Lawrence, Alexander A., 1906-1979.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.05 cubic feet)This collection consists of three photocopied items concerning Archibald Campbell's expedition to Georgia in 1778. The first items is a letter appointing Campbell the leader of the Georgia expedition, dated New York, November 3, 1778. The letter was written by Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, Chief of a commission sent to America to settle disturbances, Sir Henry Clinton, Commander-in-Chief of British forces in North America, and William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland and a member of Carlisle's Commission. The last two items are returns of casualties suffered by Campbell's force and prisoners taken during his conquest of Savannah, dated December 29, 1778.Contact InformationCatalog Record
White, William, fl. 1853-1876.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 volume (.10 cubic feet)This collection contains a ledger belonging to William Wright of Savannah, Georgia with various records from 1853 to 1876. Since Wright worked as a broker, there are lists of property throughout Savannah being sold and rented as well as lists of slaves that were sold by Wright from 1853 to 1865. In addition, Wright worked as a chairman for the Department of Health and Cemetery in Savannah and there are written receipts showing the amount workers received from Wright for working in the city's cemeteries. There are also records of deaths from the yellow fever epidemic in 1876 included in this ledger. These records list the names of the people who died daily because of the disease and notes the person's age, race, and cemetery in which they were buried. Also included are lists of articles taken from prisoners throughout 1865 and accounts against other Georgia counties due to Savannah for jailing their prisoners in 1866 to 1867.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Unknown.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives2 v. (1.0 cubic feet)This collection contains two unidentified ledgers with entries from 1885 to 1895. These ledgers include accounts kept by the unidentified business with individuals and companies all throughout the state of Georgia.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Sheppard, J. Davis, 1921-1999.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 box, 7 folders (.35 cubic feet)This collection consists of 20 gelatin dry glass plate negatives and 6 photographs (4 of which were copied from the negatives). Items 1-20 are scanned printouts of the glass negatives. Items 21-22 are photographs and are kept with the scans. The images include exterior and interior views of unidentified and identified buildings, parks, an asphalt roller, bridges, a buggy, railway yard, sawmill, and images of the French Broad River (N.C.). There are two images of a plantation that has been identified as Deptford Plantation (Chatham County, Ga.). The identity of the photographer is unknown, and the majority of the images are unidentified.Contact InformationCatalog Record
Comstock, George W., 1915-2007.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 box (.25 cubic feet)This collection consists of a scrapbook of Georgia courthouses contains photographs taken by Dr. George W. Comstock while he was assigned to Columbus, Georgia by the U.S. Public Health Service. The scrapbook contains mostly photographs of courthouses; however there are some newspaper clippings as well. There is at least one photograph of each county courthouse in Georgia. There are several photos of historical markers found on courthouse grounds. Most photos are black and white although a few are in color. Pasted on the inside front cover is a county map of Georgia. This map serves as an index to the scrapbook, with the corresponding scrapbook page number written in each county. The photographs within the scrapbook are organized by the order visited, therefore the photos are generally grouped by location or region. Dr. Comstock made handwritten notations recording the county and county seat, the date of the photograph, and identifying family or friends who appear in the photo. A few ... MoreContact InformationCatalog Record
Hazard, Isaac Peace, 1794-1879.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.05 cubic feet)The collection consists of letters to Isaac Peace Hazard regarding cotton and cloth sales and shipments. Many of the letters have notes of Hazard's replies and account with him. A number of the letters concern "Negro cloth," a coarse, unbleached cotton used for slave's clothing; this cloth is also known as "osnaburgs" or "oznaburgs."Contact InformationCatalog Record
Johnston, Lancelot, 1790-1866.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.05 cubic feet)This collection consists of three deeds, two for land in Madison, Georgia, and one in Morgan County, Georgia, all to Lancelot Johnston, as well as a court order for Coleman Strange to pay Lancelot Johnston mortgage and interest, 1823, and a suit for debt, Lancelot Johnston vs. Baldwin Copeland and John F. Johnson, 1866.Contact InformationCatalog Record
LeConte, Emma.Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives3 folders, 3 volumes (.45 cubic feet)This collection consists largely of the letters of Emma Florence Le Conte Furman and Farish Carter Furman. Also included are a letter of Dorothea Maria McDonald Furman, Farish Carter Furman's grandmother; letters of Mrs. Joseph L Conte, Louis Le Conte, Joseph Le Conte, Jr., Jane Le Conte, and John Le Conte. Also included in the collection are legal papers regarding the estate of George W. Murray, 1836 (Farish Carter was one of the executors), pamphlets and addresses both by and about Joseph Le Conte, an account book containing the estate papers of Farish Carter Furman, 1883-1884, and a ledger and account book of plantation, estate, and household accounts belonging to Emma Le Conte Furman, 1884-1885 and 1887-1896.Contact InformationCatalog Record
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