Joseph W. Webster ledger, letters, and documents
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Joseph W. Webster ledger, letters, and documents

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Webster, Joseph W., approximately 1813-1860.
Title: Joseph W. Webster ledger, letters, and documents
Dates: 1842-1859
Extent: 0.75 cubic feet (1 box, 1 volume)
Identification: MS 1222

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph W. Webster (ca. 1813-1860) was born in New Hampshire. He moved to Savannah, Georgia, while a young man. He was a partner and merchant with Smith, Denslow and Webster Company. He died in Palatka, Florida, and his family moved to Putnam County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a ledger belonging to Joseph W. Webster. The ledger, dated 1842-1859, accounts for supplies for ships. Also included with the ledger are 18 loose letters and documents belonging to Mr. Webster.

Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Ledgers (account books)
Letters (correspondence)
Webster, Joseph W., approximately 1813-1860.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from a descendant of the creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joseph W. Webster ledger, letters, and documents, MS 1222, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Joseph Hampton Webster through Lucy Stribling, 1969.


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



1Ledger. Savannah, 1842-1859


118 letters and documents