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Hughs family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS121

Scope and Content

This collection contains family histories, scrapbooks, clippings, and correspondence about the Hughs family. Of particular note are three manuscripts; Lucile Smith Hughs' “My Pot Pourri of Ninety Years" about the West End area of Atlanta; Albert S. Mead's “Five Hundred Miles A-Foot” chronicling his trip through the North Georgia mountains; and Mother Mary Monica's “Some Family Memories” about Antebellum Atlanta.


  • 1858-1974, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Susanna M. Hughs (1910-1987) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Susie Flynn Hughs (1885-1962) and William D. Hughs (1875-?). Her maternal grandparents were Thomas F. Flynn (1860-1920) and Lillie A. Flynn (1861-1940), who were married in 1884. Thomas Flynn's father, John Hughs Flynn (1828-1884), was instrumental in the founding of the Atlanta Public School system. Susanna Hughs' paternal grandparents were John T. Hughs (1850-?) and Laurissa Hughs. Her father's brother, Robert Nathaniel Hughs (1868-1925), was married to Lucile Smith Hughs (1876-1974). Further biographical information about the Hughs family has not been determined.


0.417 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.
Hughs family papers
Brittany Walters
November 2016
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