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Garrett-Walthall family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS4

Scope and Content

This collection contains the personal and business papers of the Garrett and Walthall families. Included are typescript transcripts of property records, estate records, and genealogical records. Some of the records transcribed were created as early as 1794 and reflect the families' personal wealth and, in some cases, the ownership of enslaved African Americans. Also included is an original application to the Daughters of the American Revolution and an account of the gardens of Walthall Place in Palmetto, Georgia.


  • 1937, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Edward Garrett of South Carolina fought in the American Revolution. His descendant, Elizabeth Fannie Garrett, married William Morgan Walthall. Additional biographical information about the Garrett and Walthall families has not been determined.


0.25 linear ft. (1 half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975.

Garrett-Walthall family papers
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Repository Details

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

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305