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Mary Virginia Brown Connally papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS44

Scope and Content

This collection contains papers of the Connally family, including legal documents such as the last will and testament of Thomas W. Connally; a mortgage deed for a home in Oakland City, an Atlanta neighborhood; records of property sales; tax receipts; an estate inventory; grocery receipts; correspondence; and a document issued by War Department of the Confederate States of America appointing Elijah L. Connally as Assistant Surgeon. Other records include newspaper clippings and travel guides.


  • 1822-1945, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Mary Virginia Brown (1850-1927) was born to Joseph Emerson Brown (1821-1894), the Civil War Governor of Georgia, and Elizabeth Grisham Brown (1826-1896), in Canton Georgia. She attended the Lucy Cobb Institute in Athens, the Georgia Baptist College in Madison, and the Atlanta Classical College. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Colonial Dames, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In 1874, Brown married Dr. Elijah Lewis Connally (1837-1930), and they had six children: Joseph Brown Connally (1875-1920), Mary Temperance Connally (1877-1953), Elizabeth Grisham Connally (1878-1880), Thomas Whipple Connally (1881-1927), Sally Brown Connally (1884-1958), and Frances Connally (1888-1941).


1 linear ft. (1 document case, 1 oversize box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1972 and subsequent additions.

Mary Virginia Brown Connally papers
Paul Crater
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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