Port of Savannah slave manifests
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Port of Savannah slave manifests

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Port of Savannah (Ga.)
Title: Port of Savannah slave manifests
Dates: 1852-1860
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0733
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Port of Savannah (Ga.)
Ships' manifests.
Slave trade--Georgia--Savannah.
Slavery--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Port of Savannah slave manifests, MS 733, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Margaret McLaughlin, 1969 (Item 1); California Historical Society, 1955 (Items 3-6).


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: 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