Kirkpatrick and Dorsey families photographs
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Kirkpatrick and Dorsey families photographs

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: Dorsey, Hugh Manson, 1871-1948
Creator: Dorsey, Rufus Thomas, 1848-1909
Creator: Kirkpatrick, John C., 1844-1905
Title: Kirkpatrick and Dorsey families photographs
Dates: 1850-1900
Quantity: 10.0 Image(s) (3 tintypes, 1 albumen print, 2 daguerreotypes, 2 ambrotypes, and 2 albumen prints encased in paperweights)
Identification: ahc.VIS27

Biographical/Historical Note

John C. Kirkpatrick (1844-1905) was the son of Judge Thomas McKee Kirkpatrick (1809-1882) and Parthenia Pace (1813-1894). The Kirkpatricks and Paces were pioneer families in Atlanta, Georgia. Kirkpatrick's paternal grandfather, James Hutchinson Kirkpatrick (1778-1853), established Kirkwood plantation (the present Atlanta community of Kirkwood) in 1827 and his maternal grandfather, Hardy Pace, founded Vinings Station (present day Vinings) and established a ferry across the Chattahoochee River.

John C. Kirkpatrick was born in Decatur, Georgia, and served in Company A, 63rd Regiment, Oglethorpe Light Artillery during the Civil War. Following the war he founded Kirkpatrick Hardware Company, married Mary Williams, and the couple had one daughter, Maude.

Judge Rufus Thomas Dorsey (1848-1909) was born in Fayetteville, Georgia, and moved to Atlanta in 1879. Dorsey served in the state legislature, as judge of the circuit court of Atlanta, on the Atlanta City Council, the Board of Aldermen, and the Board of Health. He married Sarah Matilda Bennett in 1870 and the couple had two daughters and four sons, including Hugh Manson Dorsey (1871-1948).

Hugh Manson Dorsey was born in Fayetteville, Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia, and was admitted to the bar in 1894. He married Adair Wilkinson in 1911. Dorsey was appointed Solicitor General of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit, and in that capacity he prosecuted several famous criminal cases, including the trial of Leo Frank, who was convicted for the murder of Mary Phagan (1913). Dorsey was elected governor of Georgia in 1916 and served until 1921.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of identified and unidentified portraits of Kirkpatrick and Dorsey family members.


Index Terms

Ambrotypes
Clothing and dress--19th century
Daguerreotypes
Dorsey family
Governors--Georgia
Judges--Georgia
Kirkpatrick family
Tintypes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Kirkpatrick and Dorsey families photographs, VIS 27, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1979


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

This material is 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.


Related Material

Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr. papers, MSS 141, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center and Kirkpatrick family papers, MSS 779, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center


Container List

 

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VIS 27.1VIS 27.1Ambrotype, half-length portrait of John C. Kirkpatrick, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.2VIS 27.2Tintype, half-length portrait of John C. Kirkpatrick, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.3VIS 27.3Tintype, bust portrait of John C. Kirkpatrick, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.4VIS 27.4Cased albumen print, bust portrait of Mary William Kirkpatrick, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.5VIS 27.5Tintype in oval case, half-length portrait of Mary Williams Kirkpatrick, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.6VIS 27.6Daguerreotype, half-length portrait of Laura Williams McCoy (Mrs. John J.) (sister of Mary Williams Kirkpatrick), undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.7VIS 27.7Daguerreotype, half-length standing portrait of Rufus Thomas Dorsey, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.8VIS 27.8Ambrotype, half-length portrait of an unidentified male (attributed to the Dorsey family), undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.9VIS 27.9Print (paperweight), Mr. and Mrs. Hugh M. Dorsey, Sr., and children James; Hugh, Jr.; Sam; and Rufus, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )
 

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VIS 27.10VIS 27.10Carte-de-visite (paperweight), Rufus T. and Sarah Dorsey, undated ( 1.0 Image(s) )