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Gideon Denison family papers

Gideon Denison family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Gideon Denison family papers
Creator: Denison family
Inclusive Dates: 1791-1802
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 half box
Collection Number: ms2911
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three letterbooks and one account book of the Denison family. The letterbook of Gideon Denison and his brother, Ezra Denison (1791-1792) contains letters regarding trade business with merchants in Augusta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Charleston, S.C., London, England, and Philadelphia, Pa. Letters also concern cargo shipments, purchase of ships, and slave trade. The letterbook of Gideon Denison (1797-1799) contains letters describing his voyage to England, the sale of land in North Carolina and Tennessee, Indian treaties, and financial problems. Gideon Denison's account book (1796-1799) contains entries pertaining to the management of Gideon's farm in Havre de Grace, Maryland. Entries regard accounts for free and slave labor; purchases of livestock, slaves, food and clothing; and taxes. Henry Denison's letterbook (1801-1802) contains business letters relating to settling the estates of Ezra and Gideon, as well as personal family correspondence.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Gideon Denison family papers, ms2911, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2018.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Account books.
Denison, Gideon, 1753-1799
Letter books.
Sion Hill (Plantation : Havre de Grace, Md.)

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letterbook of Gideon Denison and Ezra Denison, 1791-1792
12Letterbook of Gideon Denison , 1797-1799
13Gideon Denison account book, 1796-1799
14Henry Denison letterbook, 1801-1802