Jacob Florance Minis letter
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Jacob Florance Minis letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Minis, Jacob Florance, 1852-1936.
Title: Jacob Florance Minis letter
Dates: 1917
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0564
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob Florance Minis (1852-1936) was a commission merchant and broker in Savannah, Georgia. For several years he was associated with his father, Abram Minis in the company A. Minis & Sons (Abram Minis, Isaac Minis, and Jacob Florance Minis). Around 1894, after the death of his father, he started his own firm, J.F. Minis & Co. with J. Cooper Harris, which ceased operation in approximately 1905. He was the last president of the Union Shipping Co. and vice-president of the Savannah Brewing Co. He served a term as a curator of the Georgia Historical Society and made donations of Minis memorabilia to the Society.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Isaac Minis Hays to Jacob Florance Minis, dated March 25, 1917. In the letter Hays, writing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, discusses the family papers and claims of Abigail and Philip Minis for money for provisions furnished by them to the Continental troops. The letter also includes news of his family.

Index Terms

Hayes family.
Letters (correspondence)
Minis family.
Minis, Jacob Florance, 1852-1936.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jacob Florance Minis letter, MS 564, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Florance Minis, 1925.


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.