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Isabella Caroline Hamilton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hamilton, Isabella Caroline, 1827-1878.
Title: Isabella Caroline Hamilton papers
Dates: 1824-1876
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 0359

Biographical/Historical Note

Isabella Caroline Hamilton (nee Isabella Maria Caroline Delarocheaulion) was the daughter of Dr. Aime Marie Delarocheaulion (ca. 1799-1858), a native of Dinan, France, and Sarah Catherine Wigg Floyd (ca. 1800-1876) of Camden County, Georgia, the daughter of General John Floyd (1769-1824) who was a general in the Georgia Militia and a hero of the Native American fighting of 1813 and 1814. Isabella Caroline Hamilton was the wife of Charles Floyd Hamilton (1817-1859) who was a son of Colonel Everard Hamilton (1791-1847) and Mary Hazzard (Floyd) Hamilton (1795-1888) and a grandson of General John Floyd.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of family correspondence, marriage and birth certificates, Oaths of Amnesty and Allegiance, letters testamentary, powers of Attorney, deeds, and other documents. The letters contain family news, news of social life in Savannah, conditions in Savannah and the South in the post=Civil War years, information on their timber lands in Camden County, and travel in Europe. In these papers, the name Delarocheaulion has several variations: De La Rocheauleon, Delaroche and De La Roche.


Index Terms

Birth certificates.
Camden County (Ga.)
De Renne, Mary Nuttall, 1835-1887.
Deeds.
Europe--Description and travel.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hamilton, Isabella Caroline, 1827-1878.
Hodgson, William Brown, 1800-1871.
Letters (correspondence)
Loyalty oaths.
Marriage certificates.
Photographs--Coloring.
Plantation life.
Powers of attorney.
Real property.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Georgia.
Savannah (Ga.)
Telfair, Mary, 1791-1875.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The Foster family is descendent from the Floyd and Hamilton families.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Isabella Caroline Hamilton papers, MS 359, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the John Foster family, 1953.


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.

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11Copy from the Register of the Vice-Consul of France in Savannah of the Confirming Act of Marriage of Aime Marie Delarocheaulion and Sarah Catharine Wiggs Floyd, which took place Savannah, 1823 February 20. 1824 March 4 ( 3.0 p. )
In French; gives genealogical data.
 

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12Copy from the Register of the Vice-Consul of France in Savannah of the declaration of the birth of Mary Anna Isabella Sophia, daughter of the above. Savannah, Georgia, 1824 April 7 ( 2.0 p. )
In French.
 

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13Power of Attorney from A.M. Delarocheaulion to his brother, Jean Baptiste Delarocheaulion, issued by the French Vice-Consul in Savannah. Savannah, 1825 January 28 ( 3.0 p. )
In French. All above documents signed by Paul Pierre Thomasson, Vice-Consul and Pierre Dupon, Chancellor.
 

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14Description of property for sale by order of the Court of Real Estate in the Commune de Plouasne, 1834 December 15 ( 2.0 p. )
In French.
 

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15Passport of Dr. Aime M. Delarocheaulion, with physical description. Savannah, 1837 May 8 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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16Grant by City of Savannah to the Georgia Historical Society of Lot No. 73, Crawford Ward. Savannah, 1847 August 19 ( 2.0 p. )
 

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17Marriage license of Charles Floyd Hamilton and Isabella Caroline Delarocheaulion, Camden County, Georgia, 1847 November 11 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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18Deed of Conveyance by the Georgia Historical Society to Eliza M. Eastman of Lot. No. 73, Crawford Ward. Savannah, 1850 November 11 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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19Deed of a lot in Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, to Charles F. Hamilton. Savannah, 1853 May 26 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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110Promissory note, Henry H. Floyd to Dr. Aime De La Roche. Belle Grove, Camden County, Georgia, 1856 September 27
 

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111Letters testamentary to Sarah C. Delarocheaulion for the estate of Dr. Aime M. Delarocheaulion. Camden County, Georgia, 1858 November 1 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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112Account rendered by William Lang, Ordinary of Camden County on the estate of Dr. A.M. Delarocheaulion, Jeffersonton, Georgia, 1858 November 4 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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113Receipt for payment on debt due by estate of Dr. A.M. Delarocheaulion. Savannah, Georgia, 1859 March 28 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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114Charles F. Hamilton to his wife. Savannah, Georgia, 1859 June 19 ( 6.0 p. )
News of himself and people in Savannah; mentions the explosion of the steamer John G. Lawton.
 

