Homer C. Jarrett letters

Homer C. Jarrett letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Jarrett, Homer C., 1882-1959
Title: Homer C. Jarrett letters
Dates: 1888-1948
Quantity: 1.25 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms4100

Biographical/Historical Note

Homer C. Jarrett was the African-American son of Julia Jarrett, born a slave, from Shiloh, Harris County, Georgia. Homer moved north, seeking a better life and settling in Boston, Massachusetts. He held various jobs, including selling life insurance to African-Americans and eventually starting his own real estate business in Boston.

Scope and Content Note

Consists of letters to and from Homer Jarrett and family. Includes letters written to and from Pearl Doris Reed, of Indianapolis, Indiana, who was the grandmother of Atlanta writer, Pearl Cleage. Also includes various letters to and from his mother, Julia Jarrett, who was born a slave. Julia details her life on a farm as well as violence that affected her family and friends in the Jim Crow era of the South.

Index Terms

African American families.
African American women--Georgia.
African Americans--Correspondence.
Boston (Mass.)
Harris County (Ga.)
Indianapolis (Ind.)
Jarrett, Julia, b. 1856
Reed, Pearl Doris, 1886-1984
Shiloh (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Homer C. Jarrett letters, ms4100, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters to and from Pearl Doris Reed, 1903-1904
2Letters to and from Pearl Doris Reed, 1905
23Letters, 1888-1905
4Letters, 1906-1909
5Letters, 1910-1911
6Letters, 1912-1913
7Letters, 1914-1916
8Letters, 1917-1920
9Letters, 1921-1927
10Letters, 1928-1948
11Letters and postcards, Undated