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Catalog Number MS 1326-Drawer08-02-01
Object Name Maps
Scope & Content William Hughes Map of Ossabaw
This collection consists of Ossabaw Island Foundation records, Torrey family papers, much of the title history of Ossabaw Island, historical research about Ossabaw Island, records pertaining to the management and use of the island, and architectural drawings of the Torrey's 1926 Spanish Colonial Revival-style home designed by Henrik Wallin. Records in the collection include applications for projects and programs, articles, audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, court decisions, deeds, financial records, photographs, research materials, reports, publications, slides, and scrapbooks. Records in the collection date from 1699 to 2007.

Bulk of the collection is the Ossabaw Island Foundation records which include material on the various projects and programs that took place on the island including: Ossabaw Island Project, Genesis Project, Sea Turtle Project, Professional Research program and the Public Use and Education program.

The earliest original document is the grant from King George II issued in 1760. Some of the most unique and important documents in this collection include slave inventories from 1812 and 1817, historical maps from the 18th century until the 20th century, and extensive scientific research on sea turtles and other topics.

The collection is arranged into the following four series and subseries:

SERIES 1: Ossabaw Island Foundation Records, 1890-2007.
1.1: General Administrative Records, circa 1950-2007.p. 1
1.2:Ossabaw Island Project Records, circa 1960-1986.p. 9
1.3:Genesis Project Records, 1970-1984.p. 71
1.4:Sea Turtle Project Records, 1960-1982.p. 90
1.5:Professional Research Program Records, 1890-2001.p. 94
1.6:Public Use and Education Records, 1969-1991.p. 104
1.7:Photographic Materials, circa 1960-1990.p. 108
1.8:Scrapbooks, 1961-circa 1985.p. 109
1.9:Audiovisual Materials, 1978, 1990, and undated.p. 110

SERIES 2: Torrey Family Papers, 1790-2004.
2.1:Personal Papers, 1790-2004.p. 112
2.2:Photographic Materials, circa 1900-1987.p. 117

SERIES 3: Ossabaw Island Records, 1699-2003.
3.1: Historical and Legal Documents, 1740-1990.p. 126
3.2:Historical Research Files, 1699-1991.p. 133
3.3:Management and Usage of Ossabaw Island, 1903-2003.p. 134

SERIES 4: Architectural Drawings, circa 1924-1925.p. 143
Creator West, Eleanor Torrey
Title William Hughes Map of Ossabaw
Copyrights Copyright has been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection Ossabaw Island and Torrey family papers
Pub Date 1855
Subjects Hughs, William
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)
Ossabaw Island (Ga.)--History.
Historical maps
Morel family.
Torrey family.
West, Eleanor Torrey.
West family.
Georgia. Dept. of Natural Resources.
Ossabaw Island Foundation.
Ossabaw Island Heritage Preserve.
Ossabaw Island Project.
People Hughs, William