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Wright family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jordan, Sarah Clarke, b. 1907.
Creator: Wright family.
Creator: Wright, Henry Gregory, 1830-1904.
Title: Wright family papers
Dates: 1804-1980s
Extent: 12.65 cubic feet (18 boxes, 2 oversize folders, 2 photograph albums, 1 volume)
Identification: MS 2242

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Gregory Wright (1830-1904) was the second son of Ambrose and Sarah Hammond Wright. He was born in Louisville, Georgia. He was the brother of Confederate General Ambrose Ransom (“Ranse”) Wright (1826-1872). Henry Wright also served on the side of the Confederacy. He was a major in the 20th Battalion Infantry of the Georgia State Guards and Colonel of his own cavalry regiment (also known as the 12th cavalry regiment) in the Georgia State Guards.

Henry Wright married Susan Emily Jones Jenkins (“Emily”) in Louisville on October 8, 1851. Emily (1832-1916) was also a native of Jefferson County. She was the daughter of Thomas Netherclift and Susan Sarah Margaret Jane Moore Jenkins. Her father died when she was young, and her father's first cousin, Charles J. Jenkins, became her guardian. Charles Jenkins later became Governor of Georgia. Henry and Emily had 10 children, 8 of whom lived to adulthood. These ten children and their spouses were:

Ambrose (November 19, 1852-September 16, 1853).

Susan Moore (February 11, 1855-February 3, 1903), married Davis H. Howes (d. 1923?).

Sarah "Sallie" Elizabeth (February 4, 1857-May 6, 1913), married Dr. C.C. Brown (d. 1921).

Adam Clarke (December 19, 1858-March 10, 1908), married Jessika Atherton of Boston in 1895 (d. December 2, 1916).

Jefferson Davis (“Jeff”) (August 13, 1860-April 14, 1915), married Louisa “Loulie” Powell of Louisville in 1886 (d. August 27, 1932).

Robert Lee (“Logie”) (January 10, 1862-November 1918), married Leila Edwards (d. August 17, 1916).

Julia Mariah (October 31, 1863-November 13, 1863).

Ambrose Ransom (“Ranse”) (January 2, 1866-August 3, 1946), married Elizabeth McConnell of Savannah (d. 1941).

Henry Gregory (March 23, 1870-May 26, 1916).

Horace Jenkins (August 20, 1873-September 11, 1914)

Henry made a living farming and buying and selling land in and around Jefferson, Emmanuel, Effingham, and Washington counties. He did quite well and was able to send his children to college. Adam graduated from Georgetown Law School and became a lawyer in Savannah. Jeff graduated from the Medical School at the University of Maryland at Baltimore and became a doctor in Louisville. Rance graduated from law school at Yale University and became a lawyer in Sandersville, Georgia. Robert ran his own general store in Louisville. Henry died in 1904. His wife followed him in 1916. They are buried in Louisville.

Henry's son, Adam, married Jessika Atherton of Boston in 1895. The couple had six children, five of whom lived to adulthood. They and their spouses are:

Elizabeth Atherton (March 23, 1896-April 2, 1945), married Roger Hopkins Clark in 1923 (1887-May 9, 1952).

Clarke Holbrook (March 28, 1897-December 14, 1947), married Emily Jenkins Wright in 1946 (d. January 5, 1978).

Henry Jenkins (June 28, 1902-July 6, 1902).

Jessika Atherton (July 22, 1904-1985), married Craig Carswell in 1948 (1881-June 8, 1966); married Edward F. Perry in 1970.

Susan Jane (May 22, 1906-February 19, 1971).

Sarah Clarke (“Sallie”) (b. December 1, 1907), married Julian Parks Alexander in 1947 (d. February 14, 1956); married William K. Jordan in 1958 (d. October 27, 1976).

After Adam's death in 1908, his wife Jessika married George Pearson of Marion County, South Carolina on April 24, 1910. After their mother's death in 1916, the five children of Adam and Jessika Wright went to Louisville to live with their aunt and uncle Jeff and Loulie Wright.

