|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||Stewart, Murray McGregor, 1869-1928.|
|Creator:||Waring, Elizabeth Stewart, 1903-1984.|
|Title:||Murray McGregor Stewart and Elizabeth Pollock Stewart Waring papers|
|Dates:||circa 1886-circa 1924|
|Extent:||1.25 cubic feet (11 volumes)|
Murray McGregor Stewart (1869-1928) prominent in Savannah, Georgia, and was the city's mayor, 1919-1923. He was the son of Major James Turner Stewart and Elisa Miller Reid Stewart. He married Harriet Jones of Baltimore, Maryland, and had five children, including Elizabeth Pollock Stewart (1903-1984).
Murray Stewart was a cotton broker. He began in his father's cotton gin, James T. Stewart and Son. He later formed Stewart, Moorehead Co. and finally Stewart Cotton Co. He was active in promoting the fertilizer industry in Savannah. He owned Southern Fertilizer and Chemical Co. He was President of Vidalia Compress and Power Co. which he moved to Savannah as the Mutual Warehouse and Compress Co.
Elizabeth Pollock Stewart married Charles E. Waring (1900-1973) of Savannah, Georgia.
This collection consists primarily of minute books for Murray McGregor Stewart's businesses: the Vidalia Compress and Power Co., 1903-1921; the Stewart-Moorehead Company, 1906-1919; the South Atlantic Cotton Company, 1908-1910; and the Stewart-Wilson Company, Stewart Farm Company, and Seacoast Farm Company, 1917-1918. Also included is an album (ca. 1886), including photographs of Murray McGregor Stewart's classmates, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers, and the Junior Lawn Tennis Club; an unidentified cotton broker's account book, 1915-1919; and a code book used by cotton brokers in Savannah, titles "Private Code..." by Carl R. Heye (Bremen, Germany, 1924).
This collection also contains four scrapbooks created by Elizabeth Pollock Stewart in London, England, 1914. They consist of newspaper clippings from the Daily Mirror regarding World War I in Europe.
Material was acquired from one of the creators.
[item identification], Murray McGregor Stewart and Elizabeth Pollock Stewart Waring papers, MS 1017, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Elizabeth Pollock Stewart Waring, 1978.
Collection is open for research.
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.
|1||1||Album, circa 1886|
|includes photographs of Stewart's classmates, Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity brothers, and the Junior Lawn Tennis Club.|
|2||2||Minute book of the Vidalia Compress and Power Co., Vidalia, Ga., 1903-1921 (Typed sheets glued into the book; most are carbon copies.)|
|3||Minute book of the Stewart-Moorehead Company, Savannah, Ga., 1906-1919 (Typed sheets glued into the book; most are carbon copies.)|
|4||Minute book of the South Atlantic Cotton Company, Savannah, Ga., 1908-1910 (Typed sheets are glued into the book; most are carbon copies.)|
|5||Unidentified cotton broker's account book, Savannah, Ga., 1915-1919|
|Possibly the Stewart-Moorehead Company's account book, because of code used.|
|6||Minute book of the Stewart-Wilson Company, Stewart Farm Company, and the Seacoast Farm Company, Savannah, Ga., 1917-1918|
|3||7||"Private Code..." by Carl R. Heye (Bremen, Germany), 1924|
|For Messrs. Stewart-Moorehead Company of Savannah. Code book to be used by cotton brokers.|
|8-11||Elizabeth Pollock Stewart's scrapbooks. London, England, 1914 August-October|
|Newspaper clippings from the Daily Mirror, re World War I in Europe.|