Samuel J. Josephs receipt
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Samuel J. Josephs receipt

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Josephs, Samuel J., approximately 1823-1872.
Title: Samuel J. Josephs receipt
Dates: 1863
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0451

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel J. Josephs (ca. 1823-1872) was a commission merchant in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a receipt for a "mulatto" (of racially mixed descent) slave, Eliza, bought by Samuel J. Josephs from J. Montfort Schley, 1863.

Index Terms

Commission merchants.
Josephs, Samuel J., approximately 1823-1872.
Receipts (financial records)
Savannah (Ga.)
Slave trade--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Samuel J. Josephs receipt, MS 451, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Nellie Solomons Abrahams and Fanny Josephs Abrahams, 1957.


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: Receipt for mulatto slave, Eliza, bought by S.J. Josephs from J. Montfort Schley. Savannah, Georgia, 1863 August 10 ( 1.0 p. )