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Douglas R. Davis collection

Douglas R. Davis collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Douglas R. Davis collection
Creator: Davis, Douglas R., 1944-2011
Inclusive Dates: 1815-2007
Bulk Dates: 1912-1980
Language(s): English
Extent: 15.75 Linear Feet 26 boxes and 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms3629
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Douglas Roy Davis (1944-2011) was the son of Roy O. Davis (1908-1992) and Mary Jim Burton, was a lawyer in Austell, Georgia. He graduated from The Darlington School in 1962, attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Mercer University in 1966, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He then served for 3 years in the United States Army. He graduated from Walter F. George School of Law and was a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1972. He had many interests and activities which included being a member of Latham Lodge #12 F&AM for 37 years. He was Master in 1987, the bicentennial year of the Lodge. He is a past president of the Cobb County Genealogical Society and the Georgia Genealogical Society, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and served on the Georgia Civil War Commission during the Perdue Administration.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, financial ledgers and papers, photographs, and printed material. Most of the material involves Cobb County, Georgia and the families who lived there. Roy Davis, father of Douglas, owned the Roy Davis Funeral Home in Austell and records of the business are included. The Glore family of Mableton, who developed a subdivision in Mableton called Whispering Pines, is featured in the collection. Homer Alonzo Glore (1874-1944) was a doctor, and his son Louis Harold Glore (1909-1991) worked at Pullman Company 1926-1946 and then had a law practice with his brother Homer A. Glore (1901-1976). The correspondence and genealogy research of Grover Eugene Barber is included. There is information about the history of the Cobb County Post Office, the Cobb County Justice of the Peace office, legal cases of the Glore & Glore law firm, Austell School Board records, and much information about the Pullman Company. Some items collected or purchased by Davis are unrelated to the families or to Georgia, such as the Charles Gordon estate ledger (1875-1884) from Edinburgh, Scotland and an 1882 diary of George S. Paine of Lexington, Massachusetts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Douglas R. Davis collection, ms3629, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Cobb County (Ga.)
Glore, Louis Harold, 1909-1991
Mableton (Ga.)
Minutes (administrative records)
Pullman Company

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Genealogy - Alexander Family
12Genealogy - Benning Family Bible Record
13Genealogy - Callaway Family
14Genealogy - Council Family
15Genealogy - Davis Family
16Genealogy - Davis Family by Alvin M. Townley, Jr.
17Genealogy - Dodgen Family
18Genealogy - Gann Family
19Genealogy - Glore Family
110Biographical Information - Glore Family
21Grover Eugene Barber - Correspondence, 1965
22Grover Eugene Barber - Genealogy Research Correspondence, re: Alexander Family, 1960-1988
23-4Grover Eugene Barber - Genealogy Research Correspondence, re: Barber and Gann Families, 1958-1988
25Grover Eugene Barber - Genealogy Research Correspondence, re: Dodgen Family, 1959
26Grover Eugene Barber - Genealogy Research Correspondence, re: Stephens Family, 1965, 1974
27Grover Eugene Barber - Genealogy Research Notebook
28Grover Eugene Barber - Diary, 1934, 1948
29Grover Eugene Barber - Mableton High School Commencement Invitation (1934), Mableton High School Valedictory Speech (1934), Writings About School in Mableton, Selective Service Card (1941), 1934, 1941
210Mary Jim Burton - Diary, Shorter College (1933-1936), University of Georgia (1936-1937), 1933-1937
31Cobb County, Georgia - Austell American Legion Auxiliary Applications for Membership, B-W, 1942-1945
32Cobb County, Georgia - Austell American Legion Auxiliary Minutes, 1938-1947
33Cobb County, Georgia - Austell American Legion Auxiliary Correspondence, Membership, By-Laws, 1938-1948
34Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Roy Davis Funeral Home Correspondence, Financial Papers, etc., 1910-1980
35-6Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Roy Davis Funeral Home Ledger, Funeral Register, 1953-1954, 1957
37Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Roy Davis Funeral Home Ledger, Ambulance Calls, 1956-1958
38Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Roy Davis Funeral Home Accountys Ledger, 1942-1949
39-10Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Roy Davis Funeral Home National Funeral Arrangement Sheets, 1954-1957
41-5Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Correspondence, 1927-1939, undated
46-8Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Minutes, 1927-1944
49Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Payroll, 1931-1936
410Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Resolution re: Contract with DeKalb Construction Company, 1938
411Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board: School Blueprints and Floor Plan, Hand-Drawn Map, undated
412Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Accounts Ledger of Expenses, Building Fund, Salaries, etc., 1931-1936
413Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Accounts Ledger of Maintenance, 1936-1938
414Cobb County, Georgia Board of Education - Austell School Board Receipts, Promissory Notes, etc., 1928-1944
51Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - William Patrick Davis Drugstore Accounts Ledger (1912-1915), Roy Davis Funeral Home (1941), 1912-1915, 1941
52Cobb County, Georgia - Austell - Perkerson Mill Accounts Ledger, undated
53-4Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace, 1911, 1968-1983, undated
232Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace Criminal Docket Book, 1915-1928
233Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace Civil Docket Book, 1915-1928
55Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace Ledger - Douglas R. Davis - Register of Marriages (1981-1983), Genalogy Clients (1974-1975), 1974-1975, 1981-1983
56Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace - Marriage Ceremony Book Used by Douglas Davis, 1981-1983
57Cobb County, Georgia - Justice of the Peace Association, 1975-1983
6Cobb County, Georgia - Mableton - Ledger: Post Office Money Orders with Receipts Separated, 1898-1933
231Cobb County, Georgia - Mableton - Post Office Stamp and Postal Accounts, 1888-1892
71Cobb County, Georgia - Post Offices: Mableton, Austell, 1882, 1912-1913, 1930, 1955, 1976, 1982, 1990
72Cobb County, Georgia - Thomas Benton Dodgen Ledger: Store Accounts (1901), JL Dodgen Estate (1901-1918), 1901-1918
73F. C. Collier Accounts Ledger - Palmetto, Georgia, 1883-1884
74Douglas R. David Correspondence, 1971-2004
75Roy O. Davis Correspondence and Deeds, 1946-1956
76Anne Frances Dundas Estate Ledger - Edinburgh, Scotland, 1888-1911
77J. M. Gann Correspondence, 1906
81-2Homer Alonzo Glore Medical School Notebooks, 1895-1896
83Homer Alonzo Glore Medical School Notebook with Accounts, 1896-1897
84Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Ledger - Store (Mableton, Georgia 1917-1918), Miscellaneous Accounts (1929-1946), 1917-1918, 1929-1946
85Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Ledger - Store (Mableton, Georgia), 1919
91Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Ledgers - Lumber Store (Mableton, Georgia), circa 1904-1909
92Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Ledgers and Letters - Mableton, Georgia Drug Store, 1911-1919
93Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Notebook - Newspaper Deliveries and School Supplies, 1917-1924
94Homer Alonzo Glore Accounts Ledgers - Weekly Time Books, 1931, undated
95-6Homer Alonzo Glore Correspondence, 1915-1961, undated
97Homer Alonzo Glore Legal Papers - Application for Admission to the Bar, 1923
98Homer Alonzo Glore Leases for Law Office - Peachtree Arcade (Atlanta, Georgia), 1935-1941
234Homer Alonzo Glore Lumber Store Ledger of Accounts, 1917-1919
99Glore Family Deeds, 1926-1940
910Glore Family Financial Papers, 1906-1976
911Glore Family - Whispering Pines Subdivision (Mableton, Georgia) Information and History, 1938, undated
912Glore Family - Whispering Pines Subdivision (Mableton, Georgia) Correspondence, 1932-1956
913Glore Family - Whispering Pines Subdivision (Mableton, Georgia) Plats, undated
914Glore Family - Whispering Pines Subdivision (Mableton, Georgia) Financial Papers, 1931-1959
915-18Glore Family Legal Correspondence, 1925-1948, undated
101-9Glore Family Law Office Legal Cases and Documents, 1917-1935, 1937-1959, 1962-1963
111Louis Harold Glore Correspondence, 1929-1990
112-3Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Roy E. Barnes, 1968-1990, undated
114Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Arthur K. Bolton, 1981
115Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - George Busbee, 1975-1981
116Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Robert L. Carter, 1943
117Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Allen Chappell, 1946
118Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Cobb County, Georgia, 1948-1974
119Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Cobb Federal Savings and Loan Association, 1964-1972, undated
1110Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Henry H. Cobb, 1960, 1962
1111Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Roy and Cecil Daniel, 1950-1988
1112Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - James J. Daniell, 1931-1967
1113Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - James C. Davis, 1947
1114Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Louis Dodgen, 1930-1983
1115Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Randall Evans, Jr., 1960
1116-17Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Mary Dodgen Few, 1975-1977, 1979-1985, undated
1118Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Ben W. Fortson, Jr., 1957, 1970
1119Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Louise Frix and Lucille Davis, 1971, 1981
1120Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Louise Glore, 1971-1981
1121Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Carroll Hart, 1972
1122Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - G. Robert Howard, 1970
1123Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Richard B. Hubbard, 1976
1124Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Letters to the Editor, 1929, 1931, undated
1125Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - W. B. Manley, Jr. , 1932-1645, 1974
1126Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Harold M. Morris, 1953
1127Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Antha Mulkey , 1942-1978
1128Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - B. D. Murphy, 1962
1129Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Steve Polk, 1973
1130Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Maggie Prater, 1933-1947
1131Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Hermon Talmadge, 1947-1962
1132Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Jeanine Dodgen Thomas, 1981, 1983
1133Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - C. B. and Margaret Thornton, 1939, 1943
1134Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Jane Werner, 1981-1982
1135Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Frederick C. Woody, 1943-1944
1136Louis Harold Glore Correspondence - Unknown Names, 1934-1978, undated
121-4Louis Harold Glore Accounts Books, 1933-1943, 1946, 1949
125Louis Harold Glore - Cobb County Superior Court Cases (1932, 1948, 1964), Jury (1930), 1930, 1932, 1948, 1964
126-8Louis Harold Glore Diary, 1948, 1955, 1964
131Louis Harold Glore Estate Papers, 1991-1993
132Louis Harold Glore Estate Papers - Inventory of Personal Property, 1991-1992
133Louis Harold Glore Medical Reports, 1987-1989
134Louis Harold Glore Property - Cobb County - Correspondence, Plats, Land Transactions, and Law Books, 1938-1968, undated
135Louis Harold Glore Scrapbook, 1935-1985, undated
136Louis Harold Glore - Supreme Court of Georgia - Appointment as Law Assistant, 1948
137Louis Harold Glore Writings, 1954, 1981, undated
138Louis Harold Glore Writings with Photographs Attached, re: Cobb County, Georgia, 1976, undated
139Louis Harold Glore Writings - Atlanta Law School, 1927-1930
1310Louis Harold Glore Writings re: Lucius Coleman Groves, 1959-1960
1311Louis Harold Glore Writings - My Pig and I - Cobb County Fair, 1918
1312Louis Harold Glore Writings - Poems, undated
1313Louis Harold Glore Writings - School Papers, undated
141-5Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Correspondence, 1929-1949, 1961-1977, 1980-1983
146Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Correspondence - George Barrow, 1970-1979
147Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Correspondence - William Clarence Edwards, 1930-1946, 1966, 1970, undated
148Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Correspondence - Carl E. Jones, 1929-1948
149Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Notebooks, 1944-1947
1410Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings re: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Pullman Private Car, 1974, undated
1411Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings - Glore's Job and Salary, 1926-1946
1412Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings - Newspaper Articles, 1973-1981
1413Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings re: Pullman Company, undated
1414Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings - Pullman Employees' Reunions, 1971-1980, undated
