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MSS 018 Houze Family carte de visite album Edit


MSS 018
Finding Aid Author
Jennifer Sirotkin
Finding Aid Date
April 2016
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  • 1866-1870 (Creation)


  • 0.71 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 box

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  • Abstract

    Carte de visite album with thirty images collected by Augustin Clayton Houze and Vallie Long Houze.

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  • Condition Description

    Photographs are in very good shape; the album however is completely separated from the text block. The text block is broken and some of the pages have torn because of the break.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection has no restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition


  • Biographical / Historical

    After the Civil War, Augustin Clayton Houze enrolled in the University of Georgia, graduating in 1869. He married Vallie Long in February 1870. The lived in Marion, Alabama until 1887 when they moved to Birmingham. Vallie Houze died in Athens, September 1887.

  • Preferred Citation

    Houze Family carte de visite album, MSS 018, Heritage Room, Athens Clarke-County Library, Athens, GA, USA.

  • Scope and Contents

    The carte de visite album contains thirty photographs with many of the names ascribed on or below the images. Several of the empty pages have names, suggesting that there were additional photographs that have been lost. Vallie Long received the album in January 1869 and was the primary compiler of the album. Many of the gentlemen photographs were collected by Augustin Houze from his classmates and were added to the album after he and Vallie were married.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    This collection is open to the public. Library policy on photography and photocopying will apply. Advance notice may be required. Apply in the Heritage Room for access.


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    Mixed Materials
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