Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell family visual arts collection
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Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell family visual arts collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Anglin and Randall Photographers (Atlanta, Ga.).
Creator: C.W. Motes (Atlanta, Ga.)
Creator: Mitchell, Jessie M., 1871-1918
Creator: Mrs. L. Condon, photography.
Creator: Timmons, Willis Menefee, Jr., 1907-2000
Title: Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell family visual arts collection
Dates: 1883-1963, undated
Quantity: 509.0 Image(s) (421 photographs, forty-five postcard images, five greeting card images, four clippings, two ambrotypes, three tintypes, one daguerreotype, seventeen albumen prints, three cyanotypes, and eight 35 millimeter negatives)
Identification: ahc.VIS211

Biographical/Historical Note

George Menefee (1597-1655) came to Virginia from Wiltshire, England, in 1623. His relation to the rest of the Menefee family mentioned in this collection is undetermined.

William Menefee, Sr. (1723-1797) and Mary W. Strother’s children include George (1760-1840), a Revolutionary War soldier; John (1747-1824); and William Menefee (1750-1791). George Menefee married Elizabeth Tatum and had seven children including William Christian Menefee (1796-1875) who went on to be one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. George’s second marriage to (Anne) Nancy Collier Hardeman (1771-1852) in 1807 produced five children, including Major Willis Pentecost Menefee (1814-1855) who is recognized as the “Father of Palmetto,” Georgia. Major Willis Pentecost Menefee married Jeannette Leonard Watts (1820-?), and their five children included Margaret (Menefee) Wiley (1839-1917); Lucy Colquit Menefee (1853-1886); and Willis Pentecost Menefee (1844-1863). Major Willis Pentecost Menefee’s brother, Richard Alexander Menefee (1809-1893) and his wife, Mary B. Collins, also named one of their sons Willis Pentecost Menefee (1838-1912).

The Timmons family line joined the Menefees when Lucy Colquit Menefee married Reverend Benson Ellison Lane (B. E. L.) Timmons (1845-1907). Their children included Willis Menefee Timmons (1882-1962) who married Aline Eliza Mitchell (1882-1956). Willis and Aline's children were Aline Mitchell (Timmons) Nelson (b. 1914); Willis M. Timmons, Jr. (1907-2000); and Russell Mitchell Timmons (1908-1981). Willis M. Timmons, Jr. married Carolyn Benedict (1913-2007), and they had a daughter, Carolyn Benedict Timmons.

Aline Eliza Mitchell was the daughter of Russell Crawford Mitchell (1837-1905) and Margaret Deborah Sweet (1847-1887). Russell and Margaret had eleven children: Eugene Muse Mitchell (1866-1944); Gospero Sweet Mitchell (1869-1888); Edward Russell Mitchell (1869-1870); Jessie Mitchell 1871-1918); Gordon Forrest Mitchell (1872-1956); Mary Leila Mitchell (1874-1891); Robert McKenzie Mitchell (b. 1876); Deborah Sue Mitchell (1878-1908); Russell Crawford Mitchell, Jr. (1880-1916); Aline Eliza Mitchell (1882-1956); and Irene Caroline Mitchell (1885-1908). Eugene Muse (1866-1944) was the father of Gone With the Wind author, Margaret Mitchell.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photographs, postcards, greeting cards, ambrotypes, tintypes, daguerreotypes, albumen prints, cyanotypes, and negatives of the Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell families. Also included are images of related families including the Benedicts, the Middletons, the Seamans, the Hunnicutts, the Sweets, and the Deakins. There are images from family trips to St. Simons Island, Georgia, and Tallulah Falls, Georgia, as well as images from El Paso, Texas, where Jessie and Russell C. Mitchell, Jr. lived. Other materials include views of the Menefee family home in Palmetto, Georgia; the Mitchell home on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, Georgia; and the Middleton family home in Hollywood, Georgia.


Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.


Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia
Children--1860-1870
Dogs
Dwellings--Georgia
Fashion--19th century
Gardens--Georgia--Atlanta
Maddox, Margaret, 1929-1940
Menefee family
Menefee, George
Mitchell family
Mitchell, Eugene Muse
Mitchell, Jessie M., 1871-1918
Mitchell, Russell Crawford, 1837-1905
Office buildings--Georgia--Atlanta
Palmetto (Ga.)
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
Tallulah Falls (Ga.)
Timmons family
Timmons, Aline Mitchell, 1882-1956
Timmons, Willis Menefee, Jr., 1907-2000

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell family visual arts collection, VIS 211, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1956 with subsequent additions


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.