1415Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings - Speeches, undated
1416Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Writings - Work-Related Incidents, 1945, undated
151Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Assigned Cars, undated
152Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Atlanta Passenger Club, 1930-1946
115Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Calendar, 1941
153Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Departure of Cars Daily Reports, 1945
154Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Itinerary for Lines 248, 2027, 2042, 2049, 2231, 2601, 1944-1946
155Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Itinerary for Lines 2614, 2626, 2628, 2610, 2626, 1944-1946
156Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Itinerary for Lines 2631, 2641, 2653, 2656, 1944-1946
157Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Itinerary for Lines 2657, 2682, 2685, 2698, 2702, 2705, 2794, 3199, 3211, 3233, 3402, 3431, 1944-1946
158Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Job Instruction Sheets, 1946
159Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Lines Instituted or Changed, undated
1510-17Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Memos to Employees, 1932-1946, undated
161Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Minutes, 1933, 1945
162Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Operation of Conductors, 1945, 1946
163Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Operation of Porters, 1946
164Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Personal Job Information, 1937-1945, undated
165Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Position Description Instructions, undated
166Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Pullman Company vs. Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Agreement, 1946
167Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Pullman Company vs. Order of Railway Conductors, 1945-1946
168Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Pullman News (Typed Copies), 1929-1931
169Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Relief Porters and Conductors, undated
1610Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Reports of Non-Paying Passengers, 1941-1943
1611Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Rosters of Employees, 1938-1946, undated
1612Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company Staff Correspondence, 1936-1946
1613Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - Suggestions by Employees, 1941-1946
1614Louis Harold Glore - Pullman Company - General Papers, 1942-1943, undated
171Charles Gordon Estate Ledger - Edinburgh, Scotland, 1875-1884
172John H. Hulme - Correspondence to, 1922-1928
173Junior Order of United American Mechanics Membership Book - Dallas, Georgia Council (1905-1918), Military Service Forms (1917-1918), 1905-1918
174Junior Order of United American Mechanics Pledge Books - Dallas Council #34 - Dallas, Georgia, 1905-1918
175Junior Order of United American Mechanics - "Ritual of the Junior Order of United American Mechanics," by HH Eddy (2 copies), 1909
176J. W. Lyle Corroespondence and Promissory Note, 1916-1918
177W. F. McGlamery and Mrs. G. W. Keith Correspondence, 1936
178Maner Family Correspondence, 1938-1948, undated
179Jack Mangum Letter to Clyde Clay, 1943 January 31
1710Sarah Ruth Morris Correspondence, 1918-1923, undated
1711Sarah Ruth Morris Notebooks of Rhymes, Jokes, and School Notes, circa 1920
1712Ed Outlaw Letter to Mr. Sentz, 1923 November 23
181George S. Paine Diary (Lexington, Massachusetts), 1882
191-2Park Family (Greenville, Georgia) Correspondence and Financial Papers, 1866-1909
193Park Family (Greenville, Georgia) - Research About the Family Done by Douglas R. Davis, 2007
194Harriett Pitts Accounts Ledger (Winchester, England), 1868-1886
195Southern Railway System Correspondence, 1907-1966
196-7Troutman and Troutman Attorneys (Atlanta, Georgia) Accounts Ledger (1912-1932), Robert Troutman Letter (1970), 1912-1932, 1970
198Unidentified Poem, Wade Promissory Note, Miscellaneous Letters, 1921-1922, 1931, undated
201Printed Material - Various Subjects, 1963, undated
202Printed Material - Atlanta, Georgia, 1940, 1944, undated
203Printed Material - Atlanta Passenger Club - Atlanta Transportation News (1945-1946), Roster, Constitution, and Bylaws (1945), 1945-1946
204Printed Material - Civil War, undated
205Printed Material - Cobb County, Georgia, undated
221Printed Material - Envelope and First Issue Stamp Collection, 1890-1986
