Port of Savannah ship's manifest for the Eliza (Brig)
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Port of Savannah ship's manifest for the Eliza (Brig)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Port of Savannah (Ga.)
Title: Port of Savannah ship's manifest for the Eliza (Brig)
Dates: 1792
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0814

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. The U.S. Customs service was organized in Savannah in 1790. John Habersham was the first Collector, serving from 1791-1799.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ship's manifest of the cargo on board the brig Eliza. Signed June 9, 1792 by John Habersham, Collector, Port of Savannah. Mastered by Platt Akerly, the Eliza was bound for New York. A typed copy is filed with the original.


Index Terms

Eliza (Brig : 1793-1795)
Habersham, James, 1745-1799.
Port of Savannah (Ga.)
Ships' manifests.
Ships--Cargo.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Walter R. Benjamin, Autographs in New York.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Port of Savannah ship's manifest for the Eliza (Brig), MS 814, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


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: "Manifest of the cargo on board the Brig Eliza for New York. Platt Akerly, Master." Savannah, 1792 June 9 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by John Habersham, Collector, Port of Savannah. Typed copy filed with it.