Metts family papers, 1919-2002

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Metts family.
Title: Metts family papers, 1919-2002
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 984
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Photographs and genealogical materials of the Metts family of Georgia from 1919-2002.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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


Gift, 2002.


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


Processed by Elizabeth Russey, June 3, 2003.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Metts family descended from George Washington White and his wife, both slaves living in Rex, Georgia. They were members of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Rex, Georgia and helped to build the church. Married over 50 years, they were the parents of 14 children. One of these children, Hanie White, born a slave in 1860, married Mose Metts. They remained in Rex, Georgia until his death.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a family Bible and miscellaneous photographs and genealogical materials of the Metts family from 1919-2002. The family Bible, purchased by the Rev. J.A. Solomon on August 19, 1912, belonged to Hanie White Metts Solomon and records Metts family births, deaths, and marriages. Hanie Solomon recorded information in the Bible that occurred prior to its purchase as dates range from 1873 to 1956. The remainder of the Metts family papers includes a family tree of Hanie White Metts and Mose Metts' descendents, an obituary of Mary Metts Parham, one of their children, and miscellaneous family photographs, most of them reproductions. There is also a copy of an honorary hunting and fishing license presented to Lee Metts by the State of Georgia in 1947. Probably the most interesting item in the collection is a letter that details family accounts of life under slavery, written by W. Franklin Carmichael, Jr. in 1998.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Bible, 1919
1 2 Correspondence, 1998
1 3 Georgia hunting and fishing license [reproduction], 1947
1 4 Metts family tree
1 5 Obituary, Mary Metts Parham, 1994
1 6 Photographs [reproductions]