Josephine Gardiner Sheftall notebook
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Josephine Gardiner Sheftall notebook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheftall, Josephine Gardiner.
Title: Josephine Gardiner Sheftall notebook
Dates: 1871-1876
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 0901

Biographical/Historical Note

Josephine Gardiner Sheftall was born around 1856 and lived in Chatham County, Georgia until at least 1880.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains essays, poetry, newspaper clippings, and letters written by Josephine Gardiner Sheftall primarily while a student of the girls' division of Savannah High School between 1871 and 1873. The first essay is a description of the school building known as Chatham Academy. The last essay, dated February 12, 1876, was added after her graduation. A photocopy of the notebook is filed with the original.

Index Terms

Chatham Academy.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Composition (Language Arts)
Letters (correspondence)
Sheftall, Josephine Gardiner.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

Josephine Gardiner Sheftall notebook, MS 901, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Acquired, 1972.


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: Notebook by Josephine Gardiner Sheftall, 1871-1876
A photocopy of the notebook is filed with the original.