Thomas Edward Screven bond
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Thomas Edward Screven bond

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Screven, Thomas Edward, 1796-1866.
Title: Thomas Edward Screven bond
Dates: 1856-1859
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0717

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Edward Screven (1796-1866) of Grahamville, Beaufort County, South Carolina, was a physician and a planter.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a bond for debt, binding George and M.L. Allen to Dr. Thomas E. Screven, Committee of John Dupont, "idiot" (a contemporary term for mental illness). The bond is dated 1856 and is receipted as paid in full by Thomas E. Screven in 1859.

Index Terms

Bonds (legal records)
Mental health.
Screven, Thomas Edward, 1796-1866.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Thomas Edward Screven bond, MS 717, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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: Bond for debt: George Allen and M.L. Allen bound to Dr. Thomas E. Screven, Committee of John Dupont, idiot. Grahamville, S.C., 1856 March 1 ( 3.0 p. )
Receipted as paid in full by Thomas E. Screven, April 1, 1859.