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Robert Lowry papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS738f

Scope and Content

This collection contains an invitation to Robert and Emma Lowry's 50th wedding anniversary celebration and a pamphlet and memoir book from Robert Lowry's 70th birthday banquet; both events were held at Atlanta's Capital City Club. The memoir book includes the tributes of hosts and friends as well as the comments of press and financial journals. The collection also includes a program from the world premiere of Walt Disney's film adaptation of Joel Chandler Harris's Song of the South and animated tales of Uncle Remus, held in Atlanta in 1946.


  • 1910-1946


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert James Lowry (1840-1919) was one of six children born to parents Colonel William Moore Lowry Sr. (1813-1887) and Julia Anne Lowry (1818-1880), in Greene County, Tennessee. The family relocated to Atlanta between 1853 and 1861. Robert married Emma Celestia Markham (1844-1923), in 1862. In 1865 Robert joined his father in banking, and eventually became president of the Lowry Banking Company (later Lowry National Bank). He was also president of the American Bankers' Association (1866-1867), an Atlanta City Council member, and a member of the Atlanta Board of Education.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1991

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.

Robert Lowry papers
Kelley Warrington
February 2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305