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James W. Busby papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS916f

Scope and Content

This collection contains business receipts and transactions, business cards, correspondence, sympathy cards, paint and stain swatches, work ledgers, salesman booklets, a house construction invoice, and Civil Service Commission applications.


  • 1897-1959, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

James W. Busby (1872-1936) was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Marion Busby (1850-?) and Matilda Harper Busby (1856-?). Busby was self-employed as a house painter. He married Dora Daniels (1879-1937), they divorced in 1902, and he married Sarah C. Busby. Busby then remarried Daniels in 1921 and they were together until 1936 when Busby drowned in the Chattahoochee River. Busby had two stepsons from Dora Daniels, S.S. Daniels and S.P. Daniels.


2 folder(s)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
James W. Busby papers
Emma Jones
July 2019
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305