John Laffiteau Sutlive papers
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John Laffiteau Sutlive papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sutlive, John Laffiteau, 1899-1979.
Title: John Laffiteau Sutlive papers
Dates: 1959-1971
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (9 folders)
Identification: MS 0914

Biographical/Historical Note

John L. Sutlive was an editor for the Savannah Evening Press.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of photocopies of papers written by John L. Sutlive and read before the Cosmos Club in Savannah, 1959-1971. Subject include Pleasant A. Stovall and William G. Sutlive, society in Savannah as reported in the Savannah Evening Press, Rebecca Latimer Felton and Gen. John B. Gordon, the Congressional inquiry of Judge Emory Speer, society in Savannah as reported by Harriet Ross Colquitt, the last chapter of the Alvah Chapman-Mills Lane partnership in Savannah newspapers, reflections of books on Georgia, and Georgia politics. The original papers remained in his possession.

The collection is arranged alphabetically by title.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Cosmos Club (Savannah, Ga.)
Papers (document genres)
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.
Speer, Emory.
Stovall, Pleasant A., 1857-1935.
Sutlive, John Laffiteau, 1899-1979.

Location of Originals

Original papers in the possession of John L. Sutlive in 1978.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Materials was acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Laffiteau Sutlive papers, MS 914, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John L. Sutlive, date unknown.


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"Editors Across the Sea, 1912-1918" ( 11.0 p. )
Regarding Pleasant A. Stovall and William G. Sutlive, 1959.


2"Society in Savannah as reported in Savannah Evening Press, 1916-1927 (Elizabeth's Letters)", undated ( 30.0 unnumbered pages. )


3"The Evolution of Thomas Gamble; or, From Political Strategist to Civic Prophet", 1967 ( 15.0 p. )


4"The Lady and the General", undated ( 17.0 p. )
Regarding Mrs. Rebecca Latimer Felton and Gen. John B. Gordon.


5"A Look After 45 Years At the Congressional Inquiry Into the Conduct of Judge Emory Speer...", 1959 ( 11.0 p. )


6"Miss Hattie's Savannah", n.d ( 13.0 p. )
Regarding society in Savannah as reported by Harriet Ross Colquitt.


7"The Parting of Partners", 1971 ( 11.0 p. )
Regarding last chapter of Alvah-Chapman-Mills Lane partnership in Savannah newspapers.


8"Some Summer Reflections", 1963 ( 12.0 p. )
Regarding books on Georgia; Georgia politics.


9"Some Thoughts on a New Era in Georgia", 1963 ( 12.0 p. )
Regarding Georgia politics.