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Gambrell family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS703

Scope and Content

Most of the material in this collection focuses on Enoch Smythe Gambrell and Barmore Pepper Gambrell. The other members of the family are covered sparingly. The records relating to Enoch Smythe include newspaper clippings, correspondence, copies of speeches, and numerous published pamphlets which contain articles written by him or on related topics. There are numerous pamphlets and clippings on his speech for the American Bar Association at Runnymede in England and an audiotape of that speech. Other items, collected by Enoch Smythe Gambrell, such as copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Gettysburg address, are also in the collection. The records relating to Barmore Pepper Gambrell include correspondence, board certification documents, newspaper clippings, a bank book, and information on Major General Edwin Walker vs. Atlanta. Also included is an award that Barmore received in 1980 from the American Legend. Additional materials include pamphlets of the dedication of Gambrell Hall at the University of South Carolina and an audiotape of the dedication of Gambrell Hall at Emory University.


  • 1930-1987, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

This collection contains information on the children of Enoch Pepper and Amanda Latimer Gambrell of Belton, South Carolina. Dr. Mary Latimer Gambrell was born in 1889. Her Ph.D. was in history. She was appointed to be the president of Hunter College, where she had previously taught. She passed away in 1974. Barmore Pepper Gambrell was born in 1894. He was a prominent attorney in Atlanta, Georgia. Enoch Smythe Gambrell was born in 1896 and was also an attorney in Atlanta. He also served as a professor of law at Emory University from 1922 to 1940. In 1955, he was elected to the position of president of the American Bar Association. He passed away in 1986. Charles Glenn Gambrell was born in 1902 and was employed as a banker in New York. William Henry Gambrell was born in 1900 and was also a banker in New York. David H. Gambrell, son of Enoch Smythe Gambrell, served as the vice president of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society in the mid-1960s.


1.2 linear ft. (three document cases, two audio cassettes)



Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Audio recordings were made audio cassetes and can be made accessible only through conversion to digital audio. Patrons who request access to the audio content in this collection are responsible for digital conversion costs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.
Gambrell family papers
Josh Hogan
June 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305