years. He was also active in the Business Men's Gospel Union. Shortly after his last term as governor, he became manager of the Georgia Immigration and Investment Bureau and served until about 1912. In 1910, he was appointed compiler of state records to succeed A.D. Candler, who died in that year. In this capacity, Northen was editor in part of The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia, XXII, pts. 1 and 2 (1912). He edited Men of Mark in Georgia (Atlanta, 1909-1912), 7 vols. Jonathan and Mattie Neel Northen had two children, Annie Belle and Thomas Henry.

Thomas Henry Northen (1863-1904) was born in Sparta, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University in 1883 and taught for a short time in Kirkwood, DeKalb County, but in 1892, after only a few months, moved to Atlanta and organized the firm of Northen and Dunson, a real estate and loan company. He married Mattie (Martha) Traylor, the daughter of John H. Traylor of La Grange, in 1883. They had three children: Ruth and William Jonathan, Jr. (twins) and George Traylor Northen. Annie Belle Northen graduated form Southern Female College at La Grange.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of Peter Northen, William Jonathan Northen, Mattie Nell Northen, Annie Belle Northen, Thomas Henry Northen, Mattie Traylor Northen, William Jonathan Northen, Jr., Ruth Northen, and George Traylor Northen. In addition to family correspondence, the collection contains photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers belonging to the individual family members. Also included are genealogical materials collection by Mattie Neel Northen and Annie Belle Northen. The collection contains a group photograph of the kindergarten of Willette A. Allen, Atlanta's first kindergarten, which was founded by Miss Allen in 1885.

The correspondence mainly concerns family, relating to personal and family matters, religious affairs, and social life. Some are from related families, such as the Neel and Traylor families. Annie Belle Northen's letters during her father's governorship tell of social affairs, such as the reception for President Benjamin Harrison. The letters of December 8 and 13, 1887, comment on Jefferson Davis and family during their visit to the State Fair in Macon, Georgia. Other letters include those of Hjalmar East, who had a hospital at Haka, Chin Hills, Burma; Walter E. Wiatt of the American Baptist Mission at Moulmein, Burma, 1904-1908; and Dr. Fred P. Manget of the Huchow General Hospital, Huchow, Chenkiang, China, 1930-1939. There are many letters from George T. Northen to his family from training camp and overseas, 1917-1919. There is a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to W.J. Northen, April 11, 1908, regarding Roosevelt's stand regarding equal accommodation for African Americans on railroads.

The papers are arranged as follows: general correspondence of family and friends, followed by papers of individual members of the family. Next come papers on schools, churches and places, deeds and other legal papers, photographs, genealogies, and scrapbooks.


Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Kindergarten--Georgia--Atlanta.
Letters (correspondence)
Northen family.
Northen, Peter, 1794-1863.
Northen, William J., (William Jonathan), 1835-1913.
Photographs.
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Scrapbooks.
World War, 1914-1918.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Northen family papers, MS 1298, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of anonymous donor, 1973.


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 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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

