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1 Title:   Lamar family letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar family  
  Dates:   1822 June 15, 1857 January 11  
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The collection consists of two letters: dated Savannah, June 15, 1822, to "L. Lamar," signed "Carleton Lamar," regarding the cotton trade; dated Athens, January 11, 1857, signed "Mary Ann Lamar," regarding family matters.
 
  Identifier:   ms1508  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Richards & Harroway bills of lading  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Richards & Harroway (Savannah, Ga.)  
  Dates:   1818-1823  
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The collection consists of bills of lading for cotton shipped mainly to Liverpool and New York from Savannah, Georgia by the firm Richards & Harroway and later William Abraham Richards, from May 9, 1818-June 30, 1823. Bills include name of ship, ship captain's name, where bound, description of cotton, amount of freight, and date.
 
  Identifier:   ms172  
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3 Title:   Elias Bliss letter to Messrs Haydock and Gwathmey  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bliss, Elias  
  Dates:   1880 May 18  
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The collection consists of one letter: dated Savannah, May 18, 1880, "Messrs Haydock and Gwathmey," signed "Elias Bliss," regarding cotton bales and the inactivity of the Savannah cotton market.
 
  Identifier:   ms2238  
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4 Title:   Hollis Cooley letters to Dennis Cooley  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cooley, Hollis  
  Dates:   1818-1819  
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The collection consists of three letters from Hollis Cooley, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia to Dennis Cooley, Deerfield, Massachusetts from 1818-1819. Correspondence regards business prospects in Georgia, the cotton trade, and various crimes committed in Jasper County.
 
  Identifier:   ms2565  
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5 Title:   Elijah Crane papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Crane, Elijah  
  Dates:   1847-1853  
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The collection consists of business correspondence between Elijah Crane, Savannah, Georgia and C.A. & A. Southworth of Stoughton, Massachusetts from 1847-1853. Correspondences discuss buying and selling cotton, the cotton market, and the status of crops grown near Savannah.
 
  Identifier:   ms2675  
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6 Title:   M. A. Pharr Cotton Company ledgers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   M. A. Pharr Cotton Company  
  Dates:   1908-1929  
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The collection consists of five ledgers recording financial expenditures and receipts, and money owed to M. A. Pharr Cotton Company of Georgia, from 1908-1929.
 
  Identifier:   ms3077  
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7 Title:   Muscogee County, Georgia cotton certificates  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Unknown  
  Dates:   1865  
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The collection consists of three certificates from Muscogee County, Georgia stating that "the late so called Confederate States or the State of Georgia or any Blockade Running Company" had no claim on cotton produced by the sworn individuals. Each certificate bears federal excise stamps.
 
  Identifier:   ms3223  
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8 Title:   James Maury royal license  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   George, King of Great Britain, III, 1738-1820  
  Dates:   1808 January 16  
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The collection consists of a royal license signed by King George III, January 16, 1808, to James Maury, furnishing protection for a cotton shipment from Georgia to Liverpool on the ship "Georgia." The license also directs and requires commanders of ships of war and privateers not to molest or interrupt said vessel on its voyage.
 
  Identifier:   ms1526  
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9 Title:   Robert N. Reed papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Reed, Robert N.  
  Dates:   1853-1869  
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The collection consists of receipts, bills, and a letter written on R. N. Reed & Co., Cotton Factors and General Commission Merchants, Savannah, Georgia letterhead. The collection also includes an agreement, dated June 1, 1867, between W. H. Stark and Company and R.N. Reed and Company pertains to loans granted to James Wilson of Albany, Georgia, for cotton planting.
 
  Identifier:   ms1717  
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10 Title:   James L. Kirksey daybook  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Kirksey, James L.  
  Dates:   1837-1840  
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The collection consists of a daybook of James L. Kirksey, Thomasville, Georgia, with entries from 1837-1940. Entries include name of customer, itemized listing of purchases and price. Most purchases are for general merchandise, but also includes cotton.
 
  Identifier:   ms221  
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11 Title:   Enoch Silsby letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Silsby, Enoch  
  Dates:   1810-1826  
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The collection consists of correspondence between Enoch Silsby and cotton merchants regarding the buying, selling, and shipping of cotton and other commodities mainly from Savannah, Mobile, and New York to Boston, Massachusetts.
 
  Identifier:   ms2780  
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12 Title:   James Gardner letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Gardner, James, 1767-1847  
  Dates:   1808-1809, 1849  
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The collection consists of correspondence to James Gardner, most regarding problems with the sale of cotton cargo on the ship Northern Liberties. The business letters mention the Embargo Act which prevented international trade to and from American ports. On March 1, 1908, the embargo was superseded by the Nonintercourse Act which allowed trade to resume with all but France and Britain. There is also a personal letter dated July 28, 1808 from Gardner's son Henry describing the play, "Andrian from Glycery." A second set of letters dated 1849 are to James Rhind (1811-1854), who married James Gardner's daughter Mary (1815-1851). Also business letters, they were written by Charles Hartridge and William Duncan and deal mainly with the sale and prices of cotton.
 