Jeff Wright ran a medical practice and pharmacy in Louisville. For a while, he ran a partnership with Dr. Isaac R. Powell, the father of Loulie Powell. Jeff and Loulie had four children. Only two of them lived to adulthood. They were:

Clarke Powell (December 2, 1886-March 18, 1887).

Louisa Mary (February 14, 1891-June 12, 1938).

Emily Jenkins (January 18, 1895-January 5, 1978), married Clarke Holbrook Wright in 1946 (d. December 14, 1947).

Susan Moore (November 21, 1898-November 27, 1898).

Louisa became Ordinary of Jefferson County in 1927, a position she held until her death. She was the first woman to hold this position. As ordinary, she was responsible for the county's records and became very interested in preserving them and Jefferson County's history. She was involved in a WPA project indexing county records. She also became very interested in her own family genealogy and did a lot research on them. After her death in 1938, her cousin Jessika A. Wright was elected to fill her vacancy as County Ordinary. Jessika held this position until 1961.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains personal and business papers of members of the Henry Gregory Wright family along with genealogical materials about their family's history. It has been arranged into four series: Henry Gregory Wright family papers; genealogy; oversized materials; and images. The series include correspondence, a sketchbook, military papers from Henry Wright's service with the Georgia State Guard, information on the Freedman's Bureau, business papers, clippings, family Bibles, diplomas and certificates, and a book of sheet music.

The genealogy series includes a number of family trees, as well as an index to the included family names: Arringtons; Alexanders; Brinsons; Bosticks; Beals; Bealls; Browns; Bighams; Causeys; Clements; Collins; Clarks (Chas.); Carswells; Cains; Denny's; Dawsons; Edgeworths; Ebenezer; Flemings; Gordons; Hamiltons; Hancocks; Haddens; Littles; Lowry's; Pennington, Sion; Pennington, Thos.; Pennington, Wm.; Pressly; Pattersons; Polhills; Pendrey; Stones; Scruggs; Strongs; Sinquefields; and Whighams.

The visual materials boxes are noted as "VM" in the collection finding aid.


Index Terms

Ambrotypes (photographs)
Atherton family.
Berrien family.
Bothwell family.
Bryant family.
Business records.
Carswell family.
Cheatham family.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Crystoleums (photographs)
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Daguerreotypes (photographs)
Deeds.
Drugstores--Georgia--Jefferson County.
Effingham County (Ga.)
Emanuel County (Ga.)
Fleming family.
Friends of Temperance.
Gamble family.
Genealogies (histories)
General Stores--Georgia--Washington County.
Gregory family.
Hammond family.
Hancock family.
Heard family.
Holbrook family.
Jefferson County (Ga.)
Jones family.
Jordan, Sarah Clarke, b. 1907.
Lawson family.
Letters (correspondence)
Louisville (Ga.)--History.
Louisville Academy (Louisville, Ga.)
Medical appointments and schedules--Georgia--Jefferson County.
Military records.
Moore family.
Netherclift family.
Ogilvie family.
Photographs.
Physicians--Georgia--Jefferson County.
Powell family.
Queensborough (Ga.)
Receipts (financial records)
Savage family.
Scott family.
Scrapbooks.
Sheet music.
Smith family.
Tintypes (prints)
Townley family.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands.
Washington County (Ga.)
World War, 1914-1918.
Wright family.
Wright, Henry Gregory, 1830-1904.
Yazoo Fraud, 1795.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a descendant of the creating family.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Wright family papers, MS 2242, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Sarah Clarke Jordan, 1987.


Restrictions

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.


Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.

Postcards of Louisville and Augusta, Georgia, were separated and cataloged with MS 1361-PC.

