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Esther Garrett Wynne papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS796

Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal papers of Esther Garrett Wynne, including correspondence with her brother, Franklin Garrett. Other documents are invitations, newspaper clippings, correspondence with others, memorabilia, and garden club yearbooks. There are also eight scrapbooks, which highlight Mrs. Wynne's activities throughout her life, including her first marriage, her time in the Red Cross, travels, and her social activities.


  • 1926-1972, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Esther Garrett Wynne was the sister of Franklin M. Garrett, noted Atlanta historian. Esther's first husband was Lovejoy Harwell, and she remained in Atlanta until her second marriage to Lamar Wynne. They moved to Savannah where she began her own real estate business. During World War II she served with the American Red Cross.


7.3 linear ft. (one document case; three oversize boxes; one oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.

Esther Garrett Wynne papers
Josh Hogan
February 2014
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