|Creator:||Davis, Douglas R., 1944-2011|
|Title:||Douglas R. Davis collection|
|Quantity:||15.75 Linear feet (26 boxes and 1 oversize folder)|
Douglas Roy Davis (1944-2011) was the son of Roy O. Davis (1908-1992) and Mary Jim Burton. He was a lawyer in Austell, Georgia. He graduated from The Darlington School in 1962, attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Mercer University in 1966, where he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He then served for 3 years in the United States Army. He graduated from Walter F. George School of Law and was a member of the State Bar of Georgia since 1972. He had many interests and activities which included being a member of Latham Lodge #12 F&AM for 37 years. He was Master in 1987, the bicentennial year of the Lodge. He is a past president of the Cobb County Genealogical Society and the Georgia Genealogical Society, a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and served on the Georgia Civil War Commission during the Perdue Administration.
The collection consists of genealogy, correspondence, financial ledgers and papers, photographs, and printed material. Most of the material involves Cobb County, Georgia and the families who lived there. Roy Davis, father of Douglas, owned the Roy Davis Funeral Home in Austell and records of the business are included. The Glore family of Mableton is prominently featured in the collection. Homer Alonzo Glore (1874-1944) was a doctor, and his son Louis Harold Glore (1909-1991) worked at Pullman Company 1926-1946 and then had a law practice with his brother Homer A. Glore (1901-1976). The Glore family also developed a subdivision in Mableton called Whispering Pines. The correspondence and genealogy research of Grover Eugene Barber is included. There is information about the history of the Cobb County Post Office, the Cobb County Justice of the Peace office, legal cases of the Glore & Glore law firm, Austell School Board records, and much information about the Pullman Company. Some items collected or purchased by Davis are unrelated to the families or to Georgia, such as the Charles Gordon estate ledger (1875-1884) from Edinburgh, Scotland and an 1882 diary of George S. Paine of Lexington, Massachusetts.
Arranged in alphabetical order
Douglas R. Davis collection, ms 3629. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.