The following maps were separated and cataloged with MS 1361-MP: copy of 1879 map of Jefferson County; map of Pineora; map of Screven County.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

SERIES 1:: Henry Gregory Wright family papers, 1812-1977

This series contains 5 boxes and deals with Henry Gregory Wright and his family. The first box contains Henry and Susan Emily Jenkins Wright's correspondence with family members, the sketchbook of Susan Wright's mother, Susan S. M. J. Jenkins, and some other materials pertaining to Henry and Susan Wright. This box also contains Henry Wright's military papers, correspondence, orders, and receipts from 1863-1864 during his service with the Georgia State Guard. There is also some correspondence from 1866-1867 in the last folder regarding orders from the Freedman's Bureau. The second box contains Wright family business papers. The majority of them belonged to Henry Gregory Wright, although there are a few in there from his sons. These papers contain commercial and property documents, receipts, correspondence, and indentures ranging in dates from 1812 to 1909. Henry Wright bought and sold a lot of land. He was also the executor for the estate of Robert Whitefield and there is a folder pertaining to Whitefield. Boxes 3-5 pertain to the children and grandchildren of Henry and Susan Wright. They contain mostly correspondence, news clippings, and notes about family members. Box 3 in particular deals with the medical practice that Dr. Jeff D. Wright and Dr. Isaac R. Powell had together in Louisville. It contains receipts and doctor's case lists from the 1880s and 1890s.

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11Henry Gregory Wright correspondence to and from his children, 1880-1884, 1888-1889
2Family correspondence to and from Susan Emily Jenkins Wright, 1820s, 1884, 1891, 1904, 1906, 1911, 1914
3Sketchbook of Susan S.M.J. Jenkins, 1836
4Henry Gregory and Susan Emily Jenkins Wright, funeral notice, tombstone inscription, obituary, lists of their children
5Reminiscences about Henry Gregory and Susan Emily Jenkins Wright
6Charter, "Friends of Temperance," Davisboro chapter, June 19, 1853
7Estate of Henry Gregory Wright, 1904
8H.G. Wright, military commissions and receipts, 1862-1864
9H.G. Wright, military correspondence and orders, March, November, and December 1863 and 3 undated letters
10H.G. Wright military correspondence and orders, January 4-15, 1864
11H.G. Wright military correspondence and orders, January 18-30, 1864
12H.G. Wright military correspondence and orders, February-November 1864
13H.G. Wright's Quartermaster invoices and requisitions, January, 1864 June-August,1864
14Henry G. Wright's Civil War companies
15H.G. Wright's commission as Judge of the County Court for Emmanuel County, 1866 (copy); Freedman's Bureau papers, 1866-1867

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21Commercial and property documents, 1818, 1836
2Commercial and property documents, 1851-1880
3Commercial and property documents, 1881-1888
4Commercial and property documents, 1890-1909, undated
5H.G. Wright, business correspondence, 1849-1902
6Correspondence regarding Ogilvie lawsuit, 1900-1903
7H.G. Wright, tax receipts, 1883-1885, 1899, 1901-1902
8H.G. Wright, receipts, 1836-1880
9H. G. Wright - Receipts, 1881-1904
10Newton Pevey Indentures, 1872, 1884-1899
11Norman and Boizer Young Indentures, 1878-1890
12Robert Whitefield Papers, 1812-1882

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31Partnership Agreements between Dr. I. R. Powell and Dr. J. D. Wright, 1883, 1888; Dr. J. D. Wright's deed to land in Oklahoma, 1906
2Receipts of Drs. J. D. Wright and I. R. Powell, January-July 1886
3Receipts of Drs. J. D. Wright and I. R. Powell, ugust-December 1886
4Receipts of Drs. J. D. Wright and I. R. Powell, 1887-1888
5Receipts of Drs. J. D. Wright and I. R. Powell, 1889 and undated
6Dr. I. R. Powell's medical case book, July 1865-November 1867
7Dr. Jefferson D. Wright's case lists, 1891 and 1896

