Charles Young letters and legal documents
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Charles Young letters and legal documents

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Young, Charles, d. approximately 1802.
Title: Charles Young letters and legal documents
Dates: 1785-1811
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 0889

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Young (d. December 1801 or January 1802) was a merchant in Philadelphia. From 1793 until his death, Young acquired land in Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee. In addition to planting, he was involved in land speculation.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters and legal documents pertaining to Charles Young's properties in Georgia, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Tennessee. Many of the letters are from Josiah Watson of Alexandria, Virginia, who may have been an agent for Young's business. In addition to business matters, the letters also indicate that they were involved in money and stock speculation.

Index Terms

Legal documents.
Letters (correspondence)
Real property--Georgia.
Real property--Pennsylvania.
Real property--South Carolina.
Real property--Tennessee.
Real property--Virginia.
Young, Charles, d. approximately 1802.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Charles Young letters and legal documents, MS 889, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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



11785-1792 March ( 23.0 items. )


21792 April-May ( 20.0 items. )


31802 June-July ( 21.0 items. )


41792 August-December ( 18.0 items. )


51793 January-November ( 25.0 items. )


61894 May-1795 January ( 19.0 items. )


71794 June-November ( 15.0 items. )


81796-1797 April ( 22.0 items. )


91797 August 10-1801 ( 29.0 items. )


101803-1811 and undated ( 15.0 items. )