SEPTIMA KOEHLER LETTERS

Manuscript MS-2006.02

1908-1909

 

SOURCE: Georgia Department of Archives

SIZE: 1 folder
10 photographs

SHELVING UNIT: 1 folder

PROCESSING: BNJ, 2007

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: Septima Koehler (1848-1918) was an Indiana school teacher who later served as a mission worker with "Native Americans in South Dakota, 1896-1906, African Americans in Nashville, Tennessee, 1906-1908, and mill workers in LaGrange, Georgia, 1908-1909" according to the Indiana Historical Society and Indiana State Library. In LaGrange, she worked with the Mission of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal Mission.

SCOPE AND CONTENT: The collection consists of a letter written by Septima ("Seppie") to relatives in which she describes her decision to move from Nashville to LaGrange. Three letters describe her work as a night school teacher at the "Mission." Insightful accounts are given of her life and work among people of the Elm City area and descriptions of LaGrange and its citizens. One letter details her own illness and treatment by Dr. Henry Slack, a local physician. Ten photographs of the Elm City area, during the time period, are part of the collection. Transcriptions of the letters, by Rev. William McLemore of the Episcopal Church of LaGrange, are included.

CONTAINER LIST:

1 folder
10 photographs

TRACINGS:
Businesses-LaGrange
Churches-LaGrange
Elm City Mill
Textile Mills