Manuscript Collection

Capers Family Papers - Accession 99 - M42 (54-56)

Capers Family Papers - Accession 99 - M42 (54-56)


Capers Family



Accession 99 - M42 (54-56)

Inclusive Dates

1877-1881,1896-1910, 1944


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

141 pieces



Scope and Content Note

The Capers Family Papers consist of genealogical material, including a family history titled, “Pedigree of the Capers Family” (1908); a journal of Alexander Means (1877), former president of Emory; and correspondence of Family members, including Henry D. Capers. Of special interest is a (July 1908) letter from Henry D. Capers to Minnie(?) describing the Georgia prison system and information on history of Women’s Foreign Missionary Service, including the Dalton District Women’s Missionary Service. The collection consists entirely of photocopies of the originals in Harlan M. Trammell’s possession.

Additional Notes

A copy of the Alexander Means journal was made on May 26, 1977 and given to the Special Collections Department of the Emory University Library.


The Capers Family Papers were donated to The Archives by Harlan M. Trammell via his daughter Mrs. David A. White on May 11, 1977.


Capers Family, Henry D. Capers, Georgia Prisons, Women's Foreign Missionary Service


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Capers Family Papers - Accession 99 - M42 (54-56)

LC Subject Headings

Capers family; Means, Alexander; Capers, Henry D. (Henry Dickson), 1835-1910--Correspondence; Emory University--Presidents--Diaries; Prisons--Georgia--History--20th century; Missions--Georgia--History