Bailey family papers
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Bailey family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bailey family.
Title: Bailey family papers
Dates: 1801-1876
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0038

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters, invitations and a household account slip of the Bailey, Simonton and Prudden families of Hancock and Greene Counties, Georgia. Many of the letters were written from Montgomery, Alabama. Of interest in the collection is a letter dated 1813 that mentions Colonel Benjamin Hawkins and Indian troubles and another written in 1866 by William Gibbs McAdoo to Miss Prudden in which he describes his trip by water from Savannah, Georgia to St. Marys, Georgia and gives a history of the area. This collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Bailey family.
Financial records.
Greene County (Ga.)
Hancock County (Ga.)
Hawkins, Benjamin, 1754-1816.
Indians of North America--Georgia.
Letters (correspondence)
McAdoo, W. G., (William Gibbs), 1863-1941.
Prudden family.
Saint Marys (Ga.)
Simonton family.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, South Carolina.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Bailey family papers, MS 38, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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