Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript
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Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Robson, Kate Hester, 1835-1914
Title: Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript
Dates: 1912
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS291f

Scope and Content Note

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 worked in a hospital. She writes about her husband investing capital in a plantation in Dougherty County and enslaving African Americans. She writes about moving to Albany in 1864 and moving to Elberton after the Civil War. She writes about moving back to Atlanta in 1867 to a farm in what is presently the Kirkwood area of the city.

Index Terms

Slavery--Georgia--Dougherty County
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript, MSS 291f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1950


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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1Autobiographical manuscript, 1912