1 folder (.15 cubic feet).
This collection contains six records pertaining to Savannah's port. Included are a list of ships and vessels, their captain, where they were built, and their cargo, for January 5, 1765 to July 5, 1767. Also in the collection are records of Georgia's exports for 1786, manifests for the sloop Friendship, 1791, and the ship Shepherdess, 1799, and a record of the value of foreign and coastwise exports and the value of imports from Europe. One volume of arrivals and clearances in the port of Savannah, January9, 1855-August 21, 1858, is missing, as noted November 4, 1971. These miscellaneous records were brought together as a collection by the Georgia Historical Society.
The Port of Savannah, founded in 1733, acted as one of the largest eastern ports of North America, and exported the first bale of cotton from the colonies to England in 1764.
Collection is open for research.
[Item identification], Port of Savannah records, MS 704, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
In the Charles F. Jenkins collection, Georgia Department of Archives and History.
Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Historic Augusta, Inc. Revolutionary and Early Republic manuscripts, MS 1701.
Telfair family papers, MS 793.
Wayne-Stites-Anderson papers, MS 846.
Collection materials are in English.
Finding aid is available in repository.
List of ships and vessels entered inwards and cleared outwards, 1765-1767, partially published in Collections of the Georgia Historical Society: Letters of Joseph Clay, Merchant of Savannah, 1776-1793, and a List of Ships and Vessels Entered at the Port of Savannah ..., v.8 (c1913).