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Samuel R. Belk diary

Collection number: ahc.MSS878f

Scope and Content

The collection contains Samuel R. Belk's diary, which contains a page of recordings for every day of 1926. One page includes a newspaper clipping which mentions Samuel Belk by name. Entries focus mostly on everyday family life and religious matters from his work as a pastor at Trinity Church in Atlanta, Georgia. There are also notes on the memoranda pages at the end of the diary consisting of names, addresses, and times of day.


  • 1926, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dr. Samuel Robinson Belk (1857-1928) was born in Waxhaw, North Carolina, to John Wesley Belk (1826-1900) and Elizabeth McCain Belk (1825-1872). In the 1880s, he married Joanna Catherine Council (1866-1939). After becoming a Methodist minister, Samuel and his wife moved to Georgia, where they had four children: Mary Edna Belk Scott (1888-1967), Elizabeth "Lee" Johnson (1890-?), Samuel H. Belk (1892-1958), and Ruth B. Griffin (1897-1950). Samuel Belk worked as a pastor of the First Methodist Church in Gainesville, Georgia, as well as St. Mark's Church, Park Street Church, Trinity Church, and Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Georgia.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2004

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Samuel R. Belk diary
Kurt List
May 2019
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