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Enoch Silsby shipping business papers

Enoch Silsby shipping business papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Enoch Silsby shipping business papers
Creator: Silsby, Enoch
Inclusive Dates: 1810-1829
Language: English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2932
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Enoch Silsby was a commission merchant in Boston, Massachusetts. He seems to have primarily sold cotton. He did so during the antebellum period, as cotton became the dominant crop for many Southern states, entrenching slavery further in the region and helping lead up to the Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of business correspondence regarding the buying, selling, and shipping of cotton and other commodities mainly from merchants in Savannah (Ga.), Mobile (Ala.), and New York (N.Y.) to Boston, Massachusetts.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Enoch Silsby shipping business papers, ms2932, 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

Boston (Mass.)
Commission merchants -- Massachusetts.
Cotton trade -- Southern States.
Mobile (Ala.)
New York (N.Y.)
Savannah (Ga.)
Shipping -- Southern States.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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