Banks family papers

Banks family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Banks family papers
Creator: Banks family
Inclusive Dates: 1818-1923
Bulk Dates: 1860-1889
Language(s): English
Extent: 1.25 Linear Feet 2 document boxes, 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2343
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

John Banks (1797-1870) was a banker, merchant, and planter who primarily resided in Elbert and Muscogee Counties, Georgia. He married Sarah Watkins in 1828. Their children included Willis Dunston (1830-1864), George Young (1831-1887), Daniel Watkins (1833-1864), Edward Sims (1834-1900), Susan Martha (1835-1893), Richard Eugene (1838-1864), Elbert Augustine (1840-1902), Sarah Lucy (1842-1928) who married Edward Willis Yonge (d. 1919), and Anne Virginia Josephine (1844-1906) who married Gideon James Peacock (d. 1913).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of family correspondence, indentures and legal documents. Some of the Civil War letters describe battles and fighting at Falls Church, Virginia; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Lookout Mountain, Tybee Island, and the retreat from Atlanta, Georgia. Later correspondence contains letters concerning family news, cotton sales, farm management, and land sales in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Banks family papers, ms2343, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2009 November 13.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository include the Banks family papers, ms1571.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing


1. Genealogy

1Papers - including related correspondence

2. Correspondence

12. Correspondence
Personal Correspondence, 1848-1929
Personal correspondence - undated
Personal correspondence - fragments
Business correspondence, 1847-1908
Empty envelopes

3. Indentures, 1840-1906

22Indenture, 1840
23Indenture, 1847
24Indenture, 1849
25Indenture, 1868
26Indenture, 1872
27Indenture, 1874
28Indenture, 1877
29Indentures, 1879
210Indenture, 1885
211Indentures, 1886
212Indenture, 1888
213Indentures, 1897
214Indentures, 1898
215Indenture, 1900
216Indenture, 1905
217Indenture, 1906

4. Financial and legal files, 1830-1898

218Land grant, 1830
219Land grants, 1832
220Land grant, 1834
221Land grants, 1836
222Land grant, 1843
223Land grant, 1848
224Land grants - fragments
225Legal documents
227Military document
230Receipts, 1872
231Receipts, 1873
232Receipts, 1874
233Receipts, 1875
234Receipts, 1876
235Receipts, 1877
236Receipts, 1878
237Receipts, 1879
238Receipts, 1882
239Receipts, 1886
240Receipts, 1887
241Receipts, 1892
242Receipts, 1895
243Receipts, 1896
244Receipts, 1897
245Receipts, 1898
246Receipts - undated
247Stock certificate
248Will - John Banks
3Family Bible

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