Scope and content note This collection contains one scrapbook containing newspaper poetry clippings covering love, marriage, death, the United States Civil War, and soldiers. The poems are written by several different authors, some are by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. There are also clippings of newspaper articles covering reconstruction, Tammany Hall and the yellow favor epidemic of 1878. The collection also contains several prints of engravings depicting religious, romantic, domestic, pastoral and historical scenes as well as portraits. In addition the scrapbook includes a ribbon from the 1888 Augusta Dental Association Exhibition, an undated photograph of a house, a Fruit of the Loom advertisements, and a wedding invitation to the 1874 wedding of Mr. and Mrs. William Mitchell. The front matter is inscribed, "Alice Smith Talbotton Georgia Jan 1st 1862", but includes material from 1854 to 1902.
Scope and content note This collection contains a transcription of a claim filed by John Graham in 1789 to recover the losses he sustained during the American Revolutionary War in Savannah, Georgia. This claim was transcribed from photocopies of the original documents which can be obtained from the Public Record Office in Surrey, England. These documents were transcribed by Laurice E. Fetzer and Richard V. Byrd in 2001. This collection also includes a computer disk with the typed transcription.
Scope and content note This collection contains an indenture between Francis Wynne and his wife Tabitha and George Wycke, all of the parish of St. George (now Burke County) in Georgia, on 6 August 1767.
Scope and content note This collection contains ledgers, charters, bylaws, stock certificates, minutes, postcards, leases, bills of sale, and clippings of the Solomons Company in Savannah, Georgia from 1900 to 1965.
Scope and content note This collection contains two ledger books from the Tremont Park Corporation with account records from 1953 to 1978 for property lots and rentals in the Tremont Park neighborhood in Savannah, Georgia.
Scope and Content In the summer of 1946, Lamar Caudle, Assistant Attorney General in Washington, D.C. contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to launch a comprehensive investigation of every allegation of deprivation of civil rights of African Americans in the south in connection with the 1946 election. The investigation was based on complaints that the political supporters of Eugene Talmadge, a candidate for Governor, were making efforts "to bring about the wholesale purge" of African Americans from the voter registration lists regardless of their qualifications under Georgia law. The claims led to separate investigations in ninety counties in Georgia including: Appling, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Baldwin, Barrow, Bartow, Ben Hill, Bibb, Bleckley, Brooks, Bullock, Butts, Calhoun, Camden, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clark, Clay, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crawford, Crisp, Decatur, Dodge, Douglas, Early, Echols, Effingham, Emanuel, Evans, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, ... Read More
Scope and content note This collection contains a binder with printed digital copies of the entire contents of a family photograph album of the descendants of Valarie Lockwood from the 1890s. Included are images of members of the following families: Bart, Kraft, Lange, Muller, Ryon, Schlatterer, and Ubele.
Scope and content note This collection contains research compiled by Mary Lucile Chapman on Joseph Habersham (1751-1815) sometime in the 1960s to 1970s. Also included is a draft of the unpublished manuscript that Chapman wrote on the life of Habersham. Joseph Habersham was a Revolutionary War soldier, member of the Continental Congress, mayor of Savannah, Georgia, and served as Postmaster General of the United States.
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