Benjamin Henry Barrow papers

Benjamin Henry Barrow papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin Henry, 1883-1963
Creator: Barrow, Henry Hull Lucus
Title: Benjamin Henry Barrow papers
Dates: 1873-1964
Quantity: 1.3 Linear feet (3 document boxes, 1 oversized folder B)
Coll. Number: ms2765

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Henry Barrow (1883-1963), civil engineer and county surveyor of Clarke County, Georgia. Son of David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. Barrow married Henry Hull Lucas in 1907.

Born: 17 January 1883 in Athens, Georgia.

Died: 16 June 1963. Buried in Oconee Hill Cemetery, Athens, Georgia.

Parents: David Crenshaw Barrow, Jr. and Frances Ingle Childs Barrow

Brother: David Francis Barrow

Sisters: Susie Childs Barrow (Mrs. Samuel Crowe) and Eleanor Priscilla Barrow (Mrs. J.L. Jewett Williams

Wife: Henry Hull Lucas, Married 14 August 1907

Daughter: Susan Frances Barrow (Mrs. William Tate)

Education: Grove School (Miss Julia Moss); Athens Public Schools; University of Georgia Class of 1903 (did not graduate); Chi Phi Fraternity (University of Georgia)

Occupations: Civil Engineer; Clarke County Surveyor; Real Estate (Campbell and Barrow); Road and Bridge Builder (Cooper Campbell Construction Co., Campbell and Johnson, John Monoghan); Soft-drink Bottling Business; Cole Construction Co. (Timekeeper until age 80)

Scope and Content Note

The papers consist of biographical information, diaries, field notes, correspondence, legal documents, bills, schoolwork, photographs, maps, and blueprints.

The Benjamin Henry Barrow papers consist of 3 boxes and 1 oversize folder. Box 1 contains field notes, volumes 1-24 (1904-1925) that were kept while Barrow was county surveyor. Volumes 8 and 10 are missing. Box 2 contains diaries for 1904, the 1920s, and 1957 to 1963. These include mainly work-related information and weather with few personal details. Box 3 contains folders 3:1-8. Folder 3:1 contains Barrow's obituary and other newspaper clippings. Folders 3:2-3 contain correspondence to and from Barrow. Folder 3:4 contains deeds dating from 1873. Folder 3:5 contains legal documents, bill, a sawmill invention patent, and tax information. Folder 3:6 contains photographs, two of Grove School and Miss Julia Moss. Folder 3:7 contains schoolwork. Folder 3:8 contains maps, land plats, and road building information related to Barrow's occupations in construction and surveying. Large maps and blueprints are in the oversize folder.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Barrow, David C., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Barrow, Frances Ingle Childs
Clarke County (Ga.)
Construction industry--Georgia.
Plats (maps)
Surveyors--Georgia--Clarke County.
University of Georgia. Press.

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Benjamin Henry Barrow papers. MS 2765. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Benjamin Henry Barrow papers were acquired by the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library in December 1990. Additional materials were received in May 1991. The papers were contributed by Mrs. Susan F. Barrow Tate, and she included many explanatory notes.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Diaries and field notes, 1904-1925
2Diaries and accounts, 1926-1963
31Biographical Information
Clippings, obituary
2Correspondence, 1891-1918
3Correspondence, 1921-1949, undated
4Deeds, 1873-1925
5Legal Documents, Bills
Maps, land plats, road work
OS Folder
1BBlueprints, maps, sketches (mainly Clarke and surrounding counties), 1900-1920s