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Smithonia Estate collection

Smithonia Estate collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Smithonia Estate collection
Creator: Hargrett Library
Inclusive Dates: circa 1880-1975
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet
Collection Number: ms4357
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

This collection contains a photograph of the Smithonia Sawmill taken in the late 1800s, as well as a 1975 survey of the estate by J. L. Todd Auction Co.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Smithonia Estate collection, ms4357, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Estate records.
Georgia -- Photographs.
Land surveys -- Georgia.
Sawmills -- Photographs.
Smith, James Monroe, 1839-1915
Smithonia Plantation (Oglethorpe County, Ga.)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: James Monroe Smith estate administration minutes, ms3160; David Lewis Earnest photographic collection, ms1590; Alma Walker papers, ms2696; James Monroe Smith papers, ms953; David W. Meadow papers, ms3511; James M. Hunt architectural records, ms2901; Georgia photograph file, ms3705; and Georgiana Vertical Files, Georgia Biographical Files, ms3692.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Smithonia Sawmill photograph
1Absolute Auction by J. L. Todd Auction Co. Survey of Smithonia, 1975 May 17