Charles Barrington King account book, account sheets, and receipt
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Charles Barrington King account book, account sheets, and receipt

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: King, Charles Barrington, 1823-1880.
Title: Charles Barrington King account book, account sheets, and receipt
Dates: 1864-1879
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1264

Biographical/Historical Note

The Reverend Charles Barrington King (1823-1880) was the son of Barrington King (1798-1866) and Catherine Margaret Nephew King (1804-1887). He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1845 and finished his theology training at Princeton in 1848. While living in Savannah, Georgia, King preached at First Presbyterian Church and White Bluff Presbyterian Church. He was also a visiting pastor at Bethesda Home for Boys. He was survived by his wife Anna Wylly Habersham King, three daughters, and five sons.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains an account book from the household of the Reverend Charles Barrington King (1823-1880). The book, which begins in January 1865, contains a note on the first page pointing out the entry of General Sherman into Savannah, Georgia and King's ensuing loss of his slaves. This book contains the records of costs of hired servants after the loss of his slaves. Also included in this collection are some account sheets indicating the repayment of loans or for financial transactions like the purchase of cotton.

Index Terms

Account books.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
King, Charles Barrington, 1823-1880.
Receipts (financial records)
Sherman's March to the Sea.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from family of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Barrington King account book, account sheets, and receipt, MS 1264, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mary King Rodge and Rebekah King Conrad, 1977.


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



1Item 1: Account book. Savannah, Georgia, 1865-1867 ( 1.0 volume )


1Item 2: Receipt. Prairie Bluff for 5 bales of cotton, 1866 October 17 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 3: Account sheet. Repayment of loans to Lamar and C. B. King. Savannah, Georgia, 1874 April 1 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 4: Account sheet. Account of Francis C. Habersham with C. B. King. Savannah, Georgia, 1874-1875 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 5: Account sheet. Account of Peter Williams with C. B. King. Williams was one of the King servants. Savannah, Georgia, 1878-1879 ( 2.0 p. )