Gertrude West Hollowbush collection
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Gertrude West Hollowbush collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hollowbush, Gertrude West, 1891-1988.
Title: Gertrude West Hollowbush collection
Dates: 1788-1827
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0391

Biographical/Historical Note

Gertrude West Hollowbush was born in Richmond, Virginia. Her family, having previously moved from Savannah, returned to the city when she was eight years old. Gertrude attended the Chicago Kindergarten Institute and taught in Houston, Texas, and Boston, Massachusetts (1915). She returned to Savannah and worked as a juvenile probation officer at the start of World War I. In 1922, Gertrude moved to Philadelphia and worked in a technical library for 14 years. She married Frank A. Hollowbush, who passed away in 1965. Gertrude Hollowbush returned to Savannah in 1966, where she was actively involved with the Georgia Historical Society and in the restoration of city buildings.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of five documents relating to Washington, Montgomery, and Liberty Counties in Georgia. They include a grant to John Stokes of 300 acres in Washington County, Georgia, 1788, a pardon by Governor James Jackson of part of a sentence imposed on Benjamin Salter for larceny, 1798, three commissions, one of Abner Davis as surveyor of Montgomery County, 1803, one of Wiley Ogletree as Sheriff of Montgomery County, 1822, and one of E. Baker as Clerk of the Court of Ordinary, Liberty County, 1927.


Index Terms

Commissions (permissions)
Hollowbush, Gertrude West, 1891-1988.
Land grants.
Larceny.
Liberty County (Ga.)
Montgomery County (Ga.)
Pardons.
Washington County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Gertrude West Hollowbush collection, MS 391, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Gertrude West Hollowbush, 1966.


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

 
Item 1: Grant to John Stokes of 300 acres in Washington County, Georgia, 1788 February 1 ( 2.0 p. )
 
Item 2: Pardon by Governor James Jackson of part of the sentence imposed upon Benjamin Salter for larceny in Montgomery County, Georgia, 1798 September 26 ( 3.0 p. )
 
Item 3: Commission of Abner Davis as surveyor of Montgomery County, Georgia, 1803 October 22 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 4: Commission of Wiley Ogletree as Sheriff of Montgomery County, Georgia, 1822 January 17 ( 1.0 p. )
 
Item 5: Commission of E. Baker as Clerk of Court of Ordinary, Liberty County, Georgia, 1927 March 13 ( 1.0 p. )