Sheftall family memorabilia

Sheftall family memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797
Title: Sheftall family memorabilia
Dates: 1774-1942
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms1057

Biographical/Historical Note

The Sheftall family were important early settlers of Georgia, actively engaged in the mercantile and social affairs of Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a requisition for salt, dated 20 October 1774 and signed by John Newdigate, Stephen Maddox, and Mordecai Sheftall (in frame); three issues of Georgia continental paper money ($4 and $5 Spanish milled and $5 Continental) for 1776 and 1777; late eighteenth century Masonic apron with hand-drawn illustrated cover belonging to Levi Sheftall, member of Solomon's Lodge, Savannah; newspaper account (Beaumont, Texas Journal, 3 March 1942) of three items and other Sheftall memorabilia and a Xerox of a biographical sketch of Cooper Sheftall.

The Masonic apron is housed in the vault.

Index Terms

American paper money.
Aprons (protective wear).
Clippings (information artifacts)
Freemasons. Solomon's Lodge (Savannah, Ga.).
Jewish businesspeople--Georgia--Savannah.
Maddox, Stephen
Money--United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Specimens.
Newdigate, John
Paper money--United States--Specimens.
Paper money.
Requisitions, Military--Georgia--Savannah.
Sheftall family.
Sheftall, Cooper, b. 1879?
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sheftall family memorabilia, ms 1057. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Levi Sheftall Bible and Prayer Book, ms 2574; John Milledge letter to Sheftall Sheftall, ms 670; and Keith M. Read collection, ms 921.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VBMasonic apron