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Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter to James M. Calhoun

Identifier: ahc.MSS580f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter written by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens to James M. Calhoun, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. The letter discusses Calhoun's recent appointment to civil governor of Atlanta by General Braxton Bragg. Stephens writes that the prohibition of the sale of alcohol to soldiers is unconstitutional according to the Confederate Constitution and the Rules and Articles of the Confederacy. He also states that Calhoun’s new position as civil governor of Atlanta is...
Dates: 1862 September 8

Cecil A. Alexander papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS24
Scope and Content These papers consist of some personal and business papers of Cecil A. Alexander, 1907-1918, consisting of correspondence, purchase and tax notes, pamphlets, and others. Additionally, there is a memoir written by Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander, 1854-1935.
Dates: 1854-1935

Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates

Identifier: ahc.MSS7
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection consists of over 700 typed pages of information about residents of the Confederate Soldier’s Home of Georgia. The list of inmates represented in this collection is not comprehensive. The information was copied from three registers kept at the Home between 1901 and 1941 and each page contains vital records and history of military service. Information about each veteran includes name, date and place of birth, unit and rank, date of capture, surrender, or injury, date of entry and...
Dates: undated

Francis DeGress Papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS998
Scope and Content The collection primarily contains materials pertaining to the activities of Captain Francis DeGress during and after the Civil War. Some of the documents include personal accounts of battle activities by Captain DeGress, field reports, military certificates, correspondence, official records of DeGress' Battery, and ledgers documenting clothing accounts for soldiers under his command. Of special interest is a letter from Theodore Davis to Mrs. Francis DeGress describing Captain DeGress'...
Dates: 1862-1917, undated

Francis DeGress Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS195
Scope and Content The collection contains five photographs of Francis DeGress. Most are portrait shots with the exception of one which is a group shot of eight gentlemen in uniform.
Dates: 1864, undated

John White Geary letters

Identifier: ahc.mss55
Scope and Content These papers consist mainly of photocopies (and some transcriptions) of letters written by John W. Geary to his second wife, Mary Geary, while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Some letters predate the war, and others are written by John's son, Edward R. Geary, and sent to his stepmother Mary. The collection also includes an index of correspondence and information on the corps that Geary led.
Dates: 1858-1865, 1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1865

King family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS753
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence between various members of the King family and payment receipts on the accounts of many of the family members.
Dates: 1858-1918

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS100
Scope and Content This collection contains letters to and from Grant regarding construction of railroads in Pennsylvania and throughout the southeastern United States; the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War; and personal matters. Other items in the collection include Grant’s personal diaries from 1843, 1844, and 1845, as well as account books covering railroad land transactions; railroad costs; and cash accounts. Additional items include a report on the condition of railroads around Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: 1838-1869

Lin family correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS849
Scope and Content This collection consists of seventy-two letters written among the various members of the Lin family of Atlanta and their extended relatives during the Civil War. Many of the letters are to Charles B. "Bud" Lin from his mother, Amanda M. Lin, and his three sisters: Mary Ann, Susan B., and Georgia, while he was attending the Georgia Military Institute. Common topics of the letters include the latest news of different relatives serving as soldiers, the hiring of substitutes, conscription of mules,...
Dates: 1859-1887

Lollie Belle Wylie ephemera

Identifier: ahc.MSS387f
Scope and Content This collection contains a manuscript titled "Author's Grove" an account of author, Lollie Belle Wylie's, part in establishing the grove in Piedmont Park, in Atlanta, Georgia; newspaper clippings of a series called "Sketches of Pioneer Women", by Mrs. Wylie; sheet music; and letters.
Dates: 1887-1944

Margaret Clarke papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS69
Scope and Content This collection contains documents pertaining to the Civil War, Confederate veterans, and the general history of Atlanta. Included is an 1864 edition of the Atlanta Intelligencer and an issue of Confederate Veteran.
Dates: 1864-1908

Margaret Mitchell Collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS146
Scope and Content The Margaret Mitchell collection is comprised of material pertaining to the life of Atlanta author Margaret Mitchell, including correspondence, newspaper articles, and other printed materials. The correspondence – originals and copies of cards, letters, postcards, notes, and telegrams – provides detail into Mitchell’s professional relationships with fans and publishers, as well as her involvement with the Atlanta Historical Society. The Baugh (secretary to Stephens Mitchell, brother and...
Dates: 1863-1971

Margaret Mitchell House Archives

Identifier: ahc.MSS978
Scope and Content The Margaret Mitchell House Archives contains, correspondence, publications, and manuscript material pertaining to Margaret Mitchell, her family, and her publisher, Harold S. Latham; the publication of Gone With the Wind and the movie premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dates: 1848-2002, undated

Richards family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS176
Scope and Content This collection contains the diaries and typewritten transcripts of the diaries of Samuel P. Richards. Journals of Irene Richards, Sarah V. Richards, and Dora Richards. There is also correspondence, family history, a Bible, and scrapbooks containing various information. These papers chronicle daily events in Atlanta and prices and availability of goods. They also describe the shelling and evacuation of the city and also the travels of S.P. Richards to New York City as a refugee in 1864, and his...
Dates: 1842-1945, undated

Sarah Martha Cobb Whitner scrapbooks

Identifier: ahc.MSS326
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of two scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings pertaining to Cobb and Whitner families as well as Atlanta events.
Dates: 1857-1900, undated

Waddell-Setze-McClatchey family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS842
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal correspondence and memorabilia of two families of two different time periods. The Waddells are the contributors of the Civil War period correspondence which demonstrate in great detail the conditions of the lives of those left at home and of the needs of the soldiers. These letters also demonstrate the role of an officer and the ability to have his wife follow his movements. The later correspondence and personal records were contributed by the Setze...
Dates: 1855-1966, undated

Wallace Putnam Reed papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS280f
Scope and Content This collection contains research papers by Reed on electricity in Atlanta and the first gun fired in the Civil War in Atlanta. The collection also includes a letter to Reed about the history of the West End neighborhood and a sketch of Confederate General Wade Hampton.
Dates: approximately 1890

Walter S. Burns civil war correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS603f
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains 11 letters from Walter S. Burns to his parents living in Findlay, Ohio. He writes about living conditions in the army camps, the needs of a soldier, his business matters at home, and news such as deaths of friends and family. Burns’ letters begin in Nashville, Tennessee in 1862 and continue through 1864 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ringgold and Atlanta, Georgia. He records fighting outside of Atlanta and the shelling of the city in his letter written on August 20,...
Dates: 1862 – 1864

Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS130
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain to the Kurtz and Fuller families and Wilbur's early adult life in Greencastle, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. The personal papers also contain a series of diaries written by Wilbur and correspondence between Kurtz and Fuller family members.This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain...
Dates: 1814-1993, undated

William Hartsfield Gone With the Wind Premiere Film

Identifier: ahc.VIS194
Scope and Content The footage, in its original format, is one reel of black and white acetate 16mm film. The film is edited from several individual reels and includes title and story cards. The first several minutes of the film captures the arrival of the principal actors and studio executives as they disembark at Atlanta Municipal Airport and proceed down the streets of Atlanta. There are many close-up shots of principal actors including Olivia De Havilland, Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Ona Munson, and Laura...
Dates: 1939

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