John Hope Reid certificate
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John Hope Reid certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Union Society (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: John Hope Reid certificate
Dates: 1832
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1062

Biographical/Historical Note

The Union Society was founded in 1750 by Peter Tondee, Richard Milledge, and Benjamin Shefthall. The primary focus of the organization was simply to help the needy. As Bethesda Home for Boys ran into difficulties remaining open, the Union Society took up the challenge of providing a home and education for the children housed there. In 1821, the society adopted a new mission, to "support and educate orphan boys."

John Hope Reid was a cotton merchant in Savannah, Georgia. He was born in Scotland in 1799.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the induction certificate for John Hope Reid into the Union Society. Dated May 23, 1832, the certificate lists the members present at the meeting and was signed by the Society's officers present at the meeting.

Index Terms

Reid, John Hope, b. 1799.
Union Society (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from family of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Hope Reid certificate, MS 1062, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Elizabeth Stewart Waring.


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: Certificate of membership in the Union Society for John H. Reid, 1823 May 23 ( 1.0 p. )