Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.) ledger and daybook
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Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.) ledger and daybook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.) ledger and daybook
Dates: 1853-1869
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Identification: MS 0215

Biographical/Historical Note

Dibble and Carey was a Savannah, Georgia firm of merchants, tailors, and drapers. The partners Samuel P. Dibble (1829-1858), merchant, and Michael Carey, tailor, were in partnership from 1851 until circa 1854. Prior to their partnership, Samuel Dibble ran a business solo. Samuel and Margaret H. Dibble's two daughters, Julia Ann and Ellen May Elizabeth Dibble both died at the age of two, in 1852 and 1853 respectively. In January 1855, Michael Carey opened a solo business as a tailor.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ledger, 1853-1854, recording deeds, mortgages, stamps, and certificates and a day book, 1853-1854) containing a tailor's accounts. An index was added to the end of the ledger. The second half of the day book contains records of Chatham County Superior Court papers which had been borrowed and returned. The two volumes were identified by the initials D and C stamped on the binding of the ledger and by matching the handwriting in both volumes.

Index Terms

Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.)
Drapery industry--Georgia--Savannah--19th century.
Ledgers (account books)
Savannah (Ga.)--19th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Dibble and Carey (Savannah, Ga.) ledger and daybook, MS 215, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Chatham County Superior Court and Commissioners, 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.

Container List

Volume 1: Ledger, 1853 September-1854 July
In the back, numbered p. 1-53 is a cash account for recording deeds, searching records, canceling mortgages, certificates, stamps, etc., with index, December 1868-1869. It was apparently kept by someone working the courthouse.
Volume 2: Day book, 1853 September-1854 December
This is a tailor's account. The back part of the book contains records of Chatham County Superior Court papers which had been borrowed and returned. September 1866-July 1868.