William Palmer Quarterman family papers, 1881-1932

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Quarterman family.
Title: William Palmer Quarterman family papers, 1881-1932
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 250
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Photocopies of papers relating to the William Palmer Quarterman family of Liberty County, Georgia, including correspondence, obituaries, articles, genealogy, a manuscript, indenture, and wills.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Thomas W. Quarterman married Sarah Louisa Walker (circa 1863) and lived in Liberty County, Georgia. Their son, William Palmer Quarterman (1864-1953), lived in Atlanta, Georgia, until he moved to Denver, Colorado, circa 1888. Their daughter, Iowa, married Claude Marion Quarterman.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photocopies of the papers of the Quarterman family from 1881-1932. The papers include correspondence, obituaries, articles, genealogy, a manuscript, indenture, and wills. Materials relate to the Quarterman family history. Letters (1881-1932) are mainly from William P. Quarterman to his mother and his sister, written from Atlanta, Georgia, and from Denver, Colorado. The manuscript recounts the Thomas W. Quarterman family history during the Civil War.

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Box Folder Content
1 1 Letters, 1881 – 1890. Letters of William Palmer Quarterman (1864 – 1953) written from Atlanta and Denver, Colorado to his mother, Sarah L. (Mrs. Thomas W.) Quarterman, in Georgia.
1 2 Letters, 1891 – 1932 and not dated. Mainly correspondence between W. Palmer Quarterman in Denver and his mother and sister Iowa Quarterman (Mrs. Claude Marion Quarterman).
1 3 Legal papers, family history, clippings. Includes clippings of obituaries and articles about family members; genealogy; typed manuscript recounting history of Thomas W. Quarterman family during the Civil War; indenture and wills; copy of "Marriage Records of Liberty County, Georgia, 1785 – 1895" reprinted from Georgia Historical Society.