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Barrington King letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: King, Barrington, 1798-1866
Title: Barrington King letter
Dates: 1864 June 1
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS199f

Biographical/Historical Note

Barrington King (1798-1866) was born in Darien, Georgia, to Roswell and Caroline Barrington King. Barrington King and his father were the first settlers of Roswell, Georgia. Together, they constructed a cotton processing factory in Roswell which they named the Roswell Manufacturing Company. He married Catherine Margaret King on January 30, 1822, and had seven children: James Roswell (1827-1897), Thomas E. (b. 1829), Barrington S. (1832-65), Ralph B. (b. 1836), Catherine E. (b. 1837), Joseph E. (b. 1839), and Clifford A. (b. 1842). Barrington King died in a horseback riding accident.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from R. King, possibly Ralph B., to Barrington King, Sr. R. King writes about a scarlet fever outbreak on his farm in "South Hampton" and how a third of his slaves are unable to work due to illness. In the event of his death, R. King asks Barrington to advise "Fred" on farming and business. He attempts to repair his relationship with Barrington, and asks him to lend "Fred" $200 with interest for the year.

Index Terms

Slaves--Georgia--Fulton County

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Barrington King letter, MSS 199f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List



1Letter, 1864 June 1 View online.