Frank E. Purse letter book
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Frank E. Purse letter book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Purse, Frank E., 1871-1909.
Title: Frank E. Purse letter book
Dates: 1900-1902
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0641

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank E. Purse (1871-1909) was a printer and binder in Savannah, Georgia. He worked first as a clerk with Robert P. Purse, also a printer and binder. Around the year 1898, the company was transferred under Frank Purse's name.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Frank E. Purse's letter book, 1900-1902. Included is correspondence regarding the ordering of printing supplies, as well as some personal notes.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Letter books.
Printers (people)
Printing industry.
Purse, Frank E., 1871-1909.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator's company.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Frank E. Purse letter book, MS 641, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Purse Printing Company, 1960.


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

Item 1: Letter book, 1900 October 30-1902 August 13
Ordering printing supplies; some personal notes.