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James H. Elliott airplane papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS917f

Scope and Content

This collection contains James H. Elliott, Sr.'s personal notes on his 1920 plane crash. It also contains newspaper clippings covering the crash, notes he made about the first hangar at the Atlanta Municipal Airport, a ticket from the J. H. Elliott Aeroplane Company, and a copy of The Air Line Pilot magazine from 1953.


  • 1920-1953, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 Hardee Elliott, Sr. (1892-1975) was born in Conyers, Georgia, to Thomas Adolphus Elliott (1861-1927) and Fannie Lou Elliott (1863-1937). He attended the Georgia School of Technology, where he was in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was an amateur pilot and in 1920 crashed his plane in Atlanta. In 1922 he founded the J. H. Elliott Appraisals and Antiques Company, an antique shop on Peachtree Street. He married Jane Mae Webb Elliott (1894-1960) and they had one child, James Hardee Elliott, Jr. (1929-1998). James Elliott, Sr. was a member of the OX5 Aviation Pioneers, the Yaarab Temple in Atlanta, and the Atlanta Historical Society.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2013

Related Archival Materials

Visual materials have been separated from this collection. Please contact an archivist for access to these materials.

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2019.
James H. Elliott airplane papers
Kurt List
July 2017
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Language of description
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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