Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.05 cubic feet)Scope and Content Note This collection consists of a letter written by Joe Bowers in 1864 while serving as a solder in the Civil War. The letter is addressed to "Esteemed Mademoiselle;" Bowers had placed an advertisement for a correspondent while he was away at war. He states in the letter that he was not looking for a wife, but for a person to write to in order to pass the time. He describes the unclean conditions of camp life (stating he contracted an itch from "Body Guards"), declares he never had a substitute to fight for him, and tells of his service at the battle of Vicksburg and the wound he suffered at the battle of Baker's Creek. On the last page of the letter, Bowers accuses his correspondent of being a man posing as a woman. He demands proof of the recipient's gender, insisting that if the recipient is truly a man that he must reveal himself to be so, at which point they will cease correspondence.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 framed item (.25 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains a framed indenture for a lot of land in the Brown Ward in Savannah, Georgia bought from the city by William Oglebey on 12 June 1817.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 box (.50 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains records from the Coastal Management Board in Georgia from 1976 to 1982. One binder includes minutes from the Coastal Management Board from 1976 to 1982. The other binder includes a May 1980 historic preservation proposal for the Maurice Cottage on Jekyll Island, Georgia which includes photographs.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives2 folders (0.25 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection consists of the diary of Shadrach Nicholas Winkler, Jr. of Savannah, Georgia. Winkler wrote in this diary from 3 January - 22 November 1857 and detailed his experiences while attending Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This diary is an excellent example of a Southerner's point of view of the lifestyle and values of Bostonians in antebellum America. Winkler often described the lectures he attended, books and legal cases that he studied, and his leisure activities. For leisure, Winkler often attended theatre productions in Boston, Massachusetts and described in his diary the play's plot and how he enjoyed the actor's performance. Winkler also attended orations throughout Boston, Massachusetts on topics important at the time like abolition and temperance. Following the lecture, Winkler often described the physical characteristics of the speaker as well as his thoughts on the subject. Important orators and other figures that Winkler met ... MoreContact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.30 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains a scrapbook pertaining to Robert M. Hull created by Eulalie McLeod. The scrapbook holds newspaper clippings about Hull around his time in office as Mayor of Savannah, Georgia, from 1925 to 1927.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (.05 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains ten order postcards for seafood from the L. P. Maggioni and Company in Savannah, Georgia from 1956 to 1950.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 box (.25 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains church records compiled by James H. Grady as well as his sermons and notes on cannon law from 1936 to 1945. Of particular interest are the church records that Grady kept while serving as a Catholic chaplain for the U.S. Army during World War II. These records are from 1944 to 1945 and include lists of the Catholic sacraments that Grady performed while serving at the 2nd Evacuation Hospital A.P.O. 230 for the U.S. Army.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives7 boxes (3.5 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains research notes, histories, photograph reproductions and other research materials compiled by Rutby A. Rahn from 1957 to 1967. Rahn extensively researched the steamboat activity on the Savannah River from 1807 to about 1908 in order to compile her book on the river, River Highway for Trade: The Savannah, published in 1968. Rahn collected information about various steamboats from marine reports, newspapers, and other materials and wrote brief histories of their activities on the Savannah River.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives2 boxes (1.0 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains papers relating to Foreman M. Hawes, past president of Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia, from 1942 to 1982. Included within these papers are photographs from his tenure at Armstrong, the Hawes family coat of arms, genealogical research collected by Hawes on his ancestors, and records from Hawes' involvement with the Cosmos Club of Savannah. There is also a wallet that holds tokens and ration books from World War II issued to Hawes and his wife, Lilla M. Hawes. Also of particular interest are the letters written to Hawes from the following Senators: Lyndon B. Johnson, Herman E. Talmadge, and Richard B. Russell. These letters were written by the Senators in response to Hawes' inquiries about particular bills regarding higher education from 1959 to 1963.Contact InformationFinding Aid
Georgia Historical Society - Library and Archives1 folder (0.5 cubic feet)Scope and content note This collection contains a letter written by Capt. James Stallings to Lieut. Col. James Jackson on 24 July 1782 from Savannah, Georgia. In this letter, Stallings reported to Jackson the list of officers and men who requested African Americans from Stallings. The list of the men to whom Stallings distributed African American slaves to can be found on the second page of the letter. Also included in this collection is a photocopy of the original letter as well as a typed transcription.Contact InformationFinding Aid
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