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James Monroe Smith papers

James Monroe Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Monroe Smith papers
Creator: Smith, James Monroe
Inclusive Dates: 1895-19171
Language: English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
Collection Number: ms953
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Monroe Smith was an Oglethorpe County, Georgia millionaire farmer and merchant.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of some business papers and legal records of James Monroe Smith. The papers are concened mostly with a lawsuit against Cowan, Usry & Co., of Worth County, Georgia, and a suit contesting the disposition of the estate of Smith, who died intestate. The business papers include statements, receipts, and ledger sheets regarding "hiring convicts." The legal papers include copies of injuctions, contracts, depositions, petitions and promisory notes. The letters to and from lawyers refer to a case heard before the state court of appeals after Smith's death.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Monroe Smith papers, ms953, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Business records -- Georgia.
Business records.
Correspondence.
Employee selection -- Georgia -- Oglethorpe County.
Estate records.
Inheritance and succession -- Georgia -- Oglethorpe County.
Ledgers (account books)
Legal documents -- Georgia -- Oglethorpe County.
Receipts (financial records)
Smith, James Monroe -- Estate

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Papers, 1890-1895
 
12Papers, 1896-1897
 
13Papers, 1902-1915
 
14Papers, 1916-1917
 
15Invention of Cotton Gin from The Story of Georgia by Walter Cooper (photocopy)
 
16Photostat of Smithonia on Auction Block - Historic Oglethorpe Plantation from Athens Banner-Herald, May 4th, 1975