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AVARY, ROBERT LEE, B. 1863.
Robert Lee Avary papers, 1895-1947

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

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Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8xz01


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Avary, Robert Lee, b. 1863.
Title: Robert Lee Avary papers, 1895-1947
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 460
Extent: 2.25 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Abstract:Correspondence, business papers, and printed materials of Atlanta lawyer and educator Robert Lee Avary.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Source

Gift, 1965.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Robert Lee Avary papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert Lee Avary, lawyer and educator, was born June 15, 1863, in DeKalb County, Georgia. He attended Emory College (A.B., 1886) and the University of Georgia (1890, LL.B.) and was admitted to the Georgia Bar (1890), after which he began to practice law in Atlanta. He was a professor of medical jurisprudence at the Atlanta Medical College and Southern Medical College (both became part of Emory University, 1915), a professor of law at Atlanta Law School, president of the Emory College Alumni Association for fifteen years, and vice president of the Atlanta Bar Association.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, business papers, and printed materials of Robert Lee Avary from 1895-1947. Materials relate to the Emory College Alumni Association, the establishment of Emory in Atlanta, Emory University, the Atlanta Medical College, Southern Medical College, the county unit school system (1942), and the First Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Business papers include bills and receipts. Correspondence and business papers of Howard Vann Epps, a former judge on the City Court of Atlanta are also included.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.


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Container List

Robert Lee Avary papers
Box Folder Content
1 1 Correspondence, 1895-1915
1 2 Correspondence, 1916-1925
1 3 Correspondence, 1926-1933
1 4 Correspondence, 1934-1949
1 5 Materials re the Emory Alumni Association and the establishment of Emory in Atlanta, 1895-1914
1 6 Materials re the Emory Alumni Association and the establishment of Emory in Atlanta, 1915
1 7 Materials re the Emory Alumni Association and the establishment of Emory in Atlanta, 1916
1 8 Materials re the Emory Alumni Association and the establishment of Emory in Atlanta, 1917-1942
1 9 Miscellaneous materials-commencement and lecture programs, honor rolls, etc. re to Emory University
2 1 Miscellaneous materials-commencement and lecture programs, honor rolls, etc. re to Emory University
2 2 Miscellaneous materials-commencement and lecture programs, honor rolls, etc. re to Emory University
2 3 Miscellaneous materials
2 4 Atlanta Medical College and Southern Medical College, charters and other miscellaneous materials
2 5 Atlanta Medical College, miscellany
2 6 Atlanta Medical College, miscellany
3 1 Avary papers re County Unit School System Change-over, 1942
3 2 Avary, Church papers, primarily concerning the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Atlanta
3 3 Issues of The Tatler
3 4 Robert Avary, miscellany
3 5 Robert Avary, miscellany
3 6 Miscellaneous advertisements
4 1 Business receipts, January 1896-December 1898
Howard Vann Epps papers
4 2 Business receipts, January-December 1899
4 3 Business receipts, January-December 1900 and August 28, 1917
4 4 Correspondence, Bills, etc, December 1895-July, 1909
4 5 Miscellaneous legal materials
4 6 Materials relating to his index, digest of Georgia reports (this folder needs cleaning)
4 7 Miscellaneous materials
4 8 Materials of G.D. Vann Epps
5 1 Miscellaneous bills and receipts, 1903
5 2 Miscellaneous bills and receipts, 1904
5 3 Miscellaneous bills and receipts, N.D.
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