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Guide to the Ancil Gatliff Collection, Series I-IV
 

Accession Number: 80
Ancil Gatliff Collection, 1887-1988
Bulk Dates, 1889-1901
3.2 Linear Feet
Online Catalog Record (BANC)

Overview
History
Series I - Personal and Autobiographical
Series II - Williamsburg Institute, Cumberland College
Series III - Boyd Correspondence
Series IV - Magazine Articles- Gatliff Correspondence

Access and Use:

Provenance: The papers of Dr. Ancil Gatliff were placed in the Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives as a gift by Chester Young on June 25, 1996, and were open for research in June of 2000.

Preferred Citation: The Ancil Gatliff Papers, Berea College Special Collections & Archives, Berea, Ky.

Series I Personal/Biographical Box 1

This series contains information about Dr. Ancil Gatliff, his family, notes made by Chester Young, interviews, and newspaper clippings about Gatliff and his family.

Gatliff's personal folder contains Young’s notes about Gatliff's personality and a few short stories about him. It includes a blank card for record of employment at Gatliff Coal Company, a program of “A Great Quartette” in memory of Dr. Ancil Gatliff, and information about Gatliff’s life and all his accomplishments as a doctor, in the church, as a business man, and as a friend. There is an article about Gatliff from the Western Recorder, October 29, 1918, in-depth notes made by Young on the genealogy of Ancil Gatliff and his descendants, and general information about Gatliff from a Cumberland College text dated between 1918-1919.

Also included are Young’s interviews with Raymond Sutton, Jr. at the Gatliff home, Everett Disel Buhl, Perry Smith, and James M. Broswell.

Remaining folders contain information about Gatliff's family, their home, and the Williamsburg area. There are articles and memos about the death of Una Gatliff Mahan, daughter of Ancil Gatliff; a picture of Mrs. A. Gatliff, and a note by Ruby Gatliff Archer. There are also a check register, a register of deposits, and a register of receipts of Joseph Gatliff's Estate.

Box 1

  1. Dr. Ancil Gatliff
  2. Prospective Interviewees
  3. Interviews
  4. Young-Notebook
  5. Fountain on 5th Street
  6. Newspaper Clippings
  7. Mrs. A. Gatliff
  8. Una Gatliff Mahan
  9. Pearl Gatliff Perkins
  10. Ruby Gatliff Archer
  11. Joseph Gatliff Estate
Series II Williamsburg Institute/Cumberland College Box 1, cont.

This series contains miscellaneous items about the College. There is a page with the Williamsburg Institute Song, a map of Williamsburg and specific directions of how to get to the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg, a Catalogue of the officers and students of Williamsburg Institute first session 1889, Western Recorder citations on Williamsburg Institute/Cumberland College, a program to a Dedication Service of the Gatliff Baptist Church on September 23, 1956, an invitation to the commencement exercises of May 19, 1904, and the minutes of the trustees of Cumberland College meeting at J.B. Mahan's residence on May 26, 1925.

Along with these items is a folder containing information related to J.L. Creech, president of Cumberland College in 1941. Included are correspondence, an account book, Conference on College Programs, Conference Announcements, and teacher applications.

Box 1, continued

  1. Williamsburg Institute
  2. J.L. Creech
Series III Boyd Correspondence Box 2

There are a number of letters sent by J.L. Boyd, manager of Procter Coal Company, to Dr. Ancil Gatliff, President of Procter Coal Company. These letters range from 1898 to 1904.

Box 2

  1. Boyd Correspondence 1898
  2. Boyd Correspondence 1899
  3. Boyd Correspondence 1900
  4. Boyd Correspondence 1901
  5. Boyd Correspondence 1902
  6. Boyd Correspondence 1903-1904
Series IV Gatliff Correspondence Boxes 3-8

These are various letters of Dr. Ancil Gatliff, corresponding with a number of people about the coal business, medicine, and personal matters. These range from 1887 to 1908.

Box 3

  1. Gatliff Correspondence 1887-1889
  2. January-August 1890
  3. September-December 1890
  4. January-March 1891
  5. April-July 1891
  6. August-December 1891
  7. 1892
  8. 1893
  9. 1894
  10. 1895
  11. 1896

Box 4

  1. January-May 1897
  2. June-September 1897
  3. October-December 1897
  4. January-April 1897
  5. May-July 1898
  6. August-September 1898
  7. October-December 1898

Box 5

  1. January-March 1899
  2. April-August 1899
  3. September-December 1899
  4. January-April 1900
  5. May-June 1900
  6. July-December 1900

Box 6

  1. January-April 1901
  2. May-August 1901
  3. September-December 1901
  4. January-August 1902
  5. September-December 1902

Box 7

  1. January-February 1903
  2. March-May 1903
  3. June-August 1903
  4. September-December 1903
  5. January-February 1904
  6. March-April 1904
  7. June-July 1904
  8. August 1904
  9. September 1904
  10. October 1904
  11. November 1904
  12. December 1904

Box 8

  1. January-February 1905
  2. March-April 1905
  3. May-August 1905
  4. September-December 1905
  5. 1906
  6. 1908
  7. Not Dated

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