Thompson and Glover Families Papers
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Thompson and Glover Families Papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Atlanta History Center
Creator: Glover family
Creator: Thompson family
Title: Thompson and Glover Families Papers
Dates: 1839-1961
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft.
Quantity: Extent: 2 linear ft. (3 document cases and 1 oversized box)
Identification: ahc.MSS204

Biographical/Historical Note

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).

Scope and Content Note

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.


This collection is arranged alphabetically by topic

Index Terms

Advertising cards--Georgia
Aircraft Warning Service (Atlanta, Ga.)
Business enterprises--Georgia--Madison
Crawford, George Washington, 1798-1872
Glover family
Glover, Eli Seymour, 1925-1878
Glover, Sarah Broddus, 1848-1926
Griffin Female College (Griffin, Ga.)
Invitation cards--Georgia
Land grants--Georgia
Madison (Ga.)
Thompson family
Thompson, Catherine Rebecca, 1878-
Thompson, Will Glover, 1874-
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Washington Insurance Company (Madison, Ga.)
Women teachers--Georgia

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thompson and Glover Families Papers, MSS 204, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

Description Control

Collection processed in 2006


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.

Related Material

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.

Container List




11Business Records, 1872 – 1929
2Business Records, 1941, undated
3Calling Cards, 1848, undated
4Trading Cards, 1891 – 1944, undated
5Clippings, 1864 – 1961
6Correspondence, 1839 – 1869
7Correspondence, 1870 – 1890
8Correspondence, 1890 – 1925
9Correspondence, 1920 – 1961



21Financial Records, 1850, 1923-1929, undated
2Financial Records, ledgers, journals, notebooks, undated
3Financial Records, ledgers, journals, notebooks, undated
4Financial Records, 1924
5Financial Records, 1919 – 1959
6Financial Records, 1958 – 1960
7Invitations, 1846 – 1930
8Legal Records, 1843 – 1925
9Personal Papers, undated
10Personal Papers, Genealogical, undated



31Printed Material, 1915 – 1929, undated
2Printed Material, 1905 – 1945, undated
3Scrapbooks, 1864, undated
4Miscellaneous, 1909 – 1957
5Miscellaneous, undated


MSS-OS Box 3.251Ledger, Providence Washington Insurance Company, W.G. Thompson Agent. Copies of several policies for business firms in Madison, Ga., 1912 – 1913