Scope and content note This collection contains one photograph of Thomas Marsh Forman (formerly known as Thomas Marsh Bryan). The photograph was taken during the late nineteenth century. On the verso of the frame a wax stamp reads: Walter Kimball and Co., 31 Beacon Street, Boston. The verso of the frame also includes some biographical information.
Scope and Content Note This collection consists of a letter from "Nephew George," a Union soldier during the Civil War, to his uncle. Writing from Savannah, Georgia, in 1865, George announces that he has mustered out of service and is leaving for New York. He mentions his route through Georgia: Hawkinsville, Macon, Atlanta, and Augusta to Savannah. He fears trouble with ex-slave holders will necessitate more troops. He declares that people are behaving as "conquerors rather than conquered," and that they are disposing of slaves by occasionally shooting them. He believes that the South contains some of the meanest and most ignorant people living.
Scope and content note This collection contains a reprint of a 1912 photograph depicting Mildred Nix Huie as a Girl Scout earning her first aid badge in Savannah, Georgia. Laid out on the stretcher is her neighbor, Johnny Mercer.
Scope and content note This collection contains a letter from H. B. Hathaway of Savannah, Georgia to E. Hodges of Litchfield County, Connecticut. The sale and shipment of products such as butter and lard is discussed. The letter is dated 11 October 1824.
Scope and content note This collection contains genealogical materials related to the Eve, Smith, and Pritchard families of Georgia from 1948 to 1963. Included within this collection is a typescript of the history of the Smith and Eve families by Emma Eve Smith, which was copied by Mary E. Miller Eve in 1907. Also included is a copy of cemetery records from Richmond County, Georgia which serves as a cross reference to the names mentioned in Smith's history of her family.
Scope and content note This collection contains photocopies of the daily logs from 8 December 1775 to 31 May 1776 from the ship's captain, Andrew Barkley and the ship's master, James Turner, during the period when the then British Royal Governor of Georgia, Sir James Wright, escaped from Savannah, Georgia. Also included are the day to day incidents of the ship's journey to Halifax, Nova Scotia via Rhode Island and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This ships' log records the details of the fighting engagements that the ship took part in, reconnoitering, stores and provisions taken on board, weather and sea conditions, as well as the reading of the Articles of War to the ship's company. Also included are muster records which document a detachment of soldiers coming on board on 26 December 1775 and, in February 1776, the "Governour of Savannah for protection and his Attendance." The original ships' log is located at the Public Record Office in Kew, London, England.
Scope and content note This collection contains photocopies of the letters that John W. Geary wrote from 1858 to 1865. Majority of these letters are addressed to Geary's wife Mary and in which he describes his experiences in the Civil War, particularly the Atlanta campaign and the surrender of Savannah. Also included are letters from his son, Edward R. Geary who served in the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and died in his father's arms at the Battle of Wauhatchie in Tennessee. The original letters are owned by Col. Richard M. Ludlow, a descendant of Geary, of St. Simons Island, Georgia.
Scope and content note This collection contains the diary of John Michael Doyle as well as a typed transcription of his original diary and accompanying biographical information on Doyle. Doyle kept this diary from 1881 to 1883 while he was building a lighthouse on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.
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