Arthur C. Inman Papers
Scope and Content
The Arthur C. Inman Papers consist exclusively of biographical research regarding Samuel M. Inman. Arthur Inman set out to write the biography of his Grandfather, Atlanta banker and cotton broker, Samuel Inman. The research notes consist of newspaper clippings, transcriptions of newspaper reports, transcriptions of interviews, and letters. Because Arthur Inman generally refused to leave his Boston apartment, the interviews were, most often, conducted by his wife, Evelyn. However, there are no indications of who conducted which interviews.
- Inman, Arthur Crew (Person)
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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Arthur Crew Inman (b. 1895—d. 5 December 1963) was born in Atlanta to Henry Arthur Inman (1869-1951) and Roberta Sutherland Crew (1873-1933). His paternal grandfather was Samuel Martin Inman (1843-1915). Samuel M. Inman was born in Tennessee. After the Civil War he moved to Atlanta where he made his fortune as a Cotton Broker, in land investments and banking. Born into the luxury and wealth of 1890s Atlanta, Arthur C. Inman attended prep school at Haverford School in Pennsylvania, and later spent two years at Haverford College before dropping out. During his two years in college he complained, and saw a number of doctors, regarding non-specific illnesses. After college he moved to Boston, where he purchased several apartments and eventually became a recluse. He found it impossible to tolerate light and noise, refusing, at times, to leave his home. He married Evelyn Yates (1901-1984) on November 10, 1923. Evelyn played a key role in the public life of Arthur C. Inman, serving as his connection to the outside world. Arthur Inman is acknowledged as a poet and author, best known for his prolific diaries, written between 1918 and his death in 1963. The 155 volume set is held by Harvard University, with a published 2 volume edition in 1985.
1 linear ft.
System of Arrangement
Files are arranged in the order originally presented by donor
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Mrs. Arthur C. (Evelyn) Inman, 1967 (1967.25)
General Physical Description note
Extent: 1 linear ft. (one document box)
Collection processed in 2007.
- Arthur C. Inman Papers ahc.MSS 281
- An Inventory of His Papers at the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center
- Inventory prepared by Helen Matthews
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.