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James Gardner letters

James Gardner letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Gardner letters
Creator: Gardner, James, 1767-1847
Inclusive Dates: 1808-1809, 1849
Bulk Dates: 1808-1809
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3725
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Gardner (1767-1847) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, immigrated to America in 1785, lived in Augusta, Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence to James Gardner, most regarding problems with the sale of cotton cargo on the ship Northern Liberties. The business letters mention the Embargo Act which prevented international trade to and from American ports. On March 1, 1908, the embargo was superseded by the Nonintercourse Act which allowed trade to resume with all but France and Britain. There is also a personal letter dated July 28, 1808 from Gardner's son Henry describing the play, "Andrian from Glycery."

A second set of letters dated 1849 are to James Rhind (1811-1854), who married James Gardner's daughter Mary (1815-1851). Also business letters, they were written by Charles Hartridge and William Duncan and deal mainly with the sale and prices of cotton.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Gardner letters, ms3725. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Cotton -- Prices -- United States.
Cotton trade -- Georgia.
Embargo, 1807-1809.
Northern Liberties (Ship)
Ships -- Cargo -- Southern States.

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in this repository: Rhind Stokes family papers, ms1305; Rhind Stokes family papers, ms2352; and Margaret Rhind Stokes papers, ms1356.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence to James Gardner, 1808 January-August
12Correspondence to James Gardner, 1808 September-December
13Correspondence to James Gardner, 1809
14Correspondence to James Rhind