Mary Connally Spalding papers
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Mary Connally Spalding 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: Spalding, Mary Connally, 1877-1953
Title: Mary Connally Spalding papers
Dates: 1867-1967, undated
Quantity: 10.25 linear ft. (11 document cases, 1 record center box, 8 oversize boxes)
Identification: ahc.MSS46

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Connally Spalding (1877-1953) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Virginia Brown (1850-1927) and Elijah Lewis Connally (1837-1930). She was the granddaughter of Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894), Georgia's governor during the Civil War. Spalding attended the West End Academy and Washington Seminary in Atlanta and served as the first president of the Washington Seminary Alumnae. She married John S. Spalding (1876-1943) in 1902 and the couple had five daughters: Mary Brown Spalding (1903–1989); Constance Schoffner Spalding(1906–); Frances C. Spalding (1908–1996); Sally C. Spalding (1911-); and Elizabeth G. Spalding (1913–1971). Spalding held leadership roles at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, the Atlanta Council of Parent Teachers Association, and the Young Ladies' Missionary Society at the Second Baptist Church. Spalding served as trustee of the Andrew and Frances Stewart Baptist Good Will Center; Bessie Tift College; and for Spelman College. She was also very active with the Southern Baptist Historical Society of the Southern Baptist Convention; the Atlanta Women's Organization for the Council of Defense during World War I; the Atlanta Historical Society; the Daughters of the American Revolution; the United Daughters of the Confederacy; the Atlanta Women's Club, the Atlanta Art Association; the League of Women Voters; the Service Star Legion; and the YWCA. She resided at 2530 Rivers Road in Peachtree Heights.


Scope and Content Note

These papers consist of scrapbooks, financial records, newspaper clippings, genalogy material, scholarly articles, and correspondence of Mary Connally Spalding and her family.


Index Terms

1908 History Class (Atlanta, Ga.).
Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Brown family
Connally family
Gardening--Georgia--Atlanta--Societies, etc.
Neighborhood Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.).
Spalding family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Connally Spalding papers, MSS 46, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1970 and subsequent additions.


Restrictions

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.


Container List

 

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11Newspaper clippings, family, 1920-1945
 
2Newspaper clippings, 1903-1941
 
3Correspondence, 1921-1952
 
4Financial records, 1894-1919
 
5Genealogy, undated
 
6Genealogy, 1943, undated
 
7Greeting cards, post cards, 1949, undated
 
8Invitations, 1885-1943, undated
 
9Invitations, 1930-1950
 

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21Slavery, Rau Peacock, 1922-1967
 
2Brown family, 1895-1937, undated
 
3Connally family, 1893-1951, undated
 
4Connally family, 1900-1949, undated
 
5Spalding family, 1897-1937, undated
 
6Spalding family, 1916-1951, undated
 
7Spalding family and Connally families, 1891-1951, undated
 
8Printed materials, 1923-1951, undated
 
9Programs, 1908 History Class, 1909-1929
 
10Programs, 1908 History Class, 1930-1957
 

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31Speeches and Addresses by Mrs. Spalding, undated
 
2Scrapbook material on Thomas Jefferson, 1933-1940, undated
 
3Scrapbook material on Robert E. Lee, 1917-1941, undated
 
4Scrapbook material on Abraham Lincoln, 1925-1926, undated
 
5King Cotton, Women's Club Movement, 1904, undated
 
6Scrapbook, education, 1912, undated
 
7Russia Today in the Dardanelles, 1936-1945, undated
 

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41Scrapbook, French history, 1928
 
2Scrapbook, 1883-1949, undated
 
3Miscellaneous, 1879-1932, undated
 
4Spirit of the Renaissance in Italy, 1911, undated
 
5Spirit of the Renaissance in Italy, undated
 

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51Theater programs and souvenirs, 1901
 
2Scrapbook, 1894-1938
 
3Scrapbook, 1919-1924, undated
 

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61Society under Elizabeth, undated
 
2Education: the American Way vs. the Totalitarian Way, 1941, undated
 
3The Louisiana Purchase, 1938-1939, undated
 
4The Jewish Contribution to Civilization, 1933-1944, undated
 
5Religion and Philosophy of China, 1923
 
6The Rise and Progress of Christianity and Democracy, 1916, undated
 
7Myrta Avary Locket, 1941-1946, undated
 
8Scrapbook, United States and South America, 1939-1940
 
9Persia, recent excavations, 1925, undated
 
10The Channel Islands, 1932
 
11The Civilization of China, undated
 
12The Turkish Republic, 1938
 
13The Upanishads or Vendata: The Formulation of a Definite Theosophy, undated
 
14Natal and Cecil B. Rhodes, 1928-1931, undated
 
15Mohammed, undated
 
16Edward II, 1928
 
17Charlemagne, 1910
 
18Refugeeing of the Connally Family Before Sherman's Army in the Battle of Atlanta, 1943
 
19Scrapbook - Far East, 1945-1947
 

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71Scrapbook, 1901
 

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81Memory book of Mary Connally, 1899-1900
 

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91Brown, Connally, Spalding genealogy, data A, undated
 
2Brown, Connally, Spalding genealogy, data B, undated
 

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10Scrapbook, 1900-1901
 

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11Scrapbook, 1871-1902
 

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121Receipt book, 1867
 
2Recipes, undated
 
3Cash book, undated
 

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MSS OS Box 3.9Scrapbook, 1881-1884
 

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MSS OS Box 3.10Scrapbook, 1873-1885
 

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MSS OS Box 3.11Tariff bill and scrapbook, 1890
 

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MSS OS Box 4.94Scrapbook, 1898-1899
 

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MSS OS Box 4.951Collection of plants, 1870-1871
 
2Memory book of Mary Connally, 1894
 

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MSS OS Box 4.961Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1868-1875
 
2Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1878-1881
 
3Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1882-1889
 
4Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1890-1893
 
5Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1894-1899
 
6Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1905-1911
 
7Account book, Dr. and Mrs. E.L. Connally, 1905-1911
 

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MSS OS Box 4.4711Scrapbook, gardening, 1938
 
2Scrapbook, irises, 1939-1940
 

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MSS OS Box 5.11Confederate Note Memorial, undated
 
2Land Auction, 1885