Alyne Madden collection on the Mills family
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Alyne Madden collection on the Mills family

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Madden, Alyne.
Title: Alyne Madden collection on the Mills family
Dates: 1838-1853
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1173

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available on Alyne Madden.

Charles F. Mills (1801-1876) was born in St. Augustine, Florida. He moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 1817 where he engaged in commerce for several years. He then moved to Augusta, Georgia where he was an officer in the Iron Steamboat Company. Mills got married to Elizabeth H. Cope of Savannah, Georgia in 1834 and they moved to Savannah in 1835. While in Savannah, Mills was a successful merchant and banker, and served as the president of the Marine Bank from 1850 until the outbreak of the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains information relating to Charles F. Mills (1801-1876) personal and professional life. Included in the collection is a page from his personal financial account and a letter granting power of attorney at the death of Mills' father. From Mills' professional life the collection includes letters and documents relating to shipping. One letter discusses the wreck of the Howard and there is one document that outlines claims against the wreck of the Georgia. There are also several documents that follow the Howard in its travels to Liverpool, England. These papers were collected by Alyne Madden.

Index Terms

Insurance claims.
Insurance policies.
Letters (correspondence)
Mills, Charles F., 1801-1876.
Powers of attorney.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Alyne Madden collection on the Mills family, MS 1173, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 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: Personal account sheet (Charles F. Mills?), 1838-1839 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 2: Bill to owner of ship Howard by the Liverpool (Bootle) Water Company, 1840 March 20 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 3: Consulate of the United States to Captain [J. G.] Mills of the Howard. Liverpool, 1840 March 20 ( 1.0 p. )
Bill for certification of the Howard at Liverpool.


1Item 4: Molyneux, Wytherly and Company to Captain and owners of the Howard. Liverpool, 1840 July 24 ( 1.0 p. )
Disbursements on the vessel inwards and outwards at the port of Liverpool.


1Item 5: Power of Attorney, William J. Mills, administer of the estate of William Mills of Florida to Charles F. Mills, Savannah, Georgia, 1841 March 12 ( 2.0 p. )


1Item 6: Freight list per ship Howard, J. G. Mills, Master, arrived from Savannah November 13, 1842 Liverpool, 1842 November 19 ( 1.0 p. )
Signed by Isaac, Low and Company.


1Item 7: James Callan to Charles F. Mills. Bodas Island, North Carolina, 1846 August 4
Notifying Mills of the wreck of the Howard.


1Item 8: Insurance policy of the ship Florida. Issued by the New England Mutual Marine Insurance Company to E. F. Mills and G. Mills, 1852 December 31 ( 1.0 p. )


1Item 9: Claims on passenger freight on the Georgia, Liverpool to New York, 1853 July 12 ( 3.0 p. )
Describes wreck of the Georgia and lists claims of various persons for rescuing and boarding passengers. Marked "a true copy."