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Davidson Family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS78
Scope and Content The majority of this collection consists of correspondence between John and Julia Davidson before and during the Civil War. The letters capture a sense of their courtship prior to their wedding in 1855, as well as the physical and spiritual challenges John faced as a soldier in the Confederate Army and those Julia endured in the besieged city of Atlanta. The collection contains several letters written by John Davidson to Julia’s parents who lived in Atlanta and were the proprietors of...
Dates: 1851-1970, bulk 1861-1865

Davidson-Terry families correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS87f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of letters written by A. W. Davidson, James Gunter, E. G. Davidson, Peter Terry, Mary Davidson, and John Terry from various locations in Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. Letters were written primarily during the Civil War. Some letters are illegible.

Dates: 1861-1865