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William W. Brewton unpublished manuscript Mr. Atlanta: A Life Story of Robert F. Maddox

Identifier: ahc.MSS804f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a 19 chapter manuscript of the unpublished Mr. Atlanta: A Life Story of Robert F. Maddox, written by William W. Brewton. Of special note are handwritten edits throughout the manuscript and calculations of the cost of printing the book in 1956.


  • 1956, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

William Wade Brewton (1891-1972) was born in Lumpkin, Georgia, to Henry Caughey Brewton (1852-1934) and Martha Jane Culpepper (1859-1903). He served in the Georgia National Guard in the Mexican Border Campaign, and subsequently in World War I. After his service, Brewton attended Emory University, and then began a journalism career as a reporter for the Macon News and Telegraph. He then became a police reporter for The Atlanta Georgian, working his way up to front page daily columnist and city editor. In addition to journalism, Brewton was an attorney under the Georgia Bar in Fort Valley, and also served as legal secretary to Judge James K. Hines. He also published several books, including The Son of Thunder: An Epic of the South, The Life of Thomas E. Watson, and The South Must Publish Her Own Books: An Exposé. He and his wife, Frances Marion (1897-?), had two children, Barbara Ann and John B. (1929-?).


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2005

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2018.
William W. Brewton unpublished manuscript Mr. Atlanta: A Life Story of Robert F. Maddox
Meredith Jones
June 2018
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

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