Paris family papers

Paris family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Paris family
Creator: Paris, Adelaide Reed, 1880-1967
Creator: Paris, Ernest Roney, 1907-1968
Creator: Paris, Howell Dan, 1913-
Creator: Paris, Hubert George, 1912-1977
Creator: Paris, Reese Rysdale
Creator: Rainey, Miriam
Creator: Register, Annie Maebelle, 1915-
Title: Paris family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1938-1945
Dates: 1938-1961, bulk 1938-1945
Quantity: 1.8 Linear feet (4 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2766

Biographical/Historical Note

Roney Jefferson Paris (1880-1967) married Adelaide (Addie) Reed in 1904. Children included Annie Maebelle (1905- ) married Fred Floyd Register (1904-1978), Ernest Roney (1907-1968) married Grayce K. Clark, Hubert George (1912-1977), Howell Dan (1913- ) married Reese Raysdale, and Dorothy Lucille (1920- ) married Alfred Lee.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Paris and Register families of Dallas and Savannah, Georgia from 1938-1961. The papers primarily include correspondence but also contain genealogical material pertaining to the Paris family, photographs and printed materials relating to Hubert Paris' travels in post World War II Europe, World War II ephemera, and materials documenting Hubert Paris' veterans' farm training.

The bulk of the correspondence (1938-1945) consists of letters to Annie Mae and Floyd Register or Addie and Roney Paris from Alfred Lee, Howell Dan Paris, and Hubert George Paris during their military service in World War II. The letters discuss family matters, news of friends and relatives, or personal matters with a few references to life in military training camps, military duties, and war news. Letters from Addie Reed and Reese Paris to Annie Mae Register describe life on the home front including information on canning, rationing, war work, and the United Service Organizations. Correspondence (1942-1946) from Miram Rainey to Hubert George Paris describes Rainey's life in Birmingham (Ala.), war work in Mobile (Ala.), and after 1945, her life as a WAVE including information on military duties and the social life in Washington, D.C.

His letters, and those of Miriam Rainey to him, date from 1942 to 1946. Materials collected after the war during his travels in Europe are also included, as well as records of his Veterans' Farm Training.

There is correspondence from Mr. Paris's brothers, Howell Dan Paris and Ernest Paris, who also served in WWII, and from Mr. Paris's brother-in-law Alfred Lee.

Stretching the span of the collection to five generations are the correspondence from Joseph Miller, the husband of Mr. Paris's niece. Mr. Miller served in the Korean War.

Photos taken in Europe, Mr. Paris's stripes and a complete family genealogy are also included in the collection.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Alabama--Social life and customs--20th century.
Military training camps--United States.
United Service Organizations (U.S.) .
United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve.
Washington (D.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century.
World War, 1939-1945.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Paris family papers. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


Series 1: Genealogy


Series 2: Correspondence, March 1941-July 1961

Subseries 1A: Addie Reed Paris, March 1941-March 1945

12Addie Reed Paris; corr., March 1941-June 1943
3Addie Reed Paris; corr., July 1943-June 1944
4Addie Reed Paris; corr., July 1944-December 1945
5Addie Reed Paris; corr., January 1945-March 1945
6Addie Reed Paris; corr.: postcards

Subseries 1B: Alfred Lee, December 1942-December 1945

17Alfred Lee; corr., December 1942-December 1945

Subseries 1C: Ernest Paris, December 1942-July 1943

18Ernest Paris; corr., December 1942-July 1943
21Ernest Paris; corr., August 1943-April 1944
2Ernest Paris; corr., May 1944-December 1944
3Ernest Paris; corr., January 1945-July 1961

Subseries 2A: Howell Dan Paris, June 1938-December 1944

24Howell Dan Paris; army materials & corr., June 1938-December 1944
5Howell Dan Paris; corr., April 1944-December 1944

Subseries 2B: Hubert G. Paris, May 1942-November 1945

26Hubert G. Paris; awards & medals
7Hubert G. Paris; corr., May 1942- August 1943
8Hubert G. Paris; corr., September 1943-March 1944
31Hubert G. Paris; corr., May 1944-February 1945
2Hubert G. Paris; corr., March 1945-April 1945
3Hubert G. Paris; corr:, from Mirian Rainey, March 1942-January 1943
4Hubert G. Paris; corr:, from Mirian Rainey, February 1943-July 1943
5Hubert G. Paris; corr., from Miriam Rainey, August 1943-October 1943
6Hubert G. Paris; corr., from Miriam Rainey: & photos, November 1943-November 1945
7Hubert G. Paris; corr., personal
8Hubert G. Paris; education
9Hubert G. Paris; legal papers
41Hubert G. Paris; photos, biography
2Hubert G. Paris; travel after WWII
3Hubert G. Paris; travel after WWII
4Hubert G. Paris; travel after WWII
5Hubert G. Paris; Veterans' Farm Training
6Hubert G. Paris; Veterans' Farm Training
7Hubert G. Paris; Veterans' Farm Training

Series 3: Photograph album, stripes and other ephemera

51Hubert G. Paris; WWII momentos
2Hubert G. Paris; official papers, clippings
3Joseph Miller (m. Rita Ann Register); corr., Korean War
3Hubert G. Paris; photo album
3Hubert G. Paris; stripes & badges