Hugh Moss Comer Festschriften and scrapbook
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Hugh Moss Comer Festschriften and scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Comer, Hugh Moss, 1842-1900.
Title: Hugh Moss Comer Festschriften and scrapbook
Dates: 1882-1900
Extent: 0.27 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Identification: MS 1253

Biographical/Historical Note

Hugh Moss Comer (1842-1900) was a Savannah, Georgia businessman. His businesses included Bates and Comer, cotton merchants, H. M. Comer and Company, cotton merchants, Comer, Hull, and Company, fertilizer, Savannah Hotel Company, Savannah Construction Company, and Bibb Manufacturing. He also served as president of the Central of Georgia Railroad, 1892-1900. He also served as president of the Cotton Exchange and was a member of the Hibernian Society for many years.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a scrapbook created by Hugh Moss Comer and includes newspaper clippings relating to his businesses in and around Savannah, Georgia. Those businesses include Bates and Comer, cotton merchants, H. M. Comer and Company, cotton merchants, Comer, Hull, and Company, fertilizer merchants, Savannah Hotel Company, Savannah Construction Company, and Bibb Manufacturing. As Comer served as president of the Central of Georgia Railroad, there are also clippings included that relate to railroad business as well. This collection also contains a memorial book (or Festschriften) created to commemorate Comer's contributions to the Central of Georgia Railroad. A commemorative medal was donated with this collection and has been removed to the artifacts collection; item A-1253-021.


Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Businessmen--Georgia--Savannah.
Central of Georgia Railway.
Comer, Hugh Moss, 1842-1900.
Festschriften.
Scrapbooks.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from family of creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Hugh Moss Comer Festschriften and scrapbook, MS 1253, Georgia Historical Society, ­Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of H. M. Comer, 1971.


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.


Separated Material

Artifacts were separated and cataloged with the Georgia Historical Society Artifacts Collection. View digital images of artifacts at the end of this collection inventory or search the Digital Image Catalog for further information.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 

Volume

1Scrapbook. Savannah, Georgia, 1883-1895
 

Volume

2Memorial book. Savannah, Georgia, 1900 April 1
 
Artifacts
A-1253-001 Chatham Artillery Centennial Commemorative Medal presented to John Comer View online.