John Rourke and Sons Co. ledger
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John Rourke and Sons Co. ledger

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: John Rourke and Sons Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: John Rourke and Sons Co. ledger
Dates: 1895-1896
Extent: 0.15 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1218

Biographical/Historical Note

John Rourke (1837-1932) was a prominent ironmaster in Savannah. He and his son, James A. Rourke, began the foundry around 1880 and continued the business until approximately 1953. John Rourke and Son Co. specialized in novelty iron and brass works. Mr. Rourke was active in many community affairs, and his 4th of July celebrations were famous for their patriotism and splendor.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ledger from John Rourke and Sons Co. of Savannah, 1895-1896.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
John Rourke and Sons Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Ledgers (account books)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Rourke and Sons Co. ledger, MS 1218, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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

Volume 1: Ledger. Savannah, Ga., 1895-1896
Accounts of John Rourke and Sons Co.