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Kate Thompson photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS21

Scope and Content

This collection documents the lives of several members of the Thompson, Glover, Meriwether, and Jordan families of Madison, Georgia. Also included are photographs of individuals, probably friends and family members, many of whom are unidentified. The remaining images document buildings and houses in middle Georgia and include a scrapbook documenting land auctions sponsored by the Bowman Land Company, based in Charleston, West Virginia.


  • 1850-1965
  • Majority of material found within 1880 - 1920


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Kate Thompson was born Katherine Rebecca Thompson on 10 February 1878, the third child of Charles Thompson and Sarah Glover. Kate had two older brothers, Will and Charles, and three younger brothers, Thomas, Robert, and Henry. The Thompsons were from Madison, Georgia, and Kate Thompson worked as a schoolteacher in the Atlanta City School system.

Sarah Glover was the first child of Eli Glover and Rebecca Meriwether. Their second daughter, Rebecca Meriwether Glover, married Erasmus Jordan. Eli Glover descended from Captain Eli Glover and his second wife, Lucy Seymour Fish.

Additional biographical information about Kate Thompson has not been determined.


230 image(s) (227 photographs, one ambrotype, two daguerreotypes)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged in five series: I. Family; II. Individuals and Groups; III. Buildings; IV. Cased Images; V. Bowman Land Company. Series II is further subdivided into two subseries, 1. Individuals and 2. Groups.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973

Related Archival Materials

Thompson and Glover families papers, MSS 204, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center; W. G. Thompson papers, MSS 315, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Kate Thompson photograph collection
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305