George Arthur Booth papers

George Arthur Booth papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Booth, George Arthur
Title: George Arthur Booth papers
Dates: 1898-1976
Quantity: 0.51 Linear feet 1 box, 1 oversized folder
Coll. Number: ms1553

Biographical/Historical Note

George Arthur Booth was a noted Athenian and businessman. He was the president of the McGregor Company, the Athens Chamber of Commerce, and the Athens Industrial Company.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence, receipts, newspaper articles and photographs associated with George Arthur Booth from 1898-1976. Papers regard Athens Industrial Development Corp., Athens Model Sign Ordinance, Retail Merchants' Protective Association, Athens Zoning Ordinances, Retail Merchants Cotton Association, cotton, and University of Georgia, Research Park. Receipts are from businesses in Athens, Georgia. Photographs depict prominent homes in Athens, Georgia, and scenes from the Athens Carnival held in 1900.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Business records--Georgia.
Receipts (Acknowledgments)--Georgia.
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

George Arthur Booth papers, ms 1553, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1Two photographs of men in suits, from the Athens Carnival, circa 1900
11Athens Industrial Development Corp. papers, 1949-1974
Correspondence from Booth, R. B. Hally, William O. Burke, Allen D. Stephenson, Ernest P. Brinkley; List of certificate holders; Order of business for annual stockholders meeting; Copy of by-laws; Copy of indenture; Meeting minutes; List of prospects for Board Membership.
1aNewspaper articles, 1949-1950, 1963
Three newspaper articles concerning the city of Athens, Georgia, and the University of Georgia.
2Athens Model Sign Ordinance prepared by Heery and Heery, Architects, Engineers, and Planners, 1965
3Retail Merchants' Protective Association papers, undated
Constitution and by-laws of the Retail Merchants' Protective Association, Athens, Georgia; List of names and financial figures.
4Athens Zoning Ordinances & Athens, Ga. map, 1949, undated
5Program for G. A. Booth's Anniversary Dinner, 1957
Includes biography of G. A. Booth, President of The McGregor Company.
6Newspaper articles, 1918-1945
Newspaper articles from The Milledgeville Times, The Atlanta Constitution, Athens Banner-Herald, The Athens Daily Herald.
7Correspondence & List of matters discussed at meeting held by The Executive Committee of the Retail Merchants Cotton Association, 1914
8Correspondence from State Department of Public Welfare, Atlanta, Ga., Board of Commissioners, Athens, Ga., Clarke County Department of Public Welfare, Athens, Ga., 1937
9Correspondence, 1973-1976
10Cotton certificates, undated
11Receipts, 1910-1911
Tax Collector, Clarke County, Ga.; Y.M.C.A. Glee Club; Wingfield Brothers & Company, Fine Clothing and Gents Furnishing Goods; Standard Lumber & Manufacturing Company; Charles A. Scudder, Watchmaker and Jeweler.
12Receipts, 1912
Ideal Market, Fancy Native and Western Meats; Standard Pressing Company, Dyeing and Dry Cleaning; Davidson-Nicholson Company, Wholesale and Retail; H. T. Huggins & Son; J. P. Fears; Dorsey Furniture Company; Erwin & Company; W. H. Fuller.
13Receipts, 1913
Michael Brothers, Retail Department; Chas. Stern Co.
14Receipts, 1914
John White Welch, Cotton Factor; Hardeman & Phinizy, Cotton Commission Merchants.
15Receipt, 1918
Democratic National Committee, Washington, D. C.
16Receipts, 1928
Armstrong & Dodds, Inc., Gin Ticket
17Receipt, 1938
Armstrong & Dobbs, Gin Ticket
18Receipt, undated
Charles A. Scudder, Watchmaker and Jeweler
19Georgia University, Research Park papers, 1967, 1971
Maps; Correspondence; Policies.
20Miscellaneous, undated, 1898-1912
Ladies Garden Club, Athens, Ga., America's First Garden Club booklet; List of Antebellum Houses in Athens, Ga.; Postcard; Tech Souvenir: Tech-Georgia Base Ball Games.
21Photographs of Henry W. Grady Home, Ben Hill Home, Home of Mary Harding, Athens Carnival, undated, 1900