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Savannah Historical Research Association records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Savannah Historical Research Association (Ga.)
Title: Savannah Historical Research Association records
Dates: 1934-1979
Extent: 5.5 cubic feet (11 boxes)
Identification: MS 0994

Biographical/Historical Note

The Savannah Historical Research Association was organized in April, 1934, for the purpose of gathering, preserving, and disseminating the history of Savannah, Georgia. Its constitution specified that the membership be confined to those only who were actively interested in these subjects. In May, 1934, the association agreed to supervise workers in the Civil Works Administration (later the Historical Research Project of the Work Projects Administration) in compiling data towards a history of Chatham County. This comprised indexing old Savannah newspapers, The Colonial Records of Georgia, The Revolutionary Records of Georgia, cemetery records, abstracting Chatham County wills, marriage records, etc. These indices were typed and bound and have become invaluable research volumes in many libraries. Members of the association also prepared papers on many phases of Savannah history which were presented at the meetings. Some of them were published in The Georgia Historical Quarterly; Savannah Historical Research Association Anniversary, XXVIII, No. 3 (September 1944). The association also collected historical materials: photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, and papers on Savannah history.

In 1940 the association began its annual custom of observing the birthday of General James Edward Oglethorpe with a dinner. The program was centered on various aspects of his life. The last dinner was held in February, 1977.

Interest in active participation in the work of the association began to wane, and gradually it ceased to function as a research group. Around the year 1976, the association dissolved itself as a separate organization and became the Savannah Historical Research Committee of the Georgia Historical Society. The functions of the committee were to continue the Oglethorpe Birthday dinners and to have an annual reception honoring Savannah authors of the year. However, the committee never fully formed.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of the minutes, reports, correspondence, research papers, photographs, and papers collected by the Savannah Historical Research Association. They are arranged by material type. Research authors include: J. Thomas Askew; Lowry Axley; Margaret Axson (Mrs. Benjamin P.); Lacy Ballinger (Mrs. Philip F.); Elfrida Barrow; Anna Bassett (Mrs. Victor H.); Victor Hugo Bassett; Laura Palmer Bell (Mrs. Malcolm); Lillian Chaplin Bragg; Elizabeth Bruen (Mrs. Harry H.); Mary Cain (Mrs. J.R.); Fred A. Davis; Miriam Dent; Mrs. J. Harry Duncan; Don E. Eyles; Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd (Mrs. Marmaduke H.); Marmaduke Hamilton Floyd; Thomas Gamble; Thomas Heyward Gignilliat; Margaret Walton Godley; Mary Lois Granger; Elizabeth Groover; Nelle Haile; Walter Charlton Hartridge; Lilla Mills Hawes; Thomas Hilton; Brainerd Hodge; George F. Hoffmann; James W. Holland; Charlotte Inglesby; Edith Duncan Johnston; Eugenia Marion Johnston; George Noble Jones; Jane Judge; Lester Karow; Mabel Freeman LaFar (Mrs. S. Branch); J. Ward Lariscy, Jr.; Harry H. Lattimore; Ralston Bond Lattimore; Alexander Atkinson Lawrence (A.A. Lawrence); Marion Abrahams Levy (Mrs. B.H.); Morton H. Levy; Bessie Mary Lewis; Alva B. Lines; Charles A. Linn; Melba Markham; Margaret Murphy; J. Cheshire Nash; Florence Olmstead; Mrs. William Augustus Pigman; Ann L. Reddy; Marie E. Reddy; Mrs. Frank B. Screven; Percy W. Shearhouse; Fae Oemler Smith (Mrs. Marmaduke F); Frank W. Spencer; Martha Jefferson Randolph Stevens (Mrs. John); Albert H. Stoddard; Katherine Hartridge Strong (Mrs. Pascal N.); Robert Donnelly Treanor; Hazelle Beard Tuthill (Mrs. Harold I.); Robert L. Usinger; Antonio Johnston Waring, Jr.; Martha Gallaudet Waring (Mrs. Thomas Pickney); E. Descombe Wells; Edith L. West; Stuart West; Cornelia Maclean Wolder (Mrs. W. Willis); Emma Cheves Wilkins; Mrs. J.E. Wingo; Raiford J. Wood; Malcolm Maclean Young; and Roger W. Young.