Box

1Correspondence, 1832-1899

Correspondence, 1832-1859, 29.0 items.
Correspondents: Charles C. Bailey; Parks Bailey; Robert P. Bailey; J.J. Nevue; T. Traylor; John Veazey; Cullen Battle; Peter Northen; John W. Barkwell; Edward Heston; B.F. Tharp; H.I. Nicholes; S. Brumby; Warren and Humphries; Carlisle P. Beman (recommending W.J. Northen); Mattie Neel; P.H. Mell (recommending W.J. Northen); William J. Northen; Andrew A. Lipscomb (congratulating W.J. Northen on the success of his teaching); Louis V. Render; F.B. Shaw; William Augustine Harris; J.C. Barnett; W.W. Hunt.
Correspondence, 1860-1879, 25.0 items.
Correspondents: F.S. Johnson, Jr.; Mattie Neel Northen; H.I. Nicholes; Lou Render Seals; John Hardman; Peter Northen; Louisa M. Davis Northen; William J. Northen; Annie Belle Northen; Hattie Colquitt; Lucy Carpenter; Thomas H. Northen.
Correspondence, 1880, 18.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas H. Northen; William J. Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; Annie Belle Northen; Louisa Maria Northen.
Correspondence, 1881, 25.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas H. Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; Annie Belle Northen; William J. Northen; Anna Stephens; John J. Brantly.
Correspondence, 1882-1883, 28.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas H. Northen; Annie Belle Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; William J. Northen; Ann Hariston; Anna Stephens.
Correspondence, 1884, 24.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas H. Northen; William J. Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; Annie Belle Northen.
Correspondence, 1885-1889, 20.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas H. Northen; Alex S. Seals; Annie Belle Northen; William J. Northen; Mattie Traylor Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; George W. Harrison's letter of January and February 1889 concern his contributions to Northen's paper.
Correspondence, 1880s, 9.0 items.
These letters are undated, but relate to others of this decade. Correspondents: Mattie Neel Northen; William J. Northen; Thomas H. Northen; Annie Belle Northen.
Correspondence, 1890-1894, 9.0 items.
Correspondents: Northen Campaign Committee (telegrams regarding returns in the gubernatorial campaign); Annie Belle Northen; Anna Stephens; Varina Jefferson Davis re Northen's protection of criminals in the penitentiary; Mattie Traylor Northen; Thomas H. Northen; John B. Gordon; William J. Northen to President Theodore Roosevelt urging the President to make a public statement "as to the proper policy to be pursued by Congress upon questions affecting the stringency of the times and the needs of the people" (carbon copy of a 3 p. TL with attached copy of notices re speeches by Tom Watson); William J. Northen presenting to his grandson, George Traylor Northen, the pen with which he signed his last bill as Governor of Georgia (see Artifacts collection); Boyce Fickli; Ruth Northen. The letter of Annie Belle Northen to Mattie Traylor Northen, April 17, 1891, tells of the reception for President Harrison.
Correspondence, 1896-1897, 18.0 items.
Correspondents: William J. Northen, Mattie Neel Northen; Thomas H. Northen; Annie Belle Northen; E. Ernest Northen.
Correspondence, 1898-1899, 20.0 items.
Correspondents: E. Ernest Northen; William J. Northen, Jr.; Robert N. Northen; Elizabeth; John Temple Graves (congratulations to W.J. Northen on his speech in Boston); Ruth Northen; George T. Northen; Mary E. Traylor; Henry R. Slack; John B. Gordon (re Northen's speech in Boston); Joel Chandler Harris (part only, re his speech in Boston); Thomas H. Northen.
 

