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|Named Person:||Mary Pyatt Allston; Robert F W Allston; Samuel Gourdin; Theodore Samuel Gourdin; M T Mendenhall; James Louis Petigru; Tandy Walker|
|Material Type:||Biography, Manuscript|
|Document Type:||Book, Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Theodore Samuel Gourdin
|Description:||ca. 700 items.|
Legal papers (1848-1853) include correspondence concerning debt collections and commitment of Mary Pyatt Allston to the State Hospital (including her letters requesting release) with supporting documents. Correspondents (on Allston's case) include James L. Petigru, R.F.W. Alston, and others. Other legal papers (1847-1857) include unpaid promissory notes and bills to be collected by Gourdin; writs; and correspondence regarding Gourdin's clients. A group of documents including accounts, correspondence, and legal documents concern Gourdin & Waring's investigation of titles to properties in Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi on behalf of creditors of the estate of M.T. Mendenhall.
Business papers include a deed of partnership (1852) for Theodore S. Gourdin, Tandy Walker, and Samuel Gourdin establishing their paper manufacturing business in Cobb County (Ga.); accounts, balance sheets, legal documents, and correspondence concerning the Kennesaw Paper Mill (Marietta, Ga.) and Gourdin's paper manufacturing mill.
Financial records (1823-1861) include receipts, bankbooks, and bills and accounts for food, clothing, and other personal expenses and related correspondence.
Other items include Gourdin's certificates of appointment to various courts and offices; deputy-sheriffs' bonds (1853-1857) issued to Gourdin as sheriff; stock certificates; conveyances of stocks and insurance policies; mortgages; bonds; deeds for properties in Charleston (S.C.); and correspondence and accounts (1858) regarding the dissolution of the firm of Gourdin & Waring.
- Allston, Mary Pyatt.
- Allston, Robert F. W. -- (Robert Francis Withers), -- 1801-1864.
- Gourdin, Samuel, -- -1865.
- Gourdin, Theodore Samuel, -- 1823-1861.
- Mendenhall, M. T., -- 1798-1852 -- Estate.
- Petigru, James Louis, -- 1789-1863.
- Walker, Tandy.
- Gourdin & Waring (Charleston, S.C.)
- Kennesaw Paper Mill (Marietta, Ga.)
- Decedents' estates -- South Carolina.
- Mentally ill -- Commitment and detention.
- Paper mills -- Georgia -- Cobb County.
- South Carolina -- History -- 1775-1865.