Contained in this collection is a box of photographs from "Pictorial Review of Savannah...," an exhibit held April 12-26, 1935. These photographs depict houses and building in Savannah, arranged alphabetically under the popular name or street where the structure was located. Most of the images were used in the exhibit, although others were later added to the collection. There is also a notebook, alphabetically arranged, listing pictorial material used in the exhibit and for which pictures are not on file.

The printed materials and photographs, except those pertaining to Savannah homes and buildings that were featured in the "Pictorial Review of Savannah..." have been placed with other such collections in the Georgia Historical Society Library.

Of the papers comprising the collections of the Savannah Historical Research Association (Box 9), the first 8 folders contain papers given to the Association but not marked as read at meetings. They are in alphabetical order by author.

Most of the printed programs included in this collection are of Savannah performances. Of special interest are a Savannah Theater performance, 1842, on silk; the Saturday Club, 1894-1897; Savannah Music Club, 1900-1904, 1922, with by-laws of 18986-1897; Kimball House Concert (Atlanta), 1881; Art Loan Exhibit of the Woman's Club, 1904; and the Savannah Town Theater, 1934.

Index Terms

African Americans--Georgia--Savannah.
Berrien, John Macpherson, 1781-1856.
Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings (information artifacts)
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hairwork jewelry.
Haiti--History--Revolution, 1791-1804.
Independent Presbyterian Church (Savannah, Ga.)
Irene (Mound)
Letters (correspondence)
Low, Juliette Gordon, 1860-1927.
Minute books.
Official reports.
Savannah (Ga.)--History.
Savannah Historical Research Association (Ga.)
Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)
Sea Island (Ga.)
Stovall, Pleasant A., 1857-1935.
Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Wesley, John, 1703-1791.
Wilmington Island (Ga.)
Yellow fever--Georgia--Savannah.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from the creating body.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah Historical Research Association records, MS 994, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Deposited by the Savannah Historical Research Association, date unknown; gifted in 1979. Addenda No. 1 from the papers of Raiford J. Wood, MS 1299.


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.

Separated Material

Printed materials were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Library collection. Photographs were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society photograph collection.

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.

Publication Note

Some papers published in The Georgia Historical Quarterly; Savannah Historical Research Association Anniversary , XXVIII, No. 3 (September 1944).


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

Container List



Includes correspondence, reports, etc.

Minute book, 1934 April 15-1936 May 29
Minute book, 1936 June 24-1937 May 26
Minute book, 1937 June 23-1938 May 25
Minute book, 1938 June 29-1940 March 28



Minute book, 1944 August-1951 December
Minute book, 1952 February-1956 May
Minute book, 1935 April 29, 1967 June 15
Minutes, 1973-1974, 6.0 items.


3Cashbooks, correspondence, reports, etc.

Cashbook, 1936 May 2-1943 June
Cashbook, 1954 May 29-1963 Febraury
Constitution and by-laws, 1934-1951, 5.0 items.
Correspondence, 1934-1936, 58.0 items.
Correspondence, 1937, 17.0 items.
Correspondence, 1938, 28.0 items.
Correspondence, 1939, 41.0 items.
Correspondence, 1940-1975, undated, 21.0 items.
Correspondence and reports on the WPA project, 1934-1935, 33.0 items.
Correspondence and reports on the WPA project, 1936-1939, 21.0 items.
Rosters of members and officers, 1954-1958, 11.0 items.
Memorials to deceased members, Leonard L. Mackall; Dr. Victor H. Bassett; Mrs. Ashby Burroughs, 1937-1944, 3.0 items.
Treasurers' reports, 1934-1939, 16.0 items.
Programs and Program Committee reports, 1934-1951, 18.0 items.
Oglethorpe Dinner, 1942-1967, 1942-1974, 8.0 items.
Oglethorpe Dinner, 1968, 28.0 items.
Contains data of Raiford J. Wood, then President, re the program and arrangements.
Records Committee Reports, 1935-1941, 21.0 items.
Originally named Filing and Records Committee.
Special Committees reports, 1942 and undated, 2.0 items.
Report on the gift of Mary Haskell Minis (Mrs. J. Florance), 1942; "Preliminary list of sites in Savannah that should have Markers..." undated


