Mordecai Sheftall letter
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Mordecai Sheftall letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Sheftall, Mordecai, 1803-1881.
Title: Mordecai Sheftall letter
Dates: 1877
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1006

Biographical/Historical Note

Mordecai Sheftall (1803-1881) was born in Barnwell, South Carolina. When he was very young his family moved back to Savannah where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a Captain of the City Watch (police) and afterwards was Inspector of the Custom House for many years.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of one letter from Mordecai Sheftall to his grandson, William H. Cuyler Sheftall, regarding family background and moral advice. Photocopy of original in possession of the family in Macon.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
Sheftall family.
Sheftall, Mordecai, 1803-1881.

Location of Originals

Original in possession of the family in Macon.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Mordecai Sheftall letter, MS 1006, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of John M. Sheftall, 1973.


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

Item 1: Mordecai Sheftall letter to his grandson William H. Cuyler Sheftall, 1877 March 10 ( 2.0 p. )
Sent from Savannah. News of himself and family; family background; moral advice to his grandson. W.H.C. Sheftall was living in Macon.