Stephen Elliott scrapbook
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Stephen Elliott scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hutton, H. T., Mrs.
Title: Stephen Elliott scrapbook
Dates: 1842-1867
Extent: 0.08 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1575

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available on Mrs. H.T. Hutton, the creator of the scrapbook.

Stephen Elliott (1806-1867) was born in Beaufort, South Carolina. He studied law in Charleston, South Carolina and was admitted to the bar there in 1827. He was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church in 1835 and priest in 1836. In 1840, he was elected first bishop of the Diocese of Georgia and was consecrated at Christ Church in Savannah, Georgia in 1841. Elliott was instrumental in organizing and establishing Episcopal churches all over Georgia. He was also interested in education, and in 1841, he started the Georgia Episcopal Institute at Montpelier, Georgia near Forsyth. In 1857, Elliott, along with Bishops James Hervey Otey of Tennessee and Leonidas Polk of Louisiana, founded the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Elliott also served as president of Georgia Historical Society until his death. Elliott died at his home in Savannah in 1866 at the age of sixty-one.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the Stephen Elliott scrapbook, which is a collection of newspaper clippings, obituaries, eulogies, memorial sermons, and publications related to or written by Elliott. The volume was prepared by Mrs. H.T. (Munroe) Hutton for her father, N.C. Munroe. Four of the speeches are by others in tribute to Elliott after his death. The rest of the volume contains 19 published sermons and speeches by Elliott himself and cover the years from 1842-1866. Elliott's obituaries and a couple of photographs of him are pasted in the volume.

Index Terms

Christ Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Cohen, Solomon, 1802-1875.
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 10th. Company G.
Elliott, Stephen, 1806-1866.
Episcopal Church. Diocese of Georgia.
Ford, Edward E., (Edward Eugene), 1795-1862.
Georgia Historical Society.
Hutton, H. T., Mrs.
Jackson, Henry R., (Henry Rootes), 1820-1898.
Lane, A. J., Colonel.
Lane, Harriet Anna, d. 1865.
Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.
Rees, Henry Kollock, 1822-1893.
Speeches (documents)
St. John's Church (Savannah, Ga.)
St. Paul's Church (Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Wilmer, Richard H., (Richard Hooker), 1816-1900.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Stephen Elliott scrapbook, MS 1575, 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.

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1Scrapbook, circa 1842-1867