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Antebellum and Civil War Collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS645
Scope and Contents of the Records This is a collection of documents, most of which chronicle the history of the American Civil War, particularly the Atlanta Campaign. In addition, there are several documents which reflect the history of the Antebellum South, including African American slavery. The collection includes letters, diaries, special orders, pardons, requisitions, poems, pamphlets, newspapers, personal narratives, biographies, circulars, broadsides, muster rolls, currency, bibles, research papers, and other private...
Dates: 1832-1935, undated

Artimesia W. Tucker testimony

Collection number: ahc.MSS653f
Scope and Content This collection contains an Ante bellum document requesting Clifford Anderson and Elcania W. Tucker to transcribe and notarize the testimony of Artimesia W. Tucker in the legal case of Green J. Blake against the Southern Mutual Insurance Company. The collection also contains the handwritten transcription of her testimony dated June 5, 1855. The case was scheduled to appear before Judge James Jackson of the Superior Court of Clarke County, Georgia in June of 1855. Due to demonstrated...
Dates: 1855

Constance Spalding Anderson photographs of the Brown, Connally, and Spalding families

Collection number: ahc.VIS429
Scope and Contents

This collection contains images of the Brown, Connally, and Spalding families and their friends. It primarily features identified portraits of women. Of special note is an image of Rand Peacock (possibly 1835-?), a man who was enslaved by the Connally family. Also included in the collection are signed photographs of actress Emma Abbott (1850-1891).

Dates: 1870-1918, undated

Cornelius Hanleiter Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS109
Scope and Content The collection includes five bound volumes of Cornelius Hanleiter’s war diary from 1861 – 1865, along with correspondence, including a letter from Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens. The collection also contains sketches of Hanleiter’s outpost in Savannah, and other documents relating to his service in the Army of the Confederacy. Also included are newspaper clippings pertaining to the careers of C.R. Hanleiter, Lemuel P. Grant, Colonel Tom Harvard, Anton L. Kontz, and Jonathan...
Dates: 1825-1944, undated, (bulk 1861-1865)

D. C. Colley funeral invitation

Collection number: ahc.MSS68f
Scope and Content

The collection contains a hand written funeral invitation for Lieutenant D. C. Colley who served in Company G, 61st Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry. According to Mr. Colley's great-niece the invitation was shown door-to-door on a silver plate by a servant.

Dates: 1863

Daniel and William A. McDougald papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS229f
Scope and Content

This collection contains land deeds from Macon County, Muscogee County, and Meriwether County in Georgia, receipts, business records, and legal documents. Of particular note is a bill of sale for enslaved people in Muscogee County, Georgia; a list of enslaved people with ages and brief descriptions; and correspondence relating to land transactions on the part of William A. and Daniel McDougald.

Dates: 1825-1889, undated

Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS38
Scope and Content

These papers consist of business and personal papers, including correspondence and financial records of Elijah A. Brown, Sr. and some of Elijah A. Brown, Jr. In addition, ther are papers pertaining to several Brown Family members, including Governor Joseph E. Brown, Julius I. Brown, and Marcus J. Brown.

Dates: 1826-1965, undated

Emma E. Latimer scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS291
Scope and Content

This collection contains a partial scrapbook pertaining to the Latimer family. Included in the scrapbook are photographs, newspaper clippings, invitations, class rosters, and receipts.

Dates: 1867-1932

Florence W. Brine manuscripts

Collection number: ahc.MSS515f
Scope and Content

This collection contains three manuscripts: "Arrogant Atlanta" retells a British newspaper account of a visit to Atlanta around 1880; "Atlanta's Heart" discusses the building of the Georgia Railroad Depot in 1864 and the activities of the Beethoven Society which was located in the building; and "David Howard" a profile of a former enslaved man and his entrepreneurial activities in post-bellum Atlanta.

