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Lattimore family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lattimore, Mildred Maxwell Crow
Title: Lattimore family papers
Dates: 1910-1963
Extent: (1 volume, 4 folders) 0.9 Cubic feet
Identification: MS 2440
English

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection was created by Mildred Maxwell Crow Lattimore and Ralston B. Lattimore, husband and wife, of Savannah, Georgia. Mr. Lattimore served in World War II while Mrs. Lattimore remained in Savannah during that time. Mr. Lattimore received military training and promotions within the United States Army Air Force as he served during the war. Later, Mr. Lattimore became an historian and superintendent of Fort Pulaski National Monument with the National Park Service. There, he did a lot of research and produced many papers regarding the history of Fort Pulaski from its construction through the Civil War.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a scrapbook compiled by Mildred Maxwell Crow Lattimore and four folders of historical information on Fort Pulaski compiled by Ralston B. Lattimore. The scrapbook was kept from January 1, 1944 through March 19, 1946, which were the dates Mr. Lattimore was off to serve in the United States Air Force in World War II. The scrapbook reveals the life of a military wife during World War II, much like a diary. It contains newspaper clippings related to World War II events from its beginning to its end; copies of "Newsweek," "Time Magazine," and "Life;" several personal letters of various topics; several photographs, many of which are of Mrs. Lattimore's mother which were included in the scrapbook at the time of her mother's passing; a couple of issues of "Nippon Times," a Tokyo newspaper; ration books and articles on wartime rations; updates on Mr. Lattimore's wartime experiences and locations; several uniform patches and pins from Mr. Lattimore's uniform; memorabilia of items sent from Mr. Lattimore to Mrs. Lattimore, such as greeting cards, sticker off of a box to a gown he sent her from San Francisco, the bow off flowers he sent her; items related to U.S. Army Air Forces, particularly memorabilia on the 326th "Sky Wolf" Squadron to which Mr. Lattimore belonged; paper and coin forms of currency from Philippines and Hawaii; items recognizing Mr. Lattimore's military promotions; railroad tickets/passes of military-related trips made by Mr. and Mrs. Lattimore; postcards; Christmas cards; condolence letters to Mrs. Lattimore regarding the passing of her mother; best wishes cards for Mrs. Lattimore from co-workers at the sugar refinery when she left to join Mr. Lattimore in New Orleans.

There are also four folders in this collection which contain historical research on various aspects of Fort Pulaski which were compiled by Mr. Lattimore and one of his coworkers at the fort.


Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Essays.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Lattimore family.
Lattimore, Mildred Maxwell Crow.
Lattimore, Ralston.
Photographs.
Ration books.
Scrapbooks.
World War, 1939-1945.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Scrapbook compiled by Mildred Maxwell Crow Lattimore.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lattimore family papers, MS 2440, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary E. Lattimore Reiter, 2012.


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.


Container List

 
Volume 1: WWII Scrapbook, 1944-1946
Scrapbook, January 1, 1944-March 19, 1946, contains: newspaper clippings on World War II; issues of "Newsweek," Time Magazine," and "Life;" Issues of "Nippon Times," a Tokyo newspaper; photographs; wartime rations stamp books; uniform patches and pins; updates on Mr. Lattimore's wartime experiences and locations; memorabilia of items sent to Mrs. Lattimore from Mr. Lattimore; items related to the United States Army Air Forces, particularly on the 326th "Sky Wolf" Squadron; paper and coin forms of currency from Philippines and Hawaii; railroad ticket stubs; letters and greeting cards.
 
Folder 1: Manuscripts
"Brigadier General Simon Bernard" by Rogers W. Young; "A Connecticut Yankee on the Georgia Coast: The Engineering Epic of Fort Pulaski, 1821-1861" (regarding Joseph Mansfield) by Rogers W. Young (National Park Service, 1938); "Something About Christmas in Savannah, Georgia, in the Tragic Years 1864 to 1869," compiled by Ralston Lattimore.
 
