George Washington Collier papers
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George Washington Collier papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Collier, George Washington
Title: George Washington Collier papers
Dates: 1813-1903
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS602f

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washinton Collier was born in 1813 to Meredith Collier and Elizabeth Gray who had fourteen children. In 1823 he moved with his family to Dekalb County, Georgia. One of his early jobs was to carry mail betweeen Decatur, Georgia and Allatoona, Georgia. He continued his career with the postal service by eventually becoming Postmaster of Atlanta. He owned a large amount of land in the Atlanta area including Five Points. He owned a general store and built the Aragon Hotel in 1892. He died in 1903.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a handwritten autobiography of George Washington Collier and includes Collier family history. Included is a transcription of the writings.

Index Terms

Atlanta (Ga.)--History
Collier family
Collier, Meredith
Decatur (Ga.)--History
Gray, Elizabeth

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Washington Collier papers, MSS 602f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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



1Autobiography, 1813-1903