Henry Louis DeGive papers
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Henry Louis DeGive 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: DeGive, Henry Louis, (1868-1948)
Title: Henry Louis DeGive papers
Dates: 1919-1943, undated
Quantity: 0.25 linear ft. (1 half document case)
Identification: ahc.MSS901

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Louis DeGive (1868-1948) was the son of Laurent M. J. DeGive, owner and operator of the DeGive Opera House in Atlanta, Georgia, and Marie Eleonore Pauline Bemelmans. Born in West Virginia, at an early age the family moved to Atlanta, where Henry Louis DeGive grew up. He received a Bachelor's degree in Science in Civil Engineering in 1888 and a Master's degree at Columbia School of Mines in mining, metallurgy and chemistry. He returned to Atlanta after graduating and managed a chemical plant. At the death of his brother, Paul, he undertook the management of the family's theaters. He also served as executor of the estate of Laurent DeGive. He was married to Katherine Ransford, daughter of Henry Edward Ransford and Agnes Fitzgerald, of Clayton County, Georgia. They had five children.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one ledger sized address book and one accounting ledger having belonged to Henry Louis DeGive. The accounting ledger contains information on household expenses, taxes, bonds, dividends, and the estate of Laurent DeGive. The loose materials have been placed in a folder stored with the ledgers.

Index Terms

Account books--Georgia--Atlanta
DeGive, Laurent
Finance, personal--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry Louis DeGive papers, MSS 901, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List




11Loose items, 1932-1936
1Address book, undated
2Accounting ledger, 1919-1943