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115-16Two documents concerning the transfer of lot no. 73, Crawford Ward from Eliza M. Eastman to Augustus Barie. Savannah, 1859 August 2, 1859 December 6
 

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117Mary Hazzard (Floyd) Hamilton to her son Charles F. Hamilton, 1859 August 7 ( 2.0 p. )
Hoping for restoration of good health.
 

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118Marmaduke? Hamilton to Cousin Belle (Isabella Caroline Hamilton). Savannah, 1860 January 5 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding business matter of her husband's estate.
 

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119John F. Hamilton to Cousin Belle (Isabella Caroline Hamilton). Savannah, 1860 January 28 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding her husband's estate.
 

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120Power of Attorney Isabella C. (Floyd) Hamilton to John W. Mitchell, Clarence G. Mitchell, and Alexander B. Crane of New York City, 1860 ( 1.0 p. )
Unsigned copy.
 

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221Receipt to Mrs. C.F. Hamilton from Henry —— for tuition, 1861 June 7 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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222-23Oaths of Allegiance to the United States of America by Isabella C. Hamilton and Sarah C. Delaroche. Savannah, Georgia, 1865 April 3
Give physical descriptions.
 

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224Essay "The Young Man"
Unsigned. Philosophical, with quotations from the Bible. Attached envelope addressed "For Mr. G——...July 29, 1865"
 

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225Sarah C. Delaroche to Isabella C. Hamilton. Black Point Camden County, Ga., 1865 September 5 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding herself and post-war conditions on her plantation.
 

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226J. Hubley Ashton, Assistant Attorney General, to Isabella C. Hamilton. Washington, D.C. ( 1.0 p. )
Send her prescribed regulations for administrating the Amnesty Oath: Circulars IV and V (1865) enclosed.
 

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227Amnesty Oath of Isabella C. Hamilton, 1865 September 21 ( 1.0 p. )
Printed form filled in.
 

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228"Copy of sale of the timber by Isabella C. Hamilton made in blank and left in Mitchells & A.B. Crane possession.", 1865 October 12 ( 4.0 p. )
 

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229"Copy of lease execution Mady by Isabella C. Hamilton, in blank, & left in Mitchells & A.B. Crane's hands ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding her lands.
 

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230Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, Georgia, 1865 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding her first impressions of Europe, conditions in the South, news of Savannah friends. Postscript added by Margaret Telfair Hodgson. Isabella C. Hamilton was then in France.
 

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231Mitchells and A.B. Crane to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1866 February 24 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding sale of lands of Isabella C. Hamilton.
 

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232Mary H. Hamilton to Belle, Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1866 March 22 ( 4.0 p. )
News of herself and others of the family; mentions poverty and deprivations in the South.
 

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233John Brown Gordon to Sarah C. Delaroch. Brunswick, Georgia, 1866 June 1
Regarding ill treatment he received from Mitchells & A.B. Crane in contract for sale of lands of Isabella C. Hamilton.
 

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234Unknown Movies to Isabella C. Hamilton. Dinan France, 1866 June 12 ( 3.0 p. )
A note of thanks for fruit and flowers.
 

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235Elizabeth de Stoughton to Isabella C. Hamilton. Bayonne France, 1866 April 1 ( 4.0 p. )
News of herself.
 

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236Alice Van Yeveren Alexander to Isabella C. Hamilton. Paris, 1866 August 26 ( 8.0 p. )
News of herself, impressions of art in the gallery at Versailles, Savannahians in Paris.
 

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237Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Paris, 1866 October 6 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding her travels in France.
 

