Dr. Henry F. Shorter papers
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Dr. Henry F. Shorter papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Auburn Avenue Research Library
Creator: Shorter, Henry F.
Title: Dr. Henry F. Shorter papers
Dates: 1886-1994
Quantity: 0.5 linear ft.
Abstract:The collection spans 1886 to 1994 and consists of photographs depicting Shorter family members and friends dating from 1907 to 1920, legal and financial documents including deeds, titles, and Henry F. Shorter, Sr.'s will, correspondence, minutes of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Sunday School convention in 1904, and a set of picture postcards of Muscle Shoals and Florence, Alabama.
Identification: aarl94-007

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Henry F. Shorter, Atlanta native, attended Summerhill School as a child.

Scope and Content Note

The Dr. Henry F. Shorter Papers are stored in one box, and are placed in folders #001-027. Include in the collection are numerous Deeds; Real Estate documents; Titles; correspondence; and minutes from various counties, in the State of Georgia.

Included also are sepia-tone photographs. The photographs are so named because of their brownish looking color and/or rotten appearance to them.


Arranged by type.

Index Terms

Financial records.
Legal documents.
Picture postcards.
Shorter family

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dr. Henry F. Shorter papers. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.


Restrictions of Access

There are no restrictions on the research use of this collection.

Restrictions on Use

Prior permission from the Research Library must be obtained in writing before any portion of this collection can be published or reproduced.

Container List




11Abstract of title: To property of the Atlanta Real Estate Co, 1800s.
2Title Policy : Atlanta Title & Trust Company, No. 88523
3Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation: No. 741-285
4Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation: No. Z-651-728
5Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation: No. AG 75553
6Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation: No. AG 18701
7Certificate of Title : Property of: Mrs. P. A. Kellett Made For: Henry F. Shorter
8Certificate of Paid-up Stock: Atlanta Mutual Building Loan and Savings Association, awarded to Henry F. Shorter, 08/07/39
9Loan Deed: No. 511419; State of Georgia, Fulton County
10Loan Deed: No. 439891; State of New York, County of New York
11Quit-Claim Deed: No. 886642; State of Georgia, Fulton County
12Warranty Deed: No. 75207; The Atlanta Real Estate Co., Georgia, Fulton County
13Warranty Deed: No. 943691; Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation, State of Georgia, Fulton County
14Warranty Deed: No. 777494; State of Georgia, Fulton County
15Warranty Deed: No. 1251182; Atlanta Title Company
16Warranty Deed: No. 775508; State of Georgia, Cobb County
17Warranty Deed: No. 874822; State of Georgia, Fulton County
18Warranty Deed: No. 236105; State of Georgia, Fulton County
19Executor's Deed: No. 1660754; State of Georgia, Fulton County
20Executor's Deed: No. 1660755; State of Georgia, Fulton County
21Executor's Deed: No. 1660756; State of Georgia, Fulton County
22Executor's Deed: No. 1660757; State of Georgia, Fulton County
23Purchase Money Security Deed-Power of Sale: No. 20; (No. 813927)
24" Last Will and Testament" of Henry F. Shorter, Sr
25Qualification Blank: (form) document of Atlanta Public School, 11/23/33
26Notarized "Mayoral "Resolution" - No. 776299, Nov. 27, 1936
27W. P. N. Club Calendar, 1956-1957
28Two guest lists, July 27, 1938
29Court Order - Wattan P. Harris - Sgt. vs. Freeman Shorter, State of Georgia, Feb. 27, 1886
30Manual: Who's Who? In Metropolitan Atlanta Medicine, 1993-'94
The Directory of the Medical Association of Metropolitan Atlanta.
31Booklet: Minutes of the Twenty-first Annual Session, of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Sunday School Convention, 1904
Post card folder
Souvenir of folder of Muscle Shoals Florence, ALA. A string of nine post cards



132Driveway on top of Wilson Dam
32Wast view of Wilson Dam, Muscle Shoals
32Tennessee River Bridge
32Girls' dormitory, State Teachers College
32Court House and Confederate Monument
32Florence Medical and Surgical Clinic
32Florence Golf and Country Club
32Administration Building, State Teachers College
32Wilson Dam, from South Bank
33Coupon Note ($10,000.00), from Henry F. Shorter to Mrs. Charlotte L. Shorter, May 12, 1938
33Voucher Register, February 1926
34Letter to Mr. Henry F. Shorter from J. P. Ellington, Sr., with Road map to J. P. Ellington & Company, March 29, 1966
35Two 5"X8": Summerhill school, 1920
Henry F. Shorter, Jr. (3rd from left in first row); (4th from right in second row - wife of Q. P. Tones?).
36One cardboard mounted photograph
Alice (Cordelia) Mead Holiday - 2nd row from bottom, 1st from right. (sister - Cordelia Mead Hill). Grandmother - founder of Allen Temple Church.
37One cardboard mounted photograph. Ballard Normal Macon, Ga. 1907;
Charlotte Marion Lewis Shorter; Dr. Smith Lewis (left second row).
Two 8"X10" Photographs



138Summerhill School, c. 1909
Henry F. Shorter, Sr. - 2nd from left, top row
38Miss Bessie Maddox
Teacher - organist for Friendship Baptist Church. Also taught Duke Pearson.