Alexander Atkinson Lawrence legal documents and photographs
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Alexander Atkinson Lawrence legal documents and photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson, 1869-1930.
Title: Alexander Atkinson Lawrence legal documents and photographs
Dates: 1895-1897
Extent: 0.55 cubic feet (1 box, 1 folder)
Identification: MS 1560

Biographical/Historical Note

Alexander Atkinson Lawrence was born in Marietta, Georgia on April 5, 1869. He was the son of Robert de T. Lawrence and Annie E. Atkinson. Lawrence graduated from the University of Georgia in 1890 and then moved to Camden County, Georgia where he established his law career. In 1894 he moved to Savannah, Georgia, and in 1900 married Isabel Ashly Paine of Charleston, South Carolina. They had four children.

Lawrence continued to practice law in Savannah, Georgia and in 1900 formed a partnership with W. W. Osborne. At the time of Lawrence's death the firm was known as Lawrence and Abrahams. Lawrence served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1905-1920. He died on December 1, 1930 and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of three volumes of legal documents, both notes and briefs, 1895-1897, as well as an 1895 document admitting Lawrence to practice law in the Superior Courts of Georgia. Also included are two photographs of Lawrence.

The folder containing photographs is noted as "VM" (visual materials) in the collection inventory.

Index Terms

Briefs (legal documents)
Civil law--Georgia.
Criminal law--Georgia
Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson, 1869-1930.
Legal documents.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alexander Atkinson Lawrence legal documents and photographs, MS 1560, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1-3Legal notes
1Document admitting A.A. Lawrence to practice in the Superior Courts of Georgia, 1895 May 13
2Notebook containing legal briefs, 1895-1897
1Photographs of A.A. Lawrence