Weed family papers
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Weed family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Weed family.
Creator: Weed, Joseph D., 1803-1875.
Title: Weed family papers
Dates: 1850-1951
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
Identification: MS 0945

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Davis Weed (d. 1905 or 1906) was the son of Henry D. Weed (1803-1875). Joseph D. Weed was president of the Savannah Bank and Trust Company and owner of J.D. Weed and Company, a hardware store. His partners were his brother Henry D. Weed and W.D. Drenson.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the family correspondence of Gertrude E. Weed, Harry D. Weed, Joseph D. Weed, Gertrude "Tooda" Weed Billington, and Sarah (Mrs. J.D. Weed), as well as other papers. The letters of November 4, 1868, describes the Election Day riot in Savannah when Ulysses S. Grant won the presidential election. The letters of June 27-August 30, 1874, include a travel account of Joseph D. Weed's trip to Brazil via the West Indies and his return via the Cape Verde Islands, Lisbon, Bordeaux, London, and Liverpool. Joseph D. Weed's letters of August 31, September 2, and September 4, 1886, describe the Savannah earthquake of that year.

Also included in the collection are genealogical materials and other papers. Genealogies include the Arnold, Hughes, Maury, Wayne Anderson, Gordon, Weed, Stites, and Fontaine families. In the collection is Bishop Stephen Elliot's funeral address over Gertrude Weed, 1858; a November 12, 1861, newspaper clipping regarding incidents at Port Royal following the Confederate retreat; and a 1934 reminiscence by Gertrude Weed Billington on her childhood trips to Noroton, Connecticut.

Many of the papers in this collection are photocopies or typed copies.


Index Terms

Arnold family.
Brazil--Description and travel.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Connecticut--Description and travel.
Earthquakes--Georgia--Savannah.
Elliot, Stephen, Bishop, 1806-1866.
Fontaine family.
Genealogies (histories)
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Gordon family.
Hughes family.
Letters (correspondence)
Maury family.
Port Royal (S.C.)
Riots--Georgia--Savannah.
Weed family.
Weed, Joseph D., 1803-1875.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a descendant of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Weed family papers, MS 945, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of George H. Weed, 1970, 1975.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

Fldr

1Correspondence, 1850-1874 ( 16.0 items. )
Correspondents are: Gertrude E. Weed (2); H.D. Heed; Joseph D. Weed (14); letter of November 4, 1868 describes election day riot in Savannah; letters of June 27-August 30, 1874, include a travel account of Joseph D. Weed's trip to Brazil via West Indies and return via Cape Verde Islands, Lisbon, Bordeaux, London, and Liverpool.
 

Fldr

2Correspondence, 1884-1903 and undated
Correspondents are: Joseph D. Weed (9). His letters of August 31, September 2, and September 4, 1886, describe the Savannah earthquake; Gertrude "Tooda" Weed (4). Her letter of June 27, 1903 details her trip through Spain. Mama (Mrs. Sarah J.D. Weed); unsigned.
 

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3Miscellaneous, 1858-1951 ( 4.0 items. )
Includes Bishop Stephen Elliot's funeral address over one of his former pupils, Gertrude Weed (1858); newspaper clipping, November 12, 1861 re incidents at Port Royal following the Confederate retreat; "Rememberings" by Gertrude Weed Billington (1934) re her childhood trips to Noroton, Conn.; resolutions of the Georgia Society, Colonial Dames of America re the accomplishments of Mrs. Gertrude Weed Billington (1951).
 

Fldr

4Genealogy ( 17.0 items. )
Includes correspondence and materials re the following families: Arnold, Hughes, Maury, Wayne, Anderson, Gordon, Weed, Stites, Fontaine.