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Helen M. Blount Prescott papers, 1835-1944 (bulk 1910-1940).

October 12, 2009

Creator: Prescott, Helen M. Blount.
Collection number: 1509
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Abstract: Chiefly correspondence and notes of an Atlanta, Ga., genealogist, 1910-1940. The Adams, Blount, Hill, Howard, Hughes, Randolph, and Reynolds families are among those represented. Also included are thirteen antebellum letters of the Prescott and Slade families of Fort Gaines (Columbus County) and Columbus, Ga., including one, 1835, from George W. Prescott, Fort Gaines, describing unrest among the slaves caused by abolitionist activities, and a series of letters, 1852-1863, from members of the Slade family to a family friend describing social and family life, especially of Emma (Slade) Prescott. Also included are diaries and personal records of Helen Prescott and her mother, occasionally 1915 to 1944, about daily domestic life.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Discussed in a 10 December 1835 letter by George Gaines  is the unrest incited in Georgia slaves by northern abolitionists (citing specifically Aurthur Tappan) and various insurrections that occurred across the South.