Quintin E. Primo family papers

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Primo, Quintin (Quintin Ebenezer), 1877-1958.
Title: Quintin E. Primo family papers
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1079
Extent: 3 linear ft. (3 boxes) and 1 oversized bound volume (OBV)
Abstract:Family papers of African American minister Quintin E. Primo, his wife Alvira Wilhelmina Wellington Primo, and their children, including correspondence, sermons, church records, photographs and printed material.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 2007.


[after identification of item(s)], Quintin E. Primo family papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Quintin E. Primo (1877-1958) was an African American minister who served at several churches in Georgia and Florida throughout his lifetime. Primo was born in British Guyana, but moved to the United States in the early 20th century. Between 1920 and 1931, he served churches in Liberty County and Albany, Georgia. From 1931 to 1948, he preached at several churches in Delray Beach, Florida. In 1948, he returned to Albany, Georgia and lived there until his death on February 3, 1958. His wife, Alvira Wilhelmina Wellington Primo (1892-1958), was an African American teacher and musician. The couple married in 1910 and had five children, including Margaret Ernestine Primo (1911-) who became a teacher, and Quintin E. Primo, Jr.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers relating to the Quintin E. Primo family, including correspondence, sermons, church records, photographs and printed material. The bulk of the collection consists of personal and professional correspondence to and from Quintin E. Primo. The collection also includes correspondence to and from Alvira Primo and Margaret Primo. The church records include membership rolls of Ebenezer Second Church (Limerick, Georgia) and other records of baptisms, confirmations and marriages. The photographs include images of British Guyana and the Primo family in the United States.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 - Sermons, handwritten, undated correspondence, ledgers, members roll of Ebenezer Church
2 - Photographs, scrapbook, visitors’ pamphlets, newspaper clippings, order of service books
3 - Margaret Primo McKay school records and correspondence
OBV - Ledger of Men's Club of St. John's Episcopal Church