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Deigan -- Kunze -- Daniell Families Collection (MC 11)

Scope and Content

Materials from these three inter-related families deal with Columbus commerce in general and the wholesale grocery business in particular, as well as railroads, property transactions, wills and estates, insurance policies, education, and weddings and deaths in the families.  The collection consists of real estate transactions (1846-1949), receipts (1859-1943), papers of the estate of Stephen McLaughlin (1882), wills (1846-1913), insurance policies, real estate transactions, legal documents, promissory notes, letters (1900-1939) and newspaper clippings.

1846-1939                              2 boxes (1 l.f.)

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Deignan – Kunze – Daniell Families Collection, MC 11
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Frank Daniell in 1973


Box and Folder List

Box 1

Folder 1 – List of Recorded Deeds, 1846-1896

Folder 2 – Deeds, 1846-1861

Folder 3 – Deeds, 1866-1879

Folder 4 – Deeds, 1882-1889

Folder 5 – Deeds, 1891-1899

Folder 6 – Deeds, 1900

Folder 7 – Deeds, 1901-1906

Folder 8 – Deeds, 1914-1949

Box 2

Folder 1 – Wills of John and Mary Clark and Records of Their Properties, 1846-1859

Folder 2 – Will of William McGovern, 1898

Folder 3 – Will of Patrick Brady and his Daughter Nellie Brady Raspberry's Claim to Part of His Lands, 1898

Folder 4 – Will of Robert S.Stockton, 1902

Folder 5 – Will of Richard Deignan, 1906-1913

Folder 6 – Homeowner's Insurance Policies, 1853-1884 – This include policies for John McCarty (1853), John McGovern (1860), McNeil & Levy (1884) and Michael McCahy (1884), all for property inColumbus,Georgia

Folder 7 – Receipts, 1853-1943 – These include receipts for payment of commercial invoices, tax payments in Columbus, Georgia and Girard City, Alabama, insurance payments, lawyers' fees, construction costs, property purchases, and store fixtures

Folder 8 – Court Orders, 1856-1886 – These relate to the estates of John Clark and Michael McCahy

Folder 9 – New York Herald Newspaper, April 15, 1865

Folder 10 – Real Estate Transactions, 1867-1939 – These mainly relate to commercial activities and estate settlement of Robert Deignan who had property both in Columbus, Georgia and Alabama.

Folder 11 – Appointments of Michael McCahy as Notary Public (1870-1873) and Stock Certificates in the Georgia Midland & Gulf Railroad (1887), the Mobile and Girard Rail Road Company (1890), the Blanchard & Booth Company (1903) and Tramp Consolidated Mining (1907)

Folder 12 – Settlement of Stephen McLaughlin's Estate, 1882

Folder 13 – Promissory Notes, 1885-1914 – These mainly relate to Deignan family businesses

Folder 14 – Grades of Lottie Baldwin from the Columbus College, 1892 – This folder also includes the bill of sale of the fixtures of the store at 1118 Broad Street to Mary Lee Deignan for $6,000 on February 21, 1924

Folder 15 – Miscellaneous Documents, 1896-1934 – Included here are statements for lumber purchases, groceries, Railroad Scrip (1868), bridge bond vote documents (1912), probate records (1934), funeral expenses of J. H. Conner (1908), promissory notes (1921), leases

Folder 16 – Obituary for Col.John M. Brannon (February 1833-April 20, 1904), Columbus Ledger, April 22, 1904

Folder 17 – Invitation to the Wedding of Mary Hamilton Lee and William Joseph Deignan, February 7, 1906

Folder 18 – Newspaper Clippings on the death of John H. Connor (April 15, 1830-May 13, 1908) and letters from the Italian battlefields of World War I (1915)

Folder 19 – Letters, 1908-1943 – These include a letter from New Orleans from John Deignan to his mother (September 27, 1908), a form letter regarding the Dillingham Street Bridge Bond vote (March 12, 1912), various tax documents, a letter from the The First United War Work Campaign to M. M. Murphy (November 5, 1918), a letter from G. Gumby Jordon regarding the Lee Millinery Company (January 26, 1916)

Folder 20 – Contract and Specifications for Improved Absorption Ice Machinery betweenColumbusIron Works andVilae Hijos ofCardena,Cuba, January 11, 1910

Folder 21 – Georgia Hunter's License for W. J. Deignan, 1912

Folder 22 – Power of Attorney Agreement between Mary Conner and W. J. Deignan, 1914

Folder 23 – Columbus Enquirer-Sun, March 14-15, 1913 – The main stories are about tornados that hit the state the day before.

Folder 24 – Contract for Telephone Service at 17 10th St., Columbus, Georgia, in the name of W. J. Deignan, October 9, 1913

Folder 25 – Promotion from the 7th to the 8th Grade for Richard Deignan at St. Joseph's Academy, Columbus, Georgia, 1922

Folder 26 – Blueprint of Property on City Lot #170, 1118 Broad Street, Columbus, Georgia, Belonging to Ella and Alice Lee, April, 1922

Folder 27 – Abstract of Title for City Lot #169, Columbus,Georgia, 1926

Folder 28 – Columbus Enquirer-Sun, Columbus Centenary Edition, April 22, 1928

Folder 29 – Lease of 1118 Broadway (CityLot #170) by Alice and Ella Lee to Lerner Stores, 1929

Folder 30 – Abstract of Title for 1118 Broadway (City Lot #170), Columbus, Georgia, after 1939

Folder 31 – An Advertisement for Martin's History of Columbus, n.d.

Folder 32 – A Document Folder from Morton Reality Company 14 12th St., Columbus, Georgia, with Name of Mrs. W. J. Deignan on it

Folder 33 – Columbus Ledger, April 11, 1902 – The main story is about the fire downtown the night before that destroyed the Iron Works and several other homes and businesses.