Jonathan Handy account book
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Jonathan Handy account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Handy, Jonathan, 1790-1856.
Title: Jonathan Handy account book
Dates: 1837-1865
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1127

Biographical/Historical Note

Jonathan Handy (1790-1856) was a ship carpenter from Rochester and Marion, Massachusetts. His son, Ethan (1819-1939) was lost at sea.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a photocopy of an account book from Jonathan Handy's shipbuilding business. The account book, 1837-1856, was kept in Savannah, Georgia, and contains accounts of timber cutting on the Georgia coast for his shipbuilding enterprise.

Index Terms

Account books.
Handy, Jonathan, 1790-1856.
Lumber trade--Georgia.

Location of Originals

Original account book in the possession of Mrs. Walter E. Channing of Marion Massachusetts, in 1973.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Jonathan Handy account book, MS 1127, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. R.V. Wood, 1973.


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: Jonathan Handy's account book. Savannah, 1837-1856 ( 101.0 p. ) (Photocopy.)