|Title:||Enoch Silsby shipping business papers|
Enoch Silsby was a commission merchant in Boston, Massachusetts. He seems to have sold cotton primarily, both up north and further south. He did so during the antebellum period, as cotton became the dominant crop for many Southern states, entrenching slavery further in the region and helping lead up to the Civil War.
The collection consists of papers of Enoch Silsby from 1810-1829. The papers consist primarily of business correspondence regarding the buying, selling, and shipping of cotton and other commodities mainly from merchants in Savannah (Ga.), Mobile (Ala.), and New York (N.Y.) to Boston, Massachusetts.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Enoch Silsby shipping business papers, ms 2932. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.