Manuscript MS-033


SOURCE: Charles Waller 1984, 1985, 1992

SIZE: 1.5 linear feet, 4 volumes

SHELVING UNITS: 1 manuscript box

                1 OP box

                4 volumes in Archives library

PROCESSING: RAA, February 1986, January 1992



For more than sixty years Charles Waller has collected historical and genealogical data, memorabilia, and artifacts relating to Troup County and west Georgia. These papers are a portion of that collection which also includes Indian artifacts, antique firearms, and research material for Mr. Waller's books, The Wallers In America, and The Chesapeakers.




I, Publications

      9 folders, 1 oversized folder, 2 volumes

Mr. Waller's collection of periodicals includes publications from the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Two family histories written by Mr. Waller are shelved in the Archives reading room.


II, Historical Notes and Clippings

     5 folders

Mr. Waller's hand written reminiscences include stories he heard as a child from elderly Troup County residents. An account of Yankee soldiers passing through Mountville and Mr. Waller's personal reminiscences of early days of the LaGrange fire department are of particular interest. J.B. Strong's 1925 history of LaGrange is among the collection of newspaper clippings. Additional Waller family information, compiled by Mr. Waller subsequent to publication of his two books, is also included.


III, Memorabilia

       2 oversize folders

This series, filed with oversized papers, includes a Civil War centennial poster, Lester Maddox souvenir records and photos, and drawings for The Wallers In America.




Series I, Publications

OP Folder 1 Pages from Harper's Weekly 1864-1865. All articles relate to Civil War battles, personalities, events or places.

Folder 1 Plane News - Air Service of American Expeditionary Force, 17,24 Aug 1918

2-3 Stars and Stripes 1918-1919 (8 issues)

4 Los Angeles Times 4 Jul 1950

5 Liaison - The Courier of the Big Gun Corps 15 Feb 1919

     The Spiker, Published by the men of the Engineers Railway, US Army Oct 1918 Vol. 2, No. 5.

6 Saturday Eveninq Post, 10 Nov 1906

7 Tested Recipes for Camp Peary, US Naval Construction Training Center, Williamsburg, VA Seabee Sonas, US Naval Construction Battalion, Williamsburg, VA, c.1943

8 Men O' War, Newport News Shipbuilding Company, 1943

9 The Story of Creation, G.C. Andrews, 1901

Volumes The Wallers In America, The Chesapeakers,

(2 copies of each), Archives Library


Series II, Historical notes

Folder 1 Fincher family/Wilson's Raid (2 Clippings)

     Callaway Beacon 1950, "Unity's 50th Anniversary.

     Chalybeate Springs, Meriwether County, GA

     The Atlanta Journal 17 March 1976

     J.B. Strong, History of Troup County

     The LaGrange Graphic-Shuttle 1925  (Reprinted in LaGrange Daily News 19 Oct 1965)

     "Easter Battle Civil War's Last", The Atlanta Journal /Constitution Magazine, 18 Apr 1965

     Sherman Daisies, no date, no paper

     "Lehman Fire First Since Sherman", LaGrange Daily News, no date

     "Battle Was Fought Week After Lee's Surrender" LaGrange Reporter, no date

     Ludo Van Stavorn, Sr. biography 1959, obituary 1969

     Olin L. Rodgers-Estelle Edwards wedding announcement 1904

3 Waller reminiscences of LaGrange and Troup County

4 Waller family history notes


Serles III, Memorabllla

OP Folder 2 Posters

     From National Observer on General Douglas MacArthur(1964)

     Forrest Adamson, Civil War Centennial (1964)

     Drawing by John F. Ketchum

OP Folder 3   3 Lester Maddox Souvenir Records and Photo, 1973

5 Ink Drawings by Forrest Jacobs for The Wallers In America, 1980

1970 Calendar, Georgia On My Mind by Betty Foy Sanders



Chalybeate Springs

Civil War

Edwards, Estelle

Fincher Family

Fire Deaprtment, LaGrange

Fort Tyler

Lehman's Jewelry

Maddox, Lester G.

Rodgers, Olin L.

Saturday Evening Post

Street Car, LaGrange

Strong, J.B.

Unity Cotton Mill

Van Stavoren, Ludo

Waller Family

World War I

World War II