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James B. Luffman letters to Mary A. Luffman

James B. Luffman letters to Mary A. Luffman

Descriptive Summary

Title: James B. Luffman letters to Mary A. Luffman
Creator: Luffman, James B.
Inclusive Dates: 1840-1847
Language(s): English
Extent: 5 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1252
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James B. Luffman, sailor and ship's captain, married Mary Ann Mather, in Wilmington, Delaware in 1842.

Scope and Content

The collection mainly consists of correspondence from James B. Luffman to Mary Ann Mather, 1840-1847. Luffman wrote from points along the gulf and eastern seaboards of the United States including St. Mary's and Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and other southern ports. Correspondences discuss Luffman's voyages, travel, coastal events, shipping practices, and the areas he visits. The collection also contains a letters from Luffman to others concerning finances and ship business.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James B. Luffman letters to Mary A. Luffman, ms 1252. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Georgia -- Description and travel.
Luffman, Mary Ann -- Correspondence
Merchant mariners -- United States.
Shipping -- United States.
South Carolina -- Description and travel.
Southern States -- Description and travel.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1840
12Correspondence, 1841-1842
13Correspondence, 1843
14Correspondence, 1844-1845
15Correspondence, 1846-1847