Joseph P. White account book
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Joseph P. White account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: White, Joseph P., approximately 1847-1914.
Title: Joseph P. White account book
Dates: 1868-1898
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 oversize box)
Identification: MS 0860

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph P. White (ca. 1847-1914), born in New York, was a gun and locksmith in Savannah, Georgia. He was also the inspector of Weights and measures for Chatham County. He may be the J.P. White listed as 2nd Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant, 1862, and as 2nd Lieut. In Company D of the 1st Georgia Volunteer Regiment, 1863, on the Confederate States Army rosters.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of an account book belonging to Joseph P. White, 1868-1898. It contains account information from his gun and locksmith business in Savannah.

Index Terms

Account books.
Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Firearms--Maintenance and repair.
White, Joseph P., approximately 1847-1914.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph P. White account book, MS 860, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. W.G. Gnann, date unknown.


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.

Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Account book of Joseph P. White, 1868-1898
A-0860-006 Small flintlock pistol mechanism and barrel View online.
A-0860-007 Model 1842 .54 caliber percussion lock pistol View online.
A-0860-008 Model 1836 .54 caliber pistol View online.
A-0860-009 English musket flintlock mechanism View online.
A-0860-010 Remnant of a flintlock pistol with a brass butt plate and side plate View online.