Esther Garrett Wynne papers
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Esther Garrett Wynne 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: Wynne, Esther Garrett, 1908-1975
Title: Esther Garrett Wynne papers
Dates: 1926-1972, undated
Quantity: 7.3 linear ft. (one document case; three oversize boxes; one oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS796

Biographical/Historical Note

Esther Garrett Wynne was the sister of Franklin M. Garrett, noted Atlanta historian. Esther's first husband was Lovejoy Harwell, and she remained in Atlanta until her second marriage to Lamar Wynne. They moved to Savannah where she began her own real estate business. During World War II she served with the American Red Cross.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of personal papers of Esther Garrett Wynne, including correspondence with her brother, Franklin Garrett. Other documents are invitations, newspaper clippings, correspondence with others, memorabilia, and garden club yearbooks. There are also eight scrapbooks, which highlight Mrs. Wynne's activities throughout her life, including her first marriage, her time in the Red Cross, travels, and her social activities.


Index Terms

American Red Cross
Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Businesswomen--Georgia--Savannah
Coca-Cola Company
Garrett, Franklin M., (Franklin Miller), 1906-
Harwell, William Lovejoy, 1903-
Savannah (Ga.)--Societies and clubs
Weddings--Georgia--Atlanta
World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross
World War, 1939-1945--Women
Wynne, Lamar, 1910-1993

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Esther Garrett Wynne papers, MSS 796, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1994

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2014.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

 

Box

Fldr

11Letters to Esther from Franklin Garrett (brother), 1956-1972
 
2Real estate business in Savannah, Georgia, 1961-1963
 
3Franklin Garrett, 1952-1965
 
4Cards received for birthday, 1973
 
5Child's drawings, undated
 
6Correspondence, 1953-1971
 
7Invitations, 1955
 
8Telegram and newsclippings, 1953-1971
 
9Rotary Club, 1955-1956
 
10Garden Club newsclippings, 1950-1956
 
11Garden Club of Georgia yearbooks, 1955-1956
 
12Society news, 1954-1955
 
13Atlanta Gas Light Company, 1953-1972
 
14Letters to Coca-Cola, 1946
 
15Coca-Cola items, 1953
 
16 Reader's Digest, June, 1947
 
17Red Cross Annual Report, 1956
 
18Savannah Chamber of Commerce, 1956
 
19Illustrations of birds and flowers, undated
 

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MSS OS Box 1.214Scrapbook of wedding to Lovejoy Harwell, 1932-1936
 

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MSS OS Box 1.214Scrapbook - American Red Cross and travels, 1943-1945
 

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MSS OS Box 1.214Scrapbook - social events at Georgia Tech, 1926-1929
 

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MSS OS Box 1.214 National Geographic, December, 1944
 

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MSS OS Box 1.215Photograph Album with invitations, 1926-1932
 

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MSS OS Box 1.215"My Memory Book", 1923-1924
 

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MSS OS Box 1.215"For Doris", 1938-1945
 

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MSS OS Box 4.209Graduation scrapbook, 1926
 

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MSS OS Box 4.209Georgia WWII soldiers scrapbook, 1945
 

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MSS OS Box 5.25Girls' High School diploma, 1926