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William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters

William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters
Creator: Swift, William Cole Nye
Creator: Swift, Obed Nye
Inclusive Dates: 1838-1839, 1848
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2890
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William Cole Nye Swift (1815-1892) and Obed Nye Swift (1804-1863), partners in Swift Brothers, involved in lumber trade and transport of lumber for shipbuilding in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of two letters from William C. N. Swift at Camp Desert Plantation, Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia to his parents in New Bedford (Mass.) in 1838 and three letters to Swift in Charleston (S.C.) from his brother O. N. Swift in 1839. The letters discuss family news and describe various aspects and problems of hauling and shipping lumber. The collection also includes an account (1848) for William C. N. Swift with Baring Brothers Company (London).


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters, ms2890, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Liberty County (Ga.)
Lumber trade -- Georgia.
Riceboro (Ga.)
Swift Brothers (New Bedford, Mass.)

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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