|Repository:||Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. email@example.com|
|Creator:||Black, Nellie Peters, 1851-1919|
|Title:||Nellie Peters Black papers|
Mary Ellen "Nellie" Peters Black (1851-1919) was born to Mary Jane and Richard Peters in Atlanta, Georgia. As a child, she accompanied her mother on visits to Confederate hospitals in Atlanta during the Civil War where she gave wounded soldiers food. She continued to organize and participate in food drives for military hospitals for the rest of her life. In 1877, she married George Robinson Black and had three children: Louise, Anita, and Ralph. She held numerous positions in the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia, including President of the Woman's Auxiliary. She was a philanthropist and served on the board of several agencies such as the King's Daughters Hospital, the Atlanta Women's Club, the Hospital and Day Nursery Department of the Women's Building during the Cotton States and International Exposition (1895), and the Free Kindergarten Association.
This collection contains reminiscences by Nellie Peters Black about her father, her childhood, and her experience in Atlanta during the Civil War. Also included are newspaper clippings, a short biographical sketch, and a short story regarding Mrs. Black.
America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Nellie Peters Black papers, MSS 32f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
This collection is open for research.
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.
|1||Letters and reminiscences, 1896-1907, undated View online.|