8.8 Linear feet
(65 items in 14 document boxes, 4 half boxes, 2 oversized boxes)
The collection consists of papers of the Rhind / Stokes from 1788-1919. The papers include personal and business correspondence and financial records of James Rhind (1848-1854), Colden Rhind (1884-1911), James Rhind Stokes and Sarah Gardner Stokes (1884-1949), and J.R. Stokes (1906-1917). Bound volumes contain business accounts (1788-1811) from several merchants in Augusta (Ga.); a cotton invoice book (1843-1848) and letter books (1843-1852) for James Rhind ? and several ledgers relating to Colden Rhind's brokerage businesses (ca. 1886-1909). Of particular interest are records of H.T. Massingale, a Quartermaster for the Confederate Army from 1861-1864. These records include requisitions and pay vouchers from Tennessee (1861-1862) and Atlanta (1862-1864) and Augusta (1864) Georgia. Also includes burial lists of Confederate soldiers and Federal prisoners from various hospitals mainly in the Atlanta area dated December 31, 1863.
James Rhind married Mary M. Gardner (1815-1851), their children included Colden Rhind (1849-1911) and Margaret W. Rhind (b. 1838). Margeret married William S. Stokes and their children included Sarah Gardner Stokes (b. 1860) and James Rhind Stokes (1865-1929). The Rhind family resided in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.