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Collection Number: 00511

Collection Title: Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 1.0 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 6 items)
Abstract Charles F. Mills (fl. 1835-1859) was president of the Marine Bank of Georgia and a merchant of Savannah, Ga. The collection contains accounts of the operation of a line of steamers operating on the Savannah River between Augusta, Ga., and Savannah, Ga.; accounts, bills of lading, and invoices related to the export of cotton and other goods from Savannah; and a letterpress copybook, 1851-1859, concerning business affairs of Mills as a shipping merchant of the Marine Bank of Georgia and of the Muscogee Railroad.
Creator Mills, Charles F., fl. 1835-1859.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Charles F. Mills Books, #511, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received prior to 1940.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Charles F. Mills (fl. 1835-1859) was president of the Marine Bank of Georgia and a merchant of Savannah, Ga.

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The collection includes accounts of the operation of a line of steamers operating on the Savannah River between Augusta and Savannah, Ga.; accounts, bills of lading, and invoices related to the export of cotton and other goods from Savannah; and a letterpress copybook, 1851-1859, concerning business affairs of Charles F. Mills as a shipping merchant of the Marine Bank of Georgia, of which he was president, and of the Muscogee Railroad.

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Contents list

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Folder 1a

Original finding aid #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 1a

Folder 1

Volume 1: Account book, Charles F. Mills, 1835-1854 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 1

Varied accounts for a line of steamers on the Savannah River between Savannah and Augusta. Entries relate to provisions, wood, payment for freight, incidental expenses, repairs, wharfs, hire of African American laborers, and accounts with the treasurer at Augusta. Mills seems to have managed the Savannah end of the business, either as owner or agent.

Folder 2

Volume 2: Account book, Charles F. Mills, 1835-1847 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 2

Miscellaneous unsystematic accounts. First a daybook; then summaries of transactions with clients; insurance accounts; expenses for the ships Howard and Scotland scattered through the book; cotton bought; sales of salt; accounts with Edward Molyneaux; undated accounts with J. H. Hammond; and accounts with John Garner, 1847.

Folder 3

Volume 3: Bill of lading book, Charles F. Mills, 1847-1848 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 3

Shipments of merchandise, mostly cotton, also molasses, ale, feathers, vinegar, pig iron, whiskey, and other items, to Liverpool, London, and Boston chiefly, but occasionally to Havre, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Charleston.

Folder 4

Volume 4: Cash book, Charles F. Mills, 1847-1853 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 4

Daily receipts and expenditures relating to Mills's business.

Folder 5

Volume 5: Invoice book, Charles F. Mills, 1847-1853 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 5

Cotton, rice, salt, lime, whiskey, molasses, and other items shipped from Savannah by sea, by river boat to Augusta, or by railroad, for sale at other points.

Folder 6

Volume 6: Letterpress copybook, Charles F. Mills, 1851-1859 #00511, Series: "Charles F. Mills Books, 1835-1859." Folder 6

Two sections, running contrawise to each other. Many letters are in bad condition and are nearly illegible.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, June 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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