Live Oak Public Libraries collection of Thomas Gamble scrapbooks
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Live Oak Public Libraries collection of Thomas Gamble scrapbooks

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Chatham-Effingham-Liberty Regional Library.
Creator: Gamble, Thomas, 1858-1945.
Title: Live Oak Public Libraries collection of Thomas Gamble scrapbooks
Dates: 1930-1934
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1740

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Gamble (1868-1945) was a native of Virginia. He moved to Savannah, Georgia and became a reporter and the city editor of the Savannah Evening Press a position he held from 1889-1898. Gamble was a longtime Secretary to the Mayor of Savannah, and was himself Mayor of Savannah from 1933 to 1936 and again from 1939 until his death in 1945. Gamble was a founded member of the Savannah Public Library Board and was its Chair from 1928-1932. He was the author of several books, newspaper articles, and pamphlets on Savannah history, was editor of the Savannah Mirror of Commerce, and founder and editor of the Naval Stores Review, 1890-1937.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of microfilm copies of 4 scrapbooks created by Thomas Gamble. Upon Gamble's death in 1945, he bequeathed the scrapbooks to the Savannah Public Library (now Live Oak Public Library). The scrapbooks included in this collection are: Extract from diary of John Martin Bolzius and Israel Christian Groneau (translated by C.A. Linn); The Crisp family in Georgia; The McAllisters in three states, Pennsylvania, Georgia, and California; and Slave ship Wanderer. The scrapbooks are primarily comprised of clippings from the Savannah Morning News.

These scrapbooks were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Salt Lake City, Utah, at the Savannah Public Library in 1989.

Index Terms

Boltzius, Johann Martin, 1703-1765.
Crisp family.
Gamble, Thomas, 1858-1945.
Georgia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Gronau, Israel Christian, -1745.
McAllister family.
Slave trade--Georgia.
Wanderer (Schooner)

Location of Originals

Original scrapbooks in the Gamble collection at the Live Oaks Public Library in Savannah, Georgia.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Live Oak Public Libraries collection of Thomas Gamble scrapbooks, MS 1740, 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-1740-01. Extract from diary of John Martin Bolzius and Israel Christian Gronau (translated by C.A. Linn; 1934). The Crisp family in Georgia: William Henry Crisp, Charles Frederick Crisp, Charles Robert Crisp (1932). The McAllisters in three states: Pennsylvania, Georgia, California: Matthew McAllister and Matthew Hall McAllister, Georgia leaders of 1790-1850 (1930-1931). Slave ship Wanderer