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Barrington King letter

Identifier: ahc.MSS199f

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a letter from R. King, possibly Ralph B., to Barrington King, Sr. R. King writes about a scarlet fever outbreak on his farm in "South Hampton" and how a third of his slaves are unable to work due to illness. In the event of his death, R. King asks Barrington to advise "Fred" on farming and business. He attempts to repair his relationship with Barrington, and asks him to lend "Fred" $200 with interest for the year.


  • 1864 June 1


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This collection is open for research.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Barrington King (1798-1866) was born in Darien, Georgia, to Roswell and Caroline Barrington King. Barrington King and his father were the first settlers of Roswell, Georgia. Together, they constructed a cotton processing factory in Roswell which they named the Roswell Manufacturing Company. He married Catherine Margaret King on January 30, 1822, and had seven children: James Roswell (1827-1897), Thomas E. (b. 1829), Barrington S. (1832-65), Ralph B. (b. 1836), Catherine E. (b. 1837), Joseph E. (b. 1839), and Clifford A. (b. 1842). Barrington King died in a horseback riding accident.


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America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.
Barrington King letter
Paul Crater
June 2012
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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