4Papers presented at meetings, alphabetical by author, A-H

Lists of papers presented, 1934-1938, 3.0 items.
Askew, J. Thomas. "The Country of the Southeast: Problems and Prospects", 1937, 1.0 items.
Axley, Lowry. "Letters of Henry Clay to Senator John Macpherson Berrien of Savannah", 1936, 3.0 items.
"Suggestions for Future Activities of the Savannah Historical Research Association," 1936; "Old Greene," (sketch of Benjamin J. Greene, ex-slave, with 6 photographs attached), 1936.
Axson, Margaret Callaway (Mrs. Benjamin P.) "History of the Independent Presbyterian Church and Its Six Most Distinguished Ministers...1760-1891", 1942
(six photographs of the Church attached),
Ballinger, Lacy (Mrs. Philip F.). "Savannah Population From the Filature to the Plantations", 1936, 1.0 items.
Bartow, Elfrida DeRenne (Mrs. Craig).Bartow, Elfrida DeRenne (Mrs. Craig), 4.0 items.
"Holly Leaves: Savannah's Christmas Diary," 1934; "The Oglethorpe Monument," 1935; "Popular Detours from the Facts of Savannah's History" (program); "Some Facts Concerning the Squares of Old Savannah," 1935; "Poets, Writers and Men of Letters who have Appeared Under the Auspices of the Poetry Society of Georgia, 1923-1936", 1937.
Bassett, Anna Stowell (Mrs. Victor H.). "Historic Birds", 1941, 1.0 items.
Bassett, Victor Hugo, 2.0 items.
"Letters of Dr. Lemuel Kollock," 1934; "Two Women Doctors of Georgia in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century," 1936 (newspaper clipping of text).
Bell, Laura Palmer (Mrs. Malcolm), 2.0 items.
"Jottings on the Squares," 1935; "The Vanishing Gardens of Savannah," 1940.
Bragg, Lillian Chaplin, 3.0 items.
"Savannah's Antique Hair and Mourning Jewelry," by L.C. Bragg and Cornelia Wilder, 1945; "Savannah's Old Ornamental Wrought Iron," 1949; "Andrew Carnegie," 1959.
Bruen, Elizabeth (Mrs. Harry H.). "Frank O'Driscoll Hunter", 1942, 1.0 items.
Cain, Mary Wood (Mrs. J.R). "Herons of Savannah Vicinity", 1941, 1.0 items.
Davis, Fred A. "History of the Lindsay and Morgan Company", 1939, 1.0 items.
Dent, Miriam. "The Rice Bird in this Section", undated, 1.0 items.
Duncan, Mrs. J. Harry, 2.0 items.
"Medical Martyrs of Georgia, 1819-1920," 1937; "Two Medical Martyrs of Georgia in 1819-1920...with...accounts of lives of John A. Casey and Dr. Richard McAllister" (notebook).
Eyles, Don E. "Status of the Gray Kingbird in Georgia", undated, 1.0 items.
Floyd, Dolores Boisfeuillet (Mrs. Marmaduke H.), 4.0 items.
"Telfair Academy Owns Valuable Antique Globes," 1934; "Tree Planting in Oglethorpe Square," 1935; "Popular Detours From the Facts of History," 1935 (program: remarks at the meeting on Savannah's squares); "New Yamacraw and the Indian Mound Irene," 1936 (printed pamphlet).
Floyd, Marmaduke Hamilton, 3.0 items.
"Museum Report," 1935 (ms. and typed copies); "Some Negro Superstitions on the Georgia Coast," 1936; paper on Savannah's history, read before the Exchange Club, 1940.
Gamble, Thomas. Review of James Moore Wayne, Southern Unionist, by A.A. Lawrence, read at the author's meeting, Autumn, 1943, 1.0 items.
Gignilliat, Thomas Heyward. "The Savannah Aeronautical Machine Company", 1956, 1.0 items.
Godley, Margaret Walton. "The Georgia Manuscripts of John Wesley", undated, 1.0 items.
Granger, Mary Lois, 2.0 items.
"Merchants and Miners Transportation Company," 1939 (notes); "Tales of the Coast, and a Brief History of the Merchants and Miners Transportation Co., 1852-1927," 1939.
Groover, Elizabeth, 4.0 items.
Notice of an article read by her, 1934; "Savannah from the 'Miss DeSoto,'" 1935; "Nugent's Bakers," 1939 (notes); "Dancing Assemblies; the Ugly Club," 1939; "Commodore Josiah Tattnall," undated.
Nelle Haile. "Juliette Low", 1942, 1.0 items.
Hartridge, Walter Charlton, 2.0 items.
"The Santo Domingo Refugees in This Country," 1934 (newspaper notes on his talk); "William Henry Stiles," undated.
Hawes, Lilla Mills (Mrs. Foreman M.), 2.0 items.
"Excerpts From the Memoirs of Col. Charles H. Olmstead...," 1955; paper on manuscript acquisitions by the Georgia Historical Society, undated.
Hilton, Thomas. "High Water on the Bar", 1951, 1.0 items.
(printed pamphlet)
Hodge, Brainerd. "Eli Whitney", 1959, 1.0 items.
Hoffman, George F. "The Washington Guns," notes on the Savannah Gas Company, 1935; 1939, 2.0 items.
Holland, James W. "The Historical Method", 1936, 1.0 items.


