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Grant and Slaton family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS449

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs of members of the Grant and Slaton families. It also includes images of residences belonging to George W. Connor, John Thomas Grant, William Daniel Grant, John W. Grant Sr., John Marshall Slaton, and Hugh T. Inman. Of special note are portraits of Emily MacDougald (Mrs. Edward H. Inman) in her wedding dress. Locations are unknown unless otherwise noted.


  • approximately 1845-1955, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing 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.

Biographical / Historical

John William Grant (1867-1938) was born in West Point, Georgia, to William Daniel Grant (1837-1901) and Sallie Fannie Reid (1839-1920). He had two siblings: Sarah Frances Grant (1870-1945) and William Reid Grant. John William Grant’s grandfather, John Thomas Grant (1813-1887), founded Fannin, Grant and Company. John W. Grant graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens in 1886 and earned a master's degree in accounting from the Eastman Business College in Poughkeepsie, New York. He married Annie Martin Inman (1873- ?), daughter of Hugh T. Inman, on April 11, 1893, and they had five children: Margaret VanDyke Wilmer (1894-1974); William D. (1895-1931); Hugh Inman (1896-1906); John W. Inman Jr. (1901-1972); and Annie Inman (1903-1993).

John Marshall Slaton (1866-1955) was born to Nancy Jane Martin and William Franklin Slaton near Greenville, Georgia. He attended Sam Bailey Institute in Griffin, Georgia. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1874, where he graduated from Boys High School in 1880. In 1886, he earned his Master of Arts degree from the University of Georgia. Slaton married Sarah Frances Grant in 1898; the couple had no children. Slaton represented Fulton County in the Georgia House of Representatives (1896-1909), and was Speaker of the House (1905-1909). In addition, he represented the thirty-fifth district in the Georgia State Senate (1909-1913), serving as President of the Senate in 1909. He was appointed acting governor when Hoke Smith was elected to the U. S. Senate in 1911. He then was elected Georgia's sixtieth governor in 1913, winning all but ten counties, and served until 1915 when he political career ended as a direct result of commuting Leo Frank's death sentence to life imprisonment after his conviction for Mary Phagan's murder.


139 item(s) (135 black and white photographic prints, two drawings, and two postcards)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1974, with subsequent additions

Bias in Description

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This collection was previously catalogued as GS and WJO.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2023.

Grant and Slaton family photographs
Kate Daly and Halle Smith
November 2023
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305