Guide to the Savannah Port Papers, 1754-1920
Official papers pertaining to customs, import and export trade, and shipping. Includes ship clearance papers, cargo lists, crew lists, crew bonds, U.S. Treasury Dept. letters, customs papers, British consular papers, salary receipts for port officials, warehouse papers, charity reports for indigent seamen, papers concerning the construction and maintenance of lighthouses, a letter book (1817-1826) of A.S. Bullock, Savannah port collector, giving references to economic conditions, and the entry registration book of the Savannah customs house.
- Savannah Port papers
- Port of Savannah (Ga.).
- 3.5 linear feet, 5,594 items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
- For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
- Materials in English
Official papers of the port of Savannah, pertaining to customs, import and export trade, and shipping. The collection includes ship clearance papers, cargo lists, crew lists, crew bonds, United States Treasury Department letters, customs papers, British consular papers, salary receipts for port officials, warehouse papers, papers concerning construction and maintenance of lighthouses, lists of seamen admitted to the Savannah poor house and hospital in the 1820s and 1830s, and papers of the Savannah Port Society, a charitable organization to aid indigent seamen. Included also is a letter book, 1817-1826, of A. S. Bullock, collector of the port of Savannah, giving many references to economic conditions; a volume listing the persons who entered the port of Savannah, 1817-1818; and volumes containing lists of returns of goods on a number of ships, and inspectors' returns, 1830-1840.
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Letterbook of A. S. Bullock, collector of the port of Savannah at least from 1817 to 1822, containing copies of routine letters relative to the port of Savannah. The routine letters, however, contain considerable information. Among them are accounts of pirate ships, smuggling of slaves, escape of slaves in ships, burning of the customs house at Savannah, Tybee Light House and its equipment, and other related matters. Frequently Bullock's letters request information on legal matters from the district attorney. A few letters at the end of the volume were written by N.A. Olmstead, Deputy collector.
[Identification of item], Savannah Port papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Savannah Port Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1939 and 1956.
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