Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter
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Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Title: Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter
Dates: 1897, 1913
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0234

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Ellis Sr. (1867-1957) was a prominent Savannah, Georgia, businessman and civic leader. Ellis served as the Director of the Savannah Cotton Exchange for two terms in the 1890s. In 1901, he helped to organize Mutual Fertilizer Company. Ellis was active with the Chatham County Board of Education, serving as president of the board from 1928-1934. From 1924 until 1940, he served as president of the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences while simultaneously filling the role of president of the Augusta and Savannah Railroad (1924-1953). Charles Ellis Elementary School was named in his honor in 1935. In 1891, Charles Ellis married Margie Mongin Hardee.

Scope and Content Note

The Charles Ellis papers include an 1897 exemption from jury duty in lieu of Charles Ellis' service in Company C, 1st Battalion, Savannah Volunteer Guards, and a letter from Episcopal Bishop Frederick F. Reese regarding Ellis' involvement with the Committee of Episcopal Residence.

Index Terms

Ellis, Charles, 1867-1957.
Jury duty--Georgia--Savannah.
Letters (correspondence)
Reese, Frederick F., Bishop
Savannah Volunteer Guards, Inc.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter, MS 234, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Item 1 is a gift of Mrs. B.B. Cubbedge. Item 2 is a gift of J. Frederick Waring.


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

Item 1: Jury exemption, First Battalion Infantry, Georgia Volunteers (Savannah Volunteer Guards.) ( 1.0 p. )
Item 2: Frederick Foche Reese to Charles Ellis, Savannah, Georgia, 1913 July 15 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding Raising funds for Episcopal residence. Reese was the Episcopal Bishop of Georgia at the time.