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Ella Parker composition book

Collection number: ahc.MSS929f

Scope and Content

This composition book contains assignments completed by Ella Parker as coursework at Wesleyan Female College. Included are short works of fiction, essays, and drawings. Of particular note are a series of essays on the life of Paul the Apostle, an essay on womanhood in Shakespeare, and several drawn maps of Paul's missionary journeys.


  • 1889-1890


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Ella Diane Parker Leonard (1872-1950) was born in Prattsburg, Georgia, to Josiah Brink Parker (1844-1922) and Julia L. Mathews Parker (1847-1914). In 1890 she graduated from Wesleyan Female College, later called Wesleyan College. She lectured briefly at Brenau University before moving to Atlanta, Georgia, where she taught English at Murphy High School. Leonard was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In 1893 she married Robert Henry Leonard Sr. (1866-1898) and they had two sons, Julian Porter Leonard (1894-1925) and Robert Henry Leonard Jr. (1897-1918).


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1996

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Ella Parker composition book
Rebecca Grieco
September 2019
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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

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Atlanta GA 30305