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Edward Padelford letters to Ira Peck

Edward Padelford letters to Ira Peck

Descriptive Summary

Title: Edward Padelford letters to Ira Peck
Creator: Padelford, Edward
Inclusive Dates: 1841-1842
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms365
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Edward Padelford was a commission agent of Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written by Edward Padelford of Savannah, Georgia to Ira Peck of Marion, Twiggs County, Georgia, dated December 1841-December 1842. Two letters are written on the inside pages of the newspaper titled Savannah Shipping and Commercial List, and the remaining letters are written on inside pages of Savannah Republican Prices Current. Correspondence pertains to business matter, including the current market of cotton, rice, molasses, and other commodities; shipping times and schedules; and accounts due or paid. The newspapers themselves list Savannah market conditions for various commodities (cotton, rice, etc.), exchange and freight rates, list of vessels in ports, and vessel departures and arrivals.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Edward Padelford letters to Ira Peck, ms365, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2014.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Commission merchants -- Georgia.
Commodity exchanges -- Georgia -- 19th century.
Peck, Ira
Savannah republican prices current.
Savannah shipping and commercial list.
Shipping -- Georgia.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1841-1842