Central of Georgia Rail Road Carpentry Shop Ledger, part 2
@ Coastal Heritage Society (Ga.)
Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia
DescriptionContents of the second of five sections of a nineteenth-century ledger and scrapbook documenting work conducted at the Carpentry Shop, within the Savannah Shops complex of the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia in Savannah, Georgia. This section of the ledger/scrapbook contains popular poetry, illustrations, and newspaper articles from the 1870s to the 1890s pasted over earlier ledger entries. The clippings include poetry, illustrations, and newspaper articles related to love, death, murder trials, funerals, and topics surrounding bereavement. An inscription written in the front flyleaf of the ledger indicates that a Miss Laura Barthelmess began the scrapbook in 1870. Some ledger entries, which date from 1860 to 1864 (during the Civil War period) are legible, and begin on page 114 of the book (page 25 of the PDF). Ledger entries in this section include details and financial data pertaining to the Central Rail Road and Banking Company of Georgia. Topics include: railroad passenger cars, railroad and train maintenance, forges, mail cars, white laborers, and enslaved African Americans. It also includes information about assorted projects, such as materials, hours worked, and wages earned. Some entries record items fabricated such as hinges, bolts, nails, and lumber planed for projects such as the passenger shed (now the Savannah History Museum).