Septima Seabrook letter
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Septima Seabrook letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Seabrook, Susan Septima, 1826-1908.
Title: Septima Seabrook letter
Dates: 1856
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0714

Biographical/Historical Note

Susan Septima Seabrook (1826-1908) was born on Edisto Island, South Carolina, to Whitmarsh B. and Margaret W. Hamilton Seabrook. She worked as the housekeeper for her brother, Dr. Benjamin Seabrook. Ellen Schley was living at the Hermitage Plantation near Savannah, Georgia. She was a daughter of Henry McAlpin, the builder of the Hermitage.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Septima Seabrook in Strawberry Hill, South Carolina, to Ellen McAlpin Schley, 1856. In the letter, Seabrook relates news of family and friends.

Index Terms

Families--South Carolina.
Letters (correspondence)
Seabrook, Susan Septima, 1826-1908.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Septima Seabrook letter, MS 714, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Wade White, 1953.


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: Septima Seabrook to Ellen McAlpin Schley. Strawberry Hill, S.C., 1856 January 2 ( 4.0 p. )
News of family and friends.