Jane Louisa Killian papers
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Jane Louisa Killian papers

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: Killian, Jane Louisa, 1826-1912
Title: Jane Louisa Killian papers
Dates: 1865-1931, undated
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS447f

Biographical/Historical Note

Jane Louisa Killian (1826-1912) was born in North Carolina. In 1850, she married James R. Crew (1823-1865). During the Civil War, both she and her husband traveled extensively throughout Georgia. Sixteen years after the death of her husband, James R. Crew, she married Lemuel Pratt Grant, the chief engineer for railroad lines in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional biographical information about Jane Louisa Killian has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Jane Louisa Killian's 1865 diary. Of particular interest are entries that include her thoughts on the death of President Lincoln; the surrender of General Robert E. Lee; the day Confederate money was no longer legal tender; the return of captured Confederate prisoners to Atlanta, Georgia; and her reaction to her husband's murder.

Index Terms

American diaries
Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women

General Notes

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.

Administrative Information

Existence and Location of Copies

A transcription of Jane Louisa Killian's diary is included in the collection.

Preferred Citation

Jane Louisa Killian papers, MSS 447f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Related Material

James R. Crew papers, MSS79f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Container List



1Papers, 1865-1931, undated View online.