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Jewish Research and Education - Cuba Family Archives, Finding Aids

Date Span:  1919 - 2002

Creator:  Mattie Lee Baxley

Summary/Abstract:  Mattie Lee Baxley Papers, consisting of 1 cubic foot of material containing documents relating to the career of Marcos Fernan-Nunez, a direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Ribiero Nunez a member of the group of 42 Jews who settled in Georgia in 1733; research and genealogical records relating to the 42 Jewish settlers and in particular to the Nunez family; and a draft and final copy of the manuscript "Gold Buttons," a history of the Nunez family by Mattie Lee Baxley wife of Marcos Fernan-Nunez.

Quantity/Physical Description: .8 linear feet

Language(s):  English

Repository:  The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Restrictions on Access:  There are no restrictions on accessing material in this collection.

Restrictions on Use:  Copyright restrictions may apply.  Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.  Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Preferred Citation:  Box #, Folder #, Mss 224, Mattie Lee Baxley Papers, The Cuba Family Archives for Southern Jewish History, The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, 1440 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.

Separated Material:  Medical Certificates moved to the oversize files.

Processed by:  Demece Harvey, (November 2013)

Arrangement:  All material is arranged alphabetically by subject and chronologically within each folder.

Biographical/Historical Note:   Mrs. Mattie Lee Baxley (October 20, 1920 - August 22, 2013), born on Second Street in Cochran, GA.  Mrs. Baxley received her elementary education at Cochran Public Schools. In 1929 her family moved to Decatur where she attended Decatur High School. She graduated from Young Harris in the Class of 1938. She graduated from Middle Georgia College in the Class of 1941 and she graduated from Wesleyan Conservatory, class of 1943. During World War II and from 1946 to 1956, she was Director of Recreation in U.S. Veterans Hospitals at Augusta and Dublin and in U.S. Air Force bases at Robins AFB Warner Robins, at Moody AFB Valdosta, and at bases in Germany and France. Mrs. Baxley taught elementary grades at Cary in 1945 and from 1959 to 1961 she taught English at Savannah High School. From home in Cochran, Savannah, Longstreet and Baxley, she spent 85 summers on St. Simons Island residing at 620 Postell Avenue at Baxley Beach Cottage, which was once the nearest house on the Island to the Lighthouse. After living in Baxley, GA for 25 years, she returned to Cochran in 1990. She was a member of the Cochran First United Methodist Church and Ladies Circle III. She helped organize and support a Wesleyan Alumnae group in Savannah and for many years she was active in the Appling County Chapter and the Hawkinsville Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Scope and Content:  Documents relate to the research and genealogical records relating the Nunez family.  Papers, certificates and diploma relate to the career of Marcos Fernan-Nunez, a direct descendant of Dr. Samuel Ribiero Nunez.  Dr. Nunez was a member of the group of 42 Jews who settled in Georgia in 1733.

Collection Inventory

Box File Description Date
1
1 Aprocryphal Genesis 1950
2 Articles 1961 – 1988
3 Certificates – M. Fernan Nunez, M.D. 1924 – 1958
4 Congregation Mickve Israel 1998 – 2001
5 Correspondence 1919 – 2005
6 Daniel Nunez ‘s Will No date
7 Early Settler of Georgia 1983
8 El Paso County Medical Society 1956
9 Family Genealogy No date
10 George Ashley Youngblood No date
11 Georgia Jews (reprint articles) 1900
12 Gold Buttons 2006
2
  1 Historical Highlights 1976
2 Images No date
3 Jewish Historical Society of England 1998
4 John Wesley No date
5 Letterhead No date
6 Medical Association of Georgia Centennial Meeting 1949
7 Marcus Fernan-Nunez 1922 – 1967
8 Medical Bacteriology and Clinical Parasitology (book) 1954
9 Moses Nunez’ Will c. 1785
10 Newspaper articles 1963 – 2006
11 Notes No date
12 Oglethorpe’s London 2002
13 Photographs No date
14 Reprint – Articles by M. Fernan-Nunez 1927, 1936
15 Rober Flourney Nunez No date
16 Samuel Nunez No date
17 Uriah Levy No date
18 Youngblood, George Ashley No date


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