James Monroe Smith papers

James Monroe Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Monroe Smith papers
Creator: Smith, James Monroe, 1839-1915
Inclusive Dates: 1895-19171
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
Collection Number: ms953
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Monroe Smith was an Oglethorpe County, Georgia millionaire farmer and merchant.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of some business papers and legal records of James Monroe Smith. The papers are concened mostly with a lawsuit against Cowan, Usry & Co., of Worth County, Georgia, and a suit contesting the disposition of the estate of Smith, who died intestate. The business papers include statements, receipts, and ledger sheets regarding "hiring convicts." The legal papers include copies of injuctions, contracts, depositions, petitions and promisory notes. The letters to and from lawyers refer to a case heard before the state court of appeals after Smith's death.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Monroe Smith papers, ms953, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Papers, 1890-1895
12Papers, 1896-1897
13Papers, 1902-1915
14Papers, 1916-1917
15Invention of Cotton Gin from The Story of Georgia by Walter Cooper (photocopy)
16Photostat of Smithonia on Auction Block - Historic Oglethorpe Plantation from Athens Banner-Herald, May 4th, 1975

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