Related Material

Menefee-Timmons-Mitchell family papers, MSS 142, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


Container List

 

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VIS 211.001VIS 211.001VIS 211.001 Bridge family, undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.002VIS 211.002VIS 211.002 Brock-Benedict family, 1909, undated ( 18.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.003VIS 211.003VIS 211.003 Deakins, David and Lillian (Roberts) family, undated ( 5.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.004VIS 211.004VIS 211.004 Hunnicutt family, undated ( 9.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.005VIS 211.005VIS 211.005 Menefee, “Lev”, 1911, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.006VIS 211.006VIS 211.006 Menefee, daughters of Willis P. and Jeanette L. (Watts), undated ( 6.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.007VIS 211.007VIS 211.007 Menefee, George (cased), undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.008VIS 211.008VIS 211.008 Menefee, Jeanette Watts (cased), undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.009VIS 211.009VIS 211.009 Menefee residence, Palmetto, Georgia, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.010VIS 211.010VIS 211.010 Menefee, Willis P. and Jeanette L. (Watts), 1894, undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.011VIS 211.011VIS 211.011 Middleton, Walter-children, undated ( 6.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.012VIS 211.012VIS 211.012 Miscellaneous, identified [Jane Hall; Anne Hall; Von Hoffman; Sue Burdibard; Margaret Maddox; Vernon Willford; Belle Scott; Margaret Scott; Mrs. Hall Hentz; Ruth Forsyth; Maggie (Dean) Warden; W. A. Warden; Howard W. Smith; Howard Whitfield Smith, Jr.; Katherine Peak; Duncan Sheppard; Frank Maier], 1917, 1936, undated ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.013VIS 211.013VIS 211.013 Mitchell family album, undated ( 1.0 Item(s) )
 

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VIS 211.014VIS 211.014VIS 211.014 Mitchell family (group) photographs, 1892-1954, undated ( 25.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.015VIS 211.015VIS 211.015 Mitchell, Aline Eliza, 1895, undated ( 25.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.016VIS 211.016VIS 211.016 Mitchell, Gordon F. and Isabelle Ormond (Thomas), 1895-1906, undated ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.017VIS 211.017VIS 211.017 Mitchell, Gospero Sweet, undated ( 7.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.018VIS 211.018VIS 211.018 Mitchell, Irene Caroline, 1898-1908, undated ( 10.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.019VIS 211.019VIS 211.019 Mitchell, Jessie McKenzie, undated ( 14.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.020VIS 211.020VIS 211.020 Mitchell, Jessie McKenzie - scrapbook, undated ( 1.0 Item(s) )
 

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VIS 211.021VIS 211.021VIS 211.021 Mitchell, Jessie McKenzie - scrapbook, undated ( 1.0 Item(s) )
 

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VIS 211.22VIS 211.22VIS 211.22 Mitchell, miscellaneous [Mary Lula Mitchell, Rev. Isaac green Mitchell, Margaret D. Mitchell], undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.23VIS 211.23VIS 211.23 Mitchell, Ora (Deborah) Sue, 1893-1908, undated ( 11.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.24VIS 211.24VIS 211.24 Mitchell, Russell Crawford and Deborah Margaret (Sweet), undated ( 15.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.25VIS 211.25VIS 211.25 Mitchell, Russell Crawford, Jr., 1913, undated ( 20.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.26VIS 211.26VIS 211.26 Mitchell-Timmons family (group), 1921, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.27VIS 211.27VIS 211.27 Nelson, Aline Mitchell (Timmons), 1916-1939, undated ( 69.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.28VIS 211.28VIS 211.28 Seaman family, undated ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.28VIS 211.28VIS 211.28 Seaman family, undated ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.29VIS 211.29VIS 211.29 Scenes, 1908-1933, undated ( 32.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.30VIS 211.30VIS 211.30 Timmons, Aline Eliza (Mitchell) - scrapbook, undated ( 1.0 Item(s) )
 

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VIS 211.31VIS 211.31VIS 211.31 Timmons, Aline Eliza (Mitchell) - scrapbook, undated ( 1.0 Item(s) )
 

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VIS 211.32VIS 211.32VIS 211.32 Timmons, B. E. L., Jr. and family, 1914, undated ( 16.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.33VIS 211.33VIS 211.33 Timmons, Carolyn B., 1947-1963, undated ( 13.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.34VIS 211.34VIS 211.34 Timmons, Lucy Colquitt (Menefee), undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.35VIS 211.35VIS 211.35 Timmons, Lucy Colquitt (Menefee)-cased, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.36VIS 211.36VIS 211.36 Timmons, M. E., 1946, undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.37VIS 211.37VIS 211.37 Timmons, miscellaneous [Rev. Thomas H. Timmons, Joseph K. Timmons, Stevie (Menefee) Timmons, Floyd Timmons, Herbert Timmons], 1912, 1930, undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.38VIS 211.38VIS 211.38 Timmons, residential and commercial buildings, 1905-1926, undated ( 32.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.39VIS 211.39VIS 211.39 Timmons, Rev. B. E. L., undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.40VIS 211.40VIS 211.40 Timmons, Robert Hill, undated ( 2.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.41VIS 211.41VIS 211.41 Timmons, Russell, undated ( 3.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.42VIS 211.42VIS 211.42 Timmons, school photographs (group), 1912-1924 ( 8.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.43VIS 211.43VIS 211.43 Timmons, Smokey (family dog), 1940, undated ( 4.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.44VIS 211.44VIS 211.44 Timmons, William's sons, 1885 ( 8.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.45VIS 211.45VIS 211.45 Timmons, Willis, Jr. and Carolyn (Benedict), 1907-1949, undated ( 8.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.46VIS 211.46VIS 211.46 Timmons, Willis, Sr. and Aline Eliza (Mitchell), 1883-1959, undated ( 57.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 211.47VIS 211.47VIS 211.47 Unidentified, 1939-1946, undated ( 56.0 Image(s) )