Mary Ricketson Bullard papers on Cumberland Island, Ga.
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Mary Ricketson Bullard papers on Cumberland Island, Ga.

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Bullard, Mary Ricketson.
Title: Mary Ricketson Bullard papers on Cumberland Island, Ga.
Dates: 1972-1993
Extent: 0.5 cubic feet (1 box)
Identification: MS 2028

Biographical/Historical Note

Mary Ricketson Bullard is a relative of the Carnegie family, owners from 1881 of large portions of Cumberland Island, Georgia and as a child she frequently visiting a relative, Mrs. Lucy Ricketson Ferguson on Cumberland Island. Bullard performed extensive research on the history of Cumberland Island, coastal Georgia, and Florida and has written books and essays on the subject. Bullard is a resident of South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the unpublished manuscripts and essays written by Mary Ricketson Bullard's on the history of Cumberland Island, Georgia from 1972 to 1993. Included are the following excerpts, essays, and manuscripts: Admiral Cockburn, on Cumberland Island: Wretch or Champion of Liberty, excerpts from The Ecology of the Cumberland Island National Seashore, The Cumberland Islands: Their Division between the Heirs of Lynch and the Estate of General Greene, Robert Stafford and Chattel Property, edited manuscript of Robert Stafford of Cumberland Island: Growth of a Planter, and Uneasy Legacy: The Lynch-Greene Partition on Cumberland Island, 1798-1902 which appeared in the Winter 1993 edition of The Georgia Historical Quarterly.

Index Terms

Bullard, Mary Ricketson.
Cockburn, George, Sir, 1772-1853.
Cumberland Island (Ga.)--History.
Greene family.
Lynch family.
Manuscripts for publication.
Plantation life--Georgia--Cumberland Island.
Plantation owners--Georgia--Cumberland Island--Biography.
Slavery--Georgia--Cumberland Island.
Stafford family.
Stafford, Robert, 1790-1877.

Administrative Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research. No copies or quotations without permission of the author.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.