John Orme, Jr. letter book
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John Orme, Jr. letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Orme, John, 1763-1824.
Title: John Orme, Jr. letter book
Dates: 1821-1845
Extent: (1 folder) 0.1 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0600
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Orme, Jr. moved to Savannah, Georgia, from Maryland. His wife was Sarah McAllister Orme, sister of Col. Richard McAllister. Orme was a merchant in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter book, 1821-1825, belonging to John Orme, Jr. It includes personal and business letters, as well as plantation accounts, 1826-1845.

Index Terms

Letter books.
Orme, John, 1763-1824.
Plantation life--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials were acquired from a descendant of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Orme, Jr. letter book, MS 600, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Donald G. Guimee and Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, 1967.


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.