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Atlanta Guano Company order book

Identifier: ahc.MSS733f
Scope and Content This collection contains one order book with removable pages, listing products for sale with sacks as the unit of measurement. Notations and signatures are included in the book.
Dates: approximately 1890

Atlanta History Center postcard collection

Identifier: ahc.VIS93
Scope and Contents This collection contains postcards that depict scenes in Atlanta and the state of Georgia. Most of the images are of man-made structures in Atlanta including Agnes Scott College, Atlanta Municipal Airport (now Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport), Biltmore Hotel, Booker T. Washington High School, Bulloch Hall, Candler Building, Capitol City Club, City Hall, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Atlanta Cyclorama at Grant Park, English-American (Flatiron) Building, Fort McPherson,...
Dates: 1899-1990, undated

Georgia Horticultural Society records

Identifier: ahc.MSS1092
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, minutes, membership rosters, and treasurer's reports that provide a history of the social and civic activities of the society. Also included are newsletters and meeting programs, which offer details on topics of interest and field trips. Of special interest are documents that show the society's involvement with the State Botanical Garden in Athens, Georgia.
Dates: 1964-1994, undated

Georgia State Agricultural Society speech

Identifier: ahc.MSS544f
Scope and Content This collection contains a handwritten speech by an unknown author delivered to representatives of the Georgia State Agricultural Society at an annual meeting in Hawkinsville, Georgia. The speech welcomes members to Pulaski County, Georgia, and describes the state of agriculture in Georgia. The collection also contains fragments of an undated speech from an unidentified medical association meeting.
Dates: 1879, undated

Hastings family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS752
Scope and Content This collection contains materials including personal and business histories, details of civic and cultural organizations, and scrapbooks. A typescript copy of The Southern Garden is a part of this collection as well as a scrapbook that provides insight into the growth and development of the city of the Atlanta. A scrapbook created by Louise Hastings includes information on The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. as well as other gardening clubs and societies.
Dates: 1891-1991, undated

Howard W. Newman speech "The North Georgia Cracker as a Citizen and Farmer"

Identifier: ahc.MSS873f
Scope and Content The collection contains a handwritten version and a typed copy of a speech titled "The North Georgia Cracker as a Citizen and Farmer," which Howard W. Newman presented at a meeting of the Georgia State Agricultural Society in Waycross, Georgia, in 1888. In the speech, Newman humorously describes the inhabitants of North Georgia through personal anecdotes. The printed copy of the speech indicates that the audience applauded throughout.
Dates: 1888, undated

James Carter estate sale record

Identifier: ahc.MSS720f
Scope and Content This collection consists of an account of the sale of "perishable property" and "land and negroes" of James Carter. The sale took place on the first of January, 1859, and was filed with the Sumter County court on 18 June 1859. Included in the sale were Carter's personal effects including furniture, blacksmith tools, farm equipment, and household goods. The account also includes 303 3/4 acres of land, four male slaves: "Green," "Solomon," "Frank," and "Titus," and a female slave and her...
Dates: 1859

James Hope Tigner radio transcript

Identifier: ahc.MSS939f
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcript of a speech delivered by James Hope Tigner for the National Fertilizer Association and the Atlanta Journal. It was an installment in a series called the "Radio Farm Short Program," and details Tigner's advice for cotton farmers in Georgia. The speech contains information on cotton staple length as well as annual production of cotton bales versus annual consumption in the state.
Dates: 1930

John A. White papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS358f
Scope and Content This collection contains a New Testament given to Lieut. John A. White while at Camp Gordon by his mother, Mrs. B. J. White, a resolution from the Atlanta City Council honoring White on his death, and a letter from Alexander Allison to Milton Allison on farming conditions in Troup County, Georgia.
Dates: 1850, 1966

Joseph Mackey Brown papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS41
Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence and ephemera of Joseph Mackey Brown, and also for his father, Georgia Governor Joseph Emerson Brown. The bulk of his correspondence relates to his tenure as governor, and includes pledges of support, congratulatory letters, and requests for patronage and jobs. Campaign correspondence relates to his failed gubernatorial campaign of 1910. In addition to his gubernatorial correspondence, agriculture and farming were frequent topics, as was the Georgia...
Dates: 1846-1926, undated; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1914

