John Marion Graham papers
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John Marion Graham papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Graham, John Marion, 1859-1935
Title: John Marion Graham papers
Dates: 1855-1935, undated
Quantity: 1.0 linear ft. (2 document cases)
Identification: ahc.MSS98

Biographical/Historical Note

John Marion Graham was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1859. His parents were Andrew Graham and Mary Kane Stephens Graham. He was educated in schools in Augusta, Atlanta, and Pio Nono College in Macon. He studied law under Judge A. O. Lochrane in Atlanta and was admitted to the bar at age 17. He practiced law in Augusta, Macon, and Atlanta. He married Augusta Strong of Atlanta. Graham was the owner and editor of the Crawfordville, Georgia Democrat. He was secretary to Alexander H. Stephens during his service in Congress, secretary of the Georgia Supreme Court justices, assistant reporter of Supreme Court and Court of Appeals, and compiler and editor of state law reports with Judge George Stevens. He held memberships in the American, Georgia, and Atlanta Bar Associations, American Law Institute, and Atlanta Lawyers Club. He was a charter member of the Atlanta Historical Society, Pioneer School Boys Association, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He drafted amendments to the state constitution which established the court of appeals and compulsory school attendance. He died September 13, 1935 and is buried in Oakland Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains personal and professional correspondence as well as legal documents belonging to John Marion Graham, an attorney who practiced in Georgia. Among the legal documents are indentures, briefs, wills, leases, property deeds, and insurance papers. The collection also includes financial records, copies of speeches given by Graham, and a copy of the charter of the Marietta Golf Club.

Index Terms

Marietta Golf Club (Marietta, Ga.)
Strong, Cicero

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Marion Graham papers, MSS 98, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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




11Geneologies, 1900-1901, undated
2Legal and business documents of Cicero Strong and Noah Strong, 1858-1894
3Correspondence, 1882-1919
4Correspondence, 1920-1932
5Correspondence, 1932-1935
6Correspondence, 1930-1935
7Correspondence, undated
8Endorsements for John Marion Graham for judgeship in Court of Appeals, 1916
9Insurance papers, 1917
10Membership certificates, 1907-1912
11Speeches, undated
12Bills and receipts, 1856-1894
13Correspondence with Andrew Graham, 1889
14Family letters, 1855-1883, undated
15Correspondence with Mary Graham, 1889-1898, undated
16Correspondence, Mrs. John Graham, 1898-1926
17Certificate, cemetary lot, Augusta, Georgia, 1861
18Marietta Golf Club charter, undated
19Roman Catholic Church, 1900-1928, undated
20Speech, Appellate Court Briefs and Arguments, 1927



21Correspondence, John Stephens, 1887-1896
2Annie E. Stephens, Deed, 1894
3Correspondence, Ann Cozart, 1925-1934
4Indentures, 1881-1915
5Briefs, 1896-1930
6Wills, 1917-1932, undated
7Kloeckler estate, 1904-1912, undated
8Leases, 1907-1909
9Abstracts of title, 1891-1919, undated
10Contracts of sale, 1891-1927
11Application for loan, 1898
12Promisory notes, 1896-1930
13Re-auction of Murphy property, 1903-1905
14Pine Meadow Farms, undated
15Soldier's Home, undated
16Georgia Day, 1927
17Georgia Historical Society, 1931
18Reductions in revenues of railroads, 1897
19Guardianships, undated
20The Burns Club of Atlanta, 1911-1932
21Roster of cadets, Georgia Military Academy, undated
22Newspaper clippings, 1916, undated
23Ephemera, undated