Frank B. Screven letter to Miss Gordon
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Frank B. Screven letter to Miss Gordon

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Screven, Frank B., (Buchanan), 1862-1912.
Title: Frank B. Screven letter to Miss Gordon
Dates: 1889
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2048

Biographical/Historical Note

Franklin Buchanan Screven (1862-1912) was a planter, born in Athens, Georgia to George Proctor Screven and Ellen Buchanan Screven. He was the grandson of Dr. James P. Screven and of Admiral Franklin Buchanan of the Confederate Navy. Franklin B. Screven was educated at Winchester, Virginia.

He returned to Savannah, Georgia at age 17 and became a rice planter at Mifflin, Chatham County. Subsequently, he became superintendent of Southern States Phosphate and Fertilizer Company, helping to design its plant east of Savannah.

He married Elizabeth Stiles of Malbone, Bartow County, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains one letter on two pages, written by Frank B. Screven to a recipient named Miss Gordon, likely a member of Juliette Gordon Low's family. In the letter, he discusses her upcoming plans for the winter season and the possibility that she may soon travel to England.

Index Terms

Ocean travel.
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs--19th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

Frank B. Screven letter to Miss Gordon, MS 2048, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Girl Scout National Council, 1980.


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.


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