Oglethorpe Sanitarium administrative records
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Oglethorpe Sanitarium administrative records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Oglethorpe Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Oglethorpe Sanitarium administrative records
Dates: 1900-1940
Extent: 0.35 cubic feet (4 folder)
Identification: MS 0908

Biographical/Historical Note

Oglethorpe Sanitarium in Savannah, Georgia, was built in 1908 by Dr. John Daniel to care for rest-cure patients and tourists. Rest-cure was a 19th century treatment for a number of mental illnesses, including anxiety and hysteria. The treatment included complete seclusion from family and friends and up to two months of confinement to bed. In 1910, Dr. T.P. Waring purchased one-half interest in the Oglethorpe Sanitarium and a surgical building was constructed, with its third floor being used as the nurses' quarters. In 1916, Dr. Waring bought the remainder of Dr. Daniel's stock in the hospital. A nurse's home was built in 1918. The training school was discontinued in 1937, and the Sanitarium closed on September 1, 1970. The hospital's property was turned over to St. Joseph's Hospital.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of administrative records from the Oglethorpe Sanitarium, 1900-1940. The records include a minute book, 1900-1924, containing financial accounts; reports, a treasurer's report, tax receipts, resolutions, a 1911 auditor's report, a report of the meeting of incorporation and stockholders of the sanitarium, and correspondence. Correspondents are William L. Clay, Martha Stone Raines, Effie Clifton, Wallace J. Pierpont, S. Thomas, Jr., and Charles C. Jarrell.

Index Terms

Administrative records.
Letters (correspondence)
Mental health facilities--Georgia--Savannah.
Minute books.
Official reports.
Oglethorpe Sanitarium (Savannah, Ga.)
Receipts (financial records)
Tax records.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Oglethorpe Sanitarium administrative records, MS 908, 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



1Minute book, 1900 January 1-1924 January ( 1.0 items. )
Also contains financial accounts, October 1907-July 1908.


2Correspondence and reports, 1913-1931 ( 10.0 items. )


3File No. 1, miscellaneous papers, 1910-1940 ( 1.0 items. )
Includes reports of Treasurer Thomas Pickney Waring; tax receipts; resolutions.


4Auditor's report, (with copy), 1911 ( 2.0 items. )
Attached is the report of the meeting of incorporation and stockholders of the sanitarium, January 1, 1910.