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Abbie M. Brooks diaries and church invitation

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Identifier: ahc.MSS39f
Scope and Content This collection contains two diaries of Abigail M. Brooks, which date from 1865 and 1870 along with typed transcriptions of both. In addition, there is an invitation to attend church which dates from 1858. In the 1865 diary, Brooks describes life in rural Tennessee, near Nashville, where she teaches in a one room school house. Later in the year, Abigail moves to Edgefield, Tennessee, also near Nashville, and starts her own school. She describes life in Edgefield, trials with her students, the...
Dates: 1858-1870

Eliza and Waldo Jones family and genealogical papers

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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

Emily Jane Winkler Bealer diary

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Identifier: ahc.MSS814f
Scope and Content This collection contains Emily Jane Winkler Bealer's diary in which she reflects on domestic life as an impoverished widow during Reconstruction in Atlanta. Topics include raising and educating her children, financial and business affairs, and social and church life. The collection also includes a typed transcript and biographical notes written by Bealer's great-granddaughter, Emily Bealer Calhoun II. These notes contain research on people and businesses referenced in the diary.
Dates: 1876-1886, approximately 1975

Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets

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Identifier: ahc.MSS277f
Scope and Content This collection consists of two booklets entitled "Stories of the War" and "Reminiscences of the War." In these documents Prescott wrote about "yankees" torturing a man in order to discover where his money was hidden; and how her husband was called to war in 1862 and later how he faced down thirty armed deserters who planned to kill him. She also writes about how she hid valuables from "yankee" raids; an occasion when the "yankees" broke into her home and threatened her at gunpoint; the places...
Dates: 1922-1924

Jane Louisa Killian papers

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Identifier: 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.
Dates: 1865-1931, undated

John Viles Civil War correspondence

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Identifier: ahc.MSS771f
Scope and Content This collection consists of letters between John Vile and his wife Frances. Most of the letters were written by Frances and contain information about life on the homefront in Massachussets during the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1862, undated

Reuben and Sarah Schumpert diary

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Identifier: ahc.MSS813f
Scope and Content This collection contains a diary started by Reuben Schumpert on July 30, 1861. In it he records his experience joining the 11th Battalion, Sumpter Light Artillery. Sarah Schumpert, his stepmother, began writing in the diary on July 3, 1864. In her entries she reflects upon domestic life during the Civil War, including details of the loss of her stepson and of her husband's military service. Of particular note are two medicinal recipes.
Dates: 1861-1865

Roderick Perry papers

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Identifier: ahc.mss806
Scope and Content This collection contains letters written by Roderick Perry and his family and friends of Warsaw, Kentucky. Also included are letters to soldiers requesting help from Kate Perry, Perry's adjutant handbook, and business cards of merchants supplying goods to prisioners of war.
Dates: 1841 - 1926

Wallace family papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS690
Scope and Content This collection primarily contains materials pertaining to Alexander McGhee Wallace’s involvement in the Civil War and Anne Wallace Howland’s contributions to the Carnegie Library of Atlanta. The materials include correspondence, datebooks, diaries, genealogical records, periodicals, programs, and newspaper clippings. This collection also contains a scrapbook assembled in memory of Alexander McGhee Wallace, a scrapbook pertaining to Anne Wallace Howland, several certificates and diplomas...
Dates: 1836-1987, undated

William M. Standard papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS1031
Scope and Content This collection consists of diaries; correspondence; military records and certificates; newspaper clippings; land deeds; and ephemera pertaining to William M. Standard. The collection also contains a school essay written by Standard's great-great-grandson, Ron Currens, and a 1961 map of Civil War battlefields on which Currens marked the route his ancestor followed during the war. Of particular interest are over 200 letters exchanged between Standard and his wife, Jane, as well as...
Dates: 1846-1970, undated

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Carnegie Library of Atlanta 1
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Confederate States of America. Army 1
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Dorwhut, J.W. 1
Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry 1
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English, R.W. 1
Erwin, H. H. 1
Fitz-Randolph family 1
Fletcher, Joan F. 1
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Grant family 1
Grant, John T. 1
Grant, Sallie Fannie (Sarah Frances Reid), 1839-1920 1
Grant, William Daniel, 1837-1901 1
Groves, John S. 1
Harris family 1
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 1
Howland, Anne Wallace 1
Howland, Max Franklyn 1
Howland, Wallace 1
Jones family 1
Jones, A. Waldo (Albigence Waldo), 1912-1983 1
Jones, Eliza Woolford, 1916-1992 1
Killian, Jane Louisa, 1826-1912 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 1
Martin family 1
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton) 1
Perry, Fountain 1
Perry, James S. 1
Perry, Jenny 1
Perry, Julia 1
Perry, Kate E. 1
Perry, Roderick 1
Prescott, Alfred 1
Prescott, Emma Jacqueline 1
Ritchey, Tom 1
Robinson, Rose 1
Schumpert, Reuben 1
Schumpert, Sarah, 1842-1933 1
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 1
Slaton family 1
Slaton, John M. 1
Slaton, Martha Lee 1
Slaton, Sarah Frances Grant 1
Slaton, William Franklin 1
Slemmons, Joe S. 1
Standard, Almira 1
Standard, George W. 1
Standard, Jane Ellis 1
Standard, Perry J. 1
Standard, William M. 1
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry regiment, 13th (1861-1864) 1
Viles, Frances, 1832-1884 1
Viles, John, 1819-1882 1
Waldo family 1
Wallace family 1
Wallace, Alexander McGhee 1
Wallace, Frances Garland Singleton 1
Winslow family 1
Woolford family 1
Woolford, Eliza, 1891-1983 1
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