Box

2Correspondence, 1900-1944

Correspondence, 1900-1903, 12.0 items.
Correspondents: Mattie Traylor Northen; Ruth Northen; William J .Northen, Jr.; E. Ernest Northen; William J. Northen; John H. Traylor; Thomas H. Northen.
Correspondence, 1904, 31.0 items.
Largely relating to the illness and death of Thomas H. Northen. Correspondents: William J. Northen; Annie Bell Northen; Mattie Traylor Northen; R.E. Park; Len. G. Broughton; John R. Sampey; A.S. Clay; W.S. Witham; William L. Richards; Mrs. J.E. Willet; Ruth Northen; Warren A. Candler; "Cousin" Stokes; J.H. Traylor; Walter E. Wiatt; Eugene D. Morgan; William J. Northen, Jr.; Hjalmar East; George T. Northen; Lily Beall.
Correspondence, 1905-1906, 26.0 items.
Correspondents: C.W. Ottley; Mattie Traylor Northen; Hjalmar East; R.J. Willingham; William J. Northen; William J. Northen, Jr.; John E. White; George T. Northen; John H. Traylor; Ruth Northen; Walter E. Wiatt; Mattie Neel Northen.
Correspondence, 1907-1908, 22.0 items.
Correspondents: William J. Northen; George T. Northen; Hjalmar East; Ruth Northen; Margaret M. Cook; Mattie Traylor Northen; Walter E. Wiatt; David S. Bell; James H. Oliver; William J. Northen, Jr.; Asa G. Candler (re endowment funds of Emory College), R.E. Park, Jr.; John E. White, Annie Belle Northen.
Theodore Roosevelt to William J. Northen. The White House, Washington, 1908 April 11, 3.0 p. View online.
Answering Northen's letter re the President's stand on the equal accommodations for African Americans on railways. The letter as interlinear corrections in Roosevelt's hand. With this letter is filed a clipping reporting Roosevelt's letter of April 2 to the Attorney General directing that he compel railways in the South to furnish equal accommodations; also photocopies of the letter and clippings. In addition, the folder contains a photocopy of the article, "Georgia's Reaction to the Negro Policy of Theodore Roosevelt," by C.A. Bacote, from Atlanta Historical Society Bulletin, Spring 1977.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Correspondence, 1909-1911, 26.0 items.
Correspondent: William J. Northen, Jr.; Annie Belle Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; George T. Northen; Ruth Northen; Robert B. Traylor; Mattie Traylor Northen; David C. Barrow; William J. Northen; B.D. Rasdale.
Correspondence, 1912-1915, 24.0 items.
Correspondents: Thomas Nelson Page (re need for American highway improvement); Mattie Traylor Northen; correspondence of George Foster Peabody, George W. Kirchway and J.M. Terrell (re scholarship for George T. Northen in Columbia University School of Law); William J. Northen; Ruth Northen; George T. Northen; Robert F. Hayes, Jr.; "Mr. Willie," David C. Barrow; William J. Northen, Jr.; Mary Day Lanier (re the bust of Sidney Lanier); Annie Belle Northen; E.R. Traylor; William M. Slaton; T.H. Burness; Charles Traylor; Mattie Neel Northen; Dr. W.L. Dunn.
Correspondence, 1916, 36.0 items.
Most of these letters concern the illness and death of William J. Northen, Jr. Correspondents: Mattie Traylor Northen; William J. Northen, Jr.; Annie Belle Northen; Ruth Northen; E.R. Tryalor; George T. Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; Sue Northen Stokely; Edgar L. Pennington; Mamie Terrell; T.H. Traylor; Dr. W.L. Dunn; Ruth Slack Smith.
Correspondence, 1917 January-August, 25.0 items.
