Minerva Winstead Sayre papers

Minerva Winstead Sayre papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sayre, Minerva Winstead
Title: Minerva Winstead Sayre papers
Dates: 1838-1858
Quantity: 2.0 folders
Coll. Number: ms2849

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of Minerva Winstead Sayre from 1838-1858. The majority of the collection is correspondence between Minerva in Athens (Ga.) and Milton Sayre of Mobile (Ala.), written before and after their marriage. They discuss family and friends and social life in their respective cities. The collection also includes the will of Milton Sayre, some deeds, a return for the estate of Alexander Winstead, and slave bills of sale.

Index Terms

Athens (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Mobile (Ala.)--Social life and customs--19th century.
Sayre, Milton
Slave bills of sale--Georgia.
Winstead, Alexander

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

Minerva Winstead Sayre papers, ms 2849. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1843-1858
2Bills of sale; indenture; will of Milton Sayre (1853); estate of Alexander Winstead, 1838-1858