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Gurr family papers

Gurr family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gurr family papers
Creator: Gurr family
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1921
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms571
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Thomas Jefferson Gurr (1838-1884) of Fort Valley County, Georgia, married Sophronia Thompson (1845-1922).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence from Thomas J. Gurr to Sophronia Thompson (later Mrs. Thomas J. Gurr) from 1864-1866. Two of the letters were written while Thomas was serving in the 51st Georgia Infantry Regiment in Russellville, Tennessee and near Richmond, Virginia. Also included is a letter to Sophronia from her cousin (October 8, 1864), A. William Murray, of the 6th Georgia Infantry Regiment near Richmond, Virginia. Documents dated 1916-1921 include Gurr family genealogy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gurr family papers, ms571, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 51st
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 6th
Gurr, Sophronia Thompson, 1845-1922
Gurr, Thomas J., 1838-1884
Soldiers -- Georgia.
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1864-1921