Gignilliat family daguerreotypes
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Gignilliat family daguerreotypes

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Gignilliat family.
Title: Gignilliat family daguerreotypes
Dates: 1850-1859
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1945

Biographical/Historical Note

William R. Gignilliat was born in 1814 and was a rice planter in Darien, Georgia. He married Helen Mary Hart (1821-1862) on 19 September 1838 and the couple had the following children: Thomas H., Gilbert W., and William R. Gignilliat, Jr. Gignilliat died in 1862 at his summer home in Marietta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains two daguerreotypes from around the 1850s of William R. Gignilliat and his wife, Helen Mary Hart Gignilliat of Darien, Georgia.

Index Terms

Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Gignilliat family.
Gignilliat, Helen Mary Hart, 1821-1862.
Gignilliat, William R., 1814-1882.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


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