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Collection Number: 01509

Collection Title: Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 2.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 1200 items)
Abstract Helen M. Blount Prescott was a genealogist of Atlanta, Ga. The collection is chiefly correspondence and notes, 1910-1940, of Prescott. The Adams family, Blount family, Hill family, Howard family, Hughes family, Randolph family, and Reynolds family are among those represented. Also included are thirteen antebellum letters of the Prescott family and Slade family of Fort Gaines (Columbus County) and Columbus, Ga., including one, 1835, from George W. Prescott, Fort Gaines, describing unrest among the slaves caused by abolitionist activities, and a series of letters, 1852-1863, from members of the Slade family to a family friend describing social and family life, especially of Emma (Slade) Prescott. Also included are diaries and personal records of Helen Prescott and her mother, occasionally 1915 to 1944, about daily domestic life.
Creator Prescott, Helen M. Blount.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, #1509, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from William R. Prescott of Atlanta, Ga., July 1948.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Helen M. Blount Prescott was a genealogist of Atlanta, Ga.

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The collection is chiefly correspondence and notes, 1910-1940, of Helen M. Blount Prescott. The Adams, Blount, Hill, Howard, Hughes, Randolph, and Reynolds families are among those represented. Also included are thirteen antebellum letters of the Prescott and Slade families of Fort Gaines (Columbus County) and Columbus, Ga., including one, 1835, from George W. Prescott, Fort Gaines, describing unrest among the slaves caused by abolitionist activities, and a series of letters, 1852-1863, from members of the Slade family to a family friend describing social and family life, especially of Emma (Slade) Prescott. Also included are diaries and personal records of Helen M. Blount Prescott and her mother, occasionally 1915 to 1944, about daily domestic life.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Prescott and Slade family papers, 1835-1881 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 1

Folder 2

1890s #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 2

Folder 3

1902-1909 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 3

Folder 4

1910-1913 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 4

Folder 5

1914-1916 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 5

Folder 6

1917-1919 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 6

Folder 7

1920-1922 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 7

Folder 8

1923-1924 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 8

Folder 9

1925-1926 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 9

Folder 10

1927 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 10

Folder 11

1928-1929 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 11

Folder 12

1930 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 12

Folder 13

1931-1932 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 13

Folder 14

1933-1934 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 14

Folder 15

1935-1939 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 15

Folder 16

1940-1942 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 16

Folder 17

1943-1946 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 17

Folder 18

1950 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 18

Folder 19

Undated #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 19

Folder 20

Writings #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 20

Folder 21

Genealogical material: A #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 21

Folder 22

Genealogical material: B #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 22

Folder 23

Genealogical material: C #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 23

Folder 24

Genealogical material: D #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 24

Folder 25

Genealogical material: E #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 25

Folder 26

Genealogical material: F #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 26

Folder 27

Genealogical material: G #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 27

Folder 28

Genealogical material: H #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 28

Folder 29

Genealogical material: I #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 29

Folder 30

Genealogical material: J #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 30

Folder 31

Genealogical material: K #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 31

Folder 32

Genealogical material: L #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 32

Folder 33

Genealogical material: M #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 33

Folder 34

Genealogical material: N #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 34

Folder 35

Genealogical material: O #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 35

Folder 36

Genealogical material: P #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 36

Folder 37

Genealogical material: Q #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 37

Folder 38

Genealogical material: R #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 38

Folder 39

Genealogical material: S #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 39

Folder 40

Genealogical material: T #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 40

Folder 41

Genealogical material: U, V #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 41

Folder 42

Genealogical material: W #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 42

Folder 43

Genealogical material: X, Y, Z #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 43

Folder 44

Miscellaneous genealogical material #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 44

Folder 45

Miscellaneous charts and pictures #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 45

Folder 46

Volume 1: Notes on Georgia lotteries and other records #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 46

Volume 2: Miscellaneous memoranda and index of correspondents #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 46

Folder 47

Volume 3: Miscellaneous accounts and memoranda #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 47

Volume 4: Genealogical notes #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 47

Folder 48

Volume 5: Genealogical notes #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 48

Folder 49

Volume 6: Genealogical notes on Blount family #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 49

Volume 7: Genealogical notes and travel diary, 1903 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 49

Volume 8: Miscellaneous genealogical memoranda #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 49

Folder 50

Volume 9: Notes on Georgia #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 50

Volume 10: Index #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 50

Folder 51

Volume 11: Notes on South Carolina and Alabama records #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 51

Volume 12: Index of Georgia records #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 51

Volume 13: Notes on Georgia, Virginia, and North Carolina records #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 51

Folder 52

Volume 14: Notes on Blount family #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 52

Volume 15: Notes on Slade, Blount, and Roulhac families #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 52

Folder 53

Volume 16: Index to North Carolina wills #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 53

Folder 54

Volume 17: Miscellaneous memoranda #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 54

Folder 55

Volume 18: Index #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 55

Folder 56

Volume 19: Index to miscellaneous notes #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 56

Folder 57

Volume 20: Personal memorand, Alfred Prescott, 1905-1944 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 57

Folder 58

Volume 21: Commonplace book, 1935-1940 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 58

Folder 59

Volume 22: Memory book and diary, Helen M. Blount Prescott, 1915-1946 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 59

Folder 60

Volume 23: Diary, 1927-1929, 1930s, 1946 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 60

Folder 61

Volume 24: Album, Helen M. Blount Prescott #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." Folder 61

Image Folder PF-1509/1

Photograph of Jonathan Prescott Blount, 1929 #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." PF-1509/1

Oversize Paper Folder OPF-1509/1

Genealogical charts #01509, Series: "Helen M. Blount Prescott Papers, 1835-1944 and undated." OPF-1509/1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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