|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Title:||Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter|
|Extent:||0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)|
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.
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.
[item identification], Charles Ellis jury exemption and letter, MS 234, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Item 1 is a gift of Mrs. B.B. Cubbedge. Item 2 is a gift of J. Frederick Waring.
Collection is open for research.
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|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.|