Silk culture excerpts
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Silk culture excerpts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown..
Title: Silk culture excerpts
Dates: circa 1839
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0900

Biographical/Historical Note

During the 18th century, the colony of Georgia attempted to become a major producer of raw silk. The colony established the Trustee Garden in Savannah in the year of 1734 with silk production as one of the functions as the garden. Mulberry trees were raised in the garden and seedlings given to settlers who were required to plant the trees on their land. Due to a variety of reasons, including the amount of labor required and climate conditions, silk production never flourished in Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a twenty-six page handwritten pamphlet of excerpts from treatises and articles on silk production in Georgia (primarily in Savannah), 1735-1769, from early sources which are noted on each paper. These treatises discuss how silk was cultivated and provide some statistics on the volume of production. A photocopy is filed with the original item.

Index Terms

Silk industry--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Silk culture excerpts, MS 900, 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

Item 1: Pamphlet of excerpts on silk production in Georgia, circa 1839 ( 26.0 p. ) (Handwritten.)
A photocopy is filed with the original item.