James Hamilton papers

James Hamilton papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Hamilton, James, d. 1829
Title: James Hamilton papers
Dates: Bulk, 1785-1818
Dates: 1785-1868, bulk 1785-1818
Quantity: 1.6 Linear feet (1 document box, 1 oversized box)
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. 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.


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Charleston (S.C.)
Commission merchants--South Carolina.
Hamilton & Couper (Charleston, S.C.).
Hamilton, Ga.
McCredie & Hamilton (Charleston, S.C.).
Palmetto Grove (Ga.)
Plantation life--Georgia.
Saint Simons Island (Ga.)
Shipping--South Carolina.
Slavery--Georgia.

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 Hamilton papers. MS 1611. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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31796
 
41789
 
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71798
 
81790
 
91799
 
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191809
 
201810
 
211811
 
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301868
 
31Undated
 
OS Box
21829