5Papers, alphabetical by author, I-L

Inglesby, Charlotte, 2.0 items.
"William Scarbrough's Contribution to America," undated; "The Typhoid Epidemic at Savannah in 1911," undated.
Johnston, Edith Duncan, 12.0 items.
"Christmas Festivities in Savannah at the End of the 19th Century," 1924; notes on John Houstoun, correcting the marker on the Lucas Theater, 1935; "The Becer House," 1935; "Biographical Sketch of Ben Graham (Negro)," 1936; notes on the Mosse family and clipping of obituary of Ben Graham attached; "The Central of Georgia Railway Company," 1939; "Savannah in 1775," 1939; "John Elliott Ward," 1942; "Savannah Historical Research Association: How it Began - What it Did, 1934-1944," 1944 (negative photocopy filed with it); "John Macpherson Berrien," undated; "Richard Wylly Habersham," undated; "The Story of an Antique Dressing Case," 1952.
Johnston, Eugenia Marion. "Social Life and Interesting Events in Savannah Between 1880 and 1890", 1935, 1.0 items.
Jones, George Noble. "The Vernon River in the Gay Nineties", 1949, 1.0 items.
Judge, Jane. "Personal Impressions of Literary Persons Who have Visited Savannah From 1882 to the Present Day", undated, 1.0 items.
Karow, Lester. "Rowking", 1956, 1.0 items.
LaFar, Mabel Freeman (Mrs. S. Branch), 3.0 items.
"Joining the Baptist Church in the Early Nineteenth Century," 1934; "Chatham Artillery Quilt," 1934; "Savannah in Candlelight and Lamplight From 1733 to 1858," 1936 (attached is a letter from the U.S. Lighthouse Service re lighting of Savannah River).
Lariscy, J. Ward, Jr. "Forsyth Park", undated, 1.0 items.
Lattimore, Harry H. "A 5-Minute Talk on Thomas Jefferson", 1959, 1.0 items.
Lattimore, Ralston Bond, 4.0 items.
"Christmas Festivities in Savannah from 1860-1870," 1934 (typed extract from newspaper account); "Oglethorpe's Plan for the Squares," 1935 (typed extract from newspaper account); "Savannah morning News, Savannah, Georgia: Short history," 1939; "Destruction of Fort Greene," 1951.
Lawrence, Alexander Atkinson. "Pleasant A. Stovall (1857-1935)", undated, 1.0 items.
Levy, Marion Abrahams (Mrs. B.H.). "Savannah's Old Jewish Burying Ground", undated, 1.0 items.
Levy, Morton H. "Ironwork with Savannah and Other Examples Notes", 1940, 1.0 items.
Lewis, Bessie Mary. "The Sacrificed Generation", 1937, 1.0 items.
Lines, Alva B. "The Occupational and Business Pattern of Savannah", 1938, 1.0 items.
Linn, Charles A., 1.0 items.
"the First Sunday School in Georgia," 1935; "Popular Detours From the Facts of Savannah's History" (program).


