Sarah Amanda King Walker family letters and report
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Sarah Amanda King Walker family letters and report

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Sarah Amanda King Walker family letters and report
Dates: 1847-1850
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0828

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah Amanda King Walker, daughter of Reuben King, born July 26, 1817 and died May 13, 1876, was married May 23, 1839 in Darien Georgia, to her cousin, James Walker of Homer, NY, son of the Rev. Elnathan Walker and Aurelia (King) Walker. Both Sarah and James were buried at Upper Mill Cemetery, Darien, GA. More information can be found about the King family in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society, Vol XV edited by Virginia Steele Wood and Ralph Van Wood, available in the Georgia Historical Society main collection.

Scope and Content Note

This is a collection of letters and a report all related to the family of Sarah Amanda King Walker. In documents in this collection, Sarah Amanda King Walker is referred to as Amanda. There are two letters from James to Amanda discussing his search for employment and other family news. There is one letter from Donald M. McIntosh to Amanda apologizing for the delay in returning a book. And there is a report by Reuben King Walker for the week ending July 12, 1850. The report does not indicate what is being tracked.


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Darien (Ga.)
King, Reuben, 1779-1867.
Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh, Donald M.
Walker, James.
Walker, Sarah Amanda King.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Items 2 and 4 purchased from Mrs. Sterling Graydon, Greenwood, SC.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Sarah Amanda King Walker family letters and report, MS 828, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Carolina Library, University of South Carolina, 1950; purchased items 2 and 4, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: James Walker to his wife, Amanda Walker. New Orleans, LA, 1847 June 19 ( 4.0 p. )
Tells of his experiences and prospects for employment; news of family; mentions several persons.
Item 2: Donald M. McIntosh to Mrs. James Walker. Savannah, 1848 January 8 ( 2.0 p. )
Asks pardon for not returning book sooner; includes "List of English Sovereigns" he promised her.
Item 3: James Walker to his wife, Amanda Walker. Harrison County, TX, 1848 June 7 ( 3.0 p. )
Tells of experiences and prospects for employment; is trying to obtain cotton factorage; mentions several persons.
Item 4: Report of Rueben King Walker for the week ending Saturday, 1850 July 12 ( 1.0 p. )