James B. Luffman Letters to Mary Ann Luffman

James B. Luffman Letters to Mary Ann Luffman

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Luffman, James B.
Title: James B. Luffman Letters to Mary Ann Luffman
Dates: 1840-1847
Quantity: 0.02 Linear feet (5 folders housed with minor collections MS 1252 to MS 1259)
Abstract:The collection mainly consists of correspondence from James B. Luffman to Mary Ann Mather (later Luffman) from 1840-1847. Luffman, a sailor and later ship's captain, wrote from points along the gulf and eastern seaboards of the United States including St. Mary's and Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; and other southern ports. The letters discuss Luffman's voyages, travel, coastal events, shipping practices, and the areas he visits. The collection also contains a few letters from Luffman to others concerning finances and ship business.
Coll. Number: ms1252(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

James B. Luffman, sailor and ship's captain, married Mary Ann Mather, in Wilmington, Delaware in 1842.


Arranged in chronological order.

Index Terms

Georgia--Description and travel.
Luffman, Mary Ann
Merchant mariners--United States.
Shipping--United States.
South Carolina--Description and travel.
Southern States--Description and travel.

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James B. Luffman letters to Mary Ann Luffman, MS 1252. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing