Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand

Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Porter, Anthony
Title: Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand
Dates: 1841 January 3
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s) (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms1267

Biographical/Historical Note

Anthony Porter was a prominent Savannah, Georgia merchant and spent many years as executive secretary to several Georgia governors, including David B. Mitchell.

Scope and Content Note

A letter dated "Savannah 3d January 1841" addressed to C. Durand, a merchant of New York and New Orleans. Generally social in tone and thanking Durand for his kindnesses during a stay in Baltimore, Porter also discourses on the scene in Savannah and particularly the difficulties with the cotton crop: "The cotton crop (Sea Island and upland in Georgia) will not exceed more than a half crop." The letter is two pages long entirely in Porter's bold hand.

Index Terms

Cotton--Yields--Georgia--Sea Island.
Durand, C. -- Correspondence
Savannah (Ga.)--Social life and customs.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Anthony Porter letter to C. Durand, ms 1267. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials in this repository: Georgia State executive order, 1811 March 12.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1841 January 3