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James Monroe Smith estate administration minutes

James Monroe Smith estate administration minutes

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Monroe Smith estate administration minutes
Creator: Smith, James Monroe, 1839-1915
Inclusive Dates: 1917-1918
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3160
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Monroe Smith (1839-1915) was an Oglethorpe County, Georgia millionaire farmer and merchant whose plantation, Smithonia, comprised about 20,000 acres. He never married and after his death many people laid claim to his estate.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one typed, 67-page notebook of minutes for the meetings of the administrators of the James Monroe Smith estate. The administrators of the estate were Andrew C. Erwin, Nat D. Arnold, L. K. Smith and later James F. Shehane. Topics discussed by the administrators included sale of property, notes held by Smith, indebtedness to Smith, rental property owned by Smith, tax returns, Dunlap Railroad, College Park tenants, stock, and selling the Smithonia Plantation.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Monroe Smith estate administration minutes, ms3160, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Minutes (administrative records)
Smith, James Monroe, 1839-1915 -- Finance, Personal
Smithonia Plantation (Oglethorpe County, Ga.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Minutes, 1917-1918