John Ward Motte protection certificate
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John Ward Motte protection certificate

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Motte, John Ward, 1872-1928.
Title: John Ward Motte protection certificate
Dates: 1918
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1445

Biographical/Historical Note

John Ward Motte was born on August 8, 1872. He served as a special agent for the United States Bureau of Exports of Administration. He died July 11, 1928 and is buried in Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This protection certificate was issued by the United States Customs Service and allowed John Ward Motte to go on board and depart from any vessel in the port of Savannah, Georgia during World War I while he was working for the United States Bureau of Export Administration. The certificate has a photograph of Motte and records his personal information such as weight, height, complexion, and eye color.

Index Terms

Motte, John Ward, 1872-1928.
Port districts--Georgia--Savannah.
Protection certificates.
U.S. Customs Service.
United States. Bureau of Export Administration.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], John Ward Motte protection certificate, MS 1445, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Emory L. Jarrott, 1989.


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.

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1Item 1: Protection certificate, 1918