John Floyd letter letter to John McAllister & Son

John Floyd letter letter to John McAllister & Son

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Floyd, John, 1769-1839
Title: John Floyd letter letter to John McAllister & Son
Dates: 1828 April 24
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:The collection consists of one signed letter from John Floyd to John McAllister & Son in Philadelphia [?], enclosing seven dollars for spectacles and stating, "I have a pair that I have used for years that suit me better."
Coll. Number: ms2236

Biographical/Historical Note

John Floyd, 1769-1839, was a member of the Georgia State House of Representatives, a planter, army officer, and owner of Fairfield plantation in Camden County, Georgia. Floyd County was created in 1833 and named for him.

John McAllister & Son were manufacturers of whips, canes, spectacles, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Index Terms

Eyeglasses--History--19th century--Sources.
Floyd, John, 1769-1839 -- Correspondence
John McAllister & Son (Philadelphia, Pa.). -- Correspondence
Plantation owners--Georgia--Correspondence.
Plantation owners--Georgia--History--19th century.
United States. Army. -- Officers--Correspondence

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John Floyd letter to John McAllister & Son. MS 2236. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letter, 1828 April 24