|Repository:||Georgia Historical Society|
|Creator:||O'Byrne, Dominick, 1793-1850.|
|Title:||O'Byrne family papers|
|Extent:||1.0 cubic feet (2 boxes)|
Dominick O'Byrne (1793-1850) was a lumber merchant and Alderman in Savannah, Georgia. He married Margaret Gillespie (circa 1804-1878). They had three children: Dominick Austin O'Byrne (circa 1830-1896), John F. O'Byrne (circa 1845-1873), and Josie O'Byrne (circa 1842-1873). Dominick A. O'Byrne was a Judge of the Court of Ordinary in Savannah. He married Josephine Ellen Clements (circa 1835-1876); they had the following children: Ida (Sister Mary Dominica O'Byrne), Marie O'Byrne Altick (circa 1863-1936), William C. O'Byrne (circa 1870-1915), and Josephine O'Byrne (1872-circa 1969).
This collection consists of the papers of the O'Byrne family in Savannah, primarily concerning Dominick O'Byrne and his son, Dominick A. O'Byrne. The papers include correspondence, financial papers, deeds, legal documents, and clippings.
Material was acquired from the granddaughter of Marie O'Byrne Altick.
[item identification], O'Byrne family papers, MS 1294, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.
Gift of Mrs. George H. Waters, 1975.
Collection is open for research.
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.
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.
|1||Family correspondence, financial papers, and deeds|
|Family correspondence. Savannah, 1865-1890|
|Correspondents include Judge Dominick A. O'Byrne, P. Dufau, Margaret O'Byrne, G.A. Clements, William A. Shober, John Deeiry, J. Leon Phillips, William C. O'Byrne, Mr. Bowling, W. Edwin Grady.|
|Family correspondence. Savannah, 1892-1896|
|Correspondents include Peter Reilly, Dominick A. O'Byrne, William C. O'Byrne, Jule Morris Sherman, A. Kincaid, C. Shivers, Jamie Snow, Stella, Sister M. Dominica O'Byrne, Rachel, George T. Cann, Susie, George C. Schwarz, T.W. Wood, R.K. Swett, W.L. Wilson, Marie Altick (Mrs. H.R.), Charles King, William B. King, Marion Davis, Joseph M. Dreyer, D. Appleton.|
|Family correspondence. Savannah, undated|
|Correspondents include William C. O'Byrne, Sister M. Dominica O'Byrne, Dominick A. O'Byrne, Ida, Marion Davis, F.C. Garmany.|
|Receipt book. Savannah, 1860-1866, 1.0 volume|
|Belonging to Dominick O'Byrne.|
|Miscellaneous bill, receipts, and pamphlets. Savannah, 1868-1897|
|These papers involve Dominick A. O'Byrne, Ida O'Byrne, William C. O'Byrne, Joseph J. O'Byrne, Miss M. Caruthers.|
|Account sheets. Savannah, 1869-1896|
|Include the same people as above plus W.J. Clements and Margaret O'Byrne.|
|Deeds for Dominick O'Byrne's property in Savannah, including the Scarbrough house, 1799-1829|
|Deeds for Dominick O'Byrne's property in Savannah, 1835-1839|
|Deeds for Dominick O'Byrne's property in Savannah, 1840-1847|
|Deeds for Dominick O'Byrne's property in Savannah, 1856-1895|
|2||11||113-121||Legal papers. Savannah, 1802-1857|
|Included are wills, petitions, court decisions, affidavits, and depositions. People involved are David Johnston, Emanuel Sheftall, Daniel H. Stewart, Alred E. Jones, Sarah A.I. Jones, Oscar J.H. Dibble, Margaret E. Dibble, Judge William B. Fleming, Michael John Cronin, Daniel Healy, Ellen Mangin, Andrew Byrne, Savannah Neil Brown, Margaret Neil Kavanaugh, Peter Brown, Jeptha Hagan, William Lee, Jefferson Roberts.|
|12122-125||Legal papers. Savannah, 1861-1893|
|Included are a promissory note, will, petition, and an act to incorporate a railroad. People involved were Dominick A. O'Byrne, James T. Hickey, Margaret O'Byrne, Louis Falligant, John F .O'Byrne, James Ray, Denis F. Kiley, Ernest A. Massart.|
|13126-134||Legal papers regarding James W. Duncan's trial. Savannah, 1866 (newspaper clippings.)|
|Judge Dominick A. O'Byrne was Duncan's defense lawyer at this trial for allegedly committing murder and other atrocities at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War. These papers include the "brief of proof," "Charges and specifications preferred against James W. Duncan," "statement of James W. Duncan," notes on testimony, and newspaper clippings covering the trial.|
|14135-151||Advertising papers. Various publishers, undated|
|Companies represented are the Numismatic Bank, Boston Mass.; Kondon Manufacturing Company, Minneapolis, Minn.; James S. Kirk and Company, Chicago, Ill.; Persse's Drug Stores, Savannah; M. Behrens, Savannah; Equitable Building and Loan Association, Macon, Ga.; Fisk, Clark and Flagg, New York, N.Y. Also included are 10 business cards.|
|15152-193||School reports, 1875-1883|
|These are cards for excellence of conduct of merit. Those cards, for Ida, Marie and William O'Byrne and Josephine Clements, all came from the Academy of the Visitation, B.V.M., Georgetown, D.C. The cards for Nellie O'Byrne came from the Academy of the St. Vincent De Paul in Savannah.|
|16194-245||Catholic papers. Various places, circa 1880-circa 1896|
|These papers include a church bulletin, hymnal, devotions, and prayer cards. They belonged to Ida, Marie, and William C. O'Byrne.|
|17246||William C. O'Byrne's autograph book. Georgetown, D.C., 1885 November 12|
|This book was signed by friends in "Athletic Sports" at Georgetown College.|
|18247-252||Miscellaneous papers. Savannah, various dates|
|Included here is Josephine E. O'Byrne's oath of allegiance to the Union after the Civil War; an anonymous poem, "Tears," dedicated to Ida O'Byrne; an essay on the history of Ireland; a "Report of Committee on Convict Camp;" a chart showing the alphabet in sign language; and the "Reports of Committee and Officers of the Music Culture Club for First Season, 1895-1896," in Savannah.|
|19253-256||Newspaper articles. Savannah, 1875-1929|
|Includes an anonymous poem, September 19, 1875; a history of the Scarbrough House, September 4, 1927; and an article on "Savannah, Cradle of Georgia History, Is Rich in Tradition." Also includes photograph of a young girl.|
|Loose in box: Photograph of the ALEE Patrol M-40 taken at the 51st Annual Session of the Imperial Council, A.A.O.N.M.S., in Los Angeles, 1924|
|A-1294-001 Lock of blond hair View online.|
|A-1294-002 Stencil to print the name D. A. O’Bryne View online.|
|A-1294-003 Political button, image of William Jennings Bryan View online.|