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William S. Irvine papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS122

Scope and Content

This collection contains research materials collected by William S. Irvine, including clippings from British and American magazines and newspapers about Georgia, Native Americans, and the Civil War. There are manuscripts and articles written by Elizabeth H. Hanna, Sarah Huff, and Dr. John Massey about Atlanta history. Also included are genealogy papers, correspondence, legal, and business papers.


  • 1773-1951, undated
  • Majority of material found within 1848 - 1951


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 S. Irvine (1869-1950) was born in Georgia to Charles Alexander Farquarson Irvine (1816-1870) and Ruth Ann Colding (1834-1911). Irvine married Elizabeth “Bessie” Hammond Harris (1873-1963) in 1892, and the couple had seven children. The family lived in Bibb County and DeKalb County, as well as Brunswick, Georgia and Atlanta, Georgia. Irvine was a journalist, researcher, and historian who managed the Irvine Georgia Music House and the Macon Musical Company. Additional biographical information about William S. Irvine has not been determined.


0.834 linear ft. (two document cases)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1951

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.
William S. Irvine papers
Andew Beck
June 2016
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