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Caroline M. Clarke photographs of the Candler family

Collection number: ahc.VIS376

Scope and Content

This collection contains photographs of the Candler family, who were related to Caroline M. Clark on her mother's side. This collection includes a photograph of Martha Candler with seven of her sons: Milton (1837-1909), Ezekiel (1838-1915), Noble (1841-1887), William (1847-1928), Asa (1851-1929), Warren (1857-1941), and John (1861-1941). Another photograph features Asa Candler with his wife, Lucy (1878-1919), and their children: Asa Jr. (1880-1953), Lucy (1883-1962), William (1890-1936), Charles (1878-1957), and Walter (1885-1967). Also included are photographs of John (1841-1906) and Laura McKoy (1844-1932), an image of a painting of congressman Charles Murphey (1799-1861), and postmortem portraits of an unidentified infant.


  • Approximately 1840-1890


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

Caroline M. Clarke (1906-1994) was born in Georgia to Samuel (1875-?) and Claude McKinney (nee Candler) (1877-1972). She married Oscar T. Clarke (1899-1958) and had one daughter, Louise H. Reaves (1933-?). Caroline Clarke served as director of the Dekalb County Public Welfare Department from 1944 to 1972. Following her retirement, she authored two books: The Story of Decatur, 1823-1899 and The Story of the Decatur Presbyterian Church, 1825-1975.


10 image(s) (10 black and white photographs)



System of Arrangement

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978


This collection was previously catalogued as CLK.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2020.

Caroline M. Clarke photographs of the Candler family
Kate Daly
February 2020
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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