Some of the letters are from George T. Northen to his family from training camp in Ohio. Those of August 21-28 are in support of GTN's application for appointment as a Lieutenant of Ordnance, Officer's Reserve Corps, U.S. Army. The remainder concern family and friends. Correspondents: George T. Northen; Ruth Northen; Mattie Neel Northen; Annie Belle Northen; Harry Floyd enclosing typed transcript of the account of the presentation of a gold watch to W.J. Northen by the Georgia Baptist Convention; James Carr; Mattie Traylor Northen; Earl A. Warner; R.P. Stephens; Clifford Walker; Hugh M. Dorsey; Beverly D. Evans; Frank A. Hooper; James I. Lowry; J.M. Fuller; Eugene C. Callaway; W. Paul Carpenter; Clark Howell; T.H. Jeffries; W. Woods White; L.F. McLeland; Albert Howell, Jr.; John A. Hart.
Correspondence, 1917 September-December, 17.0 items.
Correspondents: David C. Barrow; Mattie Traylor Northen; Earl A. Warner; Ruth Northen; Martha Warner; W.H. Bocock; Annie Belle Northen; George T. Northen; letters of thanks to Miss Northen from soldiers at Camp Gordon, Ga., Ulrich B. Phillips.
Correspondence, 1918, 32.0 items.
Most of these are letters from George T. Northen to the family from France with the American Expeditionary Force. Other correspondents: David C. Barrow; Earl A. Warner; Ida M. Cravath; Waldemar Hirschfeld; Harriet Warner.
Correspondence, 1919, 34.0 items.
Letters from George from France and England. Other correspondents: Bruce R. Payne; S.M. Inman; Elizabeth Johannsen; F. Johannsen; Ida M. Cravath; Martha Warner; Commandant and madam Paul Phillippe.
Correspondence, 1920-1929, 50.0 items.
Correspondents: John H. Traylor; Ruth Northen; Mattie Traylor Northen; John W. Grant; Elam F. Dempsey; John R. Sampey; C.T. Davis; Charles Neel; Annie Belle Northen; Susan Northen Stokely; Madame Phillippe; Helen May Jerome; Erwin Sibley; James H. Oliver; Mary S. Buchanan; George T. Northen; Ulrich B. Phillips; Mary Johnson Blackburn. Correspondence of August 25, 1925-February 15, 1926 is between Mattie Traylor Northen and dealers in books and prints in England, concerning Shakespearean illustrative material for the Shakespeare Class in Atlanta.
Correspondence, 1930-1939, 33.0 items.
Correspondents: Receipt from Georgia State Department of Archives and History to Annie Belle Northen for an oil portrait of Gov. Northen by J.P. Field; St. mark M.E. Church South; Roosevelt P. Walker; Mildred McPheters Turman; B.D. Ragsdale listing 1857 graduates of the Georgia Baptist Female College at Madison; J.C. Johnson; John Morris; Mattie Traylor Northen; George T. Northen; Annie Bele Northen; Georgia State Department of Archives and History enclosing list of photographs donated by Annie Belle Northen; Robert Martin; Ruth Northen; Fred P. Manget; John; Harriet; J.D. Manget; V.E. Manget.
Correspondence, 1940-1944, 14.0 items.
Correspondents: Fred P. Manget; Ruth Northen; Charles L. Henry; George T. Northen; J.D. Manget; R.E. Gormsley; Mary T. Cresse.
Correspondence, undated and parts of letters, 46.0 items.
Correspondents: Mr. and Mrs. William J. Northen; Mattie Traylor Northen; George T. Northen; Charles Neel; Annie Belle Northen; Thomas H. Northen; E. Traylor; Alice May Traylor; Ruth Northen; William J. Northen, Jr.; Helen Hobbs; Laura Hill and Ruth Hill Payne; Emma C. Lowry; Mrs. John K. Ottley; John F. Carlson; John Dooly; W.L. Halberstadt; Edger; Jessie.
 

