|Creator:||Bomar, Benjamin Franklin, 1816-1868|
|Title:||Benjamin Franklin Bomar daguerreotype|
|Quantity:||0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1618 to MS 1623)|
Benjamin Franklin Bomar was born in Spartanburg, S.C. on August 9, 1816. He studied medicine at the Medical College of the State of South Carolina at Charleston and was married in 1840 to Sarah Elizabeth Lumpkin Haynes. A few years later he moved to Dahlonega, Ga., where he practiced medicine several years. He left Dahlonega in 1847 for Texas but stopped in Atlanta en route and decided to stay. He first ran a general merchandise business and then in 1849 co-founded the Weekly Atlanta Intelligencer. In 1849 Bomer also became the city's second mayer. He was on the committee which selected the Oakland Cemetary site for Atlanta's city graveyard and on the committee which was to bring the annual fair of the Southern Central Agricultural Society to the city for the first time in 1850. From 1854-1856 and 1858-1862 he was the Clerk of the Superior Court for the new County of Fulton. Bomer died in 1868.
The collection consists of a daguerreotype of Dr. Benjamin Franklin Bomar who was Atlanta's second mayor. In the folder is a copy of the daguerreotype. The actual daguerrotype is located in the cased image collection. A biographical sketch is also included in the folder.
Benjamin Franklin Bomar daguerreotype. MS 1622. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.