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Catalog Number MS 1298-02-16-01
Object Name Letter
Scope & Content This collection consists of the papers of Peter Northen, William Jonathan Northen, Mattie Nell Northen, Annie Belle Northen, Thomas Henry Northen, Mattie Traylor Northen, William Jonathan Northen, Jr., Ruth Northen, and George Traylor Northen. In addition to family correspondence, the collection contains photographs, clippings, scrapbooks, and other papers belonging to the individual family members. Also included are genealogical materials collection by Mattie Neel Northen and Annie Belle Northen. The collection contains a group photograph of the kindergarten of Willette A. Allen, Atlanta's first kindergarten, which was founded by Miss Allen in 1885.

The correspondence mainly concerns family, relating to personal and family matters, religious affairs, and social life. Some are from related families, such as the Neel and Traylor families. Annie Belle Northen's letters during her father's governorship tell of social affairs, such as the reception for President Benjamin Harrison. The letters of December 8 and 13, 1887, comment on Jefferson Davis and family during their visit to the State Fair in Macon, Georgia. Other letters include those of Hjalmar East, who had a hospital at Haka, Chin Hills, Burma; Walter E. Wiatt of the American Baptist Mission at Moulmein, Burma, 1904-1908; and Dr. Fred P. Manget of the Huchow General Hospital, Huchow, Chenkiang, China, 1930-1939. There are many letters from George T. Northen to his family from training camp and overseas, 1917-1919. There is a letter from President Theodore Roosevelt to W.J. Northen, April 11, 1908, regarding Roosevelt's stand regarding equal accommodation for African Americans on railroads.

The papers are arranged as follows: general correspondence of family and friends, followed by papers of individual members of the family. Next come papers on schools, churches and places, deeds and other legal papers, photographs, genealogies, and scrapbooks.
Creator Northen, Peter, 1794-1863
Other Creators Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913
Northen family
Title Theodore Roosevelt to William J. Northen. The White House, Washington, April 11, 1908
Copyrights Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Northen family papers
Subjects Clippings
Genealogies
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950
Georgia--Social life and customs
Kindergarten--Georgia--Atlanta
Letters (correspondence)
Northen family
Northen, Peter, 1794-1863
Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913
Photographs
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Scrapbooks
World War, 1914-1918
People Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919
Northen, Peter, 1794-1863
Northen, William J. (William Jonathan), 1835-1913