Abram Harmon account book
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Abram Harmon account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Harmon, Abram, approximately 1793-1858.
Title: Abram Harmon account book
Dates: 1835-1854
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0366

Biographical/Historical Note

Abram Harmon, a native of South Carolina, was Deputy Superintendent of the Watch, City of Savannah, 1823-1828, and Superintendent of the Watch, 1830-1836. He was Superintendent of Streets and Lanes for a part of this period and City Marshall from 1837 until 1843. He also sold, bought, and slaughtered cattle.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an account book of cattle bought, sold, and slaughtered by Abram Harmon. It also includes account with the estate of John Shick, 1835-1837; accounts for silk worm culture, 1840; receipts for house rents, 1842; garden work and planting, with notes on the weather, 1849-1851; list of his liabilities, 1849; personal accounts, etc.

Index Terms

Account books.
Cattle trade.
Harmon, Abram, approximately 1793-1858.
Landscaping industry.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Abram Harmon account book, MS 366, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chatham County Superior Court and Clerk, 1951.


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.


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