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238C.G. Mitchell to Sarah C. Delaroche. Charleston, South Carolina, 1866 December 19 ( 2.0 p. )
Has a buyer for her property.
 

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239Mitchells & A.B. Crane to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1866 December 3 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding sale of her and her daughter's property.
 

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340"Acte de Depot Testament Mystique de Madame Ve Delarocheaulion Marie Anne Raoul, widow of Jean Francois Delarocheaulion. Etude de M. Clement, Notaire a Dinan (Cotes du Nord)." Dinan, 1867 February 7 ( 9.0 p. )
In French. Madame Delarocheaulion was the grandmother of Isabella C. Hamilton.
 

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341C.G. Mitchell to Isabella C. Hamilton. New York, 1867 February 14 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding timber on her and her mother's lands and possible sale of the property.
 

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342C.G. Mitchell to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1867 March 5 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding sale of her property.
 

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343David Bailey to Isabella C. Hamilton. Satilla Bluff Camden County, Georgia, 1867 March 22 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding check for her timber and her land claims.
 

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344Sarah C. Delaroche to Messrs. Burn & Co. Savannah, 1867 March 30 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding Black Point plantation.
 

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345Margaret Telfair Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Paris, 1867 March ? ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding her travels and mutual friends.
 

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346Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Paris, 1867 May 4 ( 4.0 p. )
Same as above; she and the Hodgsons are returning home.
 

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347John Friend to Sarah C. Delaroche. Fernandina, Florida, 1867 May 16
Offers to buy her lands Black Point?; property and home now devastated.
 

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348C.G. Mitchell to Sarah C. Delarocheaulion. New York, 1867 June 5
Regarding possible sale for Black Point; asks lowest price she would accept.
 

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349C.G. Mitchell to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1867 June 22 ( 3.0 p. )
Same as above.
 

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350C.G. Mitchell to John F. Hamilton. New York, N.Y., 1867 June 22 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding sale of Black Point.
 

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351Mitchells and Crane to Sarah C. Delaroche. Bill for expenses, 1866 December 31-1867 July 10
Inside note to Holmes McCance requesting that he pay the bill and deduct amount from purchase price of Black Point.
 

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352Contract for property, Black Point and Shelby tracts. Sarah C. Delaroche and Holmes McCance, 1867 July 12
 

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353Authorization of Jean Baptiste Delarocheaulion for his niece Isabella C. Hamilton or her mother, Sarah C. Delarocheaulion, to draw 500 francs from him on his bank. Dinan, 1867 September 24 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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354Isabella C. Hamilton to Mitchells & A.B. Crane. New York, 1867 November 8 ( 1.0 p. )
Notifies them of her arrival; wishes to see them.
 

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355Mitchells & A.B. Crane to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1867 December 12 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding his fee for sale of her property.
 

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356Fire insurance policy of Augustus Barie on house on lot no. 73, Crawford Ward, from Queen Insurance Company of Liverpool and London, 1867 August-1868 August ( 3.0 p. )
Notes on verso of assignment of property to Sarah C. Delarocheaulion. December 16, 1867.
 

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357John Brown Gordon to Isabella C. Hamilton. Atlanta, 1867 December 26 ( 1.0 p. )
Rendering his bill for his services.
 

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458William Washington Gordon to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1868 January 2 ( 1.0 p. )
Encloses letter of John B. Gordon; offers his services. Enclosure: John Brown Gordon to William Washington Gordon. Atlanta, December 27, 1867. 1 p. ALS. Asks him to collect payment for services from Isabella C. Hamilton.
 

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459William Washington Gordon to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1868 January 2 ( 1.0 p. )
Will call on her.
 

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460Isabella C. Hamilton to John Brown Gordon. Savannah, 1868 January 6
Will make payment; is teaching to support herself.
 

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461Receipt, John Brown Gordon to Isabella C. Hamilton. Atlanta, 1868 January 6 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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462Certificate of honorable mention from the Societe Nationale Encouragement Au Bien to Isabella C. Hamilton, 1868 June 29
 

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463Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Newport, R.I., 1868 July 11 ( 4.0 p. )
Impressions of Newport; politics.
 

