Atlanta History Center
|Title: ||Thompson and Glover Families Papers|
2.0 linear ft.
Extent: 2 linear ft. (3 document cases and 1 oversized box)|
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
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)
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 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.
|1||1||Business Records, 1872 – 1929|
|2||Business Records, 1941, undated|
|3||Calling Cards, 1848, undated|
|4||Trading Cards, 1891 – 1944, undated|
|6||Correspondence, 1839 – 1869|
|7||Correspondence, 1870 – 1890|
|8||Correspondence, 1890 – 1925|
|9||Correspondence, 1920 – 1961|
|2||1||Financial Records, 1850, 1923-1929, undated|
|2||Financial Records, ledgers, journals, notebooks, undated|
|3||Financial Records, ledgers, journals, notebooks, undated|
|5||Financial Records, 1919 – 1959|
|6||Financial Records, 1958 – 1960|
|7||Invitations, 1846 – 1930|
|8||Legal Records, 1843 – 1925|
|9||Personal Papers, undated|
|10||Personal Papers, Genealogical, undated|
|3||1||Printed Material, 1915 – 1929, undated|
|2||Printed Material, 1905 – 1945, undated|
|3||Scrapbooks, 1864, undated|
|4||Miscellaneous, 1909 – 1957|
|MSS-OS Box 3.251||Ledger, Providence Washington Insurance Company, W.G. Thompson Agent. Copies of several policies for business firms in Madison, Ga., 1912 – 1913|