Philip Box receipts and letter book
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Philip Box receipts and letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Box, Philip, 1772 or 1773-1820.
Title: Philip Box receipts and letter book
Dates: 1800-1820
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0080

Biographical/Historical Note

Philip Box (ca. 1773-1820) was postmaster at Savannah, Georgia. He was appointed in 1804.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a receipt book, dated November 26, 1800-January 19, 1820, and a letter book, dated September 14, 1804-January 19, 1820. Transcripts of some of the letters are also included. Most of the letters were written by Philip Box to other postmasters. Many are notes accompanying receipts or drafts related to mail service. A few letters relate to the schedules or timeliness of mail delivery.

Index Terms

Box, Philip, 1772 or 1773-1820.
Letter books.
Postal service--Georgia--Savannah.
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Philip Box receipts and letter book, MS 80, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip M. Box, 1878.


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.

Container List

Letter book, 1804-1808
Letterbook includes entries from September 14, 1804-February 4, 1808. Typed copy of letters enclosed.
Receipt book, 1800-1820
Contains entries from November 26, 1800-January 19, 1820. Contains many Savannah autographs.