Otis Ashmore scrapbook
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Otis Ashmore scrapbook

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Ashmore, Otis, 1853-1934.
Title: Otis Ashmore scrapbook
Dates: circa 1912-1927
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 volume)
Identification: MS 1592

Biographical/Historical Note

Otis Ashmore (1853-1934) was the superintendent of the public schools for the city of Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia. At the age of 16, Ashmore went to a special school of trigonometry and surveying, taught by his uncle, Thomas P. Ashmore. Thomas Ashmore was a distinguished mathematician and astronomer. Otis Ashmore was also corresponding secretary of the Georgia Historical Society and was very active in education.

Scope and Content Note

This scrapbook was composed by Otis Ashmore for the Georgia Historical Society and presented to the society in September 1927. It contains newspaper clippings, maps, and drawings of the old ruins in McIntosh County, Georgia and an account of the Battle of Bloody Marsh. Ashmore began this project following a trip in July 1912 to ruins along the coast of Georgia and to Fort Frederica, Georgia, the site of the Battle of Bloody Marsh which occurred in 1742. Ashmore used an old astronomy book for his scrapbook. There is one newspaper article by Otis Ashmore, from the Savannah Morning News, September 1, 1912, about the Battle of Bloody Marsh. The other newspaper articles appear to be from around 1927.

Index Terms

Ashmore, Otis, 1853-1934.
Clippings (information artifacts)
Drawings (visual works)
Fort Frederica (Ga.)
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Glynn County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Maps (documents)
McIntosh County (Ga.)--History--Sources.
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material acquired from creator.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Otis Ashmore scrapbook, MS 1592, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Otis Ashmore, 1927.


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



1Scrapbook, circa 1912-1917