Adelaide Guerard McNish papers
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Adelaide Guerard McNish papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McNish, Adelaid Guerard, 1880-
Title: Adelaide Guerard McNish papers
Dates: 1812-1894
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0537
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Adelaide Guerard McNish (b. 1880) was the daughter of William Percy and Adelaide S. Baynard Guerard. She married William McNish.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of deeds to Lot 13, Columbia Ward in Savannah, which is the site of the Davenport House. The deeds date from 1812 to 1894. Two photographs of the Davenport House are also in the collection. In addition to the Davenport House materials, the collection contains the marriage settlement of William P. Guerard and Adelaide S. Baynard, 1871 and a deed of conveyance from George H. Guerard to Adelaide S. Guerard for a lot in Hardeeville, South Carolina, 1874.

Index Terms

Davenport family.
Hardeeville (S.C.)
McNish, Adelaid Guerard, 1880-
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from children of creator.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Adelaide Guerard McNish papers, MS 537, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of William McNish and Adelaide Guerard McNish, 1961.


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

Items 1-10: Deeds to Lot 13, Columbia Ward, Savannah (the site of the Davenport House, 1812-1894
As follows: Edward Stebbins to Isaiah Davenport, Nov. 2, 1812; George Millen, Sheriff, to Charles William Rogers, April 7, 1829; Charles William Rogers to James Potter, June 3, 1829; Sarah Rosamond Davenport to James Potter, surrender of dower, June 3, 1829; James Potter to Sarah Rosamond Davenport, March 2, 1831; Sarah Rosamond Davenport to Ralph King, mortgage, Aril 25, 1833; William E. Baynard, mortgage, May 18, 1869; Same to same, bargain and sale, May 8, 1830; Mayor and Aldermen to William E. Baynard, deed for Lot 13,Columbia Ward, Jan. 20, 1841; Joseph S. Baynard et al to Adelaide S. Guerard, March 31, 1894.
Item 11: Marriage settlement, William P. Guerard and Adelaide S. Baynard, 1871 May 4 ( 7.0 p. )
Item 12: Deed of Conveyance, George H. Guerard to Adelaide S. Guerard, for lot in Hardeeville, Beaufort County, S.C., 1874 April 1 ( 2.0 p. )
Items 13-14: Photographs of the Davenport House