|Table of Contents|
|Scope and Content Note|
|Personal Correspondence 1857-1932|
|Correspondence 1824-1929, undated|
|University of Georgia files|
|Legal Affairs 1822-1927|
|Creator:||Barrow, David C., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929|
|Creator:||Barrow, David Crenshaw, 1815-1899|
|Creator:||Barrow, Priscilla Sawyer, 1828-1910|
|Title:||David Crenshaw Barrow Jr. family papers|
|Dates:||1822-1932, bulk 1873-1900|
|Quantity:||5.7 Linear feet (14 document boxes, 1 oversized folder B)|
David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. (1852-1929), professor of mathematics and engineering at the University of Georgia (1878-1907) and Chancellor of the University of Georgia (1906-1925).
For more information, see the article "David C. Barrow Jr. (1852-1929)" in the New Georgia Encyclopedia.
Born: 18 October 1852 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia
Died: 11 January 1929, Buried Oconee Kill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia
Father: Colonel David Crenshaw Barrow (1815-1899)
Mother: Sarah Eliza Pppe, Died at age 34
Stepmother: Priscilla Flint Sawyer (1828-1910), Called "Aunt Poole"
Sisters: Ella Patience Barrow (Mrs. Bourke Spalding)
Lucy Barrow (Mrs. John A. Cobb)
Clara Elizabeth Barrow
Brothers: Pope Barrow
Colonel James Barrow
Benjamin White Barrow (1851-1876)
Henry Walker Barrow (1854-1876)
Rev. Thomas A. Barrow
Wife: Frances Ingle Childs, Married 5 February 1879
Children: Susan Barrow (Mrs. Samuel Crowe)
Eleanor Priscilla Barrow (Mrs. Henry Lee Jewett Williams)
Benjamin Henry Barrow
David Francis Barrow
Education: University of Georgia class of 1874
Chi Phi fraternity
Occupation: Surveyor-Georgia Geological Survey for two years
Lawyer for two years
Adjunct professor of mathematics, University of Georgia (1878-1882)
Professor of engineering, University of Georgia (1883-1889)
Professor of mathematics, University of Georgia (1889-1907)
Dean of Franklin College, University of Georgia
Chancellor of University of Georgia (1906-1925)
Religion: First Methodist Church, Athens, Georgia
Personal: Nicknamed "Uncle Dave" by University of Georgia Students
An Athens public school and a county named for him
Famous orator with several published speeches
The papers consist of diaries, business ledgers, photographs, schoolwork, personal and business correspondence, deeds, receipts, speeches, University of Georgia related information, maps, biographical information, obituary, and some family history.
The collection consists of 12 boxes and 1 oversize folder. Box 1 contains folders 1:1-1:14. Folder 1:1 contains biographical information about Barrow, mainly concerning his University of Georgia career and his obituary. Folders 1:2-1:14 contain correspondence to and from Barrow and family members. Folder 1:9 concerns correspondence with Priscilla Flint Sawyer Barrow, who was governess to Barrow's sisters and later married Barrow's father. She was called "Aunt Poole." Box 2 contains folders 2:1-2:6 which include more personal correspondence between Barrow and family and friends. Folders 2:1-2:2 contain correspondence with Ella Patience Barrow Spalding, Barrow's sister, in which she mentions much about family history. Folder 2:4 contains correspondence with Barrow's business partner, Pope Spratlin. They were partners in farming the two plantations in Oglethorpe county, Sylls Fork and the Home Place. Box 3 contains folders 3:1-3:7. Folder 3:1 contains an address book and a guest book. Folders 3:2, 3:4 and 3:5 contain items concerning Barrow's brothers, Benjamin White Barrow, Henry Walker Barrow, and James Barrow. Folder 3:3 contains a business ledger belonging to Barrow's father and an address given by him. Folder 3:6 contains a diary kept by Barrow's stepmother Priscilla Sawyer Barrow. Box 4 contains folders 4:1-4:8 which include business correspondence dating from 1824-1886. Box 5 contains folders 5:1-5:7 which include business correspondence from 1887-1929 and undated letters. Box 6 contains folders 6:1-6:7, which include bank and stock items, insurance papers, loans, receipts, bills, tax receipts, and various business papers. Box 7 contains folders 7:1-7:7. Folder 7:1 contains business ledgers. Folder 7:2 contains an orphan home record book, probably of the Methodist North Georgia Conference in 1871. Folders 7:3-7:7 contain Barrow's surveying notebooks. Box 8 contains folders 8:1-8:5 which include Barrow's speeches, some published, and other writings, such as poems written by Barrow and others. Box 9 contains folders 9:1 -9:3 which include work done by Barrow while professor and chancellor at the University of Georgia. Box 10 contains folders 10:1-10:3. Folder 10:1 contains notebooks Barrow kept while a student at the University of Georgia. Folder 10:2 contains notebooks written while Barrow was a professor. Folder 10:3 contains notebooks with his writings on religion, perhaps for Sunday School lessons. Box 11 contains folders 11:1-11:4. Folders 11:1-11:3 contain deeds pertaining to the Barrow family dating back to 1822. Folder 11:4 contains various legal documents, many relating to property and land. A folder in the oversize drawer contains maps, sketch maps, and blueprints. Box 12 contains a picture of Barrow on an ink stamp. The box also contains a photograph album and a scrapbook.
Arranged by record type.
David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. family papers. MS 2764. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
The personal papers of David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. were acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library in December 1990, March 7 1991, and May 3 1991. The papers were contributed by Mrs. Susan Frances Barrow Tate, who added many explanatory notes.