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Adam Short papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Short, Adam, approximately 1815-1879.
Title: Adam Short papers
Dates: 1840-1876
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1141

Biographical/Historical Note

Adam Short (ca. 1815-1879) was a contractor and mason in Savannah, Georgia, although he was born in Pennsylvania. His son was Robert Brookfield.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of four notices, a business card, and a letter belonging to Adam Short. The notices are an 1840 notice of Short's election as a member of the Moultrie Guards of Charleston, South Carolina, and three notices of meetings of the Georgia Hussars, dated 1847, 1856, and one undated. The letter was written from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1876 by Robert H. Brookfield to his father, Adam Short, regarding family news. Also included is Adam Short's business card. The entire collection consists of photocopies.

Index Terms

Business cards.
Charleston (S.C.)
Georgia. Georgia Hussars.
Letters (correspondence)
Short, Adam, approximately 1815-1879.
South Carolina. Militia.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Adam Short papers, MS 1141, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia, 1977.


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



1Item 1: Notice of Short's election as a member of the Moultrie Guards of Charleston. Charleston, S.C., 1840 April 7


1Item 2: Short's business card. Savannah, undated (Printed.)


1Items 3-5: Notices of meetings of the Georgia Hussars, 1847, 1856, undated


1Item 6: Robert H. Brookfield to his father, Adam Short. Philadelphia, Penn., 1876 September 23 ( 4.0 p. )
Regarding family news.