Lamar family scrapbook
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Lamar family scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lamar family.
Title: Lamar family scrapbook
Dates: circa 1882-1904
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 volume, 5 folders)
Identification: MS 1430

Biographical/Historical Note

Colonel Albert Reese Lamar was born in Augusta, Georgia on June 11, 1830 to planter George W. Lamar and his wife Sarah Talbot Lamar. A. R. Lamar married Kate Hill in 1851 and had six children. Those children still living at the time of Lamar's death on May 18, 1889 were two sons, Charles A. Lamar and Tracy Lamar, and two daughters, Eliza Talbot Lamar Hull (Mrs. Joseph Hull) and Nana Lamar Walker (Mrs. John Evans Walker). Early in his career, A. R. Lamar was a lawyer in Americus, Georgia as well as Secretary of the Georgia State Convention for the Confederate government in 1861. Later, he worked as a journalist, newspaper editor, and Solicitor General of the Eastern Judicial Circuit (1874-1880). He lived in Savannah, Georgia for a time, editing the Savannah Daily Georgian and the Savannah Daily Advertiser. He ended his career in Macon, Georgia as editor of the Telegraph and Messenger, and the Evening News.

Scope and Content Note

The Lamar Family scrapbook (1882-1904) primarily contains clipped newspaper articles including notices for family events (marriages, illness, and deaths), poetry, and editorials written by A. R. Lamar concerning issues in Macon, Georgia. There are also articles on actors, actresses, and poets. The scrapbook includes ephemera such as programs, stamps, and confederate money. Materials are not arranged chronologically and loose materials in the scrapbook have been organized by type and subject matter into five folders.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Lamar family.
Lamar, Albert Reese, 1830-1890.
Macon (Ga.)
Postage stamps.
Programs (documents)
Walker, John Evans.
Walker, Nana Lamar.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lamar family scrapbook, MS 1430, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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.


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

Container List




11Miscellaneous clippings, circa 1892-1903
2Inspirational writing, clippings, circa 1897
3Illness and death notice clippings, undated
4Death of Albert Lamar Hull, 1900
5Miscellaneous ephemera, circa 1904


1Scrapbook, circa 1882-1904