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Williams, James E.
|Title: ||James E. Williams collection|
|Dates: ||1820-1905, undated|
2.09 linear ft.
(1 document case, 1 oversize box, and FF folder)
James Etheldread Williams, born in Granger County, Tennessee, in 1826, came to Atlanta, Georgia in 1851. He established a business as a commission merchant of produce and established a theatre on the second floor of the building he constructed at Pryor and Hunter Streets in 1854. Before the Civil War, he was one of the founding members of the Georgia and Western Railroad, and a vestryman of St. Phillip's church. In 1862, he represented the 2nd ward on the City Council. He served as Mayor of Atlant afor two terms, beginning in 1866. Additional biographical information about James E. Williams has not been determined.
Scope and Content Note
This collection is comprised of Williams family members letters, bills, and receipts beinginning in the 1820s to the turn of the century. There are three bound books: checkbook 1854, Williams company account book 1859, and scrapbook 1904-1905. There are also several Confederate bond receipts and checks, letters from the field, a parole, a bill of sale for a slave, and monthly subsistence papers. Other items include a fire insurance policy dated October 16, 1865; an invitation to Fanny Gordon's wedding - daughter of John B. Gordon; and graduation programs from Boys' High and Girls' High.
James E. Williams collection, MSS 329, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
|1||1||Receipts, accounts, letters to William Williams, Bean Station, Tennessee, 1820s|
|2||Letters and receipts, 1830s|
|3||Personal letters to James E. Williams, 1840s|
|4||Receipts and letters, William Williams primarily, 1850s|
|5||Census taker appointment, 1850|
|7||Deed, Fulton County, Georgia, 1856|
|8||Letters and reports from West Point, South Carolina, 1858-1860|
|10||Handwritten roster Fulton Dragoons, Company G, military telegram, undated|
|11||Monthly subsistence papers, Fort Randall, New Jersey, undated|
|12||Accounts, Lt. S.C. Williams, 1861|
|13||Receipt for negro girl, miscellaneous Confederate papers including parole of William Williams, 1864|
|14||"Dear Brother" Civil War letters, undated|
|15||Civil War letters, undated|
|16||"Passport" in Spanish for S.C. Williams, 1866|
|17||Speech to City Council by James E. Williams, 1866|
|18||Southern Insurance and Trust Company, 1866|
|19||Letter from Ireland, 1867|
|20||Letters to William J. Williams, 1870s|
|21||Graduation programs - Atlanta High School, Boys High, Girls High, and Washington Seminary, 1869-1886|
|22||Invitation to Fanny Gordon's wedding, 1888|
|24||Constitution - Young Men's Social Club of Atlanta, undated|
|25||Miscellaneous letters, undated|
|27||Playbill "Monte Cristo", undated|
|MSS OS box 3.253||Williams Company account book and scrapbook, 1859, 1904-1905|
|MSS OS FF 2||Newspapers and clippings, undated|