Francis Douglas Bloodworth memoir
New Search | Return to Search Results | View/Save/Print PDF

Francis Douglas Bloodworth memoir

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bloodworth, Francis Douglas, 1842-1921.
Title: Francis Douglas Bloodworth memoir
Dates: 1912
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1347

Biographical/Historical Note

Francis Douglas Bloodworth (1842-1921) was the son of Solomon Washington and Lucy Thornton Bloodworth. He studied law with the office of Green and Stewart in Griffin, Georgia, and was admitted to the bar in 1860. During the Civil War, he served with the Spalding Grays in Virginia under Major Thomas Hardeman. In 1871, he moved to Savannah, Georgia, to work for F.M. Farley and Company. During his career, he held numerous jobs and at his retirement he was Cashier for the National Bank of Savannah. Bloodworth was also active in professional and civic organizations, and held offices in several: President of the Cotton Exchange, Vice-President of the Board of Trade, Vice-President of the Port Society, Director of the Savannah Benevolent Association and President of the Confederate Veterans Association. He married Sarah Jane Allen and their children were: Littleton (1866-1867), Francis Henry (1869-ca. 1920), Effie, (Mrs. Francis Marion Butner), and Lucy (Mrs. Hugh Percival Inabnett).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Francis Douglas Bloodworth's memoir, "Autobiographical Memoir of Francis Douglas Bloodworth.", 1912. These reminiscences are written as an epistolary to his daughters and tell of his experiences in the Civil War and his business careers in Griffin and Savannah, Georgia.

Index Terms

Bloodworth, Francis Douglas, 1842-1921.
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Griffin (Ga.)
Savannah (Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Francis Douglas Bloodworth memoir, MS 1347, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Daniel Denny, 1979.


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.


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

Container List



1Item 1: Memoir, "Autobiographical Memoir of Francis Douglas Bloodworth." Savannah, GA., 1912 (7 p., photocopy of a typescript.)
A-1347-001 Small sewing box used by Thomas M. Butner during the American Civil War View online.
A-1347-002 Bankers Association badge, annual convention at Warm Springs and Columbus, Georgia, June 1897 View online.
A-1347-003 William McKinley ribbon from the Denny family in Boston, Mass. View online.
A-1347-004 George Washington centennial ribbon View online.
A-1347-005 Southern Commercial Congress badge View online.
A-1347-006 Georgia Banker’s Association badge, June 1911 View online.
A-1347-007 Georgia - Florida Banker’s Association badge, Atlanta, Georgia, 1906 View online.
A-1347-008 Georgia Banker’s Association badge, Atlanta, Georgia, 1914 View online.
A-1347-009 Georgia Banker’s Association badge, Savannah, Georgia, 1911 View online.
A-1347-010 Georgia Banker’s Association delegate badge View online.
A-1347-011 Georgia-Florida Bankers Association badge for June 1906 at Atlanta View online.
A-1347-012 Georgia Banker’s Association badge, Atlanta, Georgia, 1910 View online.
A-1347-013 B.P.O.E. (Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks) badge View online.
A-1347-014 Georgia Banker’s Association pin, metal and enamel pin with an image of ledgers "Georgia Bankers Ass’n Tybee Island 1909" View online.
A-1347-015 Georgia Banker’s Association button, seal of the state of Georgia, "Georgia Bankers Ass'n." View online.
A-1347-016 Button of the National Association of Credit Men, "Organized Vigilantia 1896" View online.
A-1347-017 Savannah Board of Trade badge, 25th anniversary celebration, April 1908 View online.
A-1347-018 National Drainage Congress badge "City of Savannah, Ga." seal and a relief image of the S.S. Savannah, "Savannah, Ga. 1914" View online.
A-1347-019 Savannah Benevolent Association badge, organized 1854 View online.
A-1347-020 Savannah Yacht Club membership ribbon View online.
A-1347-021 Savannah ribbon on a metal pin View online.
A-1347-022 F. M. Butler’s Georgia Hussars Veteran badge View online.
A-1347-023 F. D. Bloodworth’s name tag View online.