Sheftall family memorabilia

Sheftall family memorabilia

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Sheftall, Mordecai, 1735-1797
Title: Sheftall family memorabilia
Dates: 1774-1942
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
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

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

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sheftall family memorabilia, ms1057, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Levi Sheftall Bible and Prayer Book, ms2574; John Milledge letter to Sheftall Sheftall, ms670; and Keith M. Read collection, ms921.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

VBMasonic apron