Enoch Silsby shipping business papers

Enoch Silsby shipping business papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Silsby, Enoch
Title: Enoch Silsby shipping business papers
Dates: 1810-1829
Quantity: 1.0 folder
Coll. Number: ms2932

Biographical/Historical Note

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.


Scope and Content Note

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.


Index Terms

Boston (Mass.)
Commission merchants--Massachusetts.
Cotton trade--Southern States.
Mobile (Ala.)
New York (N.Y.)
Savannah (Ga.)
Shipping--Southern States.

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

Enoch Silsby shipping business papers, ms 2932. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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1Papers