6Papers, alphabetical by author, M-Z

Markham, Melba. The Telfair Hospital, 1955, 1.0 items.
Murphy, Margaret, "Daguerreotypes and Other 19th Century Photographic Processes", 1972, 1.0 items.
Nash, J. Cheshire, "Notes For a Talk Before Savannah Historic Research Association" on the Savannah-Chatham County Historic Site and Monument Commission, 1953, 1.0 items.
Olmstead, Florence, 2.0 items.
"Old City and Suburban Car-Lines," 1935; "Some Years Ago," 1941.
Pigman, Mrs. William Augustus. "The Mockingbird", undated, 1.0 items.
Reddy, Ann L. "The Savannah Sparrow", 1941, 1.0 items.
Reddy, Marie E., 3.0 items.
"Joseph Bryan, 1773-1812," n.d.; "Cherokee Hill," 1935 (preliminary study); "The History of Cherokee Hill," 1936 (final study).
Screven, Mrs. Frank B. "James Moore Wayne", undated, 2.0 items.
(notes on the history of Solomon's Drug Company, 1939).
Shearouse, Percy W. "The Telephone: Its Invention and Development", 1936, 1.0 items.
Attached is a photograph of an exhibit of early telephones.
Smith, Fae Oemler (Mrs. Marmaduke F.). "A Sea Island Plantation, 'China Grove,' Wilmington Island, Ga.", undated, 1.0 items.
Pasted on the front is a photograph of a miniature of Solomon Sigismund Shad.
Spencer, Frank W., 2.0 items.
"The Pilotage Service," 1936; "The Savannah River," 1953. Attached is a printed pamphlet of this paper.
Stevens, Martha Jefferson Randolph (Mrs. John). "Oliver Wendell Holmes", 1959, 1.0 items.
Stoddard, Albert H., 2.0 items.
"Origin, Dialects, Beliefs and Characteristics of the Negroes of the South Carolina and Georgia Coasts," 1938; "Some Characteristics of the Sea Island Negroes," 1950.
Strong, Katherine Hartridge (Mrs. Pascal N.). "B.H. Levy Brother and Company", 1939, 1.0 items.
Treanor, Robert Donnellly. "Savannah's Famous Bell, 'Big Duke", 1942, 1.0 items.
Tuthill, Hazelle Beard (Mrs. Harold I.). "John C. Fremont", 1959
Usinger, Robert L. "Yellow Fever From the Viewpoint of Savannah", 1943, 1.0 items.
Original and corrected copies.
Waring, Antonio Johnston, Jr., 2.0 items.
"Indian Mounds in This Section," 1934; extracts from newspaper account of the meeting; "The Archaeological Importance of 'Irene," 1936.
Waring, Martha Gallaudet (Mrs. Thomas Pickney), 2.0 items.
"The Gay Nineties in Savannah...," 1934; "The Striving Seventies in Savannah," 1935.
E. Descombe Wells. "Duche, the Potter", 1952, 1.0 items.
Edith L. West. Notes on the history of the Savannah Cotton Exchange, undated, 1.0 items.
Attached is a letter to her from G. Arthur Gordon re the history of Gordon and Co., 1936.
Stuart West. Letter to Miss Reddy, undated, giving history of Thomas West and Company. Sent to meeting, 1939 April 26
Cornelia Maclean Wilder (Mrs. W. Willis). "Robert M. Charlton", undated, 1.0 items. , 1 item.
Emma Cheves Wilkins. Biographies of subjects of portraits exhibited, 1933, 1.0 items.
Mrs. J.E. Wingo, 1.0 items.
"Addenda," undated Information on the Brown Thrasher.
Raiford J. Wood, 6.0 items.
"Squares of Savannah," 1935 (typed copy of newspaper report on the meetings); "Savannah's Progress in Period from 1865 to 1900," 1935 (newspaper clipping with text of paper); "Some Savannah men of 1787," 1937; "James Jackson," 1942; quiz program, questions and answers by R.J. Wood, 1943; "Ulysses S. Grant," 1959."
Young, Malcolm Maclean, 1.0 items.
"A Few Notes on an Old Minute Book," 1938. Notes on a minute book of the Savannah Library Society, 1839.
Young, Roger W. Resume of a paper on the construction of Fort Pulaski read at the meeting of SHRA, 1934 September 26, 1.0 items.


