Lillian Chaplin Bragg papers, 1858-1967.
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Florence Martus (1868–1943), also known as "the Waving Girl", took it upon herself to be the unofficial greeter of all ships that entered and left the Port of Savannah, Georgia, between 1887 and 1931. A few years after she began waving at passing sailors, she moved in with her brother, a light keeper, at his small white cottage about five miles up the river from Fort Pulaski. From her rustic home on Elba Island, a tiny piece of land in the Savannah River near the Atlantic Ocean, Martus would wav...
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870) served as General of the Confederate Army in the U.S. Civil War and was president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia from 1865 to 1870. Lee spent the first twenty-three years of his military career in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. From 1837 to 1841 he was superintending engineer for the harbor of St. Louis and the upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Robert E. Lee was a United States Army officer, 1829-1861; commander of Virginia forces in the ...
The Bethesda Home for Boys was founded in Savannah, Georgia, in 1740, by Reverend George Whitefield. It suffered three fires before it was sold (1805) and rebuilt (1854) on land donated by the Union Society. It has been known as "Whitefield's House of Mercy," the Orphan House Estate, Bethesda College, the Bethesda Orphan House (1902), Bethesda Orphan Asylum, the Bethesda School for Boys, and Bethesda Orphanage. Ole W. Burroughs was the school's director, 1915-1945. A Mr. Quarterman was superinte...
Charles Coburn (1877-1961) a character actor and Georgia native, enjoyed a lengthy career on stage, screen, and radio that reached its height in the 1940s and 1950s, when he was in his sixties and seventies. From the description of Charles Coburn signed documents, 1940-1941. (University of Georgia). WorldCat record id: 319689627 Charles Douville Coburn (1877-1961), Georgia-born stage and screen actor, manager, director, and producer. Coburn founded the Mohawk Drama Festival ...
Juliette Gordon Low (b. Oct. 31, 1860, Savannah, Ga.-d Jan. 17, 1927, Savannah), founder of the Girl Scouts of America. From the description of Low, Juliette Gordon, 1860-1927 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10569390 Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) was born in Savannah to William and Eleanor Gordon. She married William Mackay Low in 1886. She is the founder of the Girl Scouts organization in the United States. She died in Savannah in 1927 and is bu...
The Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences Architectural Records Committee was established in 1945 to prepared measured drawings of historic houses in Savannah, to obtain as many existing original plans or measured drawings of early houses as possible, and to collect as many photographs as possible of early houses. The Committee collected some original architectural plans, prepared measured drawings of others, and obtained copies of some of the measured drawing of Savannah buildings which had been...
Lillian Chaplin Bragg (1895-1967) was the daughter of Nellie Wallis and Albert Vernon Chaplin, Superintendent of Bethesda Orphan Home from 1876 to 1914. She was a teacher and a journalist for the Savannah Morning News, and wrote many articles on Savannah and Georgia History, several books on local history, and short stories, many of which have some basis in events which occurred in Chatham County. From the description of Lillian Chaplin Bragg papers, 1858-1967. (Georgia Historical So...
The Wanderer was a schooner that, in 1858, pretending to be on other business, carried 487 slaves from Africa to the United States (against U.S. law), and delivered slaves to South Carolina and Georgia. Some slaves were sold off Jekyll Island, Georgia, where the Wanderer made a stop. The names of persons who conspired to import Africans to the United States were never legally established. The yacht, the largest built in the United States up to that time, was seized, condemned, and sold at auctio...