David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Barrow, Benjamin White, 1851-1876
Creator: Barrow, Clara Elizabeth
Creator: Barrow, David C., (David Crenshaw), 1852-1929
Creator: Barrow, James, 1841-1864
Creator: Barrow, Middleton Pope, 1839-1903
Creator: Barrow, Thomas A.
Creator: Cobb, Lucy M. Barrow
Creator: Pope, Middleton
Title: David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1850-1883
Dates: 1817-1915
Quantity: 3.8 Linear feet (9 document boxes, 1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms69

Biographical/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 Note

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.


Arrangement

Arranged chronologically within each record type.


Index Terms

Barrow family
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), 1812-1860
McKinley, William H.
Men--Georgia--Diaries.
Oglethorpe County (Ga.)
Plantation life--Georgia.
Salt industry and trade--Florida.
Secession--Georgia.
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Women--Georgia--Diaries.

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

David Crenshaw Barrow Sr. family papers, MS 69. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 

Series 1: Correspondence



Subseries 1A: By date

BoxFolder
111817-1849
21850-1851
31852
41853
51854
61855
71856
81857
91858
101859 January-June
111859 July-December
121860 January-April
BoxFolder
211860 May-October
21860 November-December
31861
41862
51863 January-September
61863 October-December
71864
81865 January-March
BoxFolder
311865 April-August
21865 September-December
31866 January-June
41866 July-December
51867 January-July
61867 August-December
71868 January-June
81868 August-December
BoxFolder
411869 January-July
21869 August-December
31870 January-May
41870 June-July
51871
61872 January-May
71872 June-October
81872 November-December
91873
101874
BoxFolder
511875
21876 January-July
31876 August-December
41877
51878 January-October
61878 November-December
71879 January-March
81879 April-June
91879 July-September
BoxFolder
611879 October-December
21880 January-March
31880 April-August
41880 September-December
51881
61882
71883
81884-1887
91888-1915



Subseries 1B: By name

BoxFolder
610R.P. Adams Letters
BoxFolder
71A.A. Allen Letters
2James Barrow Letters, 1856-1860
3James Barrow Letters, 1861-1862
4James Barrow Letters, 1863-1864
5Thomas A. Barrow Letters
BoxFolder
81Thomas A. Barrow Letters
2Church Records
3George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
4George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
5George H. Davis Letters (overseer)
6H. Cobb Davis Letters (overseer)
7James C. Finley Letters (overseer)
8J.M. Harrison Letters (overseer)
9John H. Lumpkin Letters
10W. and A.C. McKinley Letters
11Wm. G. Porter and Co. Letters
12Slave Transactions
13James A Spratlin Letters (overseer)
14Wm. R. Vaughn Letters
BoxFolder
91Undated Correspondence I
2Undated Correspondence II
3Undated Correspondence III
 

Series 2: Diaries, notes, receipts, and empty envelopes

BoxFolder
94Diary, 1847-1849
5Diary, 1851
6Diary, 1852
7Diary, 1856
8Diary, 1857
9Diary, 1858
10Diary, 1873
BoxFolder
101Diary, 1866
2Diary, 1867
3Clara E. Barrow Diary, 1868
3T.B. Spalding School Report
4Diary, 1872
5Diary, 1875
6Diary, 1876
7Diary, 1877
8Diary, 1879
9Diary, 1880
10Notes and Receipts, 1861-1865
11Notes and Receipts, undated