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Emmie Castellow herbarium

Collection number: ahc.MSS944f

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a herbarium inscribed "Emmie Castellow, S.F.C. May 18, 1896," presumedly created by Castellow for her work at Southern Female College (later Cox College). The herbarium includes specimens of Southeastern native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs in a notebook labeled "Drawing Book." Pressed specimens are identified with botanical names including family, genus, and species classification and some include common names.


  • 1896


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

Mary Emma "Emmie" Castellow Freeman (1878-1964) was born in Georgetown, Quitman County, Georgia, to William Franklin Castellow (1847-1890) and Mary Eugenia Gay Castellow (1853-1928). Emmie's only sibling, Bryant Thomas Castellow (1876-1962), was a lawyer, judge, and United States Representative of Georgia. Emmie Castellow graduated from Southern Female College (later Cox College) in College Park, Georgia, in 1897, where she studied painting and performance arts. In 1899 she married educator and school superintendent Loomin Oscar Freeman (1868-1958). The couple lived in College Park where they raised their two children, Loomin Oscar Freeman, Jr. (1901-1980) and Mary Emmie Freeman Curtis (1905-1981). Emmie served as president of the College Park Woman's Club, founded as a study club of the Southern Female College in 1896. In 1929 Emmie was elected president of the fifth district of the Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs. She was also involved with the Woman's Missionary Union of Georgia and wrote monthly programs for the Missionary Messenger.


1 folder(s)



Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2021.

Emmie Castellow herbarium
Jennie Oldfield
May 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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