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Marcus Aurelius Bell family letters

Marcus Aurelius Bell family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Marcus Aurelius Bell family letters
Creator: Bell, Marcus Aurelius, -1885
Inclusive Dates: 1856-1882
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1456
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Marcus Aurelius Bell (d. 1885), son of pioneer Atlanta merchant James Bell, is best remembered as the builder of the Calico House. Bell was an Elbert County native who prospered well in Atlanta real estate and law.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of various letters of Marcus Aurelius Bell and his wife Mollie (Mary Jane Hulsey Bell). Although the letters are primarily of a personal and family nature, they also reflect well the sense of the times for both people. Bell's letter of 31 October 1857 to Mollie is particularly filled with Atlanta happenings including Willis Westmoreland's ball at the Trout House. Two envelopes and one postcard accompany the four letters.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Marcus Aurelius Bell family letters, ms 1456. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History.
Balls (Parties) -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- History -- 19th century.
Bell, Marcus Aurelius, -1885 -- Correspondence
Hulsey, Mary Jane -- Correspondence
Real estate developers -- Georgia -- Atlanta -- Correspondence.
Trout House (Ga.) -- History--19th century--Sources
Westmoreland, Willis

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1letters, 1856-1882