Box

3Papers of individuals

Peter Northen, 7.0 items. , 7 items.
Commission as captain of the Stocks volunteers, October 4, 1861 (1 p. DS photocopy), same October 11, 1861 (1 p. DS photocopy); certificate of membership in the Washington National Monument Society for his contribution to the erection of the monument (1 p. DS); biographical sketch of Peter Northen; description of Peter Northen's residence at Penfield; Augusta Chronicle and Sentinental, November 2, 1861, p. 2, with muster roll of the Stocks volunteers; undated clipping re the death of Mrs. Peter Northen.
Peter Northen, Georgia Baptist Convention, 1845-1850, 10.0 items.
Receipts, power of attorney, and notes, Peter Northen, Treasurer.
Peter Northen, Mercer University, 1839-1849, 15.0 items.
Receipts, notes and accounts, Peter Northen, Steward and Building Committee.
Peter Northen. Receipted bills, etc., 1840-1861, 111.0 items.
Bills for household supplies, clothing, tailor, medical expenses, court costs, blacksmith work, farm supplies, taxes, tuition, etc.
William Jonathan Northen, 26.0 items.
Biographical sketches and other papers about him. Some MSs, some printed.
William Jonathan Northen, 8.0 items.
Sophomore and Junior Exhibitions, mercer University, 1851-1852; diploma from Mercer University, 1853; receipted bill for doctor's visit, 1864; receipt for purchase of Lockhart plantation, 1867; receipt for doctor's visit, 1878; proposal of Georgia Electric Light Company for wiring Governor's residence in Atlanta, 1893; Farmers' Supply Depot. W.J. Northen, Sparta, Ga. (Sparta, Ga.: Lewis and Robert, n.d.).
William Jonathan Northen. Clippings
Mattie Neel Northen, 5.0 items.
Biographical sketches of her and of her father, Thomas Neel, and grandfather, John Veazy; membership card in the National Society of D.A.R.; Joseph Habersham Chapt. 1900; obituary clipped from the Atlanta Constitution, October 15, 1918.
Annie Belle Northen, 8.0 items.
Sketch by her mother, 1898; "Reminiscences of herself and Others;" reports from Southern Female College, La Grange, 1893-1894; "Mt. Zion Academy," by Annie Belle Northen (TMs); membership card in the National Society of D.A.R. 1900.
Thomas Henry Northen, 15.0 items.
Composition, "Dogs," 1872; "Latin Salutatory," Mercer University, June 27, 1883; "Pastor's Address at the Funeral of Thomas H. Northen;" "Governor Terrell's Address" (re death of T.H. Northen); resolutions on his death by a Committee of the First Baptist Church and a "Report of Committee on the Death of Thomas H. Northen" recommending adoption of the resolution; 9 clippings on the death of T.H. Northen.
Mattie Traylor Northen, 14.0 items.
Sketch book "Drawings" (pencil sketches of birds, flowers, domestic animals), 1877; essays, 1875-1879; receipt from the American Baptist Missionary Union for furnishing Dr. East's hospital at Haka, Burma, 1906; subscription card for War Savings Stamps, 1918; subscription cards for the building fund, Atlanta Art Museum, 1921 and undated, and two membership cards, 1926; two papers showing her line of descent from colonial ancestors; "Sidney Lanier As I Knew Him" by Mattie Traylor Northen (clipping from The Atlanta Journal, May 19, 1929); clipped obituaries of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Traylor.
Mattie Traylor Northen, Shakespeare Class, 17.0 items.
Scrapbook: clippings, letters, constitution and bylaws, etc., pasted in a copy of William Shakespeare: His Complete Dramatic Works by W.C. Byars (circa 1898); papers on various phases of Shakespeare's work: plays, characters, flowers, games, prepared by Mrs. Northen and others in the class.
 

Box

4Individuals, churches, schools, places

George Traylor Northen, Compositions, 27.0 items.
"The lion and the Mouse," (3rd grade), 1900; "Letter to Santa Claus," (3rd grade), 1900; "Nature Study Quotations," 1903-1904 (composition book); "Horticulture," undated (University of Georgia); personal accounts, undated (composition book); application for a scholarship in the law department of Columbia University...1912 (includes academic records and letters of endorsement); "The Majesty of Little Things," 1909; "Georgia-Virginia Debate," 1912; "The Constructive View;" "Tendencies of the Law;" graduation programs: Boys' High School, Atlanta, 1908-1909, University of Georgia, 1911-1912; college programs: Sophomore Debate (University of Georgia), 1912, Georgia-Virginia Debate (University of Virginia), 1912, banquet, Delta Sigma Rho (University of Georgia), 1912; clippings.
William Jonathan Northen, Jr., 4.0 items.
University of Georgia Commencement, 1910; Junior Orations; Commencement program, 1910; clippings re his graduation from high school.
Ruth Northen, 12.0 items.
Graduation exercises, Atlanta Opportunity School, 1928; receipt for donation to China Relief, 1940; poems (9); typing rates.
Susan Maria Northen Stokely
"This Little Sketch is Meant by Me for Only Loving Eyes to See," Sue Northen Stokely, 1920, 7 p. Reminiscences of the Northen family.
E. Ernest Northen. Extracts from his reminiscences, 1883-1889, 1.0 items.
Mt. Zion Academy, 13.0 items. , 13 items.
Mt. Zion Academy," and "Historical Sketch of Mt. Zion Select School," by Annie Belle Northen (MSs and typed copies); sketches of Carlisle Pollock Beman and Nathan S.S. Beman, founders of the school; "history of Education in Hancock Co." by Charles M. Neel (written for the Sparta Tribune, includes Mt. Zion and Powelton Academies); notes on the schools and some of its students; typed copy of Exhibition: Mount Zion, June 3, 1835; printed circulars: "Mount Zion Select School, 1868" (broadside, wood cut of the school); "Mt. Zion School...1868. Fifteenth Annual Session;" announcement card, 1865; report card with wood cut of school; snapshot of the chapel; 2 clippings.
Salem Baptist Church, Jones County, GA., 1.0 items.
Letter of Mary Callaway Jones to Annie B. Northen re history of the Church, 1933 enclosing typed copy of the minutes of the Church, 1839-1841.
Penfield, Ga., 2.0 items.
Letter of J.M. Colclough to Susan Northen Stokely, 1922, enclosing his sketch of Penfield; diagram of family graves in the church yard, 1847.
Powelton, Hancock County, Ga., 2.0 items.
Sketch of the Powelton Baptist Church; notes on Powelton Academy.
Miscellaneous, 3.0 items.
3 papers in scroll form, authors unknown. Two are titles "Come to Town, Boys," and "The Speech of the Uninvited Guest." The other, untitled, appears to be incomplete.
 

