Record Group 17: Berry Family
Captain Thomas Berry Series
Inclusive Dates: 1834-1926
Size: 1.33 cubic feet
Bulk Dates: 1870-1926
Provenance: Mrs. Henry Berry; The Martha Berry Museum
Restrictions: Some of the papers of the collection are extremely fragile and have restricted use and duplication.
Description: The papers were transferred to the Berry College Archives on August 30, 2000 from the Martha Berry Museum. The collection is divided into three categories: Confederate States of America Military Reports – Quartermaster Division; Business and Legal Papers of Captain Thomas and and Mrs. Frances Rhea Berry; and personal correspondence of Mrs. Frances Rhea Berry.
Captain Berry served the Confederate States of America during the Civil War in the Quartermaster Division. Records kept regarding his duties in this division comprise the first section of the collection. These papers are not arranged in a specific order.
The business and legal papers and personal correspondence of Captain Thomas and Mrs. Frances Rhea Berry are arranged chronologically. The business/legal papers contain many deeds and a variety contracts between him and area businessmen. The personal correspondence of Mrs. Berry contains several letters from her children, grandchildren, and friends.
- Box 1 - no arrangement
- Boxes 2-4 - chronological and alphabetical by correspondent name
Miscellaneous: PROCESSORS NOTE: Some of the material in this collection is extremely fragile. Those items that were too fragile to store with the main collection were pulled and stored in the vault. They are located in “Berry School Papers Fragile Restricted Box 1” Folder 8 titled “Berry Family – Fragile Restricted Use.”
Permission to publish must be obtained from the Executive Assistant to the President. Please cite: Item identification, Record Group 17 Berry Family - Captain Thomas Berry Series, Berry College Archives, Memorial Library, Berry College.