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41Children of Henry G. Wright - correspondence, 1881, 1888-1904
2Children of Henry G. Wright - correspondence, 1905-1934 and undated
3Wills - Sallie Wright Brown and Henry G. Wright, Jr. (copies)
4Love letters to Jefferson D. Wright from a friend of his sister Susie, 1875
5Jefferson D. and Loulie Powell Wright
6Family correspondence to Loulie Powell Wright, 1876, 1886, 1888-1889, 1891
7Horace J. Wright; Ambrose Ransom Wright and wife Elizabeth McConnell
8Adam Clarke Wright
9Family condolences on the death of Jefferson D. and Loulie P. Wright's son, 1887
10Receipts of R. L. Wright's general store, 1887-1888; receipts of Wright's pharmacy, 1910
11Elizabeth Atherton Wright and Roger Clark and family
12Emily Jenkins Wright
13Louisa M. Wright - religious materials
14Louisa M. Wright - personal papers
15Louisa M. Wright - news clippings
16Other grandchildren of Henry G. Wright

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51Henry G. Wright's grandchildren - correspondence, 1898-1920
2Henry G. Wright's grandchildren - correspondence, 1921-1977 and undated
3Correspondence from Clarke H. Wright to his sisters during his service in the Army, 1917-1918
4Correspondence from Clarke H. Wright to his sisters during his service in the Army, 1918-1919
5Jessika Atherton Wright and husbands
6Jessika Atherton Wright's grade reports from Pape School and Louisville Academy, circa 1920
7Birthday book of Jessika Atherton Wright
8Craig Carswell
9Family records of Craig Carswell
10Susan Jenkins Wright
11Susan J. Wright's notes from a trip to Washington, D.C. in April 1938
12Clarke Holbrook Wright
13Sarah “Sallie” Clarke Wright and husbands
 

SERIES 2:: Genealogy, 1804-1982

This series contains genealogy materials and dates mainly from the 1920s and 1930s. Henry Wright's granddaughter, Louisa M. Wright, became heavily involved in researching her own family tree and in assisting others in their genealogical research through her job as the Jefferson County Ordinary. Most of the genealogy papers belonged to her. Louisa's mother, Loulie Powell Wright, and cousin, Jessika Atherton Wright, were also involved in the family research. The papers contain correspondence, family trees, notes, and newspaper clippings. There are a few original letters and receipts in these files. There are also several files with historical information about Louisville and Jefferson County. Boxes 13 and 14 contain scrapbooks and family bibles. There is also a book box which contains a book of sheet music that belonged to Margaret J. Crook, the mother of Louisa Powell Wright.

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61Wright family. Louisa M. Wright's maternal Wright family
2Wright family. Correspondence to Ambrose Wright, (circa 1785-1850) 1805-1811
3Wright family. Early Wrights - Ambrose Sr. (d. 1850) and Henry (d. 1790)
4Wright family. General Ambrose Ransom Wright and family
5Wright family. William A. Wright and family
6Wright family. Wright family trees
7Wright family. Wright family genealogy notes
8Wright family. Wright family name
9Wright family. Genealogy correspondence - Wright family, 1922-1937, 1957, 1982, and undated
10Wright family. Wright family wills
11Wright family. Savage family
12Wright family. Gregory, Cheatham, and Hancock families
13Wright family. Misc. family trees relating to the Wright, Jenkins, and related families

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71Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Charles Jones - Lineages
2Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Gov. Charles Jones Jenkins (1805-1883) and family
3Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Jenkins family
4Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Jenkins family notes
5Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Jenkins family wills and autographs (copies)
6Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Moore, Berrien, Smith, Jones, Netherclift, and related families
7Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Moore, Berrien, Smith, Jones, Netherclift, and related families
8Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Netherclift family
9Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Abner Hammond (1762-1829) and family
10Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Lineage of Samuel Hammond (1756-1842), 1940
11Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Ancestry of Charles Dobyns Hammond's (1809-1879) great-grandmother, Catherine Dobbins (1688-1746), 1946
12Jenkins, Jones, Moore, Netherclift, Smith, Berrien and related families. Hammond family

