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Barnett Family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS106

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence and genealogical material related to the Barnett family of Georgia.


  • 1851-1977, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Samuel C. Barnett (1850-1943) was born in Washington, Georgia, on September 30, 1850, to parents Samuel (1824-1896) and Elizabeth Anne Stone Barnett (1825-1906). Barnett attended Univerity of Georgia and began practicing law in 1881. He attained wide recognition as one of the foremost authorities on insurance law in Atlanta and the South. In 1887, he married Mary Jane Dunwoody ( -1889) who died shortly afterwards. Barnett's second marriage in 1898 was to Sarah Carter (1875-1945), daughter of Samuel MacDonald Carter and Sarah Jeter Carter. They had three children: Mary MacDonald (1899-1977), Elizabeth Wingfield (1901-1999), and Samuel C. (1905-1959).


4.08 linear ft. (one document case and two oversize folders)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1978

Barnett Family papers
Andrew Beck
June 2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305