9.2 Linear feet
(14 document boxes, 3 oversized boxes, 2 oversize folders A)
The collection consists of papers of Henry Pattllo Farrow and Farrow family members from 1855-1937. The papers include correspondence, letter books, newspapers, clippings, printed material, bills, receipts, account books, and photographs. The bulk of the collection relates to Henry Pattillo Farrow and documents his involvement in Republican politics in Georgia during and after Reconstruction; his positions as Georgia Attorney-General, U.S. District Attorney, collector of customs for the Port of Brunswick (Ga.), and as postmaster of Gainesville (Ga.). Materials pertaining to Farrow's administration of the Porter Springs resort Queen of the Mountains include hotel ledgers (1877-1896), account books (1886-1892), registers (1893, 1899), a cash book (1886-1889), a memorandum book (1886-1904), and employees lists (1889-1891). From 1907-1937, the collection consists of business and family correspondence of John A. Whitner (Farrow's son-in-law) and Henry F. Whitner mainly pertaining to the administration of the Queen of the Mountains resort.
Henry Pattillo Farrow (1834-1907), lawyer, Georgia Attorney-General (1862-1872), U.S. District Attorney (1872-1880), collector of the Port of Brunswick (1882-1885), postmaster of Gainesville (1897-1904), active member of Georgia's Republican Party, and owner of the Porter Springs resort Queen of the Mountains near Dahlonega, Georgia.