KING, Thomas Butler, 1800-1864


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
About this object

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University of North Carolina
Southern Historical Collection
Chapel Hill, NC
Papers: 1773-1868, 2003; 11.5 linear feet (ca. 4,000 items).
Collection contains correspondence and papers pertaining to his business and public activities, plantation management, family life, and Civil War. Finding aid is available online and in the repository.

Papers: In the William Audley Couper papers, 1795-1955, 3.5 linear feet (ca. 1,700 items).
Persons represented include Thomas Butler King.


Atlanta History Center
Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1 item.
Testimonial signed by 172 prominent New Yorkers expressing appreciation of King’s efforts in getting Mail Steamer Bill passed during the 1847 congressional session.


Boston Public Library
Boston, MA
Papers: 1 letter.


Columbia University
Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New York, NY
Papers: Two official letters (March 20 and April 15, 1848) in the Jay family collection.
Finding aid in repository.


Emory University
Special Collections Department Robert W. Woodruff Library
Atlanta, GA
Papers: 1845-1851, 21 items.
Personal and business papers, including a clipping and a biographical sketch. Related papers are in Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina. Finding aid in repository.


Georgia Department of Archives and History
Atlanta, GA
Papers: In File II Names
File is primarily incoming correspondence to the Governor of Georgia. Finding aid in repository.


Georgia Historical Society
Savannah, GA
Papers: 1835-1837, 1839; 0.05 cubic foot (1 folder).
The collection contains 8 letters of Thomas Butler King to his brother, Henry King, regarding family matters, crops, financial matters, and the Brunswick and Florida railroad.

Papers: In King-Wilder family papers, 1817-1946, 845 items.
Collection is chiefly personal papers with some letters pertaining to his political career. Unpublished finding aid in repository.


Library of Congress
Manuscript Division
Washington, DC
Papers: 1850, 1 letter.


New-York Historical Society
New York, NY
Papers: July 29, 1851, 1 official letter.
Finding aid in repository.


Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Manuscripts Department
San Marino, CA
Papers: In the papers of William Gibbs McAdoo, 1823-1992, 12 boxes, 1 oversize folder, and 3 oversize volumes.
Correspondents include Thomas Butler King.