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Evelyn Cargill Gilbert Poetry Papers (MC 27)

Historical Note

Evelyn Cargill (August 17, 1872-September 29, 1964) was born in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cargill, and sister of J. Ralston Cargill. She married James Johnson Gilbert (1865-1948) in 1894. She is buried in Linwood Cemetery in Columbus, Georgia.

Scope and Contents

These materials deal with the life and poetry of Evelyn Cargill Gilbert, as well as her involvement with the First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, where she was an active member for many years.

1898-1950s 1 box (1 l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Evelyn Cargill Gilbert Poetry Papers must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Evelyn Cargill Gilbert Poetry Papers, MC 27
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia

Note to Researchers

See also:

J. Ralston Cargill Collection, MC 24

Marjorie Cargill Petri Collection, MC 77

James J. Gilbert Collection, MC 56


These materials were part of a donation made in 1980 by Evelyn's nieces, Marjorie Cargill Petri and Louise Cargill, who were the daughters of Evelyn's brother, J. Ralston Cargill. They were initially processed as part of that donation (MC 77), but were re-processed at some point to stand alone as the Evelyn Cargill Gilbert Poetry Collection.

Box and Contents List

Box 1


1 – Notebook No. 1.

2 – Notebook No. 2.

3 – Notebook No. 3.

4 – Notebook No. 4.

5 – Notebook No. 5.

6 – Daybook.

7 – Christmas Greens by Annie Bell Redd. (2 copies). 1905.

8 – Pen Pictures and Other Gleanings by Pauline deLaunay. 1898.


1 – Devotionals (Probably for use at the First Presbyterian Church of Columbus, Georgia). 1940s-1950s.

2 – Last Will and Testament. 1949.

3 – Memorial Tribute for her mother, Mrs. J. W. Cargill. 1950s.

4 – Program Outlines. n.d.

5 – Prayers. n.d.

6 – Letters 1926-1949.

7 – Miscellaneous. n.d.

8 – Untitled Poems. n.d.

9 – Speeches. n.d.

10 – Titled Poetry, A-B. (Includes a list of Titled Poems A-Z)

11 – Titled Poetry, C-G.

12 – Titled Poetry, H-L.

13 – Titled Poetry, M-R.

14 – Titled Poetry, S-Z.

15 – Photocopies of Poems. (No folder).

16 -- Travel Diary. Ends February 22, 1904.