|Creator:||Hamilton, James, d. 1829|
|Title:||James Hamilton papers|
|Dates:||1785-1868, bulk 1785-1818|
|Quantity:||1.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversized box)|
James Hamilton (d. 1829), merchant, plantation owner, lived in Charleston (S.C.) and Philadelphia (Pa.) and had land holdings on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
The collection consists of papers of James Hamilton from 1785-1868. The papers concern mostly business matters relating to the Hamilton's merchant/factor businesses of McCredie & Hamilton and Hamilton & Couper of Charleston, South Carolina. The records include correspondence, receipts, shipping records, and invoices. The collection also includes correspondence from overseers on Hamilton's plantations located at Palmetto Grove, Hamilton, and St. Simons Island (Ga.). The letters report on the conditions of the plantation including crops and slaves.
Arranged in chronological order.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
James Hamilton papers. MS 1611. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.