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Agatha Sheehan photographs

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Collection number: ahc.VIS359
Scope and Content

The collection contains images of former enslaved people and elderly African Americans who lived at the E.R. Carter Home for the Elderly. Named in honor of Reverend Edward Randolph Carter (1856-1944), the pastor spearheaded an extensive housing ministry and directed the construction of a home for the aged, which was operated by Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. The home was later demolished.

Dates: approximately 1900, undated

Chattahoochee Brick Company convict flyers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS666f
Scope and Content This collection includes two convict flyers. Dated January 20, 1888, the first one offers a total reward of $450 for the return of two convicts and two mules to the Chattahoochee Brick Company in Atlanta, Georgia. The convicts of the Georgia Penitentiary escaped from the Chattahoochee Brick Company’s camp on the Chattanooga, Rome & Columbus (C. R. & C.) Railroad on January 19, 1888. Julius K. Ward, of Floyd County, had been sentenced to seven years for voluntary manslaughter, and...
Dates: 1888

Freedman's labor contract

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Collection number: ahc.MSS586f
Scope and Content

This collection contains one freedman's labor contract (January 1, 1866) between John M. McNeel, plantation owner, and Ned and his family of eight. The indenture stipulates that Ned and his family will work for John McNeel for one year for a salary of $120, as well as housing, food, and cotton to weave clothes.

Dates: 1866 January 1

Fulton County, Georgia, Freedmans' bonds

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS589f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of three Freedman's bonds issued by Fulton County, Georgia: to Virginia M. Jordan for the eleven year old, black, female orphan, Celia Walker; to John M.C. Reed for eleven year old, black girl named Julia; and to Larkin H. Davis for eleven year old Savannah Brown for their apprenticeship until they reach the age of eighteen.

Dates: 1866-1868

John Matthew McCrary papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS152
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence between John McCrary and his wife, Mary Boyd; his brother, Robert, and mother, Nancy, during John McCrary's service in the Georgia Volunteers during the Civil War. Additional records include a contract between John McCrary and his former slaves; his furlough order; and a list of Mr. McCrary's taxable property.

Dates: 1862-1865, undated

Perry family correspondence

 Collection
Collection number: 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

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