William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters

William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Swift, Obed Nye, 1804-1863
Creator: Swift, William Cole Nye, 1815-1892
Title: William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters
Dates: 1838-1839, 1848
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms2890

Biographical/Historical Note

William Cole Nye Swift (1815-1892) and Obed Nye Swift (1804-1863), partners in Swift Brothers, involved in lumber trade and transport of lumber for shipbuilding in New Bedford, Massachusetts.


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of two letters from William C. N. Swift at Camp Desert Plantation, Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia to his parents in New Bedford (Mass.) in 1838 and three letters to Swift in Charleston (S.C.) from his brother O. N. Swift in 1839. The letters discuss family news and describe various aspects and problems of hauling and shipping lumber. The collection also includes an account (1848) for William C. N. Swift with Baring Brothers Company (London).


Arrangement

Arranged in chronological order.


Index Terms

Liberty County (Ga.)
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Riceboro (Ga.)
Swift Brothers (New Bedford, Mass.).

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

William Cole Nye Swift and Obed Nye Swift letters, ms 2890. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


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Old Dartmouth Historical Society Whaling Museum Library.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Letters