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James Barrow collection

James Barrow collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Barrow collection
Creator: Barrow, James, 1757-1828
Inclusive Dates: circa 1818-1890
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet 2 boxes
Collection Number: ms1707
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Barrow was born in North Carolina and served in the Revolutionary War. He settled near Milledgeville (Georgia) and acquired a considerable amount of land. He served as a soldier at Brandywine, Germantown and Valley Forge. He died in Baldwin, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two portions of James Barrow's diary (the first portion, dated 1818, is a photocopy of the original pages), his will, a handwritten copy of his will, and three photograph albums. The photograph albums contain cabinet cards of public figures from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Barrow collection, ms 1707, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2020.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Photograph albums.
Soldiers -- Diaries.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Personal narratives.
Wills -- Georgia -- Milledgeville.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Diary (photocopy), 1818
12Diary & photocopy of diary, 1819-1825
13James Barrow's will & handwritten copies of will , 1828
14Photograph album, undated
Contains cabinet cards of public figures, including George Washington, Jefferson Davis, J.E.B. Stuart, Braxton Bragg, A. P. Hill, Henry Alexander Wise, and others.
22Photograph album , undated
Contains cabinet cards portraying Marcellas Stanley, Howell Cobb, Jr., and others.
23Photograph album , undated
Contains cabinet cards depicting Howell Cobb, Lucy Barrow Cobb, "Sallie" Church Craig, Middleton Pope Barrow, James Barrow, Pierce Butler, and others.