J. Lawton Whatley account book
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J. Lawton Whatley account book

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Whatley, J. Lawton.
Title: J. Lawton Whatley account book
Dates: 1889-1897
Extent: 0.06 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1174

Biographical/Historical Note

J. Lawton Whatley was a lawyer in Savannah, Georgia. For many years he was the partner of General Henry R. Jackson under the firm name of Jackson and Whatley. In 1896 he formed a partnership with William G. Woodfin, named Whatley and Woodfin. The firm handled real estate transactions.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one account book containing real estate transaction information. Included in the volume are account records for rentals and property improvements.

Index Terms

Account books.
Real property--Georgia--Savannah.
Whatley and Woodfin (Savannah, Ga.)
Whatley, J. Lawton.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], J. Lawton Whatley account book, MS 1174, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Chatham County Superior Court and Clerk, 1951.


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: Account book, 1889-1897
Account book is dated January 1889-February 1897.