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1 Title:   John T. Collins letterbooks  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Collins, John T.  
  Dates:   1868-1884  
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The collection consists of four letterbooks (one is unbound) of John T. Collins from 1868-1884. Mainly pertaining to Collins' duties as customs agent for the port of Brunswick, Georgia, the volumes include correspondence detailing arrivals in port, vessels cleared, inspections, fees collected, and official appointments. Some correspondence relates to Collins' lumber business and his duties as an official of the Georgia chapter of the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
  Identifier:   ms1462  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Ira R. Foster papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Foster, Ira R. (Ira Roe), 1811-1885  
  Dates:   1844-1873  
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The collection consists of correspondence of Ira R. Foster from 1844-1873. Correspondence deals with his duties as Quartermaster-General of Georgia during the Civil War, the Georgia lumber industry (Terrell County, Ga.) and personal and family matters. Correspondents include C.R. Armstrong, Joseph E. Bram, Howell Cobb, D.H. Mason, William H. Stiles, and The Southerner and Commercial Advertisers.
 
  Identifier:   ms1644  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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3 Title:   William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Swift, William Cole Nye, 1815-1892  
  Dates:   1838-1839, 1848  
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The collection consists of two letters from William C. N. Swift at Camp Desert Plantation, Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia to his parents in New Bedford (Mass.) in 1838 and three letters to Swift in Charleston (S.C.) from his brother O. N. Swift in 1839. The letters discuss family news and describe various aspects and problems of hauling and shipping lumber. The collection also includes an account (1848) for William C. N. Swift with Baring Brothers Company (London).
 
  Identifier:   ms2890  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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4 Title:   Alexander C. Farrington letter to Stephen Hills  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Farrington, Alexander C.  
  Dates:   1835 December 26  
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This collection consists of a letter dated December 26, 1835, from Alexander C. Farrington of New York, to Stephen Hills, of New York. Farrington responds to Hills' inquiry regarding 100,000 acres of timber lands in Georgia. He talks about the quality of the land and timber, the market for timber, transporting the timber on a soon-to-be completed canal from Savannah to the Altamaha River, and the history of ownership of the land. Names mentioned include: Joseph Grezard, Joseph Eden, Metcalf Eden, Samuel Abbott, Jemima Abbott, Samuel K. Abbott, Charles Abbott, Nicholas Abbott, Henry P. Abbott, and Ann Eliza Abbott.
 
  Identifier:   ms643  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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5 Title:   Michael Dennis account book  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Dennis, Michael  
  Dates:   1855-1867  
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The collection consists of an account book of Michael Dennis for his general store, sawmill, and grist mill in Eatonton, Georgia from 1855-1867. The ledger entries contain customer's name, items purchased, and price for items such as lumber, household goods, food, and clothing. Additional entries pertain to hiring out of enslaved people, the sale of beef cattle to the Confederate government, and later repurchase of the hides.
 
  Identifier:   ms165  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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6 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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7 Title:   Tift family papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Tift, Henry Harding, 1841-1922  
  Dates:   1750-2015  
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This collection contains correspondence, business and land records, photographs, family history, and printed material. Some highlights include American Revolution militia recruitment orders, Colonial land records from Connecticut, and photographs of early Tifton, Georgia.
 
  Identifier:   ms4074  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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