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Enoch Silsby letters

Enoch Silsby letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Enoch Silsby letters
Creator: Silsby, Enoch
Inclusive Dates: 1810-1826
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms2780
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Enoch Silsby (1778-1841) was a cotton merchant from in Boston, Massachusetts. He received cotton from various places across the United States, including Savannah, Georgia, and Mobile, Alabama. He also bought and sold cotton further north in New York. He also managed several ships and other vessels and used these for transatlantic trade from Boston to New York. Although he did deal with other commodities, cotton was Silsby's primary business, and he spent much of his life working with the cotton market in both Europe and America.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence between Enoch Silsby and cotton merchants regarding the buying, selling, and shipping of cotton and other commodities mainly from Savannah, Mobile, and New York to Boston, Massachusetts.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Enoch Silsby letters, ms2780, Hargrett Rare Books and Manuscripts Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2015.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cotton manufacture -- United States -- Records and correspondence.
Cotton trade -- Georgia.
Receipts (financial records)

Related Collections in this Repository

Related materials in this repository: Enoch Silsby shipping business papers, ms2932.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters and receipts, 1810-1826