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Banks, Edgar James, 1866-1945


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Box 6: Babylonian Clay Tablets, 2112-2004 BCE

 Box — Box: 6
Collection number: Box 6
Scope and Contents Dr. Richard Holmes Powell, first president of South Georgia State Normal College (now Valdosta State University), acquired ten Babylonian clay tablets for the school's students to study. The tablets, which are roughly 1.5" square, are imprinted with Cuneiform writing and are indicative of daily record-keeping in ancient Mesopotamia. They were purchased in 1920 from archaeologist and antiquities dealer Edgar J. Banks at a total cost of $40. Banks provided translations for each tablet, along...
Dates: 2112-2004 BCE

Folder 11: Authentication Letters

 File — Box: 6, Folder: 11
Collection number: Folder 11
Scope and Contents

Letter from Edgar J. Banks to Powell certifying authenticity of Babylonian clay tablets and providing translations. There are original letters, as well as multiple typed transcriptions. Also contains information from website on Edgar J. Banks and other Babylonian tablets.

Dates: 2112-2004 BCE

Richard Holmes Powell Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection number: UA-2-1-1
Scope and Contents The papers in this collection are of particular interest and importance.  They are the earliest records of establishing a college in Southwest Georgia, and clearly indicate the city of Valdosta's and Lowndes County's desire to have an institute of higher learning.  Powell took his job as the first president of the College very seriously, and this is reflected in his writings and correspondence.  His papers outline the struggles of literally starting a school from the ground up, and deal with...
Dates: 1895 - 1933

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Annie Powell Hopper 1
Arthur Powell 1
Ashley Hall 1
B.D. Purcell 1