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|Size||0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 140 items)|
|Abstract||Vardy Woolley, planter of Brunswick (Glynn County), Ga., married Elvira Amanda F. Scott (daughter of Mary Scott) in 1832. Woolley served as guardian of Miss M. E. Barnard of Savannah in the mid-1850s and 1860s. The collection consists exclusively of financial and legal Papers, 1788-1869 and 1917, including bills of sale for slaves; deeds for land in Glynn County, Ga., and elsewhere; and family wills, tax receipts, and insurance policies.|
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This collection consists exclusively of financial and legal papers of Vardey Woolley and others. Papers from 1788 to the late 1820s are chiefly indentures related to land in Glynn County or Camden County, Georgia, and bills of sale for slaves to Mary Scott (Vardey Woolley's mother-in-law) and others. There are also a few documents concerning land in New York.
Starting with the 1832 marriage settlement of Vardey Woolley and Elvira Amanda F. Scott, papers are more explicitly related to the Woolley family. There are many receipts for state and county taxes, for taxes on a town lot in Brunswick, and, after the mid 1850s, Savannah city taxes. The bulk of the collection consists of papers from 1832 to 1869, including deeds, slave bills of sale, and the wills of Mary Scott, Eliza Abraham (sister of Mary Scott), and other members of Elvira Amanda F. Scott Woolley's family. Starting in the mid 1850s, papers document Vardey Woolley's guardianship of Miss M. E. Barnard, especially insurance and improvements to her home in Savannah.
There is also a typed copy of a memorial to Major William Page Couper of Georgia and north Louisiana by William A. Gordon. Among the undated papers are two holograph advertisements of land for sale, which list the improvements and distinguishing characteristics of the properties.Back to Top
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