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David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers
Creator: Barrow family
Inclusive Dates: 1817-1915
Bulk Dates: 1850-1883
Language: English
Extent: 3.8 Linear Feet (9 document boxes, 1 half box)
Collection Number: ms69
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. (1815-1899) was a planter who resided in Oglethorpe County and Athens, Georgia. He married Sarah Pope (d. 1855), daughter of Middleton Pope. Their children included David Crenshaw, James Middleton Pope, Thomas A., Clara Elizabeth, Ella Patience (Spalding), and Lucy M. (Cobb).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of the David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family of Lexington, Oglethorpe County, Georgia from 1817-1915. The papers include mainly correspondence, financial records, and diaries. The earliest records consist mostly of receipts and accounts of David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. and Middleton Pope. The bulk of the correspondence (1850-1883) is between Barrow and his children David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr.; Ella Patience Barrow (Spalding); James Barrow; Lucy M. Barrow (Cobb); Middleton Pope Barrow; and Thomas A. Barrow. Some of James Barrow's correspondence was written while a cadet at West Point and then later during the Civil War serving first in Cobb's Legion in Virginia and later in the 64th Georgia Infantry Regiment in Florida. There is also an interesting set of correspondence (ca. 1850-1868) to Barrow from overseers at his plantations in Oglethorpe and Decatur Counties, Georgia; letters relating to his investment in a Florida salt works during the Civil War; and letters from John H. Lumpkin and William McKinley regarding the secession of Georgia.

The collection also includes diaries (1851-1852, 1856-1858, 1876, 1879) of David Crenshaw Barrow, Sr. mostly detailing farm and family life and diaries (1868, 1875) of Clara E. Barrow discussing school and social activities.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each record type.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers, ms69, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 July 6.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Barrow, David C., Jr. (David Crenshaw)
Barrow, Middleton Pope
Confederate States of America. Army. Cobb's Legion. Cavalry Battalion
Confederate States of America. Army. Georgia Infantry Regiment, 64th
Decatur County (Ga.)
Diaries.
Farm management -- Georgia.
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lexington (Ga.)
Lumpkin, John H. (John Henry)
McKinley, William H.
Men -- Georgia -- Diaries.
Oglethorpe County (Ga.) -- History.
Plantation life -- Georgia.
Pope, Middleton
Secession -- Georgia.
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Correspondence



By date

boxfolder
111817-1849
121850-1851
131852
141853
151854
161855
171856
181857
191858
1101859 January-June
1111859 July-December
1121860 January-April
boxfolder
211860 May-October
221860 November-December
231861
241862
251863 January-September
261863 October-December
271864
281865 January-March
boxfolder
311865 April-August
321865 September-December
331866 January-June
341866 July-December
351867 January-July
361867 August-December
371868 January-June
381868 August-December
boxfolder
411869 January-July
421869 August-December
431870 January-May
441870 June-July
451871
461872 January-May
471872 June-October
481872 November-December
491873
4101874
boxfolder
511875
521876 January-July
531876 August-December
541877
551878 January-October
561878 November-December
571879 January-March
581879 April-June
591879 July-September
boxfolder
611879 October-December
621880 January-March
631880 April-August
641880 September-December
651881
661882
671883
681884-1887
691888-1915



By name

boxfolder
610R.P. Adams Letters
boxfolder
71A.A. Allen Letters
72James Barrow Letters, 1856-1860
73James Barrow Letters, 1861-1862
74James Barrow Letters, 1863-1864
75Thomas A. Barrow Letters
boxfolder
81Thomas A. Barrow Letters
82Church Records
83George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
84George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
85George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
86H. Cobb Davis Letters (overseer)
87James C. Finley Letters (overseer)
88J.M. Harrison Letters (overseer)
89John H. Lumpkin Letters
810W. and A.C. McKinley Letters
811Wm. G. Porter and Co. Letters
812Slave Transactions
813James A Spratlin Letters (overseer)
814Wm. R. Vaughn Letters
boxfolder
91Undated Correspondence I
92Undated Correspondence II
93Undated Correspondence III
 

Diaries, notes, and receipts

boxfolder
94Diary, 1847-1849
95Diary, 1851
96Diary, 1852
97Diary, 1856
98Diary, 1857
99Diary, 1858
910Diary, 1873
boxfolder
101Diary, 1866
102Diary, 1867
103Clara E. Barrow Diary, 1868
103T.B. Spalding School Report
104Diary, 1872
105Diary, 1875
106Diary, 1876
107Diary, 1877
108Diary, 1879
109Diary, 1880
1010Notes and Receipts, 1861-1865
1011Notes and Receipts, undated