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Edge R. Reid Collection (MC 65)


Biographical Note

Edge R. Reid (1904-1985) joined the staff of the Columbus Ledger and the Columbus Enquirer in 1928 and retired from the newspaper in 1975. He was a graduate of Mercer College in Macon, Georgia. During World War II he served with the Army Signal Corps in the U.S. and France. He retired in 1978.

Scope and Content

The collection, consisting mostly of photocopies, includes newspapers, maps, and a city directory collected by Reid, a former editor of the Columbus Ledger. Those relating specifically to Columbus include: Muscogee Democrat, Extras, June 21, 1846; Muscogee Democrat and Mercantile Advertiser, July 13 & November 29, 1849; maps of Georgia, 1791, 1834, 1842, 1856; map of the city of Columbus, 1889; photographic enlargements of portions of 1872 and 1882 aerial perspective maps of Columbus; and photographic negatives of the first Columbus City Directory, 1859-1860. Other materials include information on coins made by Templeton Reid in 1830; four historical maps of Georgia; a page from Ulster County Gazette, January 4, 1800; copies of the Paris Edition of The Stars and Stripes, August 13 & 16, 1945. The donation also included two books by Dexter C. Seymour about Templeton Reid, which were cataloged and available in the Archives reference collection.

1791-1943 1 oversized box (2.l.f.)

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish material from the Edge Reid Collection must be obtained from the Columbus State University Archives at Columbus State University. Use of the following credit line for publication or exhibit is required:

Edge Reid Collection (MC 65)
Columbus State University Archives
Columbus, Georgia


Provenance

Donated by Edge Reid in 1978.


Box and Folder List

Box 1

Loose Items – map of Columbus, Georgia, 1889; copies of 4 historical maps of Georgia (1791, 1834, 1843 and 1856); and page from the Ulster County Gazette, of Kingston, NY, reporting the death of George Washington, January 4, 1800

Folder 1 – Envelope of 3 negatives of the Columbus City Directory, 1859-1860

Folder 2 – Typed information on coins made by Templeton Reid in 1830

Folder 3 – Photocopies of Muscogee Democrat, 14 pages. November 29, 1849

Folder 1860

Folder 2 – Typed information on coins made by Templeton Reid in 1830

Folder 3 – Photocopies of Muscogee Democrat, 14 pages. November 29, 1849

Folder 4 – Two envelopes of negatives, First City Directory (24 sheets) and the 1859 City Directory (30 sheets)

Folder 5 – Two copies of the Paris edition of The Stars and Stripes, August 13 and August 16, of 1945

Folder 6 – A photocopy and a print of Muscogee Democrat Extra, June 21, 1846