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Edith Williams Bryson scrapbooks

Identifier: 0000-0155M-a

Scope and Contents

Two postcard albums kept by Edith, most before her marriage. One album was from a suitor, Frank; and the cards came from many friends and a wide number of places, portraying courtship and racial mores of the time as well as towns and cities. A letter from Grace is included.


  • circa 1900 - 1909


Biographical / Historical

Edith Williams was born 1889 in New York and had a sister named Grace. Edith lived for a time in Mobile, Alabama, where she married Thomas Jefferson Bryson (1883 - 1939), a Georgia journalist, in 1908. In the 1910 U.S. census they are living in Fulton County, Georgia but by 1918, both Thomas and Edith are living in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia (draft card and Macon City Directory, 1920 U.S. Census). In 1939 Thomas died in DeKalb County, Georgia (death certificate) and in the 1940 census Edith is living in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia. Edith dies in 1975 in Muscogee County, Georgia (Social Security death index, Georgia death index) and is buried in Greene County, Georgia (findagrave website).


.50 Cubic Feet

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Related Materials

Related collections in this repository: Bryson Family Papers, AC 0000-0155M.

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Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Manuscript Collections Repository

5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States