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Mary Connally Spalding papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS46

Scope and Content

These papers consist of scrapbooks, financial records, newspaper clippings, genalogy material, scholarly articles, and correspondence of Mary Connally Spalding and her family.


  • 1867-1967, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Connally Spalding (1877-1953) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Mary Virginia Brown (1850-1927) and Elijah Lewis Connally (1837-1930). She was the granddaughter of Joseph E. Brown (1821-1894), Georgia's governor during the Civil War. Spalding attended the West End Academy and Washington Seminary in Atlanta and served as the first president of the Washington Seminary Alumnae. She married John S. Spalding (1876-1943) in 1902 and the couple had five daughters: Mary Brown Spalding (1903–1989); Constance Schoffner Spalding(1906–); Frances C. Spalding (1908–1996); Sally C. Spalding (1911-); and Elizabeth G. Spalding (1913–1971). Spalding held leadership roles at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, the Atlanta Council of Parent Teachers Association, and the Young Ladies' Missionary Society at the Second Baptist Church. Spalding served as trustee of the Andrew and Frances Stewart Baptist Good Will Center; Bessie Tift College; and for Spelman College. She was also very active with the Southern Baptist Historical Society of the Southern Baptist Convention; the Atlanta Women's Organization for the Council of Defense during World War I; the Atlanta Historical Society; the Daughters of the American Revolution; the United Daughters of the Confederacy; the Atlanta Women's Club, the Atlanta Art Association; the League of Women Voters; the Service Star Legion; and the YWCA. She resided at 2530 Rivers Road in Peachtree Heights.


10.25 linear ft. (11 document cases, 1 record center box, 8 oversize boxes)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1970 and subsequent additions.
Mary Connally Spalding papers
Paul Crater
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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