Dates: approximately 1935

Garden Club of Virginia Research Fellowship reports

Collection number: ahc.MSS1205
Scope and Contents

This collection contains reports written by graduate fellows that document a variety of historic sites across Virginia. Reports include a history of the site, research documentation, landscape details, and site plans. Sites include houses, plantations, parks, farms, and other historic properties. Many reports include historic photographs, maps, sketches, and landscape drawings.

Dates: 2000-2020

Garrett-Walthall family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS4
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and business papers of the Garrett and Walthall families. Included are typescript transcripts of property records, estate records, and genealogical records. Some of the records transcribed were created as early as 1794 and reflect the families' personal wealth and, in some cases, the ownership of enslaved African Americans. Also included is an original application to the Daughters of the American Revolution and an account of the gardens of Walthall Place...
Dates: 1937, undated

H. T. Phillips letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS77f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of one letter written by H. T. Phillips to his grandfather describing plantation life in Grenada, Mississippi.

Dates: 1849

Hugh Anderson Haralson Letterbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS110
Scope and Content The collection consists of an indexed letter book of Hugh A. Haralson and correspondence addressing personal and professional topics. Author name and corresponding page number arrange the letter book index alphabetically. The collection documents issues concerning the average Southern citizen during the antebellum years. Some issues discussed include agriculture in Coweta County, Georgia, pension laws, states’ rights, land claims, Indian affairs, legislation, land grants and sales, slavery,...
Dates: 1849 - 1850

John E. Blasinger slave bill of hire

Collection number: ahc.MSS572f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a slave bill of hire for slaves belonging to John E. Blasinger. Included are the names of the six slaves and the cost of hiring each of them.

Dates: 1850

John Matthew McCrary papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS152
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between John McCrary and his wife, Mary Boyd; his brother, Robert, and mother, Nancy, during John McCrary's service in the Georgia Volunteers during the Civil War. Additional records include a contract between John McCrary and his former slaves; his furlough order; and a list of Mr. McCrary's taxable property.

Dates: 1862-1865, undated

Junius Hillyer memoirs

Collection number: ahc.MSS156f
Scope and Content This collection contains the memoirs of Junius Hillyer, a political leader and judge. In his memoirs titled Memoirs of the Early Life and Times of Judge Junius Hillyer he describes his family genealogy; his boyhood and schooling, including his years at the University of Georgia, and growing up in Georgia. He also records his opinions on slavery. He believed that slavery "is the normal condition of the negro race." He talks about the customs of his times and the...
Dates: 1937

Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript

Collection number: ahc.MSS291f
Scope and Content This collection contains a 1912 autobiography of Kate Hester Robson, who lived in Atlanta from 1859 until her death in 1914. Robson writes about her moving to Atlanta in 1859 where her family lived in a house on the corner of Marietta and Spring Street. During the Civil War she made a Confederate flag and presented it to General Gordon's first company. Her husband managed the coal mines of Dade County, Georgia, until the approach of Union forces in 1864. She made uniforms for soldiers and...
Dates: 1912

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Collection number: 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

Lochrane and Reid family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1203
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Reid and Lochrane families, as well as the associated families Grant and Rudolph. The bulk of papers is correspondence, primarily from Sallie Fannie Reid. Other items include legal material from Osborne Augustus Lochrane such as speeches, legal decisions, telegraphs, and a funeral announcement; a valedictory speech, calling cards, calendars, receipts, and poetry from the Lochrane family; and receipts and Confederate Army military passes from the Reid family. In...
Dates: 1833-1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1856-1872

Mathews and Joor family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS219f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of personal letters from Ann (Mathews) Joor, the daughter of John Mathews, about the death of "Edward" and from William Joor about a troublesome slave. There are receipts from William Joor and Jonathan Cooper about the transfer of the slave from Savannah, Georgia, to Charleston, South Carolina. Also included are business letters between John Mathews and his cousin, Optimus Hughes, about the sale of James Island.

Dates: 1816-1848, undated

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