Peter Hynes and James Sullivan papers
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Peter Hynes and James Sullivan papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hynes, Peter, active 1811-1830.
Creator: Sullivan, James, approximately 1826-1857.
Title: Peter Hynes and James Sullivan papers
Dates: 1811, 1850-1856
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0412
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Peter Hynes was born in Great Britain and naturalized as an American citizen in Chatham County, Georgia in 1811. He became a merchant in Savannah. He died in Savannah and was buried in Colonial Park cemetery; he was later reinterred in the Sullivan lot in Lauren Grove Cemetery. James Sullivan married either a daughter or granddaughter of Peter Hynes in 1847. He was a merchant, selling stoves and hardware.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of Peter Hynes and James Sullivan. Included are Hynes' naturalization certificate, two bills of sale for slaves, Sullivan's Daily Memorandum book from 1855, which contains information about daily life in Savannah, Sullivan's commission as Colonel in the Georgia Militia, and James Sullivan's list of membership in various military organizations, 1843-1856.

Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Georgia. Militia.
Hynes, Peter, active 1811-1830.
Journals (accounts)
Military records.
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave trade.
Sullivan, James, approximately 1826-1857.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material acquired from Robert F. Sullivan, Jr., from the estate of his father, Robert F. Sullivan (1888-1959), who was probably the great-grandson of James Sullivan.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Peter Hynes and James Sullivan papers, MS 412, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Robert F. Sullivan, Jr., 1958.


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.

Container List

Item 1: Naturalization certificate, Peter Hynes, Chatham County Superior Court, 1811 January 9 ( 2.0 p. )
Item 2: Bill of sale of slave, Dorcas, to James Sullivan. Savannah, 1850 June 22 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 3: Bill of sale of slave, Edward, to James Sullivan, Savannah, 1850 July 23
Item 4: James Sullivan's Daily Memorandum Book, 1855
Item 5: Commission to James Sullivan as Colonel, 1st Regt. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Georgia Militia, 1856 July 29
Item 6: James Sullivan's unsigned memorandum of membership in various military organizations, 1843-1856