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Kirkpatrick family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS779

Scope and Content

This collection contains personal letters written by and to the Kirkpatrick family, mainly Nettie Kirkpatrick and her sister Keren Kirkpatrick Lindley. Also included are many death notices for the immediate Kirkpatrick family. Tax records from the 1860s are included. Bill of sales for several slaves are also included. There are several newspaper clippings on various subjects along with several books and pamphlets.


  • 1778-1920, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

The head of the Kirkpatrick family was Judge Thomas McKee Kirkpatrick. His immediate family included his wife, Parthenia Pace, and four daughters, three of whom never married. The family had one son, but little is known about him except the few letters written to and by him during the Civil War. Brothers of Judge Kirkpatrick included one other judge adn a minister. The family was involved in farming and shipping. They owned some slaves. The four daughters traveled to Florida often and had relatives in Texas.


0.5 linear ft. (1 box; 1 oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1984

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.

Kirkpatrick family papers
Josh Hogan
April 2014
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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