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464Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1868 November 30 ( 2.0 p. )
Is sending books; and views of Newport.
 

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465Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1869 January 10 ( 2.0 p. )
Philosophical.
 

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466Richard Ferdinand Floyd to his sister, Sarah C. Delaroch. Jacksonville, Florida, 1869 January 21 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding prospect of selling Belle Grove plantation; asks for help in locating records on the property; news of his family.
 

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467Levy by Chatham County Tax Collector on Sarah C. Delaroche for taxes, 1869 March 25 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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468William Brown Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1869 May 17 ( 2.0 p. )
Thanks her for tinting photographs of the house Telfair home?.
 

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469William Brown Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1869 June 18 ( 1.0 p. )
Says he has her tasteful pictures and will submit them to publishers.
 

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470William Brown Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah ?, 1869 ( 1.0 p. )
Requests her to tint some more heliographs for him.
 

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471Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1870 February 18 ( 2.0 p. )
Extending financial aid.
 

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472Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1870 December 7 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding conditions of France.
 

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473William B. Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1870 December 11 ( 2.0 p. )
Advises her how to secure a copyright on a painting.
 

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474Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Morristown?, 1873 September 6 ( 4.0 p. )
Tells of her sister's accident; weather; impressions of Morristown.
 

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475Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1873 January 9 ( 1.0 p. )
Thanks her for sending paper with favorable comment on her art.
 

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476Mary Nuttall De Renne to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1873 February 3 ( 2.0 p. )
Mr. De Renne has made plans to have Mrs. Delaroche's house repaired.
 

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477Letitia De Renne. Savannah, 1873 May 5 ( 1.0 p. )
Thanking her for gifts.
 

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478Margaret Telfair Hodgson to Isabella C. Hamilton. Savannah, 1873 April 29 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding payments on her property taxes.
 

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479Receipt to Isabella C. Hamilton for payment of state and county taxes for 1873, from the County Tax Collector. Savannah, 1873 October 2 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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580Mary Nuttall De Renne to Sarah C. Delaroche. New York, 1874 October 14 ( 2.0 p. )
Is sending money and will do so each month.
 

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581Sarah C. Delaroche to Mary De Renne. Savannah, 1874 November 2 ( 1.0 p. )
Has not received the monthly sum. Retained copy.
 

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582David Bailey to Isabella C. Hamilton. Yellow Bluff, Georgia, 1875 June 26 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding sale of timber.
 

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583Same to same. St. Marys, Georgia, 1875 October 30 ( 1.0 p. )
Has sold timber and is enclosing payment.
 

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584Statement and receipt of Ordinary of Chatham County, Georgia for expenses of the estate of Sarah C. Delarocheaulion. Savannah, 1876 May 15 ( 1.0 p. )
 

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585Letters testamentary to Isabella C. Hamilton on the estate of Sarah C. Delarocheaulion. Savannah, 1876 May 30
 

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586S.L. Burns & Co. to Isabella C. Hamilton. St. Marys, Georgia, 1876 September 1 ( 1.0 p. )
Encloses check.
 

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587Sarah C. Delaroche to Dr. G.(?) Blackshear, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Introducing Prof. Holmes of Charleston.
 

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588Mary Telfair to Isabella C. Hamilton, undated ( 1.0 p. )
Compliments on her artwork.
 

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589C.J. Burroughs to Isabella C. Hamilton, undated ( 2.0 p. )
Thanks her for artwork on his photograph.
 

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590Mary Nuttall De Renne to Isabella C. Hamilton, undated ( 2.0 p. )
Is sending grapes; thanks for flowers; comment on one of Mrs. Hamilton's pictures.
 

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591Unsigned, undated, note with coloring instructions for two enclosed photographs
 

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592Fragment of sale notice of Black Point place
 

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593"Description of the Victoria Regia," an annual plant. Printed broadside, undated
Two calling cards, 1 business card, and unattached envelopes. These items not enumerated.