William Page papers, 1783-1825.

Creator: Page, William, 1764-1827.
Collection number: 1254
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Abstract: William Page of Retreat Plantation, St. Simons Island (Glynn Co.), Ga., grew rice and Sea Island cotton. Page also owned Colonel’s Island, Ga. The collection is primarily business papers related to ownership of land; purchase of articles for plantation and personal use; purchase and hire of slaves; settlement of the estates of John Timmons, Thomas Cater, and Joseph Dopson; the upbringing of Thomas Cater’s son, Benjamin; shipment and marketing of cotton; and accounts of commission merchant Hugh Ross in Savannah, other merchants in Savannah, Darien, and Brunswick, Ga., and the firms of B. & I. Gray & Co. and William Christie in Liverpool, England.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Included are letters and a copy of an advertisement of reward which document Page’s efforts to recover two runaway slaves in  1818 and 1819 (Folders 44-46) and an appraisal of slaves belonging to the estate of John Timmons  in 19 April 1798 (Folder 54).