Sidney Root autobiographical manuscript
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Sidney Root autobiographical manuscript

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Root, Sidney, 1824-1897
Title: Sidney Root autobiographical manuscript
Dates: 1894
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS293f

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains an autobiography of Atlanta merchant Sidney Root. Mr. Root writes about moving to Atlanta in 1857 and building a house on Washington Street. He writes about his dry goods business, Beach and Root and its role in the Civil War. He writes about his exile during the Civil War and his return to Atlanta in 1878. He writes about becoming a trustee of Atlanta Baptist Seminary and of Spelman College. He references his involvement in Atlanta parks and specifically the development of Grant Park.

Index Terms

Cotton States Exposition (1895 : Atlanta, Ga.)
Grant Park (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sidney Root autobiographical manuscript, MSS 293f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.