William Starr Basinger letter
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William Starr Basinger letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910.
Title: William Starr Basinger letter
Dates: 1887
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0053

Biographical/Historical Note

William Starr Basinger (1827-1910), was born on August 26, 1827 He was a lawyer, Savannah City Alderman and a major in the Savannah Volunteer Guards during the Civil War. Basinger married Margaret Garnett (1843-1932). They had four children: Elizabeth, William Starr, Jr., Leslie, and Thomas Garnett. William died April 25, 1910. For a biographical sketch, see Memoirs of Georgia, Vol. II.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a contemporary copy of a letter from William Starr Basinger to John Screven (1827-1900) of Savannah, Georgia dated March 3, 1887. In the letter, Basinger gives his opinion on ownership of the squares in Savannah, Georgia, specifically addressing Reynolds Square. A photocopy of the letter is also available.

Index Terms

Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910.
Letters (correspondence)
Public spaces--Georgia--Savannah.
Reynolds Square (Savannah, Ga.)
Screven, John, 1827-1900.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], William Starr Basinger letter, MS 53, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Clayton Donaldson, 1969.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publicaton 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.


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