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Bryan and Minor family papers, 1807-1918; ca. 1930s.

October 12, 2009

Creator: Bryan and Minor family.
Collection number: 2494-z
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Abstract: Bryan and Minor families of Georgia and Virginia, descendants of Jonathan Bryan. Scattered family letters, 1807-1918, of the Bryan and Minor families; Bryan family Bible records; reminiscences of John Randolph Bryan’s experiences in balloon reconnaissance for the Confederate Army during the siege of Yorktown in 1862; and thirteen volumes of Bryan and Minor family records, chiefly consisting of typed transcriptions of biographies, autobiographies, and letters, including reminiscences of a former slave and servant, and relating to religion, education, household affairs, slavery, freedmen, plantation economy, and other aspects of 19th- century Virginia life.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The collection contains papers relating to slavery and freedmen, including statements of a former slave and servant. Microfilm only.