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Perry family correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS174

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between the Perry family and extended family members including the Carters and the Chisolms. Transcription is available for the letters dated between 1852 and 1869. The topics include the experiences of the Perry children in school in Monroe, Georgia, as well as plantation and farming life after the Civil War. Other topics include difficulties with freedmen after the Civil War, failing banks in Georgia, poor health, and development in Atlanta.


  • 1852-1901, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Laura L. Perry, born in Virginia in 1823, married Jesse M. Perry of North Carolina and moved to Madison, Georgia. Laura and Jesse had five children: Amanda (Perry) Burruss, Grant D. Perry, Clara P. Perry, and Cordelia Perry. All of the children attended school in Monroe, Georgia, and went on to be school teachers in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Additional biographical information on the Perry family has not been determined.


0.25 linear ft. (1 document case)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1976

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2011.

Perry family correspondence
Laura Starratt
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