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  • Mss 145, David Mayer Family Papers

    David Mayer was born in Bavaria in 1815.  He immigrated to the United States in 1839, settling first in Tennessee and then in Washington, Georgia.  Eight years later he moved to Atlanta where he remained until his death in 1890. David Mayer was a businessman, confederate veteran, free mason, and one of the founders of the Atlanta public schools. The collection consists of letters from notables such as Joseph E. Brown, elected as Georgia's governor four times, and from Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy.  Also contained are personal letters written by David Mayer and his children.

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    Jewish businessmen, Immigration, American Civil War, Atlanta Public Schools

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