Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. papers
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Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. 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: Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948
Title: Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. papers
Dates: 1838-1924
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft.
Identification: ahc.MSS279

Biographical/Historical Note

Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. was born in Fayetteville, Georgia, July 10, 1871. In 1910, he was appointed solicitor general of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit and re-elected in 1912. Dorsey was elected governor of Georgia in 1916, and re-elected in 1918. He also served as a judge of the Supreme Court of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit and the prosecuting attorney in the Leo Frank case. Additional information abouth Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. has not been determined.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains six scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and ephemeral materials. Of particular interest is a copy of the speech by Dorsey to Governor Slaton in response to the motion to dismiss filed in behalf of Leo M. Frank.


Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Business enterprises--Georgia--Atlanta
Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948
Frank, Leo, 1884-1915
Georgia--Politics and government
Lawyers--Georgia--Atlanta
Political campaigns--Georgia
Slaton, John M.
Trials (Murder)--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. papers, MSS 279, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1970 with subsequent additions.


Restrictions

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

 

Box

Fldr

11Newspaper clippings pertaining to the Leo M. Frank case, 1915
 
2Correspondence, invitations, and ephemeral material, 1911-1938, undated
 
3Speech by Hugh Dorsey in response to the motion to dismiss in behalf of Leo M. Frank, undated
 
4Pamphlets pertaining to the Leo M. Frank case, 1914-1915
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.202Scrapbooks: newspaper clippings primarily pertaining to the professional careers of Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. and Judge Rufus T. Dorsey as well as the Leo M. Frank case, 1874-1920, undated
 

Box

MSS OS box 3.201Scrapbooks: newspaper clippings primarily pertaining to the political career of Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr., 1910-1924, undated