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.
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
Coca-Cola Company
Garrett, Franklin M., (Franklin Miller), 1906-
Harwell, William Lovejoy, 1903-
Savannah (Ga.)--Societies and clubs
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.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




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


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


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


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


MSS OS Box 1.214 National Geographic, December, 1944


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


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


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


MSS OS Box 4.209Graduation scrapbook, 1926


MSS OS Box 4.209Georgia WWII soldiers scrapbook, 1945


MSS OS Box 5.25Girls' High School diploma, 1926