Lewis H. Cottongim Seed Company records

Identifier: ahc.MSS905f
Scope and Content This collection contains an account book providing a history of business and personal finances of Lewis Cottongim and other family members. The book includes lists of seeds sold, income, land sales, rental payments received, records of taxes paid, and other expenses. Also a part of the collection is correspondence between Lewis and his cousin Jack Steely, a realtor in St. Petersburg, Florida, regarding property ownership. Of special interest are details of vegetable and flower seed varieties...
Dates: 1931-1963

Meriwether County cotton ginner's record book

Identifier: ahc.MSS921f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a record book from an unidentified cotton ginnery in Meriwether County, Georgia. The records include details such as date of ginning, customer name, pounds of cotton ginned, prices paid, and assigned bale numbers. Fertilizers such as guano (made from the excrement of birds and bats), corn mix, and soda are noted in the records.
Dates: approximately 1912

Patricia Kennedy Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS160
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection of photographs contains seemingly random images of the American South during the 1940s. Some of the photographs show scenes in Atlanta, Georgia, however the locale of many of the images has not been determined. Images of Atlanta include a Civil War monument in Piedmont Park, the Fox Theatre on Peachtree Street, and Union Station and the Federal Reserve Bank downtown. Also included is a photograph of the Confederate Memorial carving on Stone Mountain. Some of the unidentified...
Dates: circa 1940

Perry family correspondence

Identifier: 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.
Dates: 1852-1901, undated

Peters Family Papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS169
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, bank books, receipts, advertisements, and legal documents from Richard Peters and members of his family. Most of the collection consists of receipts and vouchers of Richard Peters' Estate. There are also substantial records of Richard's agricultural work in raising and selling livestock. Other materials include letters between family members, legal documents on land sales, pamphlets on the Butterfly Club, an insurance card, and advertisements for...
Dates: 1848-1965, undated

Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans Collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS961
Scope and Contents of the Records The Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans Collection contains personal and business records pertaining to Prosper Jules Alphonse Berckmans, Sr. and other Berckmans family members. The collection documents the activities of Fruitland Nurseries, one of the first commercial horticultural nurseries in the South. The collection contains family records, including correspondence, journals, newspapers articles, and photographs. The collection also has business records of Fruitland Nurseries, including...
Dates: 1828-2000, undated

Sally Eugenia Brown photograph album

Identifier: ahc.VIS238
Scope and Content The photograph album documents the travels of Sally Eugenia Brown from approximately 1890-1902. Identified photographs show the “Eden Fair” (location unknown) in September 1900; Mount Washington in New Hampshire; Saratoga, New York; and “Storyman Camp” (location unknown) in 1902. The remaining images include exterior views of building and homes, railroad trains and stations, streetcars, ships, and scenes of natural waterfalls. Of note are three albumen prints of Brown and her family.
Dates: approximately 1890-1902

Southeastern Fair Association photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS358
Scope and Content The collection contains images of individuals associated with the 1915 Southeastern Fair. Include are photographs of Ivan E. Allen Sr., who served as vice president; Brooks Morgan, the executive councilman; and Mayor James G. Woodward, who served as executive councilman.
Dates: approximately 1915, undated

Southeastern Fair Association records

Identifier: ahc.MSS1159
Scope and Content This collection contains material that documents the creation, activities, and dissolution of the Southeastern Fair Association, later called the Atlanta Fair and Exposition Center, Inc. Records include bylaws, charter contracts, lease agreements with the City of Atlanta, meeting minutes, accounts, and other administrative documents that illustrate the structure, function, and operations of the organization. The collection also contains correspondence between various members of the board of...
Dates: 1915-1978, undated

Sybil Argintar Bowers regional survey, "Fences in the Landscape of the Northeast Georgia Mountains"

Identifier: ahc.MSS945f
Scope and Contents This collection contains a draft photocopy of Bower's regional survey, "Fences in the Landscape of the Northeast Georgia Mountains" prepared while she worked as a preservation planner for the Georgia Mountains Area Planning and Development Commission (later Georgia Mountains Regional Commission). Bower's survey examines the history of fences in the southeastern states and the types of fences used in northeast Georgia.
Dates: 1985

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