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Antebellum and Civil War Collection

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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...

Artimesia W. Tucker testimony

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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...

Cornelius Hanleiter Papers

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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...

D. C. Colley funeral invitation

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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.

Daniel and William A. McDougald papers

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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.

Elijah A. Brown, Sr. papers

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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.

Emma E. Latimer scrapbook

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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.

John Matthew McCrary papers

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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.

Junius Hillyer memoirs

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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...

Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript

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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...

Mathews and Joor family papers

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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.

Reverend John Wesley Stipe Papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS685f
Scope and Content This collection consists of genealogical information about John Wesley Stipe as well as typewritten and handwritten memoirs of his childhood, the days of his first marriage, Civil War service, and career as a Methodist Episcopal circuit pastor. His typewritten memoirs describe life in rural antebellum Georgia including such activities as justice courts, log rolling, and corn shucking. Of particular interest are two handwritten journal entries, written in the style of a newspaper series,...

Richards family papers

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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 his...

Samuel Boykin Turman papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS357f
Scope and Content This collection contains financial records, including indentures, bills of sale, receipts, and account books. Among the records are two bills of sale for enslaved people in Georgia. Also included in the material are account books, bank books, and a day planner.

Shaler Hillyer papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS885
Scope and Content This collection consists of correspondence from and to Shaler Hillyer. Also included is his journal, along with Captain John Freeman's estate inventory and the journals of Marian (also spelled Marion) Jean Hillyer, a descendant of Shaler Hillyer's, as a young girl documenting various trips her family took in the 1880s and 1890s.

Stephen D. Smith letter

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Collection number: ahc.MSS588f
Scope and Content One letter dated May 14, 1860, from Stephen D. Smith to Dear Sir asking for a ingredient cure for an enslaved African American child who has fits.

Thomas Maguire papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS145
Scope and Content The majority of the Thomas Maguire papers revolves around plantation records from 1834 to 1876. There are two ledgers Maguire kept from 1834-1838, and 1838-1839 with chronological lists of purchases of various quantities of supplies. An account book from 1883 to 1884 contains similar information. A third account book belonged to John E. and James H.C. and recorded shipments of goods in rleation to their mill from 1879-1890. Another account book from 1850 is almost completely in short hand. In...

Thomas Moore slave bill of sale

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Collection number: ahc.MSS396f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a bill of sale for two slaves, a man and a woman, from W. L. Adamson to Thomas Moore. The receipt gives a physical description of the two slaves, named Michael and Nann.

W. C. Sims slave receipt

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Collection number: ahc.MSS260f
Scope and Content This collection contains two photo copies of a receipt for the "loan" of an enslaved man named George, belonging to W. C. Sims of Troup County, Georgia, to the Confederate States for military defense in the vicinity of Troup County. The receipt is dated July 2, 1864.

William Thombs papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS35f
Scope and Content This collection contains William Thombs’s financial and legal documents pertaining to his business in Fulton, Clayton, Henry, Fayette, and Spalding counties. Included are promissory notes of payment to William Thombs; a letter to John Adair from Samuel Mosely regarding a court case involving Thombs; and the distress sale of land and property of James Middlebrooks, in which an African American woman is offered as a levy on the sale. Also contained in this collection are the business and legal...

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