Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore papers
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Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Moore, Cornelia Jackson
Creator: Moore, Wilmer L., 1868-1954
Title: Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore papers
Dates: 1864-1950
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (2 document cases, 1 half document case, 1 record center box)
Identification: ahc.MSS161

Biographical/Historical Note

Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore were married in 1895. Their children include: Mrs. Frederick Fry, Wilmer L. Moore, Jr. and Jack Moore. Wilmer L. Moore (1868-1954) grew up in Decatur, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. His career includes the following appointments and positions: president of Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta from 1912-1913; assistant examiner for Fidelity Deposit Insurance Corporation, 1949; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Georgia State Training School for Girls; Director of the old Atlanta Lowry National Bank and later Director of the First National Bank; Director of Trust Company of Georgia; president of Southern Securities Corporation. His social activities and affiliations include: member of North Avenue Presbyterian Church; member of Piedmont Driving Club, Druid Hills Golf Club, and the Capital City Club. Mrs. Wilmer L. Moore (nee Cornelia Jackson) grew up in Atlanta where she made her debut. She was the daughter of Captain and Mrs. Harry Jackson and the granddaughter of two Confederate Generals - Thomas R.R. Cobb and Henry Jackson. She was also the niece of the Honorable Hoke Smith, Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator. Mrs. Moore was active in the Atlanta Music Club and the National Radio Auditions held in Atlanta.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains clippings, correspondence, and scrapbooks related to the life of the Moores. Included in the collection are diaries of Mrs. Moore as well as two wedding books from the Moore's wedding in 1895.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--Social life and customs
Business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta
Southeastern Fair (Atlanta, Ga.)
Southern States Insurance Company.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore papers, MSS 161, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1950.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Certificates, 1921-1930, undated
2Newspaper clippings, 1927-1954, undated
3Newspaper clippings, 1894-1951, undated
4Printed material, 1868-1949, undated



21Scrapbook, 1890-1898



31Diary, 1894
2Wedding album, 1895
3Scrapbook, 1913-1927
4Scrapbook, 1941, undated



41Diary, 1917
2Diary, 1918
3Diary, 1919
4Scrapbook describing the War Between the States, 1864-1865
5Scrapbook, 1886-1901
6Scrapbook, undated