Perry family correspondence
Collection number: ahc.MSS174
Scope and Content
This collection contains correspondence between the Perry family and extended family members including the Carters and the Chisolms. Transcription is available for the letters dated between 1852 and 1869. The topics include the experiences of the Perry children in school in Monroe, Georgia, as well as plantation and farming life after the Civil War. Other topics include difficulties with freedmen after the Civil War, failing banks in Georgia, poor health, and development in Atlanta.
- 1852-1901, undated
- Perry family (Family)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law.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.
Laura L. Perry, born in Virginia in 1823, married Jesse M. Perry of North Carolina and moved to Madison, Georgia. Laura and Jesse had five children: Amanda (Perry) Burruss, Grant D. Perry, Clara P. Perry, and Cordelia Perry. All of the children attended school in Monroe, Georgia, and went on to be school teachers in Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida. Additional biographical information on the Perry family has not been determined.
0.25 linear ft. (1 document case)
System of Arrangement
This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection reprocessed in 2011.
- African Americans -- Georgia
- African Americans -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History
- Agriculture -- Georgia
- Banks and banking -- Georgia.
- Carter, Mary A.
- Farm life -- Georgia
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- Hill, Benjamin H. (Benjamin Harvey)
- Madison (Ga.)
- Perry family
- Perry, Amanda (Minnie)
- Perry, Cordelia
- Perry, Jesse M.
- Plantation life -- Georgia.
- Teachers -- Georgia
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
- Women teachers -- Georgia
- Perry family correspondence
- Laura Starratt
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.