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Bomar-Killian family papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS760

Scope and Content

These papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, and scrapbooks.


  • 1837-1926, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Administrative/Biographical History

Dr. Benjamin F. Bomar, the son of Reverend Thomas Bomar, attended the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in Charleston. He moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and became the second mayor of Atlanta in 1849. Dr. Bomar married Sarah Elizabeth Lumpkin Haynes. Their son, Major Thomas Haynes Bomar, served in the Confederate Army, was captured toward the end of the war, and imprisoned at Fort Delaware. Their daughter, Amaryllis (1846-1919), married Charles Henry Killian. Charles H. Killian was also a Confederate veteran. Additional biographical information on the Bomar-Killian family has not been determined.


0.42 linear ft. (one document case and one oversize folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1973

Related Archival Materials

Bomar Killian Collection, VA BOM, Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center.
Bomar-Killian family papers
Laura Starratt
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305