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Alexander Hamilton Stephens letter to James M. Calhoun

Identifier: ahc.MSS580f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter written by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens to James M. Calhoun, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. The letter discusses Calhoun's recent appointment to civil governor of Atlanta by General Braxton Bragg. Stephens writes that the prohibition of the sale of alcohol to soldiers is unconstitutional according to the Confederate Constitution and the Rules and Articles of the Confederacy. He also states that Calhoun’s new position as civil governor of Atlanta is...
Dates: 1862 September 8

Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS1023
Scope and Content The collection is primarily comprised of materials generated to promote the painting and solicit attendance. Also included is correspondence and invitations to special events hosted at the Atlanta Cyclorama site. There are other materials related to reports generated in advance of the restoration project and rededication of the painting and presentations in relation to interpretation at the site.
Dates: 1886-1980, undated

Benjamin Elliot Crane collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS341
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of essays, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a manuscript of Crane's biography.
Dates: 1849-1885

Bomar-Killian family photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS287
Scope and Content This collection contains images of members of the Bomar and Killian family and their close friends. It also contains images of Atlanta street scenes from the early 19th and mid 20th centuries.
Dates: 1846-1921, undated

Calhoun family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS50
Scope and Content The Calhoun family papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, military papers, and family history. The primary contributors to the collection are James Montgomery Calhoun and his son, William Lowndes Calhoun. Notable items in the collection include an undated Calhoun family history, a personal account of Sherman’s siege of Atlanta by Robert Henderson, a family Bible, a handwritten copy of the affidavit of James M. Calhoun regarding the surrender of Atlanta, and a floor plan of the...
Dates: 1834-1960, undated

Cecil A. Alexander papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS24
Scope and Content These papers consist of some personal and business papers of Cecil A. Alexander, 1907-1918, consisting of correspondence, purchase and tax notes, pamphlets, and others. Additionally, there is a memoir written by Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander, 1854-1935.
Dates: 1854-1935

Confederate Soldier's Home of Georgia Register of Inmates

Identifier: ahc.MSS7
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection consists of over 700 typed pages of information about residents of the Confederate Soldier’s Home of Georgia. The list of inmates represented in this collection is not comprehensive. The information was copied from three registers kept at the Home between 1901 and 1941 and each page contains vital records and history of military service. Information about each veteran includes name, date and place of birth, unit and rank, date of capture, surrender, or injury, date of entry and...
Dates: undated

Eliza and Waldo Jones family and genealogical papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS1107
Scope and Content Eliza Jones accumulated this collection to document the genealogy of her extended families as well that of her husband, Waldo Jones. Materials include correspondence that documents her daily life and views, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and diaries. The collection also contains papers from her and Waldo Jones's extended family. Families represented include the Woolford, Grant, Slaton, Harris, Fitz-Randolph, Martin, Waldo, Winslow, Felder, and Jackson families.
Dates: 1789-1992, undated; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Francis DeGress Papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS998
Scope and Content The collection primarily contains materials pertaining to the activities of Captain Francis DeGress during and after the Civil War. Some of the documents include personal accounts of battle activities by Captain DeGress, field reports, military certificates, correspondence, official records of DeGress' Battery, and ledgers documenting clothing accounts for soldiers under his command. Of special interest is a letter from Theodore Davis to Mrs. Francis DeGress describing Captain DeGress'...
Dates: 1862-1917, undated

Francis DeGress Photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS195
Scope and Content The collection contains five photographs of Francis DeGress. Most are portrait shots with the exception of one which is a group shot of eight gentlemen in uniform.
Dates: 1864, undated

Historic newspaper collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS838
Scope and Content This collection contains newspapers that document important historic events and aspects of local, national, and international news. The collection focuses on the following subjects: the Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, and special events such as the Civil War Centennial.
Dates: 1886-1993

James E. Williams collection

Identifier: ahc.MSS329
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of Williams family members letters, bills, and receipts beinginning in the 1820s to the turn of the century. There are three bound books: checkbook 1854, Williams company account book 1859, and scrapbook 1904-1905. There are also several Confederate bond receipts and checks, letters from the field, a parole, a bill of sale for a slave, and monthly subsistence papers. Other items include a fire insurance policy dated October 16, 1865; an invitation to Fanny...
Dates: 1820-1905, undated

James P. Wickersham letter and biographical sketch

Identifier: ahc.MSS373f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from James P. Wickersham on July 17, 1881 to his wife Emerine written during a train ride to Atlanta from Pennsylvania. He wrote that the trip took 34 hours, including a 5 or 6 hour delay because of engine failure. He speaks of Atlanta as "beautiful and thrifty" compared to the city as he saw it in 1866 as it lay in ruins.
Dates: 1881, undated

John White Geary letters

Identifier: ahc.mss55
Scope and Content These papers consist mainly of photocopies (and some transcriptions) of letters written by John W. Geary to his second wife, Mary Geary, while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Some letters predate the war, and others are written by John's son, Edward R. Geary, and sent to his stepmother Mary. The collection also includes an index of correspondence and information on the corps that Geary led.
Dates: 1858-1865, 1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1865

Joshua Gilbert papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS776f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter from Joshua Gilbert to his family, a description of United States Army prisoner of war camps in the Civil War, one deed to a cemetery plot, and one clipping from the Atlanta Constitution with Gilbert's obituary.
Dates: 1855-1889

King family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS753
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence between various members of the King family and payment receipts on the accounts of many of the family members.
Dates: 1858-1918

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS100
Scope and Content This collection contains letters to and from Grant regarding construction of railroads in Pennsylvania and throughout the southeastern United States; the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War; and personal matters. Other items in the collection include Grant’s personal diaries from 1843, 1844, and 1845, as well as account books covering railroad land transactions; railroad costs; and cash accounts. Additional items include a report on the condition of railroads around Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: 1838-1869

Lin family correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS849
Scope and Content This collection consists of seventy-two letters written among the various members of the Lin family of Atlanta and their extended relatives during the Civil War. Many of the letters are to Charles B. "Bud" Lin from his mother, Amanda M. Lin, and his three sisters: Mary Ann, Susan B., and Georgia, while he was attending the Georgia Military Institute. Common topics of the letters include the latest news of different relatives serving as soldiers, the hiring of substitutes, conscription of mules,...
Dates: 1859-1887

Lollie Belle Wylie ephemera

Identifier: ahc.MSS387f
Scope and Content This collection contains a manuscript titled "Author's Grove" an account of author, Lollie Belle Wylie's, part in establishing the grove in Piedmont Park, in Atlanta, Georgia; newspaper clippings of a series called "Sketches of Pioneer Women", by Mrs. Wylie; sheet music; and letters.
Dates: 1887-1944

Margaret Clarke papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS69
Scope and Content This collection contains documents pertaining to the Civil War, Confederate veterans, and the general history of Atlanta. Included is an 1864 edition of the Atlanta Intelligencer and an issue of Confederate Veteran.
Dates: 1864-1908

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