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Edgar Poe McBurney photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS312

Scope and Content

This collection contains interior and exterior views of the Edgar Poe McBurney's residence at 1300 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia. One photograph shows a view of a formal dinner party held at McBurney's home in celebration of his birthday. Of special note are images of Villa Nelili, McBurney's Memorial Gardens.


  • 1909-1929


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Edgar Poe McBurney (1862-1940) was born in Ithaca, New York, to J.C. and Lusina McBurney. He spent most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia, as a developer and investor, and became president of the Empire Cotton Mills. McBurney served as vice president and president of the Trust Company of Georgia Associates, the First National Bank of Georgia, and served as director of the Southern and Florida Railroad Company. McBurney's Real Estate and Loan Exchange handled early subscriptions for the West View Cemetery Association. He and his second wife, Helen Sterrett Hersey, helped found the Atlanta Art Association (later named the High Museum of Art). Upon McBurney's death, he left funds to establish the Edgar Poe and Helen Sterrett McBurney Memorial Fund.Additonial biographical information about Edgar Poe McBurney has not been determined.


11 image(s) (11 black and white photographic prints)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1955


VIS 312 was previously cataloged as MCB.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.

Edgar Poe McBurney photographs
In Process
Felicia D. Render
July 2018
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