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Collection Number: 01256

Collection Title: Planters Bank of Savannah Records, 1816-1870

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

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 350 items)
Abstract Planters Bank of Savannah, also known as Planters Bank of the State of Georgia, dissolved in March 1869 as a result of insolvency brought on by losses incurred during the Civil War and the failure of the State of Georgia to repay wartime loans to the Bank. The collection consists of notes, deeds, mortgages, stock certificates, a variety of legal papers, a small amount of correspondence, and a record book of notes redeemed, chiefly 1840s and 1850s, relating to loans, transactions with northern firms, and other financial dealings of Planters Bank. A few Civil War items relate to the seizure of alien property and purchase of government bonds. Also included is a muster roll, April 1861, for a detachment from the permanent party at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Ga., sent to headquarters of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment at Fort Pulaski, Ga.
Creator Planters Bank of Savannah.
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 Planters Bank of Savannah Records #1256, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received from J. Randolph Anderson of Savannah, Ga., in March 1947.
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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Planters Bank of Savannah, also known as Planters Bank of the State of Georgia, dissolved in March 1869 as a result of insolvency brought on by losses incurred during the Civil War and the failure of the State of Georgia to repay wartime loans to the Bank. George W. Anderson was president at that time.

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The collection consists of notes, deeds, mortgages, stock certificates, a variety of legal papers, a small amount of correspondence, and a record book of notes redeemed, chiefly 1840s and 1850s, relating to loans, transactions with northern firms, and other financial dealings of Planters Bank of Savannah, also known as the Planters Bank of the State of Georgia. A few Civil War items relate to the seizure of alien property and purchase of government bonds. Also included is a muster roll, April 1861, for a detachment from the permanent party at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Ga., sent to headquarters of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment at Fort Pulaski, Ga.

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Contents list

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About 350 items.

Folder 1

1821-1841 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 1

Oversize Paper OP-1256/1-2

OP-1256/1

OP-1256/2

Mortgages, 1828 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/1-2

Folder 2

1842-1849 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 2

Oversize Paper OP-1256/3

Life insurance policy, 29 March 1844 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/3

Oversize Paper OP-1256/4-6

OP-1256/4

OP-1256/5

OP-1256/6

Deeds, 1845-1849 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/4-6

Folder 3

1850-1853 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 3

Oversize Paper OP-1256/7

Deed, 21 July 1852 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/7

Oversize Paper OP-1256/8

Mortgage, 13 July 1854 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/8

Folder 4

1854-1856 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 4

Folder 5

1857-1859 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 5

Oversize Paper OP-1256/9

Mortgage, 11 January 1858 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/9

Folder 6

1860-1865, 1870, and undated #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 6

Folder 7

Shareholders certificates, 1816-1849 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 7

Folder 8

Shareholders certificates, 1816-1859 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 8

Folder 9

Shareholders certificates, 1850-1865 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 9

Oversize Paper OP-1256/10

Muster roll, 25 April 1861 #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." OP-1256/10

Folder 10

Volume: Notes redeemed #01256, Series: "Records, 1816-1870." Folder 10

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, July 1947

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, July 2005

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, November 2010

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

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