Walter Wray papers
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Walter Wray papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Wray, Walter.
Title: Walter Wray papers
Dates: 1871-1913
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0882

Biographical/Historical Note

Walter Wray was a farmer in Greene County, Georgia. Wray allegedly murdered an African American and after that incident Wray always carried a gun.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the personal diaries, letters, clippings, deeds, and photographs of Walter Wray, a farmer in Greene County, Georgia. The diaries contain information on planting crops, weather, farm expenses, and personal matters.

Index Terms

Clippings (information artifacts)
Farmers--Georgia--Greene County.
Farms--Georgia--Greene County.
Greene County (Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)
Wray, Walter.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Walter Wray papers, MS 882, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Safford Harris.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Volume 1, 1871 April 15-1874 January 1


1Volume 2, 1893 July 1-1895 August 31


1Volume 3, 1895 August 31-1896 February 12


2Volume 4, 1896 April 6-1896 December 30


2Volume 5, 1897 January 1-1897 November 10


2Volume 6, 1898 Gebruary 5-1899 March 4


2Volume 7, 1899 April 11-1899 November 25


3Volume 8, 1900 January 1-1900 March 3


3Volume 9, 1901 January 25-1901 April 3


3Volume 10, 1901 April 25-1901 November


3Volume 11, 1902 September 10-1904 December


4Volume 12, 1905 September 3-1907 January 1


4Volume 13, 1908 January 1-1908 November 1


4Volume 14, 1908 November 1-1909 August


4Volume 15, 1909 September 1-1909 October 22


5Cotton and corn sales and other accounts, 1866-1871 ( 1.0 items. )


6Miscellaneous papers, 1827-1913 ( 29.0 items. )
Albert G. Wray's accounts as executor of Philip Wray, 1827, with later accounts scribbled on, 6 pp.; certificate, Walter Wray to P.R. Thomason for work on his gin dam, August 8, 1874; deed to secure debt, Walter Wray of Greene County, Georgia and Philip Paullain of Baltimore, Maryland, undated, March 4, 1880; trespass notice against hunters, August 25, 1900; two letters, Office of Chief of Engineers, and Bureau of Navigation, to Walter and Thomas Wray, March 6 and 21, 1903, concerning running a steamboat on Oconee River from Cary Station to Scull Schoals; three newspaper clippings on death of Colonel Robert D. Walker of Savannah, Georgia, November 1902; three newspaper clippings on death of Joachim R. Saussy of Savannah, Georgia, November 1912; newspaper photo of George P. Walker, candidate for Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, January 1913; undated newspaper clipping on "Star of the West'"; three photographs of R.D. Walker, Mattie J. Walker, and S. Belle; program, Veterans' Reunion, Macon, Georgia, November 1905; Hazletine's Pocketbook Almanac for 1893; Rand McNally & Co.'s Indexed Railroad and County Map and Shippers Guide of Georgia, 1885.