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81Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Receipts of Mrs. Louisa J. Scott and Isaac Powell, 1875-1884
2Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Louisa J. Scott's correspondence, 1860, 171-1877, 1884 and undated
3Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Correspondence from Margaret Mary ("Mollie") J. Powell, 1871-1875
4Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Bothwell family - Correspondence, 1804, 1830, 1839, 1854-1857
5Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Rev. David E. Bothwell, (1756-1801)
6Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Bothwell family
7Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Heard family
8Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Powell, Scott, Bothwell families
9Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Bothwell, Scott, Powell, Gamble, Lawson families
10Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Bothwell, Lawson, and Gamble families
11Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Gamble family
12Powell, Scott, Bothwell, Lawson, Gamble, and Heard families. Lawson family

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91Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Wills of Samuel and Elizabeth B. Atherton, 1892 and 1896
2Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Atherton Trusts for children of Adam Clarke and Jessika Atherton Wright
3Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Correspondence with Clarke H. and Susan J. Wright regarding Atherton Trusts, 1943-1947
4Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Atherton-Bryant families
5Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Atherton family - news clippings
6Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Obituary of Walter Atherton (1945) of Boston; Susan Atherton Thayer's application to Society of Revolutionary Wars (no date, copy)
6Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Correspondence with Atherton kin in Boston, 1917
7Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Sketchbook of Elizabeth B. Atherton, undated.
8Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. “Louisville, A Pageant” by Marion S. Little, 1933 (revised 1986)
9Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Historical information about Louisville and Jefferson County, GA
10Atherton family and Jefferson County historical information. Civil War muster rolls (copies) of companies from Jefferson Co.
Includes Co. H, 63rd Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry; Co. I, 28th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry; Co. C, 20th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry

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101Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Yazoo land fraud
2Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. List of Revolutionary Soldiers from Jefferson County
3Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Queensborough settlement, Jefferson County
4Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Early settlers of Jefferson County
5Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1921-1923, 1926
6Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1927-1929
7Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1930
8Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1931
9Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1932
10Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1933-1934
11Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1935-1936
12Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1937
13Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, 1938
14Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, (5 letters), 1939, 1954, 1961, 1965, 1986
15Jefferson County history (cont.) and genealogy correspondence. Genealogy correspondence, undated

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111Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. Louisa M. Wright's composition books with family data and stories, (undated.)
2Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. African-American genealogy
3Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. Louisa M. Wright's miscellaneous family trees (indexed)
4Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. Louisa M. Wright's miscellaneous family trees (not indexed)
5Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. Louisa M. Wright's miscellaneous family trees (not indexed)
6Misc. genealogy material compiled by Louisa M. Wright. Miscellaneous genealogy materials

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131Margaret Mary Jane Powell's bible (small)
2Jessika A. and Adam C. Wright family Bible, (1870)
3Scrapbook of Jessika Atherton Wright, 1942 - clippings about herself and family
4Scrapbook of Louisa Mary Wright, undated. - fictionalized stories from newspapers
5Scrapbook of Loulie Powell Wright, undated

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141Powell family Bible, 1833
2Wright family Bible, undated
3Moore-Jenkins family Bible, 1805

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1Sheet music book of Margaret Mary Jane Crooke, undated
 

SERIES 3:: Oversized materials, 1802-1946

This series contains oversized materials. Three folders of oversized materials are in Box 12. The first two folders contain diplomas and certificates of Henry G. Wright, his children, and grandchildren. The third folder contains 3 letters of the Bothwell family (1804, 1830, and 1839), 1852 house plans of Henry G. Wright, and deeds, indentures, and land surveys from 1802-1895.

