T. Butler King papers,1845-1851

Emory University

Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: King, T. Butler (Thomas Butler), 1800-1864.
Title: T. Butler King papers,1845-1851
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 287
Extent:.125 linear ft. (1 partial box)
Abstract:Small collection of materials relating to Georgia legislator and planter T. Butler King.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

T. Butler King papers, Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Source unknown, 1955.


[after identification of item(s)], T. Butler King papers, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, July 1956.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Thomas Butler King, legislator, planter, and politician, was born August 27, 1800, in Palmer, Massachusetts, and died May 10, 1864, in Waynesboro, Georgia. He migrated to Glynn County, Georgia (1820s), married Anna Matilda Page of St. Simons Island (1824), and had three prosperous plantations by the mid 1830s. King was elected a Georgia senator from Glynn County (1832, 1859), and a United States Congressman (1838, 1840, 1844, 1846); was sent to California by President Taylor to urge the formation of a state government for entrance to the Union (1849); and was appointed commissioner from Georgia to Europe (1860-1862).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of Thomas Butler King from 1845-1851. The papers include correspondence which concern routine business and personal matters while King was a U.S. Congressman and port collector of San Francisco; a newspaper clippings, and a biographical sketch of King.