Francis Harvey Welman proclamation
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Francis Harvey Welman proclamation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Title: Francis Harvey Welman proclamation
Dates: 1831
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0852

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Harvey Welman (1780-1861) was born in Bermuda. He became a merchant in Savannah, Georgia. During the War of 1812, he was a private in Captain Hunters Company of Georgia Militia. He served as an agent in Savannah for Lloyd's of London, 1856-1859.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the appointment of Francis H. Welman (spelled "Wilman") as Vice Consul of Sweden and Norway for the Port of Savannah. Dated Washington, October 17, 1831, the document is signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State Edward Livingston. The appointment bears the seal of the United States and is on parchment.

Index Terms

Appointment to office.
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845.
Port of Savannah (Ga.)
United States--Foreign relations--Sweden.
Welman, Francis Harvey, 1780-1861.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Charles Robinson of Savannah, Georgia.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Francis Harvey Welman appointing, MS 852, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1952.


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: Appointment of Francis H. Wilman as vice Consul of Sweden and Norway for the Port of Savannah. Washington, 1831 October 17 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by Andrew Jackson, President, and Edward Livingston, Secretary of State. Bears seal of the United States.