7Pictorial Review of Savannah

"Chairman's Note Book." Edith D. Johnston was Chairman
"Report of the 'Pictorial Review of Savannah...'" by Edith D. Johnston, with some correspondence re the exhibit and photographs of the exhibit
Bank of the State of Georgia
Battersby-Hartridge-Wilder-Anderson house
Bay Street, East. Buildings, with data
Becu-Montmollin house, with data
Central of Georgia Railroad Company. Photographs of viaduct arches only
Christ Church, with data
City Exchange. Photograph of a print
Cohen (Octavus) house
Photograph missing, 1979
Davenport house. Before restoration; with data
Dennis house, with data
Dent house, with data
Deutenhoffer house
East Broad Street houses
Episcopal Home for Girls, Liberty Street View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Female Orphan Asylum
Ferguson house
Fort Jackson, Sally port only
Fort Wayne
Fruit stand
Gibbons Range, Barnard Street side, with data
Green-Meldrim house, with data
Habersham house, Barnard Street with first floor plan. Also known as Bulloch-Habersham house View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Habersham (William Neyle) house, with data
Habersham Street house
Harbor Light, with data
Harris Street house, corner of Whitaker, with clipping
The Hermitage, with data
Houstoun-Johnston-Screven house. Negative, front view
Huger-Elliott house
Hull-Stoddard-Barrow house
Hunter-Mackay house
Independent Presbyterian Church, with data
Low-Colonial Dames house
McAlpin house, hallway only
Minis (Isaac) house, with data
Pink House
Porter-Gilmer house View online.
Online Inventory Contains Digitized Items
Price Street houses. Two tabby houses, one a tenement, with data
Ravenel house, with data
Richardson-Maxwell-Owens-Thomas house. Known as the Owens-Thomas house; with data
River Street. Steps at the foot of East Broad, showing retaining wall; warehouse on West River Street, with data
St. Andrews Hall. Photograph of a print
St. Julian Street house
S.S. Savannah. Photograph of a print
Savannah Bank and Trust Company. First building, on Bay Street with streetcar in front
Savannah Hospital. Also known as Savannah Poor House and Hospital; Warren A Candler Hospital. Print from a newspaper cut
Savannah Medical College. Photograph of a print
Savannah Theater. Remodeled building
Scarborough House. With architectural drawing of floor plans and data
Screven House (Hotel). Photograph of a print
Sheftall-Kent house, with data
Sorrell-Weed house, with data
State Street house
Trinity Methodist Church
Waring House, Oglethorpe Ave., with data
Washington's Headquarters. Print of a newspaper cut
Wayne-Gordon house
Wetter house
Woodbridge house, with data
Wormsloe. Front of house before remodeling and interior of a slave hut
Looseleaf notebook. "Pictures of these houses and buildings were loaned to the Savannah Historical Research Association as part of their collection of the Pictorial Review... These pictures are not on file"


8Clippings regarding the Savannah Historical Research Association

Publicity of meetings, 1934-1935
Publicity of meetings, 1936-1937
Publicity of meetings, 1938-1940
Publicity of meetings, 1941-1954 and undated
Clippings regarding members
Clippings regarding "Know Savannah Council", 1935
Clippings regarding WPA indexing project
Clippings regarding WPA Colonial Cemetery project


