William Neyle Habersham papers
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William Neyle Habersham papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, William Neyle, 1817-1899.
Title: William Neyle Habersham papers
Dates: 1832-1899
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0347

Biographical/Historical Note

William Neyle Habersham was the son of Robert Habersham (1783-1870), a graduate of Harvard and a merchant in Savannah. He was also an amateur flutist and an authority on salmon fishing. He is best known for his blends of Madeira wines, particularly the Rain Water.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters between William Neyle Habersham and his family, including a love letter from his wife, Josephine, a pardon for participation in the Civil War, family papers, estate papers for which he was administrator or trustee, and an account book for Robert Habersham and Son, Inc., of which William was a copartner with Robert Beverly Habersham.


Index Terms

Account books.
Georgia Historical Society.
Habersham, Josephine Clay, 1821-1893.
Habersham, William Neyle, 1817-1899.
Letters (correspondence)
Pardons.
Robert Habersham and Son, Inc. (Savannah, Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], William Neyle Habersham papers, MS 347, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969 (Excluding letters from Georgia Historical Society, letters from J.H. Estill, and pardon)


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

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11William Neyle Habersham to Joseph Habersham. Round Hill, 1832 October ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding school.
 

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12A Committee of the Georgia Historical Society to Habersham. Savannah, Georgia, 1839 May 22
Inviting Habersham to the organizational meeting of the Society.
 

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13Josephine Habersham to William Neyle Habersham. Azalea, 1847 October 11 ( 4.0 p. )
Love letter from his wife.
 

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14J. & I. Coddington to Habersham, 1857 August 25 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding fly poison.
 

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119Habersham to J.H. Estill. Avon, White Bluff, Chatham County, Georgia, 1898 June 6 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding a lot in Evergreen (Bonaventure) Cemetery.
 

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125Note in hand of William Neyle Habersham. No addressee, undated
Regarding shipment of cotton to Liverpool by Harris and Habersham; quotes letter of James Habersham to General Oglethorpe, May 13, 1742, telling of shipment; has other notes.
 

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15-18, 20-24, 26-29Pardon for participation in Civil War, Washington, D.C., January 26, 1866, with rubber stamp signature of President Andrew Johnson; papers pertaining to the family, including copies of inscriptions on tombstones in Beverly, England, letters of administration, vouchers, etc. for estates of which he was administrator or trustee, namely John Rae Habersham, Mary Habersham Elliott, Lydia E. Hunter, Alberta Telfair Gould (nee Wetter), Margaret E. Wallbridge (nee Ritchie), Maria Elliott White, 1896-1899; insurance policy for building and outhouse on Lot 4, Pulaski Ward (with description of buildings), 1892-1897; life insurance policy on William Waring Habersham, mining engineer (physical description), 1899
 

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230Account book. Savannah, Ga., 1874 May-October ( 1.0 volume )
This account book is for William Habersham, Esq., in account with Robert Habersham and Son, Inc. William Neyle Habersham was copartner with Robert Beverly Habersham in this enterprise.