|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Port of Savannah (Ga.)|
|Title:||Port of Savannah slave manifests|
|Extent:||(1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet|
|Collection materials are in English.|
The Port of Savannah, founded in 1733, acted as one of the largest eastern ports of North America, and exported the first bale of cotton from the colonies to England in 1764.
This collection consists of manifests of slaves shipped from Savannah to various ports. The manifests, originating in the Port of Savannah, list the slave's first name, gender, age, height, owner, and residence; the name of the vessel and its master, the outbound and inbound ports, and the date. The ships listed on the manifests include the Alabama, Seabrook, and the Cecile.
[item identification], Port of Savannah slave manifests, MS 733, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969 (Item 1); California Historical Society, 1955 (Items 3-6).
Collection is open for research.
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.
|Item 1: Rosana, owned by J. George Shipp of Savannah. Bound from Savannah to New York on the Alabama, C.D. Ludlow, Master, 1852|
|Item 2: Cecilia, owned by Wm. H. Smith of Savannah. Bound from Savannah to Beaufort, S.C. on the Seabrook, F. Peck, Master, 1852 July 31|
|Item 3: Je, owned by R. Bradley of Savannah. Bound from Savannah to Charleston on the G?din, A.C. King, Master, 1852 September 25|
|Item 4: John and Olivia, owned by B. Chapman? of Charleston. Bound from Savannah to Charleston on the Cecile, F. Peck, Master., 1860 December 12|
|Item 5: Samson and Adam, owned by B. Chapman? of Charleston. Bound from Savannah to Charleston on the Cecile, F. Peck, Master, 1860 December 20|
|Item 6: Selina, owned by W.R. Strong of Florida. Bound from Savannah to New York on the Alabama, G.R. Schenk, Master, 1860|