206Printed Material - Fort Benning (Georgia) Graduation Program Officer Candidate Class, 1943
207Printed Material - "The Hornet's Nest" Newsletter - Sons of the American Revolution, 1978, 1995
208Printed Material - Medicine and Health, 1946, undated
209Printed Material - Politics, 1954, undated
2010Printed Material - Postcard Album - Mainly Cobb County, Georgia, undated
2011Printed Material - Pullman Company - Various Subjects, 1944-1945, undated
2012Printed Material - Pullman Company Booklets for Employees, 1920-1941, undated
2013Printed Material - Pullman Company Booklets re: Cars and Interiors, 1937, undated
2014Printed Material - Pullman Company Booklets related to World War II, 1945, undated
211Printed Material - Pullman Company - Instructions to Conductors, 1935, 1939
212Printed Material - Pullman Company - "List of Military Installations" (1945), "List of Military Posts, Camps..." (1944), 1944-1945
213Printed Material - Pullman Company Stock - Annual Reports, 1936-1952
214Printed Material - Pullman Company Timetables, 1939-1946, 1968
215Printed Material - Religion, 1945, 1992, undated
216Printed Material - Sons of Confederate Veterans, 1976, 1994
217Printed Material - Southern Railway Station, 1939, undated
218Photographs - Louis Harold Glore, undated
219Photographs - Identified People, undated
2110Photographs - Removed from Postcard Album, undated
2111Photographs - Automobile Wreck, unidentified, undated
2112Photographs - Trains, undated
2113Photographs - Whispering Pines Subdivision - Cobb County, Georgia, undated
11Photograph - Woman's Club, 7th District, Austell, Georgia, 1923
2114Photographs (Removed from Photo Album), undated
2115Photographs - Daguerrotypes, Unidentified (Removed from Photo Album), undated
235Kerley and Causey Company - Store Accounts Ledger Sweetwater Town (Cobb County), Patrick H. Causey (1839-1841), Other Scattered Entries (1845-1866), 1839-1841, 1845-1866
241Certificate - Appointment of Douglas R. Davis as Lieutenant Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor's Staff, 1979
242Certificate - Appointment of Homer Alonzo Glore as Postmaster of Mableton (Georgia), 1946
243Certificate - Awarded to Austell, Georgia as a Bicentennial Community, 1976
244Print of Oil Painting by Frederico Lloveras Titled "Washington" (Capitol Building), undated
245Copy of Color Print of Crescent Trains by Gil Reid, undated
246Sketch of Mable House (Mableton, Georgia), undated
247Genealogy Chart - Clay Family, undated
248Lithograph - Robert E. Lee
249Poster - Darlington School (Rome, Georgia)
2410Poster - American Presidency
2411Poster - Magna Carta
2412Poster - Descendants of George Washington
2413Poster - John F. Kennedy
2414Chessboard Cover Painted on Back of Original Vellum Document
2415Oil Painting - Donald Duck by unknown artist
251-2Map - Cobb County (Georgia) Highway , 1966, 1973
253-4Map - Cobb County (Georgia) , 1946, 1958
255Map - Historic Cobb County (Georgia) , 1975
256Hall's Map of Georgia, circa 1898
257Map - State of Georgia - Original and 1895 Counties and Land Lot Disctricts (3 copies)
258Map - Colonial Georgia by Marion R. Hemperley, 1979
259Map - Georgia, 1881
2510Map - Georgia Showing Major Campaign Areas and Engagement Sites of the War Between the States (2 Copies), 1961
2511Map - Atlanta by Larry Defee, circa 1965
2512Map - Atlanta Campaign by Chuck Brown, undated
2513Map - Showing the Flight and Pursuit of Jefferson Davis, Framed, undated
2514Map - Stony Man Region in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia), 1964
2515Map - County of Culpeper (Virginia), 1776
2516Chart - Harbor of Rhode Island and Narraganset Bay (2 Copies), 1776
2517Royal Manor of Striguil (England), 1969
261Ribbon - Georgia State Fair, 1918
262Pencil - Roy Davis Funeral Home
263Muslin Fabric Samples - Rich's Department Store (Atlanta, Georgia)
264Bore Cleaner Minnie Ball
12Check Map - J. R. DeJournette, Austell, Georgia, undated
13Indenture - Frankin County, Georgia, Thomas King/Matthew Tippens, 1845
14Certificate - William Dickson, Masons, 1815
15Blueprint - Lots in Mableton, Georgia, undated
16Plat - Bowden Lithia Spring Pavilion, undated
17Map - 18th District, 2nd Section, undated
18Charter - For Order of KKK to Be Established in Austell, Georgia, 1924
19Posters (2) - Plats to Be Auctioned, Cincinnati Junction (Austell, Georgia), 1882
110Poster - WWII, "Americans Will Always Fight for Freedom", 1943
111Check Map - Junction of Georgia Pacific and Central of Georgia Railroad in Cobb County, Georgia, 1882
112Poster - Plats to Be Auctioned in Austell, Georgia, 1887
113Blueprint - Subdivision of G. W. Glore Estate, Mableton, Georgia, 1942
114Plat - Rose Hill Cemetery, Austell, Georgia, 1948