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Walter Turner Candler papers, 1904-1967

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z37g

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Candler, Walter Turner, 1885-1967.
Title: Walter Turner Candler papers, 1904-1967
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 68
Extent: .5 linear feet (1 box), 2 bound volumes (BV), 1 oversized bound volume (OBV), 1 oversized papers box (OP), and AV Masters: .25 linear feet (CLP2)
Abstract:Papers of Walter T. Candler, Atlanta businessman and philanthropist, including correspondence, clippings, photographs, and biographical information.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Special restrictions apply: Use copies have not been made for audiovisual material in this collection. Researchers must contact the Rose Library at least two weeks in advance for access to these items. Collection restrictions, copyright limitations, or technical complications may hinder the Rose Library's ability to provide access to audiovisual material.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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

Related Materials in This Repository

Asa Griggs Candler papers, Charles Howard Candler papers, Warren A. Candler papers, and the Candler family collection. Other materials relating to Lullwater Estate and the Walter T. Candler Lectures are in the Emory Archives.


Gift, 1967.


[after identification of item(s)], Walter Turner Candler papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Russey, March 15, 2006.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Walter Turner Candler (1885-1967), businessman, philanthropist, and horse sportsman, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, October 5, 1885, and died there April 23, 1967. Son of Asa Griggs Candler, he was a graduate of Emory College and president of the Class of 1907. Candler endowed two lectureships at Emory University, the Walter T. Candler Lectureship (1952) and the John Gordon Stipe Memorial Lectureship in Spanish Culture (1953); helped organize the Emory Alumni Association (president, 1943-1946); and received the Alumni Award of Honor. He raised horses for harness racing and had a racetrack on his estate, Lullwater, which was acquired by Emory in 1958.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists the papers of Walter Turner Candler from 1907-1967. The papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, and information relating to Lullwater (his estate and home), harness racing, the Emory College Class of 1907, and the Walter T. Candler Lecture Series at Emory University.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
CLP2 - Audiovisual, The Nun's Priest's Tale, Canterbury Tales, reading by Kemp Malone, 1953
BV1 Bible, with inscription from Asa Candler, 1904
OP1 1 Calendar, 1957
OP1 2 Calendar, 1966
1 1 Class of 1907
OVB1 Class of 1907 scrapbook
1 2 Datebook, 1915
1 3 Horse racing
OP1 3 Horse racing plaque, 1966
BV2 Horse racing scrapbook, 1930
1 4 Lullwater House, photographs and clippings
1 5 Magazine clippings, brochures, 1934-1959
1 6 Newspaper clippings, 1924-1967
1 7 Photographs
1 8 Tributes, 1967
OP1 4 Tribute plaque, Hambletonian Society