Oscar S. Davis papers
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Oscar S. Davis 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: Davis, Oscar S.
Title: Oscar S. Davis papers
Dates: 1884-1928, undated
Quantity: 2.0 linear ft. (1 document case and 1 oversize box)
Identification: ahc.MSS829

Biographical/Historical Note

The property located at 84-86 Whitehall Street SW and 111-115 Hunter Street, known as the Davis property, was owned by various descendants of Charles A. Davis, Sr. On October 26, 1928, this property was sold to the W.T. Grant Realty Corporation. The property was leased to M. Rich and Brothers Company.

Scope and Content Note

This collection includes a lease, 1928 sales contract, warranty deed, affidavits, tax returns, newspaper clippings, and correspondence pertaining to the sale of 84-86 Whitehall Street and 111-115 Hunter Street in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 26, 1928. The properties were known as the Davis property and sold to W.T. Grant Realty Corporation. Also included are Oscar S. Davis' University of Georgia mementos, including 1884-1894 commencement programs, advertisements for a lecture, an 1888 class album, list of members and officers of his sophomore class, and copies of the The University Reporter, July 1887-June 1888.

Index Terms

Davis family
Hunter Street (Atlanta, Ga.)
Universities and colleges--Georgia
Whitehall Street (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Oscar S. Davis papers, MSS 829, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




111928 federal income tax return and correspondence for sale of Davis property, 1928
2Affidavits from owners of Whitehall and Hunter Street property, 1924-1928
3Agreement to sell and correspondence, 1928
4Distribution among family members of property interests, 1928
5Lease transfer agreement and correspondence, 1928
6Leasing agreement to M. Rich and Brothers Company, 1921
7Newspaper clippings re: sale of Whitehall and Hunter Street property, 1928
8Settlement outline for Whitehall and Hunter Street property, 1928
9Warranty Deed for Whitehall and Hunter Street property, 1928
10Advertisements for Tremaine's Grand Art Entertainment Lecture, undated
11Oscar S. Davis Class album, University of Georgia, 1888
12University of Georgia commencement programs, 1884-1894
13University of Georgia names and officers of sophomore class, 1885


MSS OS Box 3.559 University Reporter, 1887-1888