Susannah Bolton Moore bills and receipts
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Susannah Bolton Moore bills and receipts

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Moore, Susannah Bolton, 1748-1810.
Title: Susannah Bolton Moore bills and receipts
Dates: 1774-1802
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (2 folders)
Identification: MS 0917

Biographical/Historical Note

Susannah Bolton Moore was a shopkeeper in Savannah, Georgia in the 1790s and early 1800s. She was born in 1748 and died in 1810. She was the daughter of Robert and Susannah Mauve Bolton and the widow of William Moore.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains bills and receipts related mainly to Susannah Bolton Moore's business as a shopkeeper in Savannah, Georgia. There are receipts for a wide variety of goods and services. The first folder contains two receipt books, 1774-1778, 1785-1800, and four loose receipts, 1789-1791. The second folder includes bills and receipts from R. & J. Bolton from October 1788 to May 1802. Some receipts in the collection are for business, while others are personal, including one receipt for pew rent in the Baptist Church of Savannah. Other receipts are for clothing, groceries, a dutch oven, tools and many other varied items. Several of the earliest receipts involve payments made in shillings and pounds rather than dollars.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Consumer goods--Prices.
Moore, Susannah Bolton, 1748-1810.
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Susannah Bolton Moore bills and receipts, MS 917, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Frank A. Hollowbush, 1974.


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




11Receipt books and loose receipts, 1774-1778
2Bills and receipts, 1785-1800