Caroline Lamar Woodbridge papers
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Caroline Lamar Woodbridge papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Woodbridge, Caroline Lamar, 1874-1960.
Title: Caroline Lamar Woodbridge papers
Dates: 1838-1867
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (4 folder)
Identification: MS 0878

Biographical/Historical Note

Caroline Lamar Woodbridge, 1874-1960, was a daughter of Henry Hall and Elizabeth (Lamar) Woodbridge. She was a prominent resident of Savannah, Georgia and active in cultural and philanthropic affairs

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of family items collected by Caroline Lamar Woodbridge. Included in the collection is a journal by Eliza Anderson Lamar describing the Summer of 1867, spent in Virginia, and her travels in Europe (Versailles, Vichy, Switzerland, Paris, Fontainbleau, London and Liverpool). There is also a letter from Sarah Mackay to John Mackay containg an account by Gazaway Bugg Lamar, a survivor from the wreck of the steamboat Pulaski. Additionally there are notes and clippings from the Washington, Lanier, Bryan, Habersham, Woodbridge, Wylly, and Lamar family bibles. Finally there is a cookbook containing recipes from the family, Mrs. Leila Habersham's cooking class, and others.

Index Terms

Genealogies (histories)
Habersham, Leila Elliott, 1831-1901.
Lamar, Eliza Anderson, 1866-1867.
Lamar, Gazaway Bugg, 1798-1874.
Letters (correspondence)
Mackay, John.
Mackay, Sarah.
Woodbridge, Caroline Lamar, 1874-1960.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Caroline Lamar Woodbridge papers, MS 878, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Caroline Lamar Woodbridge, 1960.

Item 16: Gift of Louise Cunningham Durfree, 1966.


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




1-21Journal of Eliza Anderson Lamar, 1866-1867 ( In 13 parts, 2 folders. Typed copy.)
Part 1: June 7-October 1866.
Part 2: Virginia. "Brandon", Summer, 1867.
Parts 3-13: Travels, undated. Versailles (2 parts), Vichy, Switzerland, Paris (3 parts), Fontainbleau, London and Liverpool, "The China" (steamboat), New York.



32Sarah Mackay to John Mackay. Savannah, Georgia, July 6, 1838 ( 4.0 p. )
An account of the wreck of the steamer Pulaski by Gazaway B. Lamar, a survivor.



33-15Notes and clippings on Washington, Lanier, Bryan (copied from family Bible), Habersham, Woodbridge (including coat of arms), Wylly, Lamar families



Recipes from members of the family, Mrs. Leila Habersham's cooking class, Savannahians (named), and others. Includes a few household remedies. In Miss Woodbridge's hand. A photocopy is filed with it.