Stephen Habersham account book of Grove Plantation
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Stephen Habersham account book of Grove Plantation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Habersham, Stephen Elliott, 1821-
Title: Stephen Habersham account book of Grove Plantation
Dates: 1858-1864
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1409

Biographical/Historical Note

Stephen Habersham (1821-1904) was the son of Richard Wylly Habersham and Sarah Hazzard Elliott of Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of an account book kept by Stephen Habersham of Grove Plantation in Savannah, Georgia. The account book, 1858-1864. In lists supplies purchased in Savannah, a planting journal, and the names, ages, and other statistics of slaves kept on the plantation.

Portions of the original account book were later used as a diary by Eli J. Sherlock during the Civil War; this portion does not appear on the microfilm.

Index Terms

Account books.
Habersham, Stephen Elliott, 1821-
Plantation life--Georgia--Savannah.

Location of Originals

Original account book in the Indiana Historical Society Library in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Stephen Habersham account book of Grove plantation, MS 1409, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



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



1X-1409-01. Account book, 1858-1864
Accound book is dated June 1858-July 11, 1864.