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Murphy/Sessions/Geer Family collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCPL-2014-13
This collection includes papers, photographs and books that had belonged to James Hamilton Geer, Jr. The bulk of the materials were created by his mother, Josephine Sessions Geer and his grandfather, F. Perry Sessions. Other family names represented in the collection include Murphy and Johnson. These families had their roots in Georgetown County, South Carolina, but Perry and Josephine spent many years living in Spartanburg. Josephine later moved to Rye, New York. Areas of focus in the collection include Perry Sessions' records and photographs as a Citadel graduate and Major in the First World War, documents relating to Josephine Geer's apparent suicide in 1963, multiple generations of student correspondence, and many early land records.

Dates

  • 1880 - 1970

Creator

Condition Description

Condition in many cases is quite poor, with fading, tears, and acid damage on many documents. Many documents have a mothball odor. No mold observed.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available by appointment only. Please contact the Kennedy Room for more information.

Extent

6 Linear Feet (2 archival boxes, one oversize box)

Physical Location

Processing Room

Condition Description

Condition in many cases is quite poor, with fading, tears, and acid damage on many documents. Many documents have a mothball odor. No mold observed.

Repository Details

Part of the Kennedy Room of Local History and Genealogy Repository

Contact:
Spartanburg United States