James Sullivan Bond collection of Savannah Rifle Association papers
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James Sullivan Bond collection of Savannah Rifle Association papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bond, James Sullivan, approximately 1872-1963.
Creator: Savannah Rifle Association (Ga.)
Title: James Sullivan Bond collection of Savannah Rifle Association papers
Dates: 1878-1947
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0706

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Rifle Association was organized in 1875 to encourage "rifle shooting and the use of rifles of the most approved patterns." Beginning in 1935 the association held an annual South Atlantic Small Bore and Pistol Championship match. James Sullivan Bond (ca. 1872-1963) was president of the Association for several years.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of papers kept by James Sullivan Bond pertaining to the Savannah Rifle Association. Included are the by-laws and regulations of the association, 1878 and 1908, a scorecard belonging to Bond, 1921, "Pistol Classification Rule Changes," 1947, and clippings, including a clipping from the Savannah Morning News, 1937, giving the history of the association.


Index Terms

Bond, James Sullivan, approximately 1872-1963.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Rifles.
Rules (administrative instructions)
Savannah Rifle Association (Ga.)
Societies--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a member of the creating organization.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], James Sullivan Bond collection of Savannah Rifle Association papers, MS 706, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of J. Sullivan Bond, 1955.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Bylaws and Regulations of the Savannah Rifle Association, 1878
 
Item 2: Bylaws and Regulations of the Savannah Rifle Association, 1908
 
Item 3: Score card, J. Sullivan Bond, 1921
 
Item 4: Pistol Classification Rule Changes, 1947
 
Item 5: Clipping from Savannah morning News, 1937 October 13
Giving the history of the Savannah Rifle Association, with a picture of the "1897 Georgia Seagirt team."
 
Items 6-10: Clippings, Undated
Regarding the Association.
 
Artifacts
A-0706-001 Gold medal of the Savannah Rifle Association engraved with the names of winners View online.