Address at Banquet of Order of Washington and letter

Address at Banquet of Order of Washington and letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Bulloch, Joseph Gaston Baillie, 1852-
Title: Address at Banquet of Order of Washington and letter
Dates: 1909
Quantity: 0.06 Linear feet (1 folder; housed with minor collections MS 1501 to MS 1506)
Coll. Number: ms1504(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. Joseph Gaston Baillie Bulloch was born in Roswell, Cobb County, Georgia, October 12, 1852, and is the son of the late distinguished physician and surgeon, Dr. William Gaston Bulloch and Mary Eliza Adams Lewis, both natives of Savannah, Georgia. Dr. J.G.B. Bulloch was brought up at his home in Savannah, Georgia, and attended the schools in that city, thence went to Yorkville Military School, Yorkville, S.C., thence to Bryant Stratton's and Sadler's Business College, Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from the South Carolina Medical College, Charleston, South Carolina, on March 7, 1877, having attended his first course at the Savannah Medical College which, owing to the yellow fever epidemic in 1876, had to suspend. While living in Savannah he assisted his father as physician to the Georgia Infirmary, Chatham County Jail and the Convict Camp, and, besides the practice of medicine, has held many positions in patriotic and other societies and has been well known as an author on genealogical, medical and sanitary articles and other different writings. The Lineage Book of the Order of Washingon, by J.G.B. Bulloch, 1915.

The Order of Washington was founded at Mobile, Ala., in 1895, and, as far as I am aware, is the only one named for the illustrious general and statesman, George Washington. Our members having become separated, the Order remained in abeyance when an attempt was made by Mr. Jorn Eyerman of Easton, Pa., and myself, to revive the Order... Nothing further was done until I became permanently settled in this city, when I determined to reorganize the Order, and with the assistance of certain gentlemen, we placed it upon a firm basis, and on May 13, 1908, formally instituted the Order and recieved a charter for the same on June 11, 1908, so that we have the satisfaction of knowing that the Order of Washington is now firmly established, and as a qualification for membership requires that the ancestor must have arrived in America before 1750, have been a landowner or founder of a town, held some official, military or ministerial position in the Colonial service, and had a descendant who aided the Colonies in attaining their independence. The Lineage Book of the Order of Washingon, by J.G.B. Bulloch, 1915.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a carbon typescript of an address delivered by Dr. J.G.B. Bulloch at a banquet of the Order of Washington which was held at the Hotel Cairo, Washington, D.C., 22 February 1909. Also enclosed is an A.L.S. by the author to W. J. DeRenne dated 3 March 1909 and written on the letterhead of the order. This letter accompanied the above copy of the speech.

Index Terms

Bulloch, Joseph Gaston Baillie, 1852- -- Correspondence
De Renne, Wymberley Jones, 1853-1916 -- Correspondence
Order of Washington.
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Societies, etc.

General Notes

Related materials held by the Georgia Room at the University of Georgia Libraries: The Lineage Book of the Order of Washington, by J. G. B. Bulloch, and Constitution, by-laws and rules of Order of Washington Lodge, No. 7, Independent Order of Odd Fellows of the city of Augusta, Ga.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Address at Banquet of Order of Washington and letter, MS 1504. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Carbon typescript of address and letter