Haywood family letters
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Haywood family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Haywood, Alfred, 1817-1893.
Title: Haywood family letters
Dates: 1868-1889
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0375

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Haywood, a native of England, came to Savannah in 1845 and conducted a grocery business. Some time after the Civil War until his death he operated an ice business. He was an alderman of Savannah, Acting Mayor at one time and President of the Coast Line Railroad.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the letters of Alfred Haywood, his wife Georgia (Georgiana Trenholm Haywood), their daughter Jane Chennell Haywood (1863-1942), their son, Harry, and Arsene de Griffin Trenholm, sister-in-law of Mrs. Haywood. Most of them are family letters. Of interest are the letters of Alfred Haywood to William M. Wadley, January 10, 1873, re a proposed bridge over the Ogeechee Canal to be built by the Central Rail Road & Banking Co., and Gen. Robert H. Anderson, September 28, 1879, re the participation of the St. George Society in the centennial anniversary of the death of Sgt. William Jasper. Most of the letters of Alfred Haywood are extracted from letter press copy books. Mrs. A. de G. Trenholm's letters are addressed to Fannie.

Index Terms

Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Haywood family.
Haywood, Alfred, 1817-1893.
Letters (correspondence)
Ogeechee River (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Stuart Miller.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Haywood family letters, MS 375, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1960.


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.


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