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Homer C. Jarrett letters

Homer C. Jarrett letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Homer C. Jarrett letters
Creator: Jarrett, Homer C., 1882-1959
Inclusive Dates: 1888-1948
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4100
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Homer C. Jarrett was the African-American son of Julia Jarrett, born a slave, from Shiloh, Harris County, Georgia. Homer moved north, seeking a better life and settling in Boston, Massachusetts. He held various jobs, including selling life insurance to African-Americans and eventually starting his own real estate business in Boston.

Scope and Content

Consists of letters to and from Homer Jarrett and family. Includes letters written to and from Pearl Doris Reed, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who was the grandmother of Atlanta writer, Pearl Cleage. Also includes various letters to and from his mother, Julia Jarrett, who was born a slave. Julia details her life on a farm as well as violence that affected her family and friends in the Jim Crow era of the South.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Homer C. Jarrett letters, ms4100, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

African American families.
African American women -- Georgia.
African Americans -- Correspondence.
Boston (Mass.)
Harris County (Ga.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Jarrett, Julia, 1856-
Reed, Pearl Doris, 1886-1984
Shiloh (Ga.)
Slavery -- Georgia -- History.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters to and from Pearl Doris Reed, 1903-1904
12Letters to and from Pearl Doris Reed , 1905
23Letters, 1888-1905
24Letters, 1906-1909
25Letters, 1910-1911
26Letters, 1912-1913
27Letters, 1914-1916
28Letters, 1917-1920
29Letters, 1921-1927
210Letters, 1928-1948
211Letters and postcards, Undated