Charles J. White certificate
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Charles J. White certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: White, Charles J., 1835-1906.
Title: Charles J. White certificate
Dates: between 1854 and 1906
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0858

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles J. White (1835-1906) was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and came to Savannah around the year 1853. He worked as a barber and a printer. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the Phoenix Riflemen and soon became a Captain and Assistant Quartermaster in the 63rd Georgia Volunteer Regiment. He served until the end of the war. He was city sheriff for many years, and then became Deputy Clerk of the City Court. He later worked with the Internal Revenue Service and in the U.S. Marshall's Office.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a certificate of membership in the Independent Order of the Sons of Malta, DeRohan Lodge, No. 1 in Savannah. The Sons of Malta began as a secret organization in the United States in 1854.

Index Terms

Independent Order of the Sons of Malta. DeRohan Lodge, No. 1. (Savannah, Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Secret societies--Georgia--Savannah.
White, Charles J., 1835-1906.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles J. White certificate, MS 858, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Exchange with Stuart Miller, 1959.


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: Certificate of membership in the Independent Order of the Sons of Malta, DeRohan Lodge, No. 1, Savannah ( 1.0 p. )