James Hamilton papers

James Hamilton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Hamilton, James, 1763-1829
Title: James Hamilton papers
Dates: 1785-1868
Quantity: 1.5 Linear feet 2 boxes
Coll. Number: ms1611

Biographical/Historical Note

James Hamilton (d. 1829), merchant, plantation owner, lived in Charleston (S.C.) and Philadelphia (Pa.) and had land holdings on St. Simons Island, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of papers of James Hamilton from 1785-1868. Papers concern mostly business matters relating to the Hamilton's merchant/factory businesses of McCredie & Hamilton and Hamilton & Couper of Charleston, South Carolina. Records include receipts, shipping records, accounts for sales, and invoices. The collection also includes correspondence from Paris, Liverpool, Rotterdam, Stockholm, Savannah, Baltimore, Embden, St. Simons, Tybee, Palmetto Grove, Wilmington, N.C., Georgetown, and various inlets. Several letters report on conditions of Hamilton’s plantation, including crops and people who are enslaved.


Arrangement

Arranged roughly in chronological order.


Index Terms

Bills of sale.
Charleston (S.C.)
Hamilton & Couper (Charleston, S.C.).
McCredie & Hamilton (Charleston, S.C.).
Plantation life--Georgia.
Plantation owners--Correspondence.
Promissory notes.
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
Shipping--South Carolina.
Slavery--Georgia--History.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

James Hamilton papers, ms 1611, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Account for sales, 1785
 
2Letter, 1786 March 6
 
3John S. Cripps bill from the owners of the ship Caroline, 1796
 
4Account for sales, 1789
 
5Letter to McCredie & Hamilton from Francis Morais, London regarding balance due, 1787
 
6Warrant, 1793
 
7Bill of sales of a "negro" man named [Lewie], 1798
 
8Promissory note, 1790
 
9Bill of sales of a Boatman named Jack, 1799 April 1
 
10Articles and Role D'Equipage & signed affidavits of seamen leaving from the Port oF Charleston, 1800 October
 
11Promissory note, 1797
 
12Accounts of cash received; bills of sales; freight accounts, 1803
 
13Shipping records and manifest of the Ship Isabella; letter to J. Hamilton; agreement to take "negroes", 1802
 
14Account with sales; Isabella Shipwrights bill; Articles and Role D'Equipage & signed affidavits of seamen leaving from the Port oF Charleston, 1804
 
15Legal documents; receipts; shipping records; letters; accounts for sales; promissory notes, 1805
 
16Accounts for sales; circular; letters; shipping records; receipts, 1806
 
17Shipping records; receipts, 1807
 
18Letter to James Hamilton from Samuel Mathis, Camden, 1808 May 28
 
19Account received, 1809
 
20Receipt of payment, 1810 April 4
 
21Letters, 1811
 
23Shipping records, 1815
 
22Description of the remaining lots of an estate, 1812
 
24Balance sheets; account for sales, 1817
 
25Letters, 1818
 
26Receipts of payment, 1823
 
27Court document, "In the court of Human Pleas for the Court of Philadelphia", 1837
 
28Receipts of payment, 1845
 
29Receipt of payment for executions, 1843
 
30Receipt, The Tredegar Company, Richmond, 1868 September 22
 
31Shipping paper; letter, undated
 
Box
2Indentures, 1852, 1858