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1 Title:   Mrs. Robert A. Rainer, Sr. Henry County Landmark Houses manuscript (photocopy)  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Warren, Mary Bondurant  
  Dates:   1987  
The collection consists of a dis-bound notebook containing photocopies of the manuscript written by Mrs. Robert A. Rainer, Sr., from which Mary B. Warren edited and prepared the book titled Henry County, Georgia Landmark Houses.
  Identifier:   ms2530  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Atkins family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Atkins, Thomas Washington, 1835-1863  
  Dates:   1856-1864, 2006  
The collection consists of a manuscript, letters and diaries. The manuscript was edited by Joseph Henry Hightower Moore and is titled "Oak Lawn: War-Time Letters of the Atkins Family and the Plantation Diary of James Lewis Adams." Part One of the manuscript contains transcriptions of all the letters and detailed information about the letter writers and their relationship to Thomas Washington Atkins. There are also chapters on Atkins family history, Oak Lawn plantation, and antebellum Henry County society, culture, and politics. Part Two contains transcriptions of the diaries of James Lewis Adams and includes chapters on his family, his neighbors, and Oak Lawn plantation. Only the months of January, April, June and September are transcribed. The letters, dated 1856 to 1863, are to Thomas Washington Atkins from his family, friends, and fellow soldiers. Early family letters mention health, social events,and political views, especially regarding secession. War-time letters mostly concern the health and situations of family and friends. Later war-time letters often show weariness at the loss of life and continuation of the war. The following soldiers exchanged letters with Atkins: William Parks Phillips, Samuel P. Shaw, John L. Giles, Fleming Parks, C. B. Bledsoe, Samuel D. Nutt, William C. Nutt, Lewis O. Niles, and brother-in-law Nehemiah G. Andrews. Taking place after the death of Atkins and Andrews, the correspondence from 1864 is that of Eliza Jane Atkins writing her husband, Robert M. Walker, a soldier guard duty at Andersonville Prison, as General Sherman invaded Georgia. The two original diaries of James Lewis Adams are dated January -November 1886 and include details of his health, work on Oak Lawn plantation and an earthquake on August 31, 1886.
  Identifier:   ms3710  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   John Banks collection  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Banks, John, 1797-1870  
  Dates:   1830-1865  
The collection consists mainly of an autobiography of John Banks written sporadically from 1830-1865. His autobiography outlines his boyhood and family background; service in the Seminole Indian Wars in 1818 in Florida; his involvement in various mercantile businesses in Elbert and Henry counties; his presidency in the Planters & Mechanics' Bank in Columbus; ownership in the Howard Manufacturing Company (textile) in Columbus; the Civil War and his sons', Daniel Watkins, Richard Eugene, and Willis Dunston service in the Confederate Army; and Sherman's march through Georgia. The collection also includes the Banks family bible containing births, deaths, and marriages, and two published works on the Banks and Winstanley families' genealogy.
  Identifier:   ms2540  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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