Elizabeth Millar Bullard papers
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Elizabeth Millar Bullard papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bullard, Elizabeth Millar, 1861-1941.
Title: Elizabeth Millar Bullard papers
Dates: 1796-1942
Extent: 0.8 cubic feet (1 box, 6 folders, 1 oversize folder)
Identification: MS 2200

Biographical/Historical Note

Elizabeth Millar Bullard (1861-1941) was born on March 19 in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of Horace Pratt and Julia Silva Bullard. A 1925 graduate of the University of Georgia, Mrs. Bullard married Bernice Frost Bullard (1854-1916) on December 3, 1891. Mr. Bullard was a prominent dealer in naval stores in Savannah, in addition to being an organizer of the Atlantic National Bank in Jacksonville, Florida. Mrs. Bullard was a prominent philanthropist in Savannah, devoting her time to a variety of local organizations. She served as a curator of the Georgia Historical Society, as a member of the board of trustees for Telfair Museum and Art Academy, and was involved in the Girl Scouts of Savannah, the Poetry Society of Georgia, the Colonial Dames, Georgia Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials primarily concerning the family genealogy of Elizabeth Millar Bullard. The papers are arranged into two series: genealogical; personal. The genealogical series includes a register of deaths and burials in Savannah, 1803-1806. Also included in the collection are photographs of Louisa Young Barry, 1885, and undated images of headstones for the Millar and Bullard families. The collection contains a typescript of "Register of Deaths and Burials in Savannah, 1803-1806."

The folder containing photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Bullard family.
Bullard, Bernice Frost, 1854-1916.
Bullard, Elizabeth Millar, 1861-1941.
Carpenter family.
Colonial Dames of America.
Daughters of the American Revolution.
Genealogies (histories)
Holbrook family.
Letters (correspondence)
Millar family.
Patterson family.
Pierce family.
Wheeler family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elizabeth Millar Bullard papers, MS 2200, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Samuel L. Varnadoe, 1981; Joseph Becton, 1986.


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


SERIES 1:: Genealogical, 1796-1941

This series contains research on family lines to support Elizabeth Millar Bullard's applications to the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution.



31916-1928, 1941
5Notebooks, undated
6Reading Blount deeds, 1796-1798
7Lydia Pierce Millar letters sent from St. Mary, Georgia, 1816-1819
8Holbrook family
9Millar family
10Pierce family
11Multiple families
1Register of Deaths and Burials in Savannah, 1803-1806

SERIES 2:: Personal, 1941-1942

This series contains applications to the Colonial Dames and the Daughters of the American Revolution, deeds for plots at Bonaventure and Laurel Grove Cemeteries, papers relating to her service as a curator for the Georgia Historical Society, wills for Bullard and her nephew Horace Patterson Millar, and other family papers.



21Colonial Dames, Georgia Society application
2Daughters of the American Revolution application
3Cemetery deeds, Bonaventure and Laurel Grove
4Georgia Historical Society
5Memory book, 1941-1942
6Wills, Elizabeth Millar Bullard and Horace Patterson Millar
7Miscellaneous family papers