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Jane Louisa Killian papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS447f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of Jane Louisa Killian's 1865 diary. Of particular interest are entries that include her thoughts on the death of President Lincoln; the surrender of General Robert E. Lee; the day Confederate money was no longer legal tender; the return of captured Confederate prisoners to Atlanta, Georgia; and her reaction to her husband's murder.


  • 1865-1931, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Jane Louisa Killian (1826-1912) was born in North Carolina. In 1850, she married James R. Crew (1823-1865). During the Civil War, both she and her husband traveled extensively throughout Georgia. Sixteen years after the death of her husband, James R. Crew, she married Lemuel Pratt Grant, the chief engineer for railroad lines in Atlanta, Georgia. Additional biographical information about Jane Louisa Killian has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Existence and Location of Copies

A transcription of Jane Louisa Killian's diary is included in the collection.

Related Archival Materials

James R. Crew papers, MSS79f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

Jane Louisa Killian papers
Paul Crater
July 2012
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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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