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Henry Louis DeGive papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS901

Scope and Content

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.


  • 1919-1943, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.


0.25 linear ft. (1 half document case)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1981

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Henry Louis DeGive papers
Josh Hogan
January 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 Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305