Folder 2: Photographs
Two photographs: Sorrell-Weed House, 6 West Harris Street, c. 1920s-1930s and Oxcart and driver, the Hermitage Plantation, c. 1910-1911.
 
Folder 3: Micellaneous
Transcriptions of letters from various, unknown confederate soldiers pertaining to Civil War and events at Fort Pulaski; Copy of sketch of deceased Napoleon, drawn by Robert E. Lee; Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah sailing schedule for September 1923, New York-Savannah.
 
Folder 4: Newspaper transcriptions
"Russell, William Howard...My Diary North and South" 1863; Russell, William Howard- On Fort Pulaski. Russell's 7th letter, printed by Savannah Republican, June 20, 1861; Life at the Fort. Daily Morning News, Savannah, GA, January 14, 1861. "A Visit to Fort Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, June 1, 1861, "Attention Republican Blues."; Savannah Daily Morning News, June 1, 1861, "Military Movements."; Daily Morning News, June 4, 1861, "Elected Officers of Companies A and B."; Daily Morning News, June 4, 1861 article regarding cooperation and needs for labor and services; Daily Morning News, June 6, 1861 letter to the editor in response to above article; Daily Morning News, June 11, 1861, "Our Free Colored Population."; Daily Morning News, July 3, 1861,"The Free Colored Volunteers."; Daily Morning News, August 17, 1861, "To the Free Colored Women of Savannah."; Daily Morning News, November 29, 1861, "Faithful Negroes."; Savannah Daily Morning News, June 8. 1861, "Election 'Sappers and Miners.' "; Savannah Daily Morning News: June 13, 1861, "Confederate Armory and Foundary Company."; Daily Morning News, June 17, 1861, "Reception of the Pulaski Guards in Charleston."; Daily Morning News, June 17, 1861, "The Blockading Squadron."; Daily Morning News, June 17, 1861, "Muster Roll of the Pulaski Guards."; Daily Morning News, June 24, 1861, "The C.S./Huntress Fired Upon."; Daily Morning News, June 25, 1861, "Sappers and Miners, and Pontier."; Daily Morning News, June 28, 1861, "re: The Society of Ladies of McIntosh County, formed for the relief of soldiers on the Georgia Coast."; Daily Morning News, July 27, 1861, "What Volunteers Want for Service."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 11, 1862, "The Bombardment of Fort Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 11, 1862, "The Bombardment."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 12, 1862, re: enemy chances of getting onshore."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 12, 1862, "The Bombardment of Fort Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 12, 1862, "Fall of Fort Pulaski.; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 14, 1862, "Nothing further from Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 15, 1862, "The Fall of Fort Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 16, 1862, "re: capture of Fort Pulaski."; Letter No. 3 of the Salmon C. Clark papers, written to his mother from Fort Pulaski, dated April 16, 1862; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 17, 1862, "Lessons of the Fall of Fort Pulaski."; Savannah Daily Morning News, April 18, 1862, "The Skirmish on Whitmarsh Island."; Daily Morning News, April 22, 1862, "A Brush with the Federals."; Daily Morning News, May 1, 1862, "From Our Fort Pulaski Boys" letters; Daily Morning News, May 10, 1862, "The Yankee Flag of Truce."; Daily Morning News, May 10, 1862, "A Federal Flag of Truce."; Daily Morning News, May 12, 1862, "The Captured Yankees."; Daily Morning News, May 12, 1862, "Yankees Captured- Gallant Exploit of the Georgia 13th."; Daily Morning News, May 13, 1862, "Shot Guns."; Daily Morning News, May 13, 1862, "The Yankee Fleet in Warsaw Sound."; Daily Morning News, May 16, 1862, "The Condition of Fort Pulaski."; Daily Morning News, May 16, 1862, "Flag of Truce."; Daily Morning News, June 24, 1862, "Death of David P. Landershine."; (44.) Savannah Daily Morning News, April 29, 1862, "Fall of Fort Pulaski" editorial comment.