GRISHAM FAMILY.
Grisham family papers, 1825-1887

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zcf4


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grisham family.
Title: Grisham family papers, 1825-1887
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 404
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box) ; 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Copies of the papers of the William Grisham family of Georgia from 1825 to 1887. Contains microfilmed correspondence written by members of the Grisham, Brown, Galt, Watts, and Collins families, and several items of photocopied printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Additional Physical Form

Also available on microfilm.

Related Materials in This Repository

Joseph Emerson Brown papers

Source

Loaned for microfilming, 1963.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Grisham family papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Processed by MRD, July 1963.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

The relatives of Joseph E. Brown and his wife, Elizabeth Grisham Brown included, in addition to their immediate family, her uncle William Grisham and his wife, Susan Bradford Grisham; their son-in-law Joel L. Galt and Joel's brother Edward Galt; William's son, Joseph Grisham, and his daughter, Elizabeth Collins (Mrs. J.D. Collins); Susan B. Grisham's sister Ella Bradford married George Troup Watts.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of correspondence (1825-1887) written by members of the Grisham, Brown, Galt, Watts, and Collins families and includes: portions of letters written by Elizabeth McRae Smith to William (Uncle Billy) Bradford, relatives of the Grisham-Watts families; letters (1872-1887) written by Elizabeth Collins, daughter of William Grisham, to her friend, Arminda Wood (Mrs. Willis Wood), apparently a former family slave.

The collection also includes photocopies of two printed items: "To the People of Cherokee County, Georgia," signed by John W. Lewis, Eli McConnell, Samuel Tate, and J.P. Brooke [1850] and "A Song for the Cherokee Legion" written by C.M. McClure, at Camp Rusk, 1864.


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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 "To the People of Cherokee County, Georgia," signed by John W. Lewis, Eli McConnell, Samuel Tate, and J.P. Brooke [1850]
1 2 "A Song for the Cherokee Legion" written by C.M. McClure, at Camp Rusk, 1864
MF1 1 William Grisham, written between 1825 and 1858, to his sister, his wife, his son-in-law, Joel L. Galt, and his niece, Mrs. Joseph E. (Elizabeth Grisham) Brown, 6 letters
MF1 2 Joel L. Galt to William Grisham, 1 letter
MF1 3 Joseph N. Dorsey to Joseph E. Brown, Governor of Georgia; July 6, 1861, 1 letter
MF1 4 Joel L. and Edward M. Galt, written in 1863 from Confederate military camps, 2 letters
MF1 5 George Troup Watts to his wife and 1 letter to his father-in-law, James Bradford, 3 letters
MF1 6 J. D. Collins to his father, 1 letter
MF1 7 Elizabeth S. (Mrs. J. D.) Collins, 1872-1887, 14 of which are to Mrs. Arminda Wood, apparently a Negro friend and former family slave. The other 4 letters are to Arminda's daughter, Dahlia Wood, 18 letters
MF1 8 Joseph Grisham to Mrs. Arminda Wood, 1 letter
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