John MacKay Elliott papers
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John MacKay Elliott papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Elliott, John MacKay, 1849-1929.
Title: John MacKay Elliott papers
Dates: 1900
Extent: 0.1 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2212

Biographical/Historical Note

John MacKay Elliott was born on 6 October 1844 and was the eighth child of Dr. Ralph Emms Elliott and Margaret Cowper MacKay of Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in Pendleton, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia and served in the Civil War. Following his service in the war, Elliott moved to Los Angles, California for health reasons and later became president of the Savings Bank of Southern California.


Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the memoirs of John MacKay Elliot as dictated to his secretary in 1900. These memoirs describe his experiences and memories at his family homes in Pendleton, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia as well as visiting his uncle, William Henry Stiles' plantation in Bartow County, Georgia from 1854 to 1863 and 1865 to 1870. Also included is a family tree with members of the MacKay, Elliott, McQueen, Williamson, Bourke, and Cowper families.


Index Terms

Bourke family.
Cowper family.
Elliott family.
Elliott, John MacKay, 1849-1929.
Genealogical tables.
MacKay family.
McQueen family.
Memoirs.
Stiles, William H., (William Henry), 1809-1865.
Williamson family.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Sponsorship

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