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Everhart family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS82

Scope and Content

This collection consists of photocopies of art by Adelaide Everhart, family bibles, books, bookplates, brochures, certificates, clippings, correspondence, employment assignments, employment records, genealogy, government records, house records, memos, a receipt, patent records, military records, and school materials. There are four books, including one unpublished work displaying Lucile Bell's interior designs. One published journal contains an essay written by George Everhart in 1950 about the relationship between biochemistry and aviation. This collection contains correspondence between family members, schools and federal departments, and includes greeting cards. Also included are George Everhart's (1917-2004) projects with Union Carbide, the Georgia State Highway, and his employment records. There are federal forms for a United States visa, and information on the status of George's citizenship. House records consist of tax papers and directions from Lay Everhart on how to care for freezing pipes. This collection has a patent for Lay Everhart's development to keep wood from rotting. The certificates include high school diplomas for Jennie and Tussie Everhart; college diplomas earned by George Everhart (1826-1891); a college diploma for Elijah Everhart; and college diplomas received by George Everhart (1917-2004).


  • 1860-2004, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Dr. George Marlow Everhart (1826-1891) was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, to William and Susan Everhart. His brother was Elijah Danner Everhart (1828-1863), a graduate from Bellevue Hospital Medical College. George graduated from Emory-Henry College in Emory, Virginia, in 1852; published "Josephine and Other Poems" in 1858; was a volunteer medic during the Civil War; and preached a sermon to the Confederate Cabinet in 1865. He married Cornelia Adelaide Banner. Cornelia Banner had a sister, Sarah Ann Banner (1834-1862).

George and Cornelia had two children: Adelaide Everhart (1865-1958), an artist whose paintings hung in the Georgia capitol, and Lay Hampton Everhart (1869-1945), a lieutenant in the United States Navy who fought in the Battle of Manila Bay during the Spanish-American War (1898). Lay married Margaret Hogg (1887-1967), and they had two children: George Marlow Everhart (1917-2004) and Margaret Everhart (1918-2001). Margaret Hogg had a sister, Chris Hogg (b. 1893).

Margaret Everhart attended Agnes Scott College and became a nun. George Marlow Everhart (1917-2004) was born in Decatur, Georgia, and became a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army. While stationed in Canada he lost his American citizenship due to the Nationality Act of 1940. After regaining his American citizenship, he earned a bachelor's degree in Nuclear Engineering from the University of North Carolina (now North Carolina State College) in Raleigh, North Carolina, and a bachelor's degree in Commercial Science from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Later George worked as a professional engineer for the Georgia State Highway Department for over twenty years. His wife, Lucille Bell (1903-1991), was an interior designer. They both died in Waycross, Georgia. Additional biographical information about the Everhart family has not been determined.


3.09 linear ft. (two document cases and two oversize boxes)



System of Arrangement

Collection arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1975 with subsequent additions

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been seperated from the collection and are unprocessed. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.

Everhart family papers
Laura Starratt
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Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305