Jasper Monumental Association letter book
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Jasper Monumental Association letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jasper Monumental Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Jasper Monumental Association letter book
Dates: 1879-1884
Extent: (1 volume) 0.1 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0427
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Jasper Monumental Association was organized on December 27, 1878 for the purpose of erecting a monument in memory of Sgt. William Jasper who died at the assault of Savannah, October 9, 1779. Membership in the association was composed of "Irishmen and Friends of Ireland." The monument's cornerstone was laid in on October 9, 1879, the centennial of Jasper's death. The completed monument was unveiled on February 22, 1888 with President Grover Cleveland and Governor John B. Gordon attending.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letterpress copy book, February 12, 1879 - April 7, 1884. D.J. Foley and John R. Dillon are the corresponding secretaries.

Index Terms

Associations, institutions, etc.
Dillon, John R., 1839-1916.
Foley, D.J., 1813-1881.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Jasper Festival (Savannah, Ga.)
Jasper Monumental Association (Savannah, Ga.)
Jasper, William, approximately 1750-1779--Monuments.
Letter books.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jasper Monumental Association letter book, MS 427, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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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