William B. Reeves collection
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William B. Reeves collection

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: Reeves, William B., 1906-1982
Title: William B. Reeves collection
Dates: 1910-1913
Quantity: 3.0 Item(s)
Quantity: Extent: 3 documents
Identification: ahc.MSS282f

Biographical/Historical Note

William B. Reeves (1906-1982) was born on 18 November 1906. He married Nancy S. Reeves. Mr. Reeves worked at the First National Bank of Atlanta for many years. In 1967, he worked as an Assistant Personnel Director and then by 1971, he was promoted to Personnel Officer. In 1974, he became Assistant Vice President/Group Sales Manager and in 1976, he was Vice President of the Buckhead Branch of the First National Bank of Atlanta which was located at 3040 Peachtree Road NW. William B. Reeves retired from First National in 1978. He died on 27 November 1982 in Cedartown, Georgia in Polk County.


Scope and Content Note

Accumulated by collector William B. Reeves, this collection contains a reward poster and two letters to Charles Dickson, the sheriff of Jonesboro, Georgia. The reward poster is dated December 20, 1910 and offers a fifty dollar reward for James P. Lovelace who deserted from the U.S. Army on December 13, 1910 from Fort Riley, Kansas. One of the letters is from C.W. Mangum, the Fulton County sheriff, and gives the name of a black prisoner in the Fulton County jail that Charles Dickson was interested in. The other letter is also to Charles Dickson from a J.C. Chambers of Lovejoy, Georgia requesting a warrant for William Edward. J.C. Chambers also included two dollars for the purpose of receiving the warrant.


Index Terms

African American prisoners--Georgia--Atlanta
Dickson, Charles
Law enforcement--Georgia--Atlanta
Mangum, C. W.
Wanted posters

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William B. Reeves collection, MSS 282F, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2007.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

The 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.