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Thompson and Glover Families Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS204

Scope and Content

This collection documents the activities of various members of the Thompson and Glover families who lived in Madison, Monticello, and Atlanta, Ga., primarily Catherine Thompson, Will Glover Thompson, Emily Fish Glover, Sallie [Sarah] Glover, and Eli Glover. Materials include correspondence of Sallie Glover with friends and family regarding school, sicknesses, clothes, and family visits. A few letters reference the commotion and disturbance of the Civil War. Correspondence of Catherine Thompson and Will Glover Thompson cover topics relating to health, family, friendships, and work. Included among the letters is an 1864 casualty list of the 4th Georgia Regiment sent to Eli Glover. The collection contains personal financial records such as bank statements, checks, receipts, land deeds, debtors’ petition, journals, and ledgers. Other records include calling cards (1848, undated) and invitations (1848 – 1930) to cotillions, balls, and parties held in Madison, Augusta, and Atlanta. The collection contains genealogical material relating to the Glover, Thompson, Meriwether, and Jordan families of central Georgia. Other materials include farm bulletins, educational and health brochures, poems, and scrapbooks.


  • 1839-1961


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Administrative/Biographical History

Documentation of the Thompson family of Madison, Ga., begins with Charles F. Thompson, (1846 – 1921); his wife Sarah Broddus Glover (1848 – 1926); and the children, Will Glover Thompson, an insurance agent (1874 - ), Charles Seymour Thompson (1876 - ), Catherine Rebecca Thompson, a school teacher in Atlanta (1878 - ), Thomas Meriwether Thompson (1880 – 1950), Robert Young Thompson (1882 - ), and Henry Felix Thompson, (1885 - ). Documentation of the Glover family of Arkansas begins with Captain Eli Glover (1786 – 1858). Eli Glover married twice. His second wife was Lucy Seymour Fish (1798 – 1829); and the children, Cynthia Maria Glover (1823 - ), Eli Seymour Glover (1825 – 1878). Eli Glover married Rebecca Mathews Meriwether (1827 – 1851), and the children were Sarah [Sallie] Broddus Glover (1848 – 1926), Rebecca Meriwether Glover (1850 – 1897), Emily Fish Glover (1826 – 1854), and Lucy Catherine Glover (1828 – 1857).


2 linear ft.



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The estate of Kate Thompson by gift of Mr. J. W. Jones 1973 (1973.125)

Related Materials

Related materials providing visual documentation of the Thompson and Glover families may be found in the following collections in this repository: Kate Thompson Photograph Collection, VIS 21.

General Physical Description note

Extent: 2 linear ft. (3 document cases and 1 oversized box)


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

Collection processed in 2006

Thompson and Glover Families Papers: ahc.MSS 204
An Inventory of Their Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
Inventory prepared by Paul Crater
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305