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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory:

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich Papers, 1794-1897



Descriptive Summary

Creator Leverich Family
Title Leverich (Charles P. and Henry S.), Papers,
Dates: 1794-1897
Abstract Financial records, ledgers, accounts and photographs document the extensive mercantile, banking and factoring business dealings of brothers Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich.
Accession Nos. 96-106; 2009-095
OCLC No. 74469413
Extent 3 ft., 1 in.
Language English.
Repository Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Sketch

Charles P. Leverich and his brother Henry S. Leverich were shipping merchants, commission agents, and investment bankers from New York. Charles acted as factor for Stephen Duncan, MD, a wealthy cotton and sugar planter of the Natchez, Mississippi, area. Charles became director of the Bank of New York in 1840, Vice-president in 1853 and President of the bank from 1863 until his death in 1876. Charles and Henry both married nieces of Dr. Stephen Duncan. The Leverich-Duncan alliance greatly influenced the agricultural and financial development of the antebellum South.

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Scope and Content Note

Financial records, ledgers, accounts and photographs document the extensive mercantile, banking and factoring business dealings of brothers Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich. Accounting records contain hundreds of entries relating to railroad and real estate investments, personal and mercantile loans to planters, cotton and sugar sales information, and shipping records and manifestos. Financial records of slaveholders, including Mrs. Mary Porter, William J. Minor, Dr. Stephen Duncan and William Mercer, contain costs and inventories of plantation supplies and personal items, investment transactions, expense accounts, loans and advances on securities and sales. The papers are representative of the 19th century economic history of the South, especially of Louisiana and Mississippi.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Leverich, Charles P., 1803-1876 -- Archives.
Leverich, Henry S. -- Archives.
Duncan, Stephen, 1787-1867
Leverich, James Harvey.
Leverich, William Edward.
Subjects
Banks and banking -- United States -- History -- Sources.
Commission merchants -- Archives.
Factoring services industry -- History -- Sources.
Factors -- Archives.
Plantation owners -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District).
Plantations -- Economic aspects -- Mississippi -- Natchez (District).
Shipping -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- Sources.
Places
Natchez (Miss.) -- History -- Sources.
Natchez (Miss. : District) -- History -- Sources.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- Sources.

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Related Material

See also the Duncan Family Papers, 1826-1881 (forms part of the Natchez Trace Small Manuscript Collections) and the Natchez Trace Collection Supplement, 1775-1965.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles P. and Henry S. Leverich Papers, 1794-1897, the Dolph Briscoe Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Addition processed by Laurel Rozema, April 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Inventory:

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3G129 Steven Duncan, receipts for plantation supplies, 1851-1852
Steven Duncan, financial accounts, 1851-1852
Steven Duncan, annuity trust account, undated
William T. Palfrey, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, 1851-1852
Inventory of medicines, 1852
William St. John Elliott, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, October 1851 - March 1852
Manuscript receipt for silver tea sets, 1851
Excise tax receipts for cotton and sugar, 1863-1864
Joseph Lallande, Esq., in account with Charles P. Leverich, October 1851-September 1852
Mrs. Matilda (Duncan) Leverich, financial account, November 1851-November 1852
Mary L. McMurran, sight drafts drawn on Charles P. Leverich, 1869-1871
Samuel P. Duncan, manuscript account with Charles P. Leverich, 1852
Signed checks, 1869
Receipts, 1870
Billheads and manuscript receipts, 1851-1852
Mary Porter, sight drafts, 1865-1866
Charles P. Leverich, power of attorney concerning New Orleans property, 1857-1866
Margaret (Calender) Irvine and Sarah Irvine, investment-trust-annuity account with Charles P. Leverich
Mrs. Mary A. Gustine, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, 1851-1852
Bank cheques drawn on the Bank of New York, 1860s-1870s
Moses Wood, account with Charles P. Leverich, 1852
Dr. William Newton Mercer, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, 1851-1852
Charles P. Leverich, New Orleans property, 1854-1867
Jane E. B. Conner, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, August-October 1850
Samuel Davis, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, November 1850 - August 1851
Charles Duncan Leverich, letters to Charles P. Leverich, 1873
Receipt to Charles P. Leverich, 1874
John Julius Pringle, account with Charles P. Leverich, receipts, manuscript note, 1851-1852, 1871
Henry P. Duncan, account with Charles P. Leverich, draft notes, 1851-1852, 1869-1870
Dr. J. P. Parker, account with Charles P. Leverich, draft notes, 1851-1852, 1868, 1870
William J. Minor, account with Charles P. Leverich, receipts and notes, 1851-1852, 1870
Charles P. Leverich, receipts, engraved whaling billhead of Samuel Judds Sons and Company, manufacturers of sperm oil and sperm candles, 1852
Dr. William Irvine, receipts, 1852-1870
Francis Surget, account with Charles P. Leverich, billheads, 1850-1852
Charles P. Leverich, hotel and inn bills of fare, 1868-1871
Charles P. Leverich, manuscript account balances, Jan. 1, 1874
James Harvey Leverich, estate, in account with Charles P. Leverich, April 1851- November 1852
Charles P. Leverich, bank notes, correspondence, and miscellaneous, 1869-1873
Newbold, Biddle, Leverich, bills of sight, drafts, notes, receipts, and other documents, 1869-1874
Early Leverich documents and receipts, 1794-1822
Leverich, Charles Palmer, collection of bank checks
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3G130 Porter, Mrs. Mary, financial accounts
Benjamin F. Young, financial account with Charles P. Leverich, 1849-1852
Invoices of materials used for slave clothing, 1852
Charles P. Leverich, receipt, letter, 1863
Billheads, merchant accounts, 1860s-1870s
Billheads, late 1860s-1870s
Miscellaneous billheads, receipts and fragments
Miscellaneous papers, Charles P. Leverich, farm at Newtown
Accounts, Levin R. Marshall in account with Charles P. Leverich, shareholders accounts, 1852
Accounts, Jane P. Leverich (sister), investment accounts with Charles P. Leverich
Financial records, Jane P. Leverich, 1835-1866
A History of the Bank of New York, Henry W. Domett, 1884
The Negro in Mississippi, 1865-1890
King Cotton and His Retainers, Harold D. Woodman, 1968
Photographs: Charles Duncan Leverich, undated
Dr. Stephen Duncan, Auburn Plantation
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3G131 Letter press onionskin copybook, Middleditch, 1881-1882
Letter press onionskin copybook, Middleditch, 1888-1890
Letter press onionskin copybook, Middleditch, 1881-1882
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3G132 Charles Palmer Leverich, manuscript cash account book, 1844-1853
Charles Palmer Leverich, manuscript cash account book, page guide for Dr. Stephen Duncan 1844-1853
C. D. and J. H. Leverich Company ledger, 1888
C. D. Leverich, journal, 1888
H. S. Leverich, manuscript account 1832-1838
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3G133 H. S. Leverich, manuscript account book, 1831-1838
H. S. Leverich, manuscript account book, 1837-1840
H. S. Leverich, manuscript account book, 1838-1840
Charles P. Leverich, manuscript account book, 1830-1854
H. S. Leverich, account book, 1827-1837
Manuscript account, 1834-1836
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3G134 Letter press onionskin copybook, 1886-1888
Letter press onionskin copybook, 1886-1891
Letter press onionskin copybook, 1882-1886, 1891-1897
Letter press onionskin copybook, 1888-1890
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3So42 Oversized ledgers
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2E525 [2009-095:]
Correspondence to the Leveriches, 1831-1853
Bill of exchange from Stephen Duncan, March 25, 1843

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