Lachlan McIntosh papers
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Lachlan McIntosh papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McIntosh, Lachlan, 1761-1829.
Title: Lachlan McIntosh papers
Dates: 1799-1812
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0527

Biographical/Historical Note

Lachlan McIntosh (1761-1829) was the son of Donald McIntosh (1711-1801) and Elizabeth Beatrix McIntosh, both of whom came to Georgia in 1736 with the Highlanders who settled in Darien. Donald McIntosh was a brother of John Mohr McIntosh, who was Gen. Lachlan McIntosh's (1727-1806) father.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a memorandum of deaths, births, and "sundry circumstances" of the McIntosh family, collected by Lachlan McIntosh in 1807, with notes on history, weather, religious philosophy and crops. The collection includes both a copy of this manuscript and the original. The original manuscript lacks the last note in the copy regarding the death of his brother, Alexander McIntosh. In the back are recipes for household remedies. Also included in an account book, 1799-1807, including a lament on the death of his wife, 1807, as well as notes on the deaths of his mother and father. Loose papers removed from the "Memorandum" include: notice on the death of Lachlan McIntosh B.; page of religious philosophy, of which an alternate version is written in the "Memorandum;" folio of hymns, 2 sheets of recipes for household remedies; and a clipping, "The Books of the Bible" (poem) from S.S. Times. In most entries, his name appears as "L.M.B." or Lachlan McIntosh B." According to past finding aids, the "B" may stand for "Bain," although no supporting evidence of this can be found.

Index Terms

Account books.
Genealogies (histories)
Manuscripts (document genre)
McIntosh family.
McIntosh, Lachlan, 1761-1829.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Mrs. Levington was a descendant of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Lachlan McIntosh papers, MS 527, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Henry L. Levington, 1957; Mrs. Augston Brock in memory of Euphemia Columbia Proudfoot, 1978.


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



1"A Memorandum, taken by Myself this 21st day of July 1807 - of Deaths, Births, and Sundry Circumstances Relative to my own family & C" ( 14.0 p. )
Also contains some notes on history, weather, religious philosophy and crops. Copy from original.


2Original manuscript of "Memorandum"
Account book, 1799-1807; in the back part is a lament on the death of his wife, 1807, which is longer than the one in the "Memorandum." Loose papers removed from the "Memorandum;" notice of the death of Lachlan McIntosh B., page of religious philosophy which is also written, slightly differently, in the "Memorandum," folio of hymns, 2 sheets of recipes for household remedies, clipping: "The Books of the Bible," (poem) from S.S. Times.