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William Garrett estate papers, 1867.

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Creator: Garrett, William, d. 1861.
Collection number: 3558
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Abstract: Legal complaint of Eleazar Cumming, the administrator of the estate of William Garrett, a Wilkinson County, Ga., planter who died intestate. Attached exhibits include an inventory and an appraisal of the estate. Read more…

Ku Klux Klan records, 1960s-1970s.

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Creator: Ku Klux Klan.
Collection number: 4921
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Abstract: Primarily published and ephemeral items collected from Ku Klux Klan organizations active in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and North Carolina, 1960s-1970s. Included are flyers; Read more…

Phillips and Myers family papers, 1804-1928 (bulk 1862-1900).

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Creator: Phillips and Myers family papers, 1804-1928 (bulk 1862-1900).
Collection number: 596
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Abstract: Individuals represented include Philip Phillips (1807-1884), South Carolina and Alabama State legislator and U. S. Representative from Alabama; his wife, Eugenia (Levy) Phillips (1819-1901); their sons, William Hallett Read more…

John Morel estate paper, 1777.

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Creator: Morel, John.
Collection number: 1279-z
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Abstract: Typed copy of 1777 inventory and appraisal of the estate and personal property of John Read more…

Categories: 18th Century, Georgia, Slavery

Henry L. Benning, papers, 1818-1897 (bulk 1862-1863).

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Creator: Benning, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1814-1875.
Collection number: 2225
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Abstract: Confederate Army officer, having served as colonel with the 17th Georgia Volunteers and after as brigadier general of the 15th, 20th, and 2nd Georgia regiments (Toombs’ Brigade), 1st Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Primarily military Read more…

Mackay and Stiles family papers, 1743-1975.

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Creator: Mackay and Stiles family.
Collection number: 470
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Abstract: The Mackay and Stiles families were merchants of Savannah, Ga. Prominent family members include Robert Mackay (1772-1816); his wife, Eliza McQueen Mackay (1778-1862); their children, William Mein Mackay (1804-1865), Read more…

Lawrence Gellert scrapbook, 1930s.

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Creator: Gellert, Lawrence, 1898-1979, collector.
Collection number: 4442
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Abstract: A 191-page typed manuscript called “Tales of One Time I’shman Told by Southern Negroes,” collected by Lawrence Gellert and apparently prepared for publication by the Hours Press, New York. The manuscript contains about seventy folk-tales Read more…

Marcus and Yetta Danneman papers on the King family, 1961-2006.

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Creator: Danneman, Marcus and Yetta.
Collection number: 5375
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Abstract: Marcus and Yetta Danneman, a Jewish couple, owned a grocery store in Atlanta, Ga., from 1939 to 1986. Their grocery store was across the street from the Ebenezer Baptist Church, Read more…

Branch family papers, 1788-1919.

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Creator: Branch family.
Collection number: 2718
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Branch family included John Branch (1782-1863), governor of North Carolina, U.S. representative and senator, secretary of the Navy, governor of the Florida Territory, and a planter in North Carolina and Read more…

John MacPherson Berrien papers, 1778-1938.

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Creator: Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856.
Collection number: 63
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Abstract: Lawyer, U.S. senator from Georgia, and U.S. attorney general. Includes legal papers relative to the Florida-Georgia boundary controversy, 1851-1856; financial papers of a rice plantation and farm near Savannah and Clarksville, Ga., Read more…