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Collection Number: 01498

Collection Title: George Wayne Anderson Papers, 1758-1896

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Size 1.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 850 items)
Abstract George Wayne Anderson (d. 1872) of Savannah, Ga., was president of Planters Bank of Savannah for 40 years, railroad director, property owner, and executor or administrator of various estates. He was active in the business life of Savannah from the mid 1820s to the early 1870s. His son, Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. (1839-1876), also was a banker as well as a planter; factor and commission merchant; major with the 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America; and later a colonel and militia officer. The collection includes scattered business papers of George Wayne Anderson and business and military papers of Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. Included are leases, accounts, wills, insurance policies, certificates of shares, receipts, bank statements, tax returns, memoranda, letters, indentures, and plats. Most of the papers deal with the activities of George Wayne Anderson as property owner; executor or administrator of various estates, including those of William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), William J. Scott, and John Waters; and president of Planters Bank of Savannah. Most extensive is the correspondence of Elizabeth Mackensie and the Manson family of England and Scotland concerning an estate that Anderson administered for them. Also included are nine letters of Edward Clifford Anderson (1815-1883), brother of George Wayne Anderson and mayor of Savannah, relating to local politics, and a few letters of other members of the Anderson family. Civil War papers include commissions, orders, and letters chiefly from Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. to his superiors concerning recruitment, organization, and consolidation of the Randolph Rangers, a regiment he raised. A record book tracks commissions, transfers, discharges, deaths, and desertions of officers and soldiers. After 1870, the papers are largely those of Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. Some of these papers concern an embezzlement of funds from the Planters Bank. Papers, 1892-1896, pertain to the Atlantic Short Line Railroad, the Macon and Atlantic Railway, and the Macon and Savannah Construction Company.
Creator Anderson, George Wayne, d. 1872.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Wayne Anderson Papers #1498, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed October 2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Folders 1-15
  • Reel 2: Folders 16-28
  • Reel 3: Folders 29-38
Acquisitions Information
Received from Mr. J. Randolph Anderson of Savannah, Ga., in June 1948.
Additional Descriptive Resources
Original finding aid is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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George Wayne Anderson (d. 1872) of Savannah, Ga., was president of Planters Bank of Savannah for 40 years, railroad director, property owner, and executor or administrator of various estates. He was active in the business life of Savannah from the mid 1820s to the early 1870s. His son, Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. (1839-1876), also was a banker as well as a planter; factor and commission merchant; major with the 7th Georgia Cavalry Regiment, Confederate States of America; and later a colonel and militia officer.

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The collection consists of scattered business papers of Savannah, Ga., banker and planter George Wayne Anderson and business and military papers of planter, commission merchant, and Confederate Army officer with the 7th Georgia Calvary Regiment Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. Included are leases, accounts, wills, insurance policies, certificates of shares, receipts, bank statements, tax returns, memoranda, letters, indentures, and plats. Most of the papers deal with the activities of George Wayne Anderson as property owner; executor or administrator of various estates, including those of William Washington Gordon (1796-1842), William J. Scott, and John Waters; and president of Planters Bank of Savannah. Most extensive is the correspondence of Elizabeth Mackensie and the Manson family of England and Scotland concerning an estate that Anderson administered for them. Also included are nine letters of Edward Clifford Anderson (1815-1883), brother of George Wayne Anderson and mayor of Savannah, relating to local politics, and a few letters of other members of the Anderson family. Civil War papers include commissions, orders, and letters chiefly from Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. to his superiors concerning recruitment, organization, and consolidation of the Randolph Rangers, a regiment he raised. A record book tracks commissions, transfers, discharges, deaths, and desertions of officers and soldiers. After 1870, the papers are largely those of Edward Clifford Anderson Jr. Some of these papers concern an embezzlement of funds from the Planters Bank. Papers, 1892-1896, pertain to the Atlantic Short Line Railroad, the Macon and Atlantic Railway, and the Macon and Savannah Construction Company.

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Contents list

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About 850 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Original finding aid #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 1

Folder 2

1758-1822 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 2

Oversize Paper OP-1498/1

Indenture, 1795 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/1

Oversize Paper OP-1498/2

Indenture, 1806 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/2

Oversize Paper OP-1489/10-16

OP-1489/10

OP-1489/11

OP-1489/12

OP-1489/13

OP-1489/14

OP-1489/15

OP-1489/16

Indentures and land grants, 1758-1822 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1489/10-16

Oversize Paper OP-1498/17

Map of William Poole lots, 1808 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/17

Folder 3

1827-1832 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 3

Oversize Paper OP-1498/3

Insurance policy, 7 May 1829 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/3

Oversize Paper OP-1498/4

Plan of tract of land near Savannah, Ga., 1833 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/4

Oversize Paper OP-1489/5

Insirance policy, 25 June 1834 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1489/5

Folder 4

1835-1843 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 4

Folder 5

1844-1853 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 5

Folder 6

1854-1859 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 6

Folder 7

1860-1861 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 7

Oversize Paper OP-1498/6

Map of Fair Lawn, 1860 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/6

Folder 8

1862: May-June #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 8

Folder 9

1862: July-December #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 9

Folder 10

1863 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 10

Folder 11

1864: January-February #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 11

Folder 12

1864: March-December #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 12

Folder 13

1865: January-June #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 13

Folder 14

1865: July-August #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 14

Folder 15

1865: September-December #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 15

Folder 16

1866: January-February #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 16

Folder 17

1866: March-June #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 17

Folder 18

1866: July-December #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 18

Folder 19

1867 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 19

Folder 20

1868 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 20

Folder 21

1869 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 21

Oversize Paper OP-1498/7

Advertisement of lots for sale in Savannah, Ga., March 1869 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/7

Folder 22

1870 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 22

Folder 23

1871: January-September #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 23

Folder 24

October 1871-May 1872 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 24

Folder 25

1873 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 25

Oversize Paper OP-1498/8

"An act to create and organize Commissioners of Chatham County...," 1873 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/8

Folder 26

1874 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 26

Folder 27

1875: January-September #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 27

Folder 28

October 1875-September 1876 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 28

Folder 29

1892-1893 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 29

Folder 30

1894-1896 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 30

Folder 31

Undated #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 31

Oversize Paper OP-1498/9

Garden and farm lots near Savannah, undated #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/9

Oversize Paper OP-1498/18-20

OP-1498/18

OP-1498/19

OP-1498/20

Fragments of plats, undated #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." OP-1498/18-20

Folder 32

Volume 1: Account book, 1842-1852, 1865 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 32

Accounts for the estate of William W. Gordon; accounts with Planters Bank of Savannah

Folder 33

Volume 2: Record book, 1863-1864 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 33

Confederate Army record book with lists of officers and soldiers with commissions, transfers, discharges, deaths, and desertions

Folder 34

Enclosures from volume SV-1498/3 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 34

Oversize Volume SV-1498/3

Volume 3: Account book, 1865-1868 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." SV-1498/3

Accounts with Planters Bank of Savannah; amounts received from Edward Green Ward; estate of John Waters

Folder 35

Volume 4: Cash book of George Wayne Anderson, 1865-1868 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 35

Folder 36

Volume 5: Financial memoranda book, 1865-1871 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 36

Statement of gold sales and other financial memoranda of Planters Bank of Savannah

Folder 37

Volume 6: Cash book of George Wayne Anderson, 1866-1868 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 37

Folder 38

Volume 7: Receipt book, 1869-1872 #01498, Series: "Papers, 1758-1896." Folder 38

Receipts of George Wayne Anderson as executor of estate of John Waters

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, 1950

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, August 2005

Finding aid updated by Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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