  Identifier:   ms3725  
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13 Title:   Andrew Maybank Jones family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Jones, Andrew Maybank  
  Dates:   1803-1874, 1939  
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The collection consists of papers of Andrew Maybank Jones and Jones family members from 1803-1874. Materials relating to Andrew Maybank Jones include correspondence, reports of the University of Georgia, bills of sale, promissory notes, a prayer book, and an account book of Jones' plantations. Further correspondence are between Charles West and Joseph Jones, Joseph Jones and Charlton Hines, W. Fleming and Captain Joseph Jones, and Mrs. Electra Dodge and Mary Ann Dodge. The collection also includes records of cotton sales for Joseph Jones, Confederate States of America money, and newspaper clippings concerning the Confederacy.
 
  Identifier:   ms1289  
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14 Title:   Zachariah Lamar papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Lamar, Zachariah, 1767-1834  
  Dates:   1814-1858  
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The collection consists of papers of Zachariah Lamar, 1814-1858. Mainly pertaining to his business interests and plantation in Baldwin County, Georgia, the collection includes correspondence, plantation records, cotton records and sales, receipts, land bonds, and tuition records for Scottsboro Academy (Baldwin County, Georgia) and C. P. Beman's school at Mt. Zion (Hancock County, Georgia).
 
  Identifier:   ms1341  
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15 Title:   John Carter account book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Carter, John, active 1829-1836  
  Dates:   1829-1838  
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The collection consists of an account book of John Carter for Merchants' and Planters' (1829-1836) and the Swiftcreek Sawmill (1836-1837) both located in Macon, Georgia. The ledger's entries contain the date, customer name, item purchased, and price describing trade with planters in middle and southern Georgia. Additional entries pertain to the recovery of runaway slaves and the hire and management of boathands, mill hands, and farm hands.
 
  Identifier:   ms169  
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16 Title:   Mangham family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Mangham family  
  Dates:   1849-1888  
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The collection consists of receipts and printed items, but the majority is correspondence. Of particular interest are letters written by Willoughby Hill Mangham while serving with Company I of the 11th Georgia Infantry Regiment to his father, John Grier Mangham. Written from Virginia, Mangham discusses the Battle of 1st Bull Run, fighting at Yorktown, troop movements, and the Emancipation Proclamation. Other correspondents include Solomon R. Mangham, John Mangham, and H.H. Hill whose letters discuss cotton sales, the attack on Harper's Ferry, and abolition.
 
  Identifier:   ms2132  
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17 Title:   Edwin Parsons papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Parsons, Edwin  
  Dates:   1844-1877  
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The collection consists of receipts, bills, and correspondence; both incoming to Parsons and his brother George, as well as letter book copies of Edwin's outgoing correspondence. Letters pertain to Edwin's business interests in iron mining in Michigan, shipping, market prices, ship building, and cotton trade, as well as Parsons' involvement with the rebuilding of Atlanta, and funding from former Confederate General B. J. Hill.
 
  Identifier:   ms2676  
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18 Title:   William Ernest Wilson photographs  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Wilson, William E., -1905  
  Dates:   1883-1893  
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The collection consists of photographs taken by William E. Wilson mainly of coastal Georgia from 1883-1893. Includes glass plate negatives and contact prints. The photographs portray ex-slaves, cotton growing and wharves, prominent landmarks, scenes of social life including picnics and barbecues, and scenic views. The majority are of the Savannah, Georgia area.
 
  Identifier:   ms993  
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19 Title:   John Ray papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Ray, John, -1868  
  Dates:   1829-1868  
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The collection consists of John Ray's day book, docket book, and plantation book. The day book records debts collected from 1831-1844, and contains some notes concerning land; and the docket book contains notes of proceedings and filings in court cases in Coweta County, Georgia Superior Court from 1843-1865. The plantation book records names of people who were enslaved, and account of their clothes, rations, and blankets; notes on legal decisions; and recipes for various illnesses, including heart disease, measles, rheumatism, pneumonia, scarlet fever, and asthma. The collection also includes handwritten papers on heart disease; promissory notes, deeds and indentures for land in Newnan, Coweta County, Georgia, a bill of sales for two "Negroes" (named "Roland, 2 years old, and Randal, about 7 years old"); tax records; and records of White Oak Plantation (Coweta County, Ga.) and an unidentified plantation. The plantation records record how much cotton was sold (cotton made at White Oak Plantation).
 
  Identifier:   ms119  
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20 Title:   E.A. Cutts papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Cutts, E. A.  
  Dates:   1886-1914  
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The collection consists of papers of E.A. Cutts pertaining to his cotton brokerage in Savannah, Georgia from 1886-1914. The collection includes account books, bills, cash books, records of cotton sales, cotton weights and prices, claims, receipts, and letter books. The letter books detail Cutts' business transactions as well as some personal correspondence and correspondence concerning the Knights Templar (a masonic order). Also contained in the collection are account books, bills, receipts, and letter books of Butler, Stevens & Company, a Savannah cotton factor. The materials document the firm's cotton business and the establishment of an Exporting Dept. in 1886 for naval stores and pine lumber. The company dealt with firms in the United States, South America, and Spain.
 
  Identifier:   ms1160  
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