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Rufus Brown Bullock Bible and letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS1166

Scope and Content

This collection contains a Bible that was owned by Rufus Brown Bullock. The Bible includes Bullock's signature as well as a page of family genealogy. Also included in the collection is a copy of a letter written by Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949) to E. H. Kirby in which she encourages Kirby to donate the Bible to a museum collection.


  • 1861, 1941


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Rufus Brown Bullock (1834-1907) was born in Bethlehem, New York, to Volkert Veeder Bullock (1806-1883) and Jane Eliza Brown (1808-1882). In 1860 he married Marie Elizabeth Salisbury (1830-1904) and moved to Augusta, Georgia. Bullock served as a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. After the war he returned and served as president of the Macon and Augusta Railroad and established the Augusta First National Bank. In 1868 he was elected Governor of Georgia, the first Republican to serve in the position. During his tenure, Bullock was a staunch advocate for African American equality and requested continued military rule as part of the Georgia Act in 1869, which increased his unpopularity. Bullock resigned as governor in 1871. He then served in various positions for organizations in Atlanta, including president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and master of ceremonies for the Cotton States and International Exposition.


0.0417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2016

Description Control

This collection was proccessed in 2019.
Rufus Brown Bullock Bible and letter
Allison Maier
June 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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305