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Anderson family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Anderson family.
Title: Anderson family papers
Dates: 1869-1923
Extent: 0.4 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 2149

Biographical/Historical Note

Nina Anderson Pape (1869-1944) was the daughter of Colonel Edward Clifford Anderson and Nina Anderson. She taught in the public schools in Savannah. In 1900, she and Alice West organized the Pape and West School, which later combined with the Haskell School to become the Haskell-Pape School. It became the Pape School in 1908 and continued in operation throughout her life for several years after her death. Pape took an active part in the founding of the Girl Scouts in Savannah and was associated with that organization in several capacities for many years. She was nationally recognized as an outstanding educator and belonged to many national organizations in the field. She was an active member in several philanthropic, cultural, and social organizations in Savannah. Her brother was Edward Maffitt Anderson (1843-1923).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three anonymous diaries written from 1869 to 1897 that are presumed to be those of Nina Anderson, wife of Colonel Edward Clifford Anderson, and her daughter, Nina Anderson Pape. The two later diaries record Pape's travel through England, France and Germany. Also included in this collection are an account book for the estate of Edward Maffitt Anderson, recorded at the time of his death; a receipt book for Mrs. W.F. Godkin from the 1870s; a signature book inscribed to Sarah "Sallie" Wayne Anderson (b. 1853) from 1869-1876; a folder of newspaper clippings, 1874-1876; a copy of a letter sent to E.C. Anderson, 1904; an undated inventory of a part of the collection; and five photographs of soldiers thought to be members of a German rifle club, the Savannah Schutzen Gessleschaft, at Greenwich Plantation, Savannah, in 1891.

The folder containing photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Account books.
Anderson family.
Anderson, Edward Clifford, 1815-1883.
Anderson, Edward Maffitt
Anderson, Sallie, (Sarah Wayne), b. 1853.
Clippings (information artifacts)
England--Description and travel.
Estate records.
Financial records.
France--Description and travel.
Germany--Description and travel.
Letters (correspondence)
Pape, Nina Anderson, 1869-1944.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Anderson family papers, MS 2149, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Frank A. Chisholm, 1984.


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



1Newspaper clippings






1Journal, anonymous (Nina Anderson?), 1860 or 1867


2Journal, anonymous (Nina Anderson Pape?), 1897


3Journal, anonymous (Nina Anderson Pape?), 1901


4Receipt book of Mrs. Godkin, 1870s


5Account book, estate of Edward M. Anderson, 1923


6Signature book, Sarah "Sallie" Wayne Anderson, 1869-1876