Bogardus family letters
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Bogardus family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bogardus, Henry S., approximately 1800-1872.
Creator: Bogardus, Henry, approximately 1826-1873.
Title: Bogardus family letters
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1122

Biographical/Historical Note

Susan Bogardus, a native of Savannah, Georgia, married William Wright in 1845; she remarried a man with the surname Farmer before 1866. Her father, Henry S. Bogardus (ca. 1800-1872) was a cabinetmaker in Savannah; he was born in New York. Her brother, Henry (ca. 1826-1873) may have been a bookkeeper. Both father and brother a buried in Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of two letters on one folio written to Susan Bogardus, 1865. In the first letter, her brother, Henry Bogardus, Jr., asks her to send to him her oath of allegiance to the Union so that he can repossess her property from the "Yankees" for her. The second letter, from her father, Henry S. Bogardus, contains family news. The letters create a picture of life in Savannah immediately after the Civil War.

Index Terms

Bogardus family.
Bogardus, Henry S., approximately 1800-1872.
Bogardus, Henry, approximately 1826-1873.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Letters (correspondence)
Loyalty oaths.
Savannah (Ga.)--History.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Robert Davis.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bogardus family letters, MS 1122, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, date unknown.


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: Two letters on one folio to Susan Bogardus, from Henry S. Bogardus and Henry Bogardus, Jr. Savannah, 1865 June 13 ( 2.0 p. )