Kingsbery family papers
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Kingsbery family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Kingsbery family
Title: Kingsbery family papers
Dates: 1835-1967, undated
Quantity: 3.2 linear ft. (three document cases; one oversize folder)
Identification: ahc.MSS794

Biographical/Historical Note

The Kingsbery family resided in the Carrollton, Georgia, area during the late 1800s. Sanford Kingsbery, originally from Vermont, was a miller and a businessman involved int he selling of retail and wholesale goods. Edwin Kingsbery, Sanford's brother, was also involved in the wholesale and retail business. Sanford's son, Joseph Kingsbery, was a businessman in Carrollton who moved his ventures to Atlanta, Georgia. Joseph briefly pursued a career in politics, considering candidacy for Georgia State Treasurer. One of Joseph Kingsbery's daughters, Lula LaRoche Kingsbery, was a teacher for the Atlanta Public School System. She later became principal of English Avenue School in Atlanta. In 1934, the Atlanta Public School System built the Lula L. Kingsbery School in her honor. She was married to Fred S. Wilson.

Scope and Content Note

The Kingsbery family papers have been arranged by family member, then further categorized by type of document, e.g., personal correspondence, business correspondence, etc. Sanford Kingsbery's personal correspondence, work and sales receipts, business records, and a license issued by the Internal Revenue Service, authorizing his occupation as a miller, are included. This collection also contains the business and personal correspondence of Edwin Kingsbery. Joseph Kingsbery's personal correspondence, work and sales receipts, business records, and political correspondence are also included. In addition, there is personal correspondence of Mrs. Joseph Kingsbery and documents from Charles Kingsbery's estate proceedings. A large part of the collection contains personal correspondence, public school and related materials, and bills and receipts of Lula L. Kingsbery. In addition, the correspondence of Fred S. Wilson is included. Legal documents, correspondence, advertisements, postcards, political propaganda, and Masonic lodge materials are also in the collection, as well as the draft for a pardon request related to participation in the Civil War in the Confederate Army addressed to President Andrew Johnson.

Index Terms

Carroll County (Ga.)--History
Kingsbery, Charles
Kingsbery, Edwin
Kingsbery, Joseph
Kingsbery, Lula L., 1848-1915
Kingsbery, Sanford, 1805-1869
Public schools--Georgia--Atlanta
School principals--Georgia--Atlanta
Wholesale trade--Georgia--Atlanta
Wilson, Fred S.
Women educators--Georgia--Atlanta

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kingsbery family papers, MSS 794, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1989 with subsequent addition

Description Control

This collection was processed in 1999.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for access.

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




11Kingsbery family: Correspondence, 1843-1901
2Kingsbery family: Miscellaneous, undated
3Sanford Kingsbery: personal correspondence, 1841-1869
4Sanford Kingsbery: business materials, 1838-1868
5Sanford Kingsbery: business materials, 1838-1868
6Sanford Kingsbery: estate administration, 1861-1864
7Edwin Kingsbery: correspondence, 1867
8Joseph Kingsbery: personal correspondence, 1855-1906
9Joseph Kingsbery: business correspondence, 1845-1900
10Joseph Kingsbery: business correspondence, 1900
11Mrs. Joseph Kingsbery: correspondence, 1902-1909
12Charles Kingsbery: estate document, 1843
13Fred S. Wilson: correspondence, 1916-1920
14Fred S. Wilson: stock options, 1922
15Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1893-1915
16Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1893-1915



21Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1916-1950
2Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1916-1950
3Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1916-1950
4Lula L. Kingsbery: bills and receipts, 1904-1942
5Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence, 1897-1918
6Lula L. Kingsbery: correspondence from schoolchildren, 1910
7Legal documents, 1835-1869
8Masonic materials, 1849-1869
9Advertisements, 1893-1942
10Political propaganda, 1942
11Unannotated post cards, undated



31Fulton County public school reports, 1905-1908
2Fulton and Atlanta public school directories, 1909-1946
3Atlanta public school directory, 1945-1946
4School papers and books, 1906-1914
5Printed materials, 1892-1917
6Printed materials, 1892-1917
7Miscellaneous, 1907-1942


MSS OS Box 5.24United Daughters of the Confederacy Certificate, 1910