Frank Exley sawmill records
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Frank Exley sawmill records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Exley, Frank, (Francis Abia), circa 1838-1902.
Title: Frank Exley sawmill records
Dates: 1896-1937
Extent: (1 box) 0.5 cubic feet
Identification: MS 2451
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank (Francis Abia) Exley owned a sawmill in Pineora, Effingham County, Georgia. Frank was born circa 1838 and married Alice Bertner Crum in 1875 and died around 1902. They had several children including Robert M. Exley (circa 1885-1935), although referred to as Doctor in some correspondence was a merchant in Savannah the promotional materials refer to him as doctor most likely because he was a grocer that also carried pharmaceuticals. Frank also had a daughter Addie Lena Exley who married Hubert Keller. Keller did business with the sawmill. The records books were kept in the home of the son of Althea Exley Gnann sister of Addie Exley.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains six volumes and one folder relating to the Frank Exley sawmill. The six volumes include entries from Hubert Keller, neighbors, clients and businesses. Volume 1 has an index and contains accounts from the 1900s. Volume 2 and 3 are indexed and contains accounts from 1910s-1920s. Volume 4 is dated from March 1912-March 1917. Volume 5 is dated March 1929-April 1930. Volume 6 is indexed and contains various accounts from the 1930s. The folder has loose materials from the volumes including a lumber table, pharmaceutical brochures, and correspondence from Phoenix Insurance Co. to R.M. Exley dated 1933, and from Burwell & Dunn Co. to Dr. R.M. Exely dated 1937.

Volumes have had pages removed, mostly at the end.

Index Terms

Account books.
Business records.
Effingham County (Ga.)
Exley, Frank, (Francis Abia), circa 1838-1902.
Exley, Robert M., circa 1885-1935.
Keller, Hubert.
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Pineora (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.