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.
- Glover family (Family)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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)
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.
Collection processed in 2006
- Advertising cards -- Georgia
- Agriculture -- Georgia
- Aircraft Warning Service (Atlanta, Ga.)
- Bankruptcy -- Georgia
- Business enterprises -- Georgia -- Madison
- Crawford, George Washington
- Farms -- Georgia
- Gardening -- Georgia
- Georgia -- Genealogy
- Glover family
- Glover, Eli Seymour
- Glover, Sarah Broddus
- Griffin Female College (Griffin, Ga.)
- Invitation cards -- Georgia
- Land grants -- Georgia
- Madison (Ga.)
- Scrapbooks -- Georgia
- Teachers -- Georgia
- Thompson family
- Thompson, Catherine Rebecca
- Thompson, Will Glover
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Washington Insurance Company (Madison, Ga.)
- Women teachers -- Georgia
- 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
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.