|Creator:||Smith, James Monroe, 1839-1915|
|Title:||James Monroe Smith papers|
|Quantity:||1.0 Linear feet (1 flat box)|
James Monroe Smith was an Oglethorpe County, Georgia millionaire farmer and merchant.
The collection consists of some business papers and legal records of James Monroe Smith. The papers are concened mostly with a lawsuit against Cowan, Usry & Co., of Worth County, Georgia, and a suit contesting the disposition of the estate of Smith, who died intestate. The business papers include statements, receipts, and ledger sheets regarding "hiring convicts." The legal papers include copies of injuctions, contracts, depositions, petitions and promisory notes. The letters to and from lawyers refer to a case heard before the state court of appeals after Smith's death.
Arranged in chronological order.
James Monroe Smith papers. MS 953. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.