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Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter to James M. Calhoun

Collection number: 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...
Dates: 1862 September 8

Cecil A. Alexander papers

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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...
Dates: undated

DuBose family collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS1020
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and professional papers of the DuBose family and the historical Civil War items they collected. The personal papers pertain to geneaology, correspondence, and DuBose Jr.'s military service in the United States Navy. Also included are manuscripts and presentations written by members of the DuBose family as well as many collected from others about the Civil War.These papers document the DuBose family's interest in the Civil War. There is...
Dates: 1782-2001, undated

DuBose family visual arts materials

Collection number: ahc.VIS198
Scope and Content This collection contains artwork, images, and maps collected by the DuBose family. The artwork pertains to Civil War historical sites and scenes and includes etchings, engravings, drawings, and paintings. Much of the artwork was done by Wilbur G. Kurtz (1882-1967), a family friend, historian, writer, and artist. There are original photographs from the Civil War era in a variety of formats, such as cartes de visite, tintypes, and albumen prints. Photographic subject matter includes military...
Dates: 1783-2007, undated

Francis DeGress Papers

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

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

Lin family correspondence

Collection number: 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...
Dates: 1859-1887

Lollie Belle Wylie ephemera

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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...
Dates: 1842-1945, undated

Sarah Martha Cobb Whitner scrapbooks

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

Collection number: 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

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