Guide to the Emily S. York Papers, RG 54

Listed by: JH
Date: November 19, 1979

Size: 0.5 cubic feet

Date Span: 1855-1949

Scope / Content: Correspondence (1863-1949) of the Noble and Smith families; financial papers (1884-1947); clippings; genealogical material and notes concerning the Noble family's business ventures; correspondence, financial papers and records (1883-1907) of the Ladies' Memorial Association of Rome, Georgia; and a list of Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery at Rome. Civil War correspondence consists primarily of letters (1863-1864) from Hugh L. Deason, a sergeant in Company B, 10th Alabama Regiment, to Josephine Noble, plus a diary kept at Petersburg, Virginia, from August 22nd through September 13th, 1864, by Lt. Henry A. Smith, aide to Confederate Maj. Gen. Charles W. Field.

Biographical Sketch: Emily Smith York was the daughter of Henry A. Smith, a bookseller from Rome, Georgia, and Josephine Noble Smith, daughter of James Noble, who built the Noble Brothers Iron Works at Rome, Georgia, the Cornwall iron works in Cherokee County, Alabama, and the Woodstock iron works, around which Anniston, Alabama, developed.

SERIES 1: Correspondence

IA. Correspondence 1867-1949

IB. Civil War Letters SERIES 2: Diary Account August 22 - September 13, 1864 SERIES 3: Genealogical Material SERIES 4: Financial Papers 1884-1947 SERIES 5: Ladies Memorial Association


Ladies Memorial Association Financial Papers SERIES 6: Records of Confederate Dead in Cemetery at Rome, Georgia. (5.6 meg PDF file)

SERIES 7: Printed Church Material


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