Shipping and sales account book
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Shipping and sales account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Shipping and sales account book
Dates: 1834-1836
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1048

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

Scope and Content Note

This account book does not contain any personal information indicating who it may have belonged to. The entries relate largely to shipping costs - wharfage, repairs, and moving cargo. Sales for various items are entered, including wood, groceries, clothing, garden seed, and livestock. Wages, board, slave/African American hired help, city taxes, and such services as nursing care are also recorded. Some entries relate to the Cockspur Island Lighthouse, such as those on making keys or the lighthouse keeper's salary. There are also personal item entries, including dues for the Hibernian Society and the Jockey Club, and a fee paid to Peter Laurens, the portrait painter. There is also some information regarding the construction of Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island. Items listed include fascines, wood, sand, and ballast. There is also mention of the receipt of money from Lieutenant Mansfield, who was in command of Cockspur Island and supervising the construction of the fort.

Account headings include various sloops involved: Oyster boat account, Wood account, Sand account, Bonaventure Wood, Cockspur Island Account, Tybee Island account, Stock account, bills payable, and some individuals and business forms. There is an index to the accounts in the back of the book.

Index Terms

Account books.
Cockspur Island Lighthouse (Ga.)
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)
Fortification--Design and construction.
Hibernian Society (Savannah, Ga.)
Laurens, Peter.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Shipping and sales account book, MS 1048, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chatham County Commission and Clerk of Superior Court, 1951.


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: Account book, 1834 October 24-1836 July 21