Bondurant / Augustus Trammel collection
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Bondurant / Augustus Trammel collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Bondurant family
Creator: Trammel, Augustus
Title: Bondurant / Augustus Trammel collection
Dates: 1907-1942
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection documents the Bondurant family through correspondence and photographs dated from 1917 as well as Augustus Trammel's life as an African American farmer near Villa Rica, Georgia from 1907-1942 through his financial papers.
Identification: aarl89-009

Biographical/Historical Note

Little is known about the Bondurant Family, specifically James L. Bondurant and his wife Bettie. The correspondence from 1907-1935 reveals that they lived in Cairo, Illinois during these years. One of the letters is from their daughter named Maude, and another is from a sister of Mr. James L. Bondurant whose name is Annie. In the miscellaneous materials there is a prescription slip from a Dr. Flint Bondurant, but his relationship to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bondurant has not been determined.

Similarly, virtually nothing is known about Augustus Trammel. From his financial records, it is assumed that he was a farmer in the area of Villa Rica, Georgia. According to his last will and testament he was married, but his wife's name is unclear.

Scope and Content Note

The largest portion of the Bondurant materials consists of correspondence between Mr. and/or Mrs. James L. Bondurant and friends and family. These letters and postcards are from numerous individuals and do not constitute any continuous series. They are largely unconnected. The remainder of the materials consists of miscellaneous collected materials, including four (4) unidentified photographs.

The Augustus Trammel Collection consists of various legal and financial documents pertaining to his occupation as a farmer in rural, southern Georgia near Villa Rica.


Organized into two series:

Series I The Bondurant family

Series II Augustus Trammel

Index Terms

African American families--Illinois--Cairo
African American farmers--Georgia--Villa Rica.
Bondurant family
Promissory notes.
Receipts (financial records)
Trammel, Augustus

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, series, Bondurant / Augustus Trammel collection, Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions on Use

There are no restrictions on research use of this collection.

Copyright Restrictions

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List


Series I: The Bondurant Family



11Correspondence, 1917-1935
Author and recipient unknown, 11-1-17
Mme R? Douglass to Mrs. Bondurant, 8-17-27
A.B. Rivers to Mrs. Bondurant, 8-6-29
Nellie and Alex? to Mrs. Bettie Bondurant, 11-19-34
Faurice? to Mrs. Bettie Bondurant, 1-6-35
Annie (sister) to Mr. James L. Bondurant, 5-1-35
Jenkins? to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bondurant, 7-5-35
Mr. and Mrs. William Plummer to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bondurant, 8-6-35
Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Flack? to Mr. and Mrs. James L. Bondurant, 9-14-35
Maude (daughter) to Mr. James L. Bondurant, 11-17-35
J. W. Butler (Tri City Commerce Club) to resident, 11-29-35
? to Mrs. James L. Bondurant, no date
Edward A. Farley (Men's and Women's Wearing Apparel) to resident, no date
2Photographs (4 items): children - 3 young males and 1 young female

Series II: Augustus Trammel



14Legal Document: Last Will and Testament
5Financial Records, 1907-1942
Promissory Note: British and American Mortgage Co., 12-14-07
Promissory Note: Bank of Villa Rica; Villa Rica, GA, 2-7-08
Receipt: British and American Mortgage Co., 11-5-09
Receipt: British and American Mortgage Co., 11-5-10
Promissory Note: J. S. James, 10-15-13
Promissory Note: T. W. Tolbert, 3-25-19
Promissory Note: Emerson Sims, 4-5-19
Promissory Note: Henry Carter, 4-2-28
Receipt: Pope Brothers Warehouse; Villa Rica, GA (Sale of cotton), 10-30-34
Receipt: Pope Brothers Warehouse; Villa Rica, GA (Sale of cotton), 12-11-37
Promissory Note: J. N. Wilson and Co., 5-24-40
Receipt: ? Pope, 3-22-41
Receipt: United States of America Office of Price Administration (Sugar Purchase Certificate), 5-23-42
Receipt: Emergency Crop Loan Office, no date
Application for 1941 Parity Payment, 1941