Ernest A. Cutts business records and Alee Temple Shrine records
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Ernest A. Cutts business records and Alee Temple Shrine records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cutts, Ernest A., 1857-1927.
Title: Ernest A. Cutts business records and Alee Temple Shrine records
Dates: 1891-1904
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (6 volumes)
Identification: MS 1240

Biographical/Historical Note

Ernest A. Cutts (1857-1927) was a cotton broker. He is first listed in the Savannah, Georgia city directories in 1886 as a cotton merchant. He is listed as local manager for Russell & Mason, cotton commissioners of Philadelphia, 1888-1890. In 1891 or 1892 he began his own firm, E.A. Cutts, cotton broker, which continued under that name until circa 1920 when it became E.A. Cutts Company in association with Claude S. Cutts. After the death of E.A. Cutts the firm was continued for several years by C.S. Cutts. E. A. Cutts was also a charter member of the Alee Temple in Savannah, Georgia and served as the Illustrious Potentate from 1898-1912, and Imperial Potentate of North America in 1921-1922.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 6 record books belonging to Ernest A. Cutts, 1858-1927. Four of the record books are letter books containing sales receipts and letters giving advice on the buying and selling of cotton. One book is a daybook with the daily account information for Cutts' cotton brokerage. And the sixth book contains records of Alee Temple of the Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Savannah, Georgia, of which Cutts was a charter member.


Index Terms

Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine for North America. Alee Temple (Savannah, Ga.)
Charities.
Commission merchants.
Cotton trade.
Cotton--Prices.
Cutts, Ernest A., 1857-1927.
Georgia--Social life and customs.
Letters (correspondence)
Sales records.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Ernest A. Cutts business records and Alee Temple Shrine records ers, MS 1240, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Unknown.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 

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1-4Letter books. Savannah, Georgia, 1891, 1899, 1902, and 1904 ( 4.0 volumes )
 

Item

5Daybook. Savannah, Georgia, 1892 September-November ( 1.0 volume )
 

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6Letter book. Alee Temple, Savannah, Georgia, 1901-1902 ( 1.0 volume )