Robert Habersham papers
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Robert Habersham papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, Robert, 1783-1870.
Title: Robert Habersham papers
Dates: 1806-1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0345

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Habersham, a son of Joseph Habersham (1751-1815), was a merchant in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of deeds, estate records, bills, and receipts. One of the deeds is for a mortgage on 40 slaves. The collection also includes abstracts of titles to Robert Habersham's gold and other lots.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Estate records.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Habersham, Robert, 1783-1870.
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Robert Habersham papers, MS 345, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969 (Except Item 1).


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.

Separated Material

Certificates for registered bonds of the Confederate States of America separated and cataloged with the Artifacts collection.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Deed for mortgage on 40 African Americans, named in the deed., 1834 May 24
John A. Cobb of Clarke County and Robert Habersham of Savannah. 40 African Americans named in the deed.
Item 2: Deed for property in Habersham County., 1836 May 3
Deed names Robert Habersham as administrator of the estate of Daniel Blake and Daniel and Arthur M. Blake, sons of Daniel.
Items 3-79: Certificates for registered bonds of the Confederate States of America to J.E. Gaudry, Cashier on the Depository's Office, 1864 March-April
Bonds for varying amounts, some through the Bank of Savannah.
Items 80-85: Receipted bills, undated
Issued to Samuel N. Papot for carpenter's work, C.S.A. Corps of Engineers, John McCrady, Major and Chief Engineer, District of Georgia and 5th Sub District of South Carolina. One of the statements signed by Robert Habersham as "Suptng. Disbursing Office".
Items 86-90: Receipts to Richardson & Martin for rough rice and other supplies from the Office of the District Commissary, C.S.A., 1864 November-December
Item 91: Abstract of titles to Robert Habersham's gold and other lots, undated