J.T. Thomas collection on Josiah Penfield
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J.T. Thomas collection on Josiah Penfield

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Thomas, J.T.
Title: J.T. Thomas collection on Josiah Penfield
Dates: 1873-1874
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0613
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

J.T. Thomas lived in Savannah, Georgia, during the 1870s. Josiah Penfield (1785-1828) was born in Fairfield, Connecticut and was a silversmith in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of two letters to J.T. Thomas containing biographical information on Josiah Penfield (1785-1828). The first letter, from J. Penfield, 1873, gives the birth and death dates of the author's uncle, Josiah Penfield, copied from the family Bible. The second letter is from Frederick Marquand of New York, 1874 and contains a sketch of Penfield's life in Savannah.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Penfield, Josiah, 1785-1828.
Thomas, J.T.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], J.T. Thomas collection on Josiah Penfield, MS 613, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J.T. Thomas, date unknown.


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.


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