Series 4
Business records, 1786-1887
Boxes 5

Scope and Content Note

The business records in this series, including accounts, receipts, legal and tax papers, and indentures dating from the late eighteenth century, show that the Stiles family engaged in a wide variety of financial ventures. Most of this activity centered on the ownership and use of land both in the coastal and inland regions of Georgia. These records and some of the correspondence in Series 1 reveal that William Henry Stiles, his father, Joseph, and his brother, Benjamin, participated in a range of business activities in addition to running rice and cotton plantations.

The papers are sorted by type of document and then arranged chronologically. [See also some agricultural records, in particular a 1863 slave list, in the 1841- [1865] letter book in Series 1, Correspondence.]

Box Folder Content
5 1 Accounts, 1836-1875 and undated
5 2 Census, Savannah, 1825 [manuscript]
5 3 Farm journal, 1864-1865
OP3 - Indentures, 1762-1789 [includes deeds, agreements, bills of sale]
OP2 1 Indentures, 1791-1833
OP2 2 Indentures, 1834-1847
OP4 - Indentures, 1848-1859
5 4 Indentures, 1823-1837
5 5 Indentures, 1840-1877
5 6 Land grants, 1834-1838
5 7 Land grants, 1843-1847
5 8 Legal papers and judgments, 1840-1877
5 9 Land holdings, lists
5 10 Powers of attorney, 1809-1875
5 11 Promissory notes, 18391876
5 12 Receipts, 1786-1887
5 13 Slave lists, 1811 and undated
5 14 Tax papers, 1839-1867
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