Box

5Deeds and other papers

Deeds and other papers, 10.0 items.
Baldwin County, 1806, 1836; Greene County, 1787, 1831-1853. Some with plats and pendant seals.
Deeds and other papers, 36.0 items.
Hancock County, 1804-1894. Some with plats and pendant seals.
Deeds and other papers, Jones County, 1836-1837; Oglethorpe County, 1857; Walton County, 1833; Warren County, 1804; Wilkinson County, 1838, 8.0 items.
Other legal papers, 4.0 items.
Insurance policy of Thomas Neel on his dwelling in Hancock County, 1854; receipt to Nancy Neel as Executrix of Thomas Neel, 1870; power of attorney, Mattie T. Northen to George T. Northen, 1919; agreement between Richmond Boyd and W.J. Northen for hire, n.d.
William Wadsworth papers, 1831-1840, 18.0 items.
Peter Northen was administrator of the estate of William Wadsworth. The papers are a deed of sale, William Wadsworth to James Wadsworth, a tract of land in Jones County, 1828, and receipted bills and accounts, 1831-1840.
Non-family papers
Typed copy of a letter from George Washington to Lyman Hall, Governor of Georgia. Head Quarters, Newburgh, 1783 June 14
Recommendations for the future wellbeing of the United States. Typed copy with photocopy of first and last pages of the original. The letter is marked circular, and was sent to state governors. In the binder is some correspondence giving the history of the document. It relates to Washington's thoughts on the future of America and his recommendations.
T.J.P. to John Andrew Jones. Newnan, Ga., 1858 May 10, 2.0 p.
Re the death of Abigail Mehitable Buckskin of a broken heart; suggested epitaph included.
The Song of Our Syrian Guest, by William Allen Knight. Boston, Pilgrim Press, circa 1905
Songs a poems, by W.F. Melton
Typed and bound copy of Dr. Melton's comments on hymns, songs, and poems, from Griffin Daily News.
Map of Georgia, by Rand, McNally and Co., 1892
Typed copies of 3 humorous anecdotes, 7.0 items.
 

