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Guide to the Charles P. Leverich business letters, 1833-1851, bulk dates 1836-1843
Charles P. Leverich was a businessman with businesses both in New Orleans, Louisiana and New York. The family had mercantile and banking interests.
The letters recount the trading and financial conditions in the New Orleans branch of the family owned business controlled by William S. and J.H. Leverich. The letters give information on the cotton trade, shipping, insurance, banking, and the character and standing of various merchants. There are also references to the social life of the period, agents and customers in other Southern and a few Northern cities, banking conditions in the wake of U.S. President Andrew Jackson's Specie Circular and the Panic of 1837.
This material is open for research.
Permission to publish materials from this item must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
Charles P. Leverich business letters, 1833-1851, MS 222, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
The letters were purchased on July 1, 1958.