|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Evergreen Cemetery Company of Bonaventure (Savannah, Ga.)|
|Title:||Evergreen Cemetery Company of Bonaventure records|
|Extent:||2.0 cubic feet (6 volumes, 1 folder)|
The Bonaventure plantation tract along the St. Augustine Creek was purchased from Commodore Josiah Tattnall by Peter Wiltberger in 1847. Wiltberger began developing the property as the Evergreen Cemetery of Bonaventure and it was opened for burials in 1850. Peter Wiltberger's son, William H. Wiltberger, was involved with the operation of the cemetery and following his father's death he formed the Evergreen Cemetery Company of Bonaventure. Wiltberger sold the property to stockholders of the company in 1869. The company regulated the sale of lots and perpetual care. From 1880 until its sale in 1907, John H. Estill served as president of the company. The cemetery was purchased by the City of Savannah in 1907 and is still in operation as Bonaventure Cemetery.
The Evergreen Cemetery Company of Bonaventure records includes six volumes of the company's accounts and one folder of loose papers containing minutes of the company's meetings, resolutions, balance sheets, notices regarding perpetual care, and correspondence. Records are dated 1873 to 1907.
[item identification], Evergreen Cemetery Company of Bonaventure records, MS 242, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Collection is open for research.
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|1||List of subscribers; minutes of the meetings of the lot owners; bylaws, rules and regulations; minutes of the Board of Managers, 1868 June 12-1869 June 11; 1869 June 11-1907 July 12|
|2||Account book including stock, expenses, and income, 1868-1907|
|3||Cash book, 1869 June 11-1907 June 1|
|4||Account book including construction accounts, dividends, profit and loss, 1869 May 20-1907 September 30|
|5||Stock ledger, 1869-1906|
|6||Cash book, 1904 January 4-1907 August|
|1||Loose papers including meeting minutes, resolutions, correspondence, accounts, lists of names, 1837-1907 ( 24.0 items. )|