9Collections of the Savannah Historical Research Association

Bassett, Victor Hugo. "Life and Work of Dr. J.F. Posey, 1792-1860", 1.0 items.
Typed MS in looseleaf notebook.
Eleazar Early to William G. Gilbert, 1829 June 8, 1.0 items.
Typed copy praising Margaret Long Telfair, widow of Thomas Telfair.
Fargo, William G., 3.0 items.
Walter J. Hoxies' Bird Notes, transcribed by Fargo, 24 p. blueprint of a MS; Walter John Hoxie, by W.G. Fargo, reprint from the Wilson Bulletin, XLVI, 169-196 (September 1934); letter of Mrs. Anna S. Bassett presenting above items to SHRA.
Hillhouse, David Porter. "Journal of David Porter Hillhouse, 1826", 27.0 p. , Typed.
"Historical Summary-Savannah Electric and Power Company." Several contributors, 1.0 items.
Floyd, Dolores Boisfeuillet (Mrs. Marmaduke H.), 2.0 items.
"the Method used in Indexing the Published Colonial Records of Georgia, by Candler," undated; "Edward Fenwick Tattnall," MS outline of his life.
Kennedy, J. Robie, Jr. "Examples of Georgian and Greek Revival Work in the Far South," copied from The Architectural Record, 1907 March, 1.0 items.
Kollock, Susan Marion. "Letters in re to the Marriage of Charlotte Scarbrough to Mr. Taylor", 1928, 1.0 items.
Otto, Albert S. "A Brief History of the Cathedral-Abercorn Street School", undated, 1.0 items.
Young, Malcolm Maclean. "Savannah Public Library", undated, 1.0 items.
A Library Science term report.
Bills presented to F.E. Tebeau from Savannah businesses, 1858-1862, 33.0 items.
Letterheads of Savannah Business firms, 1889-1891
Miscellaneous, 11.0 items.
Invitations: to a complimentary Hop, 1881; to a Gold Club Ball, 1811 (photocopy); to the Washington Ball, 1826 (photocopy); "At Home" card of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Toombs, undated; "Catalogue:" handwritten menu of an unidentified banquet, April 3, 1903; Savannah Fire Department March, composed by Frank Damore, dated September 1, 1933. MS musical score.


10Collections of the Savannah Historical Research Association
Most of the programs are of performances in Savannah. The first two items below were in the collection of Eugenia Marion Johnston.

Scrapbook of programs, 1879-1907
Looseleaf notebook of programs, 1910-1936
Programs, 1842-1938, 11.0 items.
These programs are unbound.
"Home Coming Meeting, Montgomery Street School, May 13, 1937.", 1.0 items.
Looseleaf notebook containing program, letters, clippings, signatures of those who attended, etc.
The Georgia Historical Quarterly: Savannah Historical Research Association Anniversary Number, XXVIII, No. 3, 1944 September, 1.0 items.


11Addenda No. 1

Correspondence, 1953-1967, 18.0 items.
Letters to and from Raiford J. Wood as president, re the Association, programs, and speakers.
Notices to members, 1961, 1962, 1968, 7.0 items.
Notices of meetings, announcing programs.
Programs, miscellaneous, 1944, 1961-1962, 1968, 7.0 items.
Agendas, suggested programs, and lists of programs.
Oglethorpe Dinner, 1944-1972, 16.0 items.
Agendas, papers read, toasts, introductions of speakers, and notes, all prepared by R.J. Wood. In addition there are some programs, notices announcing the dinner, and pamphlets re Oglethorpe's homes, printed and mimeographed. The papers by Wood are: "The Homes of Oglethorpe," 1966; "An Oglethorpe Pilgrimage," 1868, with a pencil drawing of Oglethorpe form the Monument. There is also "Savannah's Christmas Song," written by R.J. Wood and Robertine McClendon Philips, read at a cocktail party to honor Oglethorpe, December 22, 1969. Items pertaining to each dinner celebration are counted as one item. Some papers are undated.
Membership lists, 11.0 items.
Reports, 1960-1965 and undated, 5.0 items.
Financial, 1960-1965; Nominating Committee, undated.
SHRA - Miscellaneous, 5.0 items.
"Four Years' Summary of Records," 1934-1936; Questions and Answers re Savannah, probably prepared for a meeting; "White Bluff" (re G. Noble Jones' paper "The Vernon River in the Gay Nineties?"); list of outstanding events in Savannah, 1790-1839; certificate of recognition to Ralston Bond Lattimore for his civic contribution in the field of historical preservation and interpretation, April 10, 1962 (hand lettered by R.J. Wood).
Papers prepared by R.J. Wood for Association meetings, 4.0 items.
"The First Seals of Georgia," with illustrations by R.J. Wood (1967); "Early Day s of the Savannah Historical Research Assn." (1971); "Notes for my talk at SHRA meeting on June 6th 1973;" "We Too Are Here," (poem on Colonial Cemetery), undated.
A-0994-001 Commemorative ribbon of the Centennial Anniversary of the Chatham Artillery, May 1, 1886 View online.