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James H. Elliott letters to the Atlanta Historical Society

Identifier: ahc.MSS745f

Scope and Content

This collection contains two letters sent to the Atlanta Historical Society by J. H. Elliott. The letters contain Georgia news stories from the Scientific American, transcribed by Elliott in 1943. The stories date from 1847 to 1854.


  • 1943


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

James Hardee Elliott, Sr. (1892-1975) was born in Conyers, Georgia, to parents Thomas Adolphus Elliott (1861-1927) and Fannie Lou Downs Elliott (1863-1937). Elliott married Jane Mae Webb (1894-1960) and the couple had one child, James Hardee Elliott Jr. (1929-1998). In 1918 Elliott leased an automobile track from Asa Candler and cleared the land for an airfield, which would later become Candler Field. In 1945 Elliott began making his living selling antiques at his store on Peachtree Street, J. H. Elliott Antiques, and later opened The Atlanta Museum in the same building. The museum and store notably contained a large collection of Confederate currency as well as personal items belonging to Margaret Mitchell and Bobby Jones.


1 folder(s)



Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
J. H. Elliott letters
Kelley Warrington
February 2017
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