J. Cheston King letter to Mrs. Emory Boyd
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J. Cheston King letter to Mrs. Emory Boyd

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: King, J. Cheston, Dr., (John Cheston), 1865-1926
Title: J. Cheston King letter to Mrs. Emory Boyd
Dates: June 26, 1911
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS696f

Biographical/Historical Note

John Cheston King (1865-1926) was born in Jackson, Louisana, on November 1, 1865, to Owen King and Ellen Fitzpatrick. He graduated from the Atlanta Medical College in 1895, and five years later he completed post-graduate studies in New York City, London, and Berlin to specialize in treating mental illness. He was the owner and medical director of several mental heath sanitariums in the Atlanta area, including Howell Park Sanitarium. He also opened Cheston King Sanitarium on Peachtree Road, around 1914, and then another near Stone Mountain, Georgia, around 1922. He was a member of several medical societies including the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, Georgia State Medical Society, Fulton County Medical Society, Southern Medical Association, and Chicago Medical Society (honorary member). In addition, Dr. King was a member of the board of trustees for Oglethorpe University and a director of the West End Bank. He married Mary Barr Marriot from Alabama on June 5, 1902. He and his wife were members of North Avenue Presbyterian Church. Dr. King died of kidney failure at Wesley Memorial Hospital on February 7, 1926. He is buried at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a two-page letter from Dr. J. Cheston King to Mrs. Emory Boyd (Rosa Boyd) of Tignall, Georgia, regarding the care of her brother at Howell Park Sanitarium in Atlanta, Georgia.


Index Terms

Boyd, Emory, Mrs., 1875-1967
King, J. Cheston, Dr., (John Cheston), 1865-1926
Mental illness--Treatment--History--20th century
Psychiatric hospitals--Georgia
Psychiatric hospitals--History--20th century

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

J. Cheston King letter to Mrs. Emory Boyd, MSS 696f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2002

Description Control

Collection processed in 2011.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.