Sibley and Jennings family papers
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Sibley and Jennings family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jennings family.
Creator: Sibley family.
Title: Sibley and Jennings family papers
Dates: 1845-1980
Extent: 19.75 cubic feet (35 boxes, 1 roll)
Identification: MS 2099

Biographical/Historical Note

The Sibley and Jennings families were related by marriage and lived in Milledgeville, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains correspondence, accounts, clippings, genealogies, photographs, certificates, and other miscellaneous materials from members of the Sibley and Jennings families from 1845 to 1980. Majority of this collection is comprised of James Longstreet Sibley's (1863-1945) correspondence and accounts regarding his personal life and career as a farmer in Milledgeville, Georgia. Also included are the correspondence, photographs, and naval uniforms of Erwin Sibley (1890-1979); the correspondence of Josephine King Sibley Jennings (1893-1980) as well as James Longstreet Sibley Jennings, Jr. (1941- ).


Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 35 boxes, 1 roll:

Box 1: Correspondence, insurance records, genealogies, accounts, and essays regarding James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1918-1935

Box 2: History of Midway, Watch Officer's Guide, accounts, tax records, correspondence, regarding Erwin Sibley (1890-1979), 1942-1945

Box 3: Framed photographs, photographs, 1935-1966

Box 4: Twelve Great Georgians, photographs, Georgia Military College yearbooks, 1880s-1963

Box 5: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1940-1941

Box 6: Books belonging to members of the Sibley family, Berry College yearbook, clippings, correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1845-1951

Box 7: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1938-1939

Box 8: Correspondence and clippings of Josephine King Sibley Jennings (1893-1980), 1971-1980

Box 9: Framed photographs and certificates of Erwin Sibley (1890-1979), 1940s-1976

Box 10: Naval pamphlets and memorandums relating to Erwin Sibley's service in the U.S. Navy, 1940s

Box 11: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1941

Box 12: Clippings, 1921-1939

Box 13: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1944-1945

Box 14: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1902-1919

Box 15: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1921-1928

Box 16: Correspondence and clippings of Henry Burritt Jennings, Jr. (1940- ), Josephine King Sibley Jennings (1893-1980), Martha Erwin Sibley (1886-1975), and James Longstreet Sibley Jennings, Jr. (1941- ), 1933-1934, 1962

Box 17: Dental x-rays, clippings, correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1938-1944

Box 18: Correspondence, accounts of Josiah Sibley (1808-1888), John Adams Sibley (1861-1934), 1887-1902

Box 19: Correspondence of Josephine King Sibley Jennings (1893-1980), 1953-1977

Box 20: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1926, 1942-1945

Box 21: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1929-1930

Box 22: Correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1920s-1940s

Box 23: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1923-1928

Box 24: Photographs, books, correspondence from James Longstreet Sibley's (1891-1980) work in Liberia, 1928

Box 25: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1935-1937

Box 26: Correspondence and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1943

Box 27: Photographs, correspondence, and accounts of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1933-1945

Box 28: Clippings, correspondence of James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945), 1940-1945

Box 29: Framed photographs and certificates of Erwin Sibley (1890-1979), clippings, Longstreet family genealogies, 1939-1945

Box 30: Divorce papers of James Longstreet Sibley Jennings (1920-2003) and Ernestine Moore Sibley (1919-1996) (These papers are closed until the death of James Longstreet Sibley Jennings, Jr.), correspondence and clippings of James Longstreet Sibley Jennings, Jr. (1941- ), Eugenia McEroy Moore, and Erwin Sibley (1890-1979), 1950s-1970s

Box 31: Scrapbook, James Longstreet Sibley (1863-1945) account ledgers, Erwin Sibley (1890-1979) certificate, 1904-1921, 1977

Box 32: Josiah Sibley (1808-1888) estate account ledgers, 1888-1923

Box 33: Naval officer's uniform, circa 1940s-1950s

Box 34: Camera pieces, early 20th century

Box 35: Naval caps, circa 1940s-1950s

Roll 1: Sibley family tree, 20th century


Index Terms

Books.
Camera components.
Certificates.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Essays.
Genealogical tables.
Genealogies (histories)
Insurance records.
Jennings family.
Jennings, Henry Burritt, 1940-
Jennings, James Longstreet Sibley, 1920-2003.
Jennings, James Longstreet Sibley, 1941-
Jennings, Josephine King Sibley, 1893-1980.
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Longstreet family.
Military uniforms.
Photographs.
School yearbooks.
Sibley family.
Sibley, Ernestine Morre, 1919-1996.
Sibley, James Longstreet, 1863-1945.
Sibley, James Longstreet, 1891-1980.
Sibley, John Adams, 1861-1934.
Sibley, Josiah, 1808-1888.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

This collection is processed at the Basic Level (or collection level). There is no detailed inventory for this collection as it is not fully processed. To request that this collection be added to our priority list of collections to be fully processed as staffing and funding allow, please contact the Library and Archives staff.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.