Box

6Photographs

Mr. and Mrs. Peter Northen, 3.0 items. . View images: 1 | 2 | 3.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
William Jonathan Northen at different ages; some duplicates, 14.0 items. . View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Mattie Traylor Northen, 1.0 items.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Northen, 9.0 items.
Annie Belle Northen, 3.0 items.
George Traylor Northen, 6.0 items.
William Jonathan Northen, Jr., 3.0 items.
Ruth Northen, 10.0 items.
Northen family groups, 9.0 items.
Other Northens. Susan Maria Northen Stokely, sister of W.J. Northen; Robert Northen of Richmond, Va., 2.0 items.
Bailey and Neel. Mary Tabitha Bailey Irwin; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neel; Neel home at Mt. Zion, 3.0 items.
Unidentified, 10.0 items.
Non-Northen. J.M. Terrell, Henry and Charles Walker, Dr. C.P. Beman
Group photograph of kindergarten of Willette A. Allen, 5.0 items.
Atlanta's first kindergarten, founded by Miss Allen in 1885. Filed with it is a sheet identifying most of those in the group (Mrs. Northen, Ruth and William, Jr. included) and clippings on the death of Miss Allen, undated.
Northen family residences in Atlanta, 5.0 items. . View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Ancestral residences, 5.0 items.
Vassy (Calvados), Normandy; Chateau, Church, street; Hollingsworth hall and the Church in Cheshire, England; Alnwick Castle in England (Neel ancestral home); Partridge Hill, Elkton, Md., owned during the Revolution by Henry Hollingsworth, and used as Washington's headquarters, and the Episcopal Church at Elkton.
Buildings, unidentified, 3.0 items.
 

Box

7Photographs and albums

Peter Northen homes, 5.0 items.
First home in Penfield, and home where he died, with notes.
William Jonathan Northen's home, Mt. Zion, with notes, 7.0 items.
"Forest Home," J.H. Traylor home near La Grange, with note, 2.0 items.
Powelton Baptist Church, and family graves there, 5.0 items.
Three photograph albums. William J. Northern, Jr. and the University of Georgia; general family (2), 3.0 items.
 

Box

8Photographs, oversize

Penfield School, 1.0 items.
Mercer Chapel, Penfield, 2.0 items.
President's residence, Mercer at Penfield, with note, 2.0 items.
Georgia State Capitols, Atlanta. First one, original and altered; present one, 3.0 items.
Georgia Executive Mansion (original), Atlanta. Exterior and interiors (Blue Room, another drawing room and a bedroom), 5.0 items.
 

Box

9Genealogies - notes and correspondence

Anthony family, 5.0 items.
Archer, Bailey and Baldwin families, 8.0 items.
Battle family, 19.0 items.
Borden, Cabaniss, Carter and Cousins families, 8.0 items.
Davis, Abner, 15.0 items.
One is an original papers signed by Abner Davis, 1832.
Hairston family, 8.0 items.
Hollingsworth family, 23.0 items.
Johnson, Little, Maudlin and Neel families, 10.0 items.
Northen family, correspondence, 1887-1933, 28.0 items.
Northen family. Notes, sketches, obituaries, crest, etc., 32.0 items.
Rabun family, correspondence, 1897-1933, 15.0 items.
Rabun family. Notes, sketches, etc., 27.0 items.
Rowland and Traylor families, 9.0 items.
Veazy family, 37.0 items.
Walker and Warren families, 11.0 items.
Genealogy, 1.0 items.
Copy of a news article from an Athens, Ga. newspaper article of October 23, 1927 by Dan Magill regarding Prof. Morris' research on descendants of Norsemen in Georgia.
 

Box

10Scrapbooks

Clippings pasted in an old account book
William J. Northen, Jr. and University of Georgia
Northen family, kept by Ruth Northen
George T. Northen
University of Georgia kept by G.T. Northen
General
 
10Scrapbook regarding the death of William J. Northen ( 1.0 items. )
Clippings, letters of condolence, tributes, calling cards, resolutions, etc.
Artifacts
A-1298-001 Pen used by Governor Northen to sign his last bill as governor View online.
A-1298-002 Cow bell from the Mt. Zion Academy herd View online.
 
1Diploma of William Jonathan Northen, Jr. form the University of Georgia, 1911, and the following papers of George T. Northen: diploma from Boys' High School, Atlanta, 1909; Commission as 1st Lieut., Signal Section, Officers Reserve Corps, U.S. Army, 1918; membership certificate in Georgia City Lodge No. 2, F. and A.M., 1916 ( 4.0 items. )