Lewis Stanley de Vegter collection
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Lewis Stanley de Vegter collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Vegter, Lewis Stanley de.
Title: Lewis Stanley de Vegter collection
Dates: 1791-1868
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0214

Biographical/Historical Note

Lewis Stanley de Vegter lived in Savannah, Georgia

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of materials collected by Lewis Stanley de Vegter. Included are an indenture for the sale of land in Yamacraw by Joseph and Ann Gibbons to William Gibbons, dated Chatham County, February 28, 1791; an appraisal by Joseph Habersham of a lot within the contemplated site of Fort Wayne; and a receipted bill for rice from R. Habersham and Sons, Merchants and Factors. Joseph Habersham (1751-1815) was a lifelong resident of Savannah, Georgia. He married Isabella Rae in 1776 and had five sons and five daughters. He was a leader of the "Sons of Liberty" in Savannah in 1774. During the Revolutionary War, Habersham rose to the rank of colonel in the Georgia Line of the Continental Army. After the war, he assisted in Georgia's ratification of the Constitution. In 1795, he was appointed Postmaster General of the United States by President George Washington. Habersham was also a prominent merchant and planter. Robert Habersham (1786-1870) was one of Joseph Habersham's sons and the proprietor of R. Habersham and Sons, located at 146 Bay Street in Savannah.

Index Terms

Appraisals (records)
Bills of sale.
Chatham County (Ga.)--18th century.
Fort Wayne (Ga.)
Habersham, Joseph, 1751-1815.
Vegter, Lewis Stanley de.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lewis Stanley de Vegter collection, MS 214, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Lewis Stanley de Vegter, 1962.


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

Indenture, Joseph and Ann Gibbons to William Gibbons, Chatham County, 1791 February 28 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding the sale of lot in Yamacraw.
Appraisal of a lot within the contemplated site of Fort Wayne, from Savannah, 1808 May 4 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by Jos. Habersham and George Anderson.
Receipted bill for rice from R. Habersham and Sons to J.W. Burroughs, Savannah, 1868 February 26 ( 1.0 p. )