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|Size||About 100 items|
|Abstract||Joseph Kyle Orr (1857-1930) was a merchant and manufacturer of Atlanta, Ga. The collection includes correspondence of Orr as Grand Master of the Masonic Knights Templars, concerning the Knights Templar Foundation, which made loans to college students.|
|Creator||Orr, Joseph Kyle, 1857-1930.|
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Joseph Kyle Orr (1857-1930), a native of New York, was a dry goods merchant and shoe manufacturer. He moved to Columbus, Ga., about 1873, and settled in Atlanta, Ga., about 1897. He was president of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and trustee of Agnes Scott College, George Peabody College, and Martha Berry School. He was a high ranking mason and served as Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the Masonic Knights Templars in 1919. He was also founder of the Knights Templar Foundation, which made loans to college students.Back to Top
The collection includes correspondence of Joseph Kyle Orr, Grand Master of the Masonic Knights Templars, concerning the Knights Templar Foundation, which made loans to college students. The letters are almost entirely from Masonic officials in other states.Back to Top
Processed by: SHC Staff
Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007
Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010
This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.
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