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Grace L. Hyatt memoir

Collection number: ahc.MSS769f

Scope and Content

This collection contains Grace Hyatt’s memoirs which she composed in intervals between 1980 and 2002. It includes genealogical accounts of the Lorentzson family and several accounts of her life and that of her husband, Spurgeon. Most of these accounts are recollections of her teaching career in Brunswick, Collins, and Canton, as well as her courtship with Spurgeon.


  • 2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Grace Lorentzson Hyatt (1910-2011) grew up in Brunswick, Georgia. She taught English composition at Collins High School in Collins, Georgia, from 1930-1934, and later moved back with her family to teach at Brunswick High School. In 1935 she married Spurgeon Hyatt (1904-1987) from Canton, Georgia, and had three sons: Thomas, Ken, and Wayne. Hyatt lived and taught in Canton until she moved to Roswell in 1992.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2006

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Grace L. Hyatt memoir
Joshua Whitfield
June 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305