|Creator:||Verner, Esther Virginia Bowers, 1896-1982|
|Creator:||Verner, John Early|
|Title:||John Early and Esther Bowers Verner papers|
|Quantity:||0.7 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)|
John Early Verner was born in Franklin County, Georgia and attended Canon High School and Atlanta Law School. He was an attorney in DeKalb County, a Notary Public, Ex-Officio JP of Decatur from 1935, Judge of Decatur Recorders Court and Judge of DeKalb Recorders Court (1959-1967). He married Esther Virginia Bowers in 1921 and had one living child with her, Martha Letitia Verner, born in 1929; Letitia married Leonard J. Galati.
Esther Virginia Bowers Verner (1896-1982) was a 1914 graduate of Gibson-Mercer Institute in Bowman, Georgia, attended Shorter College and graduated from the Atlanta Conservatory of Music. She taught music in the Decatur area for many years. She married John Early Verner in 1921 and had one living child with him, Martha Letitia Verner, born in 1929; Letitia married Leonard J. Galati.
The collection consists of letters, newspaper articles, photographs and examples of the poetry relating to the career of Judge Verner. Also included are research materials and writings from Esther and John, plus photographs, newspaper clippings, county records and related materials, about the families of Verner, Arrendall, Bond, and Bowers.
Arranged in chronological order.
John Early and Esther Bowers Verner papers, 1920-1970. MS 3180. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.