William Callaway Estes papers, 1875-1926

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Estes, William Callaway, 1856-1926.
Title: William Callaway Estes papers, 1875-1926
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 509
Extent: .75 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversized papers box (OP))
Abstract:Collection of papers of William Callaway Estes, a physician and businessman from Georgia.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1968.


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


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Callaway Estes, physician and businessman, was born in Clayton County, Georgia, September 19, 1856, and died August 12, 1926, in Rex, Georgia. He earned his medical degree from Atlanta Medical College (1895), and practiced in Rex, Georgia (1895-January 1901; 1916-1926), and in Atlanta, Georgia (1901-August 1916). He and his brother, James, opened a blacksmith and wagon repair business (1884), and bought the contract for the Joshua Berry Grain Cradle, which they manufactured and sold (1885-1921). Their business also made furniture under the name Estes-Walcott Company (1923) and the Rex Chair Company (1930).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of four account books, a contract, three deeds, and a diploma. The account books (1899-1915) relate to Estes's medical practice; the contract (1885) is for the Joshua Berry Grain Cradle; the deeds (1875; 1887) are for land lots in Clayton County; and the diploma (1895) is from Atlanta Medical College.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 Daily visiting list
1 2 Indentures
1 3 Ledger
1 4 Ledger
2 1 Ledger, 1899-1904