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Charles A. Sheldon Jr. sheet music

Identifier: ahc.MSS901f

Scope and Content

The collection contains a book of sheet music composed by Dr. Charles "Chas" Sheldon Jr. titled "Organ Suite No. 2." There is a note on the first page dedicating the piece to Joseph Ragan.


  • approximately 1915


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dr. Charles "Chas" Augustus Sheldon Jr. (1884-1952) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Charles Augustus Sheldon Sr. (1857-1934) and Lena Wilson Sheldon (1864-1951). He graduated from the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory, after which he earned a doctorate in music at Oglethorpe University. He performed as a professional organist and composer at the First Presbyterian Church and the Temple on Peachtree Street, both in Atlanta. Sheldon later became the Atlanta Municipal Organist and dean of the Georgia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. In 1909 he married Ruby Anna Brooks Sheldon (1889-1966) and they had four children: Charles Augustus Sheldon III (1912-1981), Elizabeth Sheldon Fowlkes (1913-2014), Brooks Sheldon (1919-1944), and Robert Wilson Sheldon (1921-2013).


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1995

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
Charles A. Sheldon Jr. sheet music
Kurt List
June 2019
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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