Edward White sketch of Bay Street (Savannah, Ga.)
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Edward White sketch of Bay Street (Savannah, Ga.)

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: White, Edward, 1758-1812.
Title: Edward White sketch of Bay Street (Savannah, Ga.)
Dates: 1786
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2001

Biographical/Historical Note

Major Edward White (1758-1812) was born in Brooklyn, Massachusetts. He moved to Savannah in 1785 as a soldier during the Revolutionary War. He married Mildred Scott Stubbs in 1792 and they had three children. He held several social and civic positions in Savannah, including Customs House Officer. He died on January 9, 1812 and is buried in Colonial Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a 1786 sketch of the buildings on the north side of Bay Street in Savannah, Georgia, created by Major Edward White while he was the Customs House Officer. The sketch lists the names of the occupants of the buildings.

Index Terms

Savannah (Ga.)
White, Edward, 1758-1812.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Edward White sketch of Bay Street (Savannah, Ga.), MS 2001, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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



1Sketch of Bay Street, Savannah, Ga., 1786