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1Mary J. Crooks' 1857 diploma from Greensboro Female College

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1Henry G. Wright's 1888 stock certificate for Atlantic, Atlanta, & Great Western Railroad and Navigation Co.
Jefferson D. Wright's 1883 pharmacy license

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1Jefferson D. Wright's 1905 certificate from the Knights of Pythias appointing him medical examiner for the group in Louisville, GA

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1Ambrose R. Wright's 1884 diploma from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

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1Ambrose R. Wright's 1888 certificate allowing him to practice law in the Georgia Courts

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1Ambrose R. Wright's 1900 certificate admitting him to practice law in the South Carolina Supreme Court

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1Ambrose R. Wright's 1900 copy of an 1897 certificate admitting him to practice law in the Georgia Supreme Court

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1Ambrose R. Wright's 1907 certificate admitting him to practice law in the Georgia Court of Appeals

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1Frances Elizabeth McConnell's 1898 diploma from the State Normal School, Athens

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2Susan Wright's 1927 diploma from the Louisville Academy

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2Ambrose R. Wright Jr.'s 1920 certificate of promotion to high school from the Sandersville Public Schools, GA

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2Ambrose R. Wright Jr.'s 1928 diploma from the Georgia-Alabama Business College, Macon

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2Jessika Atherton Wright's 1923 diploma from the Louisville District School

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24 course completion certificates for Jessika Atherton Wright from Mary Baldwin Seminary, VA, 1925-1926

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2Jessika Atherton Wright's 1944 certificate for election as Ordinary of Jefferson County, GA

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2Craig Carswell's 1907 marriage certificate to Eva McDaniel

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2Craig Carswell's 1944 certificate for election as coroner of Jefferson County, GA

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2Craig Carswell's 1946 certificate for appointment as a notary public and Justice of the Peace

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3Bothwell family correspondence, 1804, 1830, and an 1839 letter to Gov. Gilmer from Clerk Ebenezer Bothwell re school system in Jefferson County

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31852 house plans of Henry G. Wright

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3Deeds, indentures, and land surveys, 1802-1895
 

SERIES 4:: Visual materials

This series contains images of the Henry Gregory Wright family. Prints, daguerreotypes, tintypes, ambrotypes, cyanotypes, and a chrystoleum are represented in this collection. Most of the images were identified, but Box 4 contains unidentified images. Two photo albums accompany this collection. The large album belonged to Elizabeth B. Atherton in 1882 and contains images of Denver and Colorado. The smaller album belonged to Loulie P. Wright.

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11Henry Gregory Wright (1830-1904) and Susan Emily Jenkins Wright (1832-1916)

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12Ambrose Ransom Wright (1866-1946); Henry G. Wright (1870-1916)

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13Ambrose Ransom Wright, Jr., (1907-1972)

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14Dr. Jefferson Davis Wright (1860-1915); Susan Wright (1855-1903)

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15Loulie Powell Wright, (1867-1932)

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16Servants of Loulie Powell Wright, circa 1919

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17Home of Jefferson Davis and Loulie Powell Wright, Louisville, Ga., circa 1908

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18Photo album (mainly of Jefferson Davis and Loulie Powell Wright's family)

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19Louisa Mary Wright (1891-1938); Emily Jenkins Wright (1895-1978)

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110Adam Clarke Wright, (1859-1908)

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21-2Jessika Holbrook Atherton Wright, (1872-1916)

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23Children of Adam C. and Jessika A. Wright (group photos)

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24Elizabeth Atherton Wright Clark, (1896-1945)

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25Roger Hopkins Clark Sr. and Jr.

