Cabaniss family papers, 1864-1959

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Cabaniss family.
Title: Cabaniss family papers, 1864-1959
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 676
Extent: .25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:Papers of prominent Cabaniss family of Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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


Gift, 1986.


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


Processed by W. Bradford Smith, 1989.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

The Cabaniss and related families were prominent in both business and law in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of the Cabaniss family from 1864-1959. The papers include letters to Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss II (1871-1923), Mary LaRoche (1864-1887), Florence Cabaniss (1873-1887), Lila Cabaniss (1886-1896, 1900-1909, 1912-1956), Sara Cabaniss Thornton (n.d.) and miscellaneous correspondence (1885-1919). These family members lived mainly in Forsyth, Savannah, and Atlanta, Georgia. Also contains newspaper clippings and obituaries related to family members and genealogical and miscellaneous papers pertaining to the Cabaniss, LaRoche and Oliver families. The collection reflects the social climate as well as revealing much about the personal lives of many members of a prominent Georgia family.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by record type.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss II, 1871-1923
1 2 Mary LaRoche, 1864-1887
1 3 Florence Cabaniss, 1873-1887
1 4 Lila Cabaniss, 1886-1896
1 5 Lila Cabaniss, 1900-1909
1 6 Lila Cabaniss, 1912-1956
1 7 Lila Cabaniss, from East Germany, 1959
1 8 Lila Cabaniss, no date
1 9 Sarah Cabaniss Thornton, no date
1 10 Miscellaneous, 1883-1919, no date
Newspaper Clippings and Obituaries
1 11 Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss I
1 12 Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss II
1 12 Mary Cabaniss Battle
1 12 Thomas B. Cabaniss
1 12 George Augustus Cabaniss
1 12 Mary LaRoche
1 13 Judge Cincinnatus Peeples
1 14 Elbridge Gerry Cabaniss III
1 14 Dan Cabaniss
1 15 Sara[h?] Cabaniss Thornton
1 15 Mary Cabaniss
1 16 Miscellaneous
Genealogical and Miscellaneous Papers
1 17 LaRoche and Oliver family history
1 18 Cabaniss family genealogy
1 19 Miscellaneous family papers