Samuel F. Smith papers
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Samuel F. Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Smith, Samuel F., 1819-1889.
Title: Samuel F. Smith papers
Dates: 1847-1889
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0742

Biographical/Historical Note

Samuel F. Smith was born in South Carolina. He married Ann Lindsey on January 9, 1842. He was a Representative from Butts County, Georgia, in the Georgia legislature, 1877-1879.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the papers of Samuel F. Smith, including correspondence, notes on unusual weather and on the comet of October 1882, receipts, bills, a commission to Samuel Smith as Justice of the Peace for the 609th Militia District of Butts County for 1862, the deposition of Martha Wilburn, a cotton seed account, a return of the primary election at Dublin District in November of 1880, and other legal documents.

Index Terms

Butts County (Ga.)
Commissions (permissions)
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Legal documents.
Letters (correspondence)
Receipts (financial records)
Smith, Samuel F., 1819-1889.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Stuart Miller.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Samuel F. Smith papers, MS 742, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1960.


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: "Passing Events, by Samuel F. Smith", 1847 May 17-1886 August 31
Largely notes about unusual weather - cold, rain, cyclone, freshets, snow, drought, etc.; notes on the comet of October 1882, the Charleston earthquake of August 31, 1886, and the first railroad train in Butts County, 1882. contains list of colts born 1878-1889. Small notebook.
Item 2: Receipt, D.C. Bancroft for Ocmulgee Mills to Samuel f. Smith for cotton, 1859 March 1
Item 3: Bill, S.N. Bennett to S.F. Smith for school articles, 1859
Receipted on verso, December 8, 1859.
Item 4: Bill, James H. Bryans to Samuel Smith for mileage, visit, and medicine, 1861 November 11-13
Receipted on verso, January 12, 1862.
Item 5: Itemized statement, William H. Whitehead to Samuel Smith, 1861 September 19-1861 December 10
For doctor's visits and medicines. Receipted January 4, 1862.
Item 6: Commission to Samuel F. Smith as Justice of the Peace for the 609th Mil. Dist. Of Butts County, 1862 February 18 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 7: Receipt to Samuel F. Smith for money received for J.W. Mathes, 1862 October 18
Item 8: Deposition of Martha Wilburn for money due her by Nathaniel Lindsey for wages of her minor son, Thomas, 1869 December 12 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 9: Cotton seed account, 1866 April
Item 10: Statement of Pleas Laurence to S.F. Smith for blacksmith work, 1867
Item 11: Bill to Fred Head (Col.) for a coat and sundries, 1868 October 23
Item 12: Caroline Smith to Mr. and Mrs. S.F.? Smith. Atlanta, 1868 November 28 ( 3.0 p. )
News of herself and family.
Item 13: Samuel F. Smith to B. Pye & Son. Statement for sale of 7 bales of cotton
Receipted January 15, 1869.
Item 14: Statement, S.L. Thompson to S.F. Smith for work on gin, repairing buggy, etc., 1869
Item 15: Summons to William A. Waldrep to answer a complaint for debt. Butts County, 609 Mil. Dist., 1869 ( 1.0 p. )
Item 16: Fannie J. Slaughter to her uncle S.F. Smith? and Aunt. Chambers County, Ala., 1870 June 3 ( 2.0 p. )
News of herself and family.
Item 17: C.A. Nutting to Samuel F. Smith, 1872 August 30 ( 1.0 p. )
Invitation to Smith to stay with him when he attends the Convention in Milledgeville.
Item 18: Notice to creditors in Bankruptcy in the matter of B. Pye & Son, sent to Samuel F. Smith, 1875 April
Item 19: H.J. Lamar to Samuel F. Smith. Statement of account, 1876 September 14
Receipted October 2, 1876.
Item 20: Sherrod Lindsey to S.F. Smith. Spalding County, Ga., 1876 November 3 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding sale of property in the estate.
Item 21: Return of primary election at Dublin Dist., 1880 November 2 ( 5.0 p. )
Item 22: Bill of Henry & David Taylor to Dozier Millen & Co. for warehouse charges. Heard, Ga., 1883 September 29
Item 23: Statement of W.B. Dozier to S.F. smith for clothing, groceries, hardware, 1886 October 22-1887 October 11