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26Clarke Holbrook Wright, (1897-1947)

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27Jessika Atherton Wright, (1904-1985)

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28Susan J. Wright, (1906-1971)

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29Sarah ("Sally") Clarke Wright, (1907-)

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210Children and grandchildren of Henry Gregory Wright (group photos)

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211Sally Wright and Edmur Postell Cater and children, 1877

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212William Ambrose Wright (d. 1929); Col. Ambrose Wright (d. 1850)

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213Holbrook family

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214Bothwell and Fleming families

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215Molly Scott Powell (mother of Loulie Powell Wright); unidentified relatives of Loulie Powell Wright

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216Unidentified images from Loulie Powell Wright's photo album

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31-2Atherton family

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33Grandpa and Grandma Smith (Atherton family)

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34Lizzie Bryan Atherton (mother of Jessika Holbrook Atherton Wright)

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35Sue Atherton Thayer, E.K. Thayer, and family

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36Hammond House, Augusta, Ga. (circa 1983); House of Jessika and Ed Perry, Louisville, Ga. (1981-1985)

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37Boston home of Jessika Holbrook Atherton, circa 1877; St. Agnes School, Albany, NY (where Jessika attended, 1877); Savannah home of Jessika and Adam Wright, circa 1900s-1910s

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38Eagle Hotel, Brattleboro, VT, circa 1870s-1880s; Charlestown, NH, 1894; Marion House, Lake George, NY, 1889; Hotel in Naples, Italy, circa 1900

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39Aunt Bell's cows, Natick, MA; unidentified locales, dogs

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310Other friends and relatives of the Wright family (identified)

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41-2Unidentified images

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43Unidentified tintypes

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44Townleys of Ronceverte, West Virginia, circa 1947

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453 unidentified cased images of males (could be Wright or Powell family)

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464 unidentified cased images of males (could be Wright or Powell family)

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474 unidentified cased images of females (could be Wright or Powell family)

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482 unidentified cased images of females (could be Wright or Powell family)

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121Lt. Edward E. Wright (son of Robert E. Wright, grandson of Henry G. Wright) in France during World War I; Boston home of Atherton kin; Beaufort, SC home of Sally Wright Brown; Gen. Ambrose Ransom Wright; Wright family coat of arms
23 unidentified Atherton women, circa 1900
Photo albums. Lizzie B. Atherton's 1882 photo album of Denver and Colorado. Black and white images pasted into album

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13Photo albums. Loulie Powell Wright's family photo album, undated

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14Louie Powell photo album, 1885
 
Artifacts
A-2242-001 Clarke Holbrook Wright’s set of signal mirrors from WWI View online.
A-2242-002 Jessika A. Wright’s paper dolls View online.
A-2242-003 "My Book" a fabric and metal bound scrap book View online.
A-2242-004 Souvenir book, "Yellowstone National Park Wild Flowers" View online.
A-2242-005 Leather folder View online.
A-2242-006 String twisted from fabric View online.
A-2242-007 Black leather folder with embossed floral patterns lined inside with blotting paper View online.
A-2242-008 Leather portfolio View online.
A-2242-009 Watercolor paint set that belonged to Jessika Wright as a child View online.
A-2242-010 Cardstock box that held a dozen 4 x 5 glass negatives View online.
A-2242-011 Ceramic blackamoor bust View online.
A-2242-012 Clarke Holbrook Wright’s United States Army uniform jacket from World War I with artillery insignia on the sleeves View online.
A-2242-013 Clarke Holbrook Wright’s United States Army uniform pants from World War I View online.
A-2242-014 Military academy cadet uniform belonging to Ambrose Ransom Wright View online.
A-2242-015 Brown canvas hunting jacket View online.
A-2242-016 Fishing hooks View online.
A-2242-017 Fishing line weights View online.
A-2242-018 .22 caliber bullets View online.
A-2242-019 Brass button with the American Eagle emblem View online.
A-2242-020 Set of four heart shaped buttons View online.
A-2242-021 Faceted black button View online.
A-2242-022 Blotter painted by Jessika Atherton Wright View online.
A-2242-023 Paper doll made by Jessika Wright as a child View online.
A-2242-024 Paper doll made by Jessika Wright as a child View online.
A-2242-025 Paper doll made by Jessika Wright as a child View online.
A-2242-026 Paper doll made by Jessika Wright as a child View online.
A-2242-027 Paper doll of a girl dressed in large blue dress with a white apron and large pink sunbonnet View online.