William Arnold Hemphill collection, 1898-1902

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zf7h

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hemphill, William Arnold, 1842-1902.
Title: William Arnold Hemphill collection, 1898-1902
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 511
Extent: 0.50 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Collection of material relating to Atlanta mayor and businessman, William Arnold Hemphill including speeches, clippings, and photocopies of correspondence.
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, 1968, with subsequent additions.


[after identification of item(s)], William Arnold Hemphill collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Biographical Note

William Arnold Hemphill, Atlanta mayor, publisher, and businessman, was born May 5, 1842, in Athens, Georgia, and died August 17, 1902, in Atlanta, Georgia. Founder and publisher of the Atlanta Constitution (1868-1902), he also served as an Atlanta alderman (1888) and as mayor (1891-1892). Among his many administrative positions, he was a trustee of Emory College and of Grady Hospital, a president and organizer of three banking associations, and vice president and director of the Cotton States International Exposition (1895).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of materials related to William Arnold Hemphill from 1898-1902. The papers include clippings, speeches, and photocopies of Hemphill’s letters. Portions of the collection are available in photocopy only.

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