John Jacob Nevitt scrapbook
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John Jacob Nevitt scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Nevitt, John Jacob, approximately 1848-approximately 1918.
Title: John Jacob Nevitt scrapbook
Dates: 1861-1864
Extent: 0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0586

Biographical/Historical Note

John Jacob Nevitt (ca. 1848-ca. 1918), architect, was born in Savannah, Georgia. He attended the Georgia Military Institute in Marietta, Georgia. The cadets were called out in the fall of 1864 to join the Confederate States Army. Nevitt was in Company B of the Georgia Cadets and served with them until he mustered out in the spring of 1865. He is said to have been the architect of the U.S. Post Office in Savannah, which was completed in 1899.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of John Jacob Nevitt's scrapbook. Most of the clippings in it relate to the Civil War. Some are poems of the period, articles of general interest, jokes, household hints, literature and history. Included near the back of the book is a small broadside, "Ode, by Henry Timrod. Sung on the Occasion of Decorating the Graves of the Confederate Dead, at Magnolia, Charleston, S.C." Most of the clippings are undated.

Index Terms

Broadsides (notices)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Confederate States of America--History.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Nevitt, John Jacob, approximately 1848-approximately 1918.
Timrod, Henry, 1828-1867.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from niece of creator.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Jacob Nevitt scrapbook, MS 586, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of M. Nevitt Oates, 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.

Container List

Item 1: Scrapbook of John Jacob Nevitt, 1861-1864. View images: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5.