Edwin L. Craw correspondence, abstracts, and indentures
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Edwin L. Craw correspondence, abstracts, and indentures

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Craw, Edwin L.
Title: Edwin L. Craw correspondence, abstracts, and indentures
Dates: 1883
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 1023

Biographical/Historical Note

Edwin L. Craw lived in Grand Haven, Ottaway County Michigan. In 1883 he purchased approximately 266,000 acres of pine lands, in several tracts, in Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence, abstracts of title, and indentures collected by Edwin Craw in an effort to secure valid titles to the land in the pine lands originally in Washington, Montgomery Counties that he purchased in Georgia. Information was obtained from various Georgia county court houses and was forwarded to Craw's attorney, A.G. Webster. For more information, see also History of the Public domain of Georgia by S.G. McLendon (Spartanburg, S.C.: Reprint Company, 1974), p. 50-51.


Index Terms

Abstracts (summaries)
Craw, Edwin L.
Indentures.
Land speculation.
Letters (correspondence)
Montgomery County (Ga.)
Washington County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from John O. Johnson, Jr. of Waltham, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Edwin L. Craw correspondence, abstracts, and indentures, MS 1023, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1976.


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

 

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1Correspondence, 1883 March 8-1883 May 10, undated ( 17.0 items. )
Includes letters, telegrams, and receipts. Correspondents are A.G. Webster (7); Walter Paine (4); A.M. Mayo (2); M.M. Lanahan; E.S. Lenard; W.A. Belt. All materials relate to pine land titles in Emanuel, Tattnall, Bulloch, Montgomery, Liberty, and Bryan Counties, Georgia.
 

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2Abstract of titles, etc. ( 4.0 items. )
Includes abstract of titles to 162,000 acres of pine lands located (originally) in Washington County, now in parts of Emanuel, Washington, and Montgomery Counties; abstract of titles to 104,000 acres of pine land originally in Montgomery County but now in parts of Laurens, Emanuel, and Montgomery Counties; copy of some Georgia laws re debts and contracts, taxes, deed recordings, sketch of location of 104,000 acres of pine lands.
 

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3Copies of indentures ( 5.0 items. )
Includes copies of indenture of Upton H. Belt and Sarah, his wife, to Edwin L. Craw of 104,000 acres of land in Laurens, Emanuel, and Montgomery Counties; Upton H. Belt and Sarah, his wife, to Edwin L. Craw to a tract of land boringly in Franklin County but now in parts of Jackson, Gwinnett, and Walton Counties; Upton H. Belt and Sarah, his wife, to (name missing) for 50,000 acres of land (originally granted to Thomas Flournoy in 1793) in Washington County but now in Emanuel, Washington, and Montgomery Counties and 72,000 acres (originally granted to Benjamin Kitchen, 1793) in Washington County but now mostly in Laurens County; copy of the preceding 72,000 acre indenture; list of deeds missing to Jonathan Black, 18,000 acres.
 

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4Copies of indentures ( 4.0 items. )
Includes copy of indenture between Upton H. Belt and Sarah, his wife, and Edwin L. Craw to the Flournoy tract; Upton H. Belt and Harold Carter for approximately 490,000 acres of land in Montgomery, Washington, Franklin, Laurens, Emanuel Counties and elsewhere in Georgia; description of the Israel Robinson tract; Edwin L. Craw and Upton H. Belt for 104,000 acres originally in Montgomery County but now mostly in Laurens and Emanuel Counties.
 

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5Copies of indentures ( 4.0 items. )
Indenture of Robert L. Pell and heir, Adelaide Duane (Pell) Ireland to Edwin L. Craw, the Flournoy tract; incomplete indenture copy between (blank) and Edwin H. Craw of 32,000 acres of land (originally granted to William Neel, 1794) in Montgomery County but now located mostly in (blank) counties; two papers describing Adelaide Duane (Pell) Ireland as the heir of Robert Livingston Pell.