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Spanning 1937-1969, materials consist of indentures, deeds, promissory notes, insurance maps, and other legal and financial records from the earliest years of Georgia Southern University, then known as First District Agricultural and Mechanical School; materials also include personal and professional correspondences from Charles E. Cone Realty Company to active and prospective tenants about owning land in Bulloch County, as well as a variety of local land plats, oversized maps, blueprints, and posters; additionally, there are photographs of prominent local figures and family members. A notable entry are newspapers detailing the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. A selection of World War II field manuals, travel literature, and business documents are also present.

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Blueprints, Charles E. Cone, Charles E. Cone – Realty Company, Deeds, Financial papers, First District Agricultural and Mechanical School, Georgia Southern University, Insurance maps, Promissory notes, Robert M. Benson, Travel literature, World War II


History | Landscape Architecture | Land Use Law | Legal | Military History


3 Boxes, 2 Oversized folders (1.67 linear feet)

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Portions of the collection were donated by Dr. Robert M. Benson, Jr. in 2000, and his son Robert M. Benson III in 2006. [additional accrual in approximately 2008]


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Robert M. Benson family papers