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Carhart and Roff letterpress copybook

Carhart and Roff letterpress copybook

Descriptive Summary

Title: Carhart and Roff letterpress copybook
Creator: Carhart, Elijah H., 1827-1885
Inclusive Dates: 1853-1886
Bulk Dates: 1858
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 copybook
Collection Number: ms4337
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Carhart & Roff was a merchant firm based in Macon, Ga., founded in 1841. The firm operated a wide-ranging general supply trade throughout Georgia. Carhart & Roff was named for its originators and principal investors, Elijah H. Carhart (1827-1885) and Aaron A. Roff (1815-1880), both of whom hailed from New Jersey. Elijah H. Carhart had several brothers who worked as grocers in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Scope and Content

This collection contains one letterpress copybook of the Carhart & Roff merchant company containing business correspondence between March 25th and September 1st, 1858, as well as two original letters dated March 8, 1853 and September 6, 1886. The letters discuss shipments, payments, and remittance of goods traded around Georgia and Savannah in particular. In addition a few letters to plantations mention enslaved people.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Carhart and Roff letterpress copybook, ms4337, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Business letters.
Georgia -- Commerce -- History.
Macon (Ga.)
Macon (Ga.) -- History -- 19th century.
Merchants -- Georgia.
Roff, Aaron A., 1815-1880
Savannah (Ga.).

Related Collections in this Repository

Related collections in other repositories include Carhart & Roff Letterpress Copybook, 1854-1855, #5350-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letterpress copybook