Keith M. Read collection, 1732-1905
Historical manuscripts collected by Keith M. Read documenting the history of Georgia from 1732- to 1905.
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Read, Keith M., 1880-1940
Date of Original
Berrien, John MacPherson, 1781-1856
Confederate States of America--Foreign relations--Great Britain
Confederate States of America--Politics and government
Crawford, William Harris, 1772-1834
Feurth, Lewis H.
Forsyth, John, 1780-1841
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Gordon, Peter, fl. 1733
Harris, Charles, 1772-1827
Indians of North America--Georgia
Johnson, Herschel V. (Herschel Vespasian), 1812-1880
Wright, James, Sir, 1716-1785
The collection consists of materials collected by Keith M. Read documenting the history of Georgia from 1732-1905. The materials include account books, correspondence, deeds, diaries, indentures, land grants, letter books, and minute books. Topics covered include the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, slavery, the Salzburgers, and Indian tribes in Georgia. The collection contains papers of John M. Berrien; William H. Crawford; John Forsyth; Williams Gibbons; Charles Harris; Herschel V. Johnson; James Wright; the Bosomworth, Habersham, and Houstoun families; as well as numerous other Georgians. Of particular interest are records (1861-1863) of the Consulate of Great Britain in Georgia during the Civil War; an account book (1818) of Dr. Lewis H. Feurth containing the date, name of patient, treatment, and payment; a diary (1733) of Peter Gordon describing life in Georgia and relations with the Indians; a diary (ca. 1714-1763) of Caleb Davis pertaining to his trading activities in Georgia with the English and Spanish; and a letter book (1804-1806) of William Woodbridge documenting his import/export business and the difficulties of trading with Europe and England during the Napoleonic Wars., Keith M. Read (1880-1940), businessman and collector, resided in Savannah, Georgia.