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Bondurant / Augustus Trammel collection

Identifier: aarl89-009

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.


  • 1907-1942


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.

Historical Sketch

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.

Augustus Trammell

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.


0.5 Linear feet




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.

Arrangement note

Organized into two series:

  1. Series I The Bondurant family
  2. Series II Augustus Trammel
Inventory of the Bondurant / Augustus Trammel Collection aarl89-009 aarl89-009
Finding aid prepared by Finding aid prepared by Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
2004 September 15
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Repository Details

Part of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African-American Culture and History Repository

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Atlanta GA 30303