Richard Wayne Stites correspondence and other material
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Richard Wayne Stites correspondence and other material

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Stites, Richard Wayne, 1802-1877.
Title: Richard Wayne Stites correspondence and other material
Dates: 1809-1828
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (3 folders)
Identification: MS 0764

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Wayne Stites was born in Savannah. Georgia in 1802, the son of Richard Montgomery and Mary (Wayne) Stites. He received his education in New Jersey. He married Elizabeth Cook of Connecticut on August 31, 1824. They had four children together. Stites was admitted to the Bar in Savannah in 1824 and practiced law until 1832. He gave up law because of his health and returned to Morristown, New Jersey with his family. Stites died in 1877. His father, Richard Montgomery Stites (1777-1813) was born in Savannah, Georgia and married Mary Wayne in 1801. The Stites family originated from Great Britain.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, accounts, and estate records of Richard Wayne Stites from 1809-1828. They concern legal matters, the estate of his grandfather Richard Wayne, accounts and estate records of his father Richard Montgomery Stites and a levy on the estate of Daniel Van Slyke.

Index Terms

Estate records.
Financial records.
Letters (correspondence)
Stites, Richard Montgomery, 1777-1813.
Stites, Richard Wayne, 1802-1877.
Van Slyke, Daniel.
Wayne, Richard, 1804-1858.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Mr. Hoyt was a descendent of the Stites family.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Richard Wayne Stites correspondence and other material, MS 764, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Henry M. Hoyt of Morristown, New Jersey, 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



1Correspondence and other papers, 1809-1826 ( 23.0 items. )
Papers pertaining to the estate of Richard Wayne and some accounts of R.M. Stites, 1809-1826; letters to R.W. Stites, 1824-1825 from: Helena McFarlan, Stuart and McClintock, Charles A. Goodrich, James S. Bond, S.W. Jones and John J. Chappell.


2Correspondence and other papers, 1825-1826 ( 17.0 items. )
Letters to R.W. Stites from: William Gibson, John J. Chappell, Laurence E. Dawson, Peronneau and Finley, Charles A. Goodrich, and letters regarding the estates of Richard Wayne and R.M. Stites, 1825-1826.


3Correspondence and other papers, 1827-1828 ( 23.0 items. )
Letters to R.W. Stites from: John J. Chappell, George Anderson, James T. Wade, Charles A. Goodrich, William Hilliary, James Moore Wayne, Lewis J. Hunter, H.N. Cruger, and William J. Hansell. Included are accounts of the estate of R.M. Stites and an attachment and levy on the estate of Daniel Van Slyke.