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Hayden family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1183

Scope and Content

This collection contains scrapbooks from Julius Hayden and Evelyn Whitner, Julius' granddaughter. Julius' scrapbook contains newspaper clippings from the presidential election of 1860 as well as the first year of the American Civil War. Evelyn's scrapbook contains image clippings mostly of women, children, and animals. Also included in the collection are newspaper clippings from the 1930s and 1940s.


  • 1861-1946, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Julius Augustus Hayden (1810-1890) was born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, to Luke Fyler Hayden (1773-1854) and Ruth Humphrey Hayden (1783-1818). In 1846, Hayden moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to work as a train conductor. A year later, he married Harriet Eliza Cone (1829-1899) and they had ten children: Elizabeth Leslie (1847-1935), Harriet Evelyn (1849-1928), Lucy Minerva (1851-1935), Ellie (1854-1855), Julia Augustus (1857-1908), Mary Gertrude (1859-1862), Julius Augustus (1862-1932), Mary (1865-1915), Nellie (1867-1954), and Ruben Cone (1871-1899). Mary Hayden married Richard H. Whitner (1861-1911) and they had two children: Evelyn (1890-1903) and Richard H. Whitner, Jr. (1893-1918), who died as a soldier in World War I.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize folder)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2003

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.

Hayden family papers
Allison Maier
July 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