Mary Nisbet Branham album

Mary Nisbet Branham album

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Czurda, Emilie
Title: Mary Nisbet Branham album
Dates: 1856-1866
Quantity: 0.04 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 1378 to MS 1386 in 1 box)
Abstract:The collection consists of an album titled "Memory's leaves" presented to "Miss Mary N. Branham by Emilie Czurda on Christmas Eve 1856" which contains manuscript poetry in several hands and ten holograph songs with music and lyrics by Vincent Czurda. Among the music are "Marche Fune�bre" noted as having been "composed at the request of Mr. Preston, President of the College in Columbia, S.C. for the funeral celebration of Hon. John C. Calhoun in 1849" and "What she brought me" composed in Macon in 1864 by Czurda with words by Harry Lynden Flash. Mary Branham and, for a time, the Czurdas lived in Eatonton, Georgia, and most of the entries are by people from that area. The marriage license of Mary Branham to Samuel Dunlap, Jr., is also included in this collection.
Coll. Number: ms1383

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Nisbet Branham lived in Eatonton, Georgia, and was the sister of Joel Branham, a prominent Eatonton citizen. On December 17, 1859, Mary Branham was married to Samuel Dunlap, Jr.

Vincent Czurda was a musician, teacher, and composer.

Harry Lynden Flash edited the Macon Telegraph and published a volume of poetry in 1860. -- Knight, Lucius Lamar. A standard history of Georgia and Georgians. Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1917. p. 1751.

John C. Calhoun was a U.S. Representative and Senator (South Carolina), U.S. Secretary of War, Secretary of State and Vice President.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

American poetry--Georgia--19th century.
Branham, Mary Nisbet
Calhoun, John C., (John Caldwell), 1782-1850
Czurda, Emilie
Czurda, Vincent
Dunlap, Samuel, Jr.
Flash, Harry Lynden, 1835-
Marriage licenses--Georgia.
Marriage licenses.
Preston, William C., (William Campbell), 1794-1860

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mary Nisbet Branham album, 1856-1866. MS 1383. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related material availablein the following collections of this repository: broadside collection.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Album, 1856-1866