University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Georgia Letters, 1754-1888



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wood, DavidGreenleaf, Joshua
Title: Georgia Letters
Dates: 1754-1888
Abstract: Consisting of correspondence, shipping receipts, and expense lists, the Georgia Letters, 1754-1888, document the shipping and mercantile business along the East Coast of the United States.
Extent: 42 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents

Consisting of correspondence, shipping receipts, and expense lists, the Georgia Letters, 1754-1888, document the shipping and mercantile business along the East Coast of the United States. The correspondence concerns the business activities of merchants in Augusta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Baltimore, Maryland; and Charleston, South Carolina, including a series of letters from David Wood to Joshua Greenleaf. Shipping receipts chronicle the movement of goods from New York to Charleston on the Schooner Hannah and Amelia, while the expense lists include a wide variety of costs from groceries to workers’ wages.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Greenleaf, Joshua
Wood, David
Subjects
Shipping -- New York (State) -- New York
Shipping -- South Carolina -- Charleston.
Shipping -- United States -- History
Trading companies -- United States -- History

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Letters, 1754-1888, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory:

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2D211 Letters and documents, 1754-1888