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Atlanta (Ga.) -- Description and travel

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Cecil Rentz letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS754f
Scope and Content This collection contains one letter addressed from Edna to Cecil Rentz, postmarked 1931, written on Henry Grady Hotel stationary. It describes a vacation in Atlanta.
Dates: 1931

Georgia Chamber of Commerce collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS436
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of travel information pertaining to various cities throughout Georgia. Travel materials include books, pamphlets, postcards, tour maps, correspondence, and press releases. There are also organizational materials such as periodicals, publications, and special event programs.
Dates: 1957-1978, undated

James P. Wickersham letter and biographical sketch

Identifier: ahc.MSS373f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from James P. Wickersham on July 17, 1881 to his wife Emerine written during a train ride to Atlanta from Pennsylvania. He wrote that the trip took 34 hours, including a 5 or 6 hour delay because of engine failure. He speaks of Atlanta as "beautiful and thrifty" compared to the city as he saw it in 1866 as it lay in ruins.
Dates: 1881, undated

Jehu Neal Carter Diary Excerpts

Identifier: ahc.MSS54f
Scope and Content This collection consists of three photocopied pages from Jehu Neal Carter's diary. In 1857, Carter traveled by rail car through Georgia and Tennessee. Carter records his impressions of Knoxville, Tennessee; Dalton, Georgia; and Atlanta, Georgia. While in Atlanta, he describes the town "as a city of Railroads and from all appearances of Do Nothings and loffers." [sp] He attended the First Baptist Church "preaching to the colored people."
Dates: 1857

Parks Cousins memoirs

Identifier: ahc.MSS546f
Scope and Content This collection consists of Parks Cousins' memories and reminiscences of Atlanta in the 1870s and 1880s. It was sent to the Atlanta Historical Society in response to the offer of a prize for articles on local subjects. The notice appeared in the Vol. 8, no. 32 (Dec. 1947) issue of the AHS Bulletin.
Dates: 1947

Robert E. Stowers letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS458f
Scope and Content This letter describes Robert E. Stowers' recollections of life in Atlanta, Georgia, during the 1920s.
Dates: 1983

Rosalie Howell papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS119
Scope and Content The bulk of the materials in the Rosalie Howell papers document Howell's career as a Red Cross nurse during World War I and her subsequent world travel. Items include a scrapbook; correspondence with former patients; official Red Cross documents; clippings concerning her receipt of the Croix de Guerre from the French government; and travel books, postcards, and ephemera (primarily from the United Kingdom). The collection has material about, or created by, other members of the Howell family;...
Dates: 1880-1970, undated