James Gardner letters

James Gardner letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Gardner, James, 1767-1847
Title: James Gardner letters
Dates: Bulk, 1808-1809
Dates: 1808-1809, 1849
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms3725

Biographical/Historical Note

James Gardner (1767-1847) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, immigrated to America in 1785, lived in Augusta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence to James Gardner, most regarding problems with the sale of cotton cargo on the ship Northern Liberties. The business letters mention the Embargo Act which prevented international trade to and from American ports. On March 1, 1908, the embargo was superseded by the Nonintercourse Act which allowed trade to resume with all but France and Britain. There is also a personal letter dated July 28, 1808 from Gardner's son Henry describing the play, "Andrian from Glycery."

A second set of letters dated 1849 are to James Rhind (1811-1854), who married James Gardner's daughter Mary (1815-1851). Also business letters, they were written by Charles Hartridge and William Duncan and deal mainly with the sale and prices of cotton.

Index Terms

Cotton trade--Georgia.
Cotton--Prices--United States.
Embargo, 1807-1809.
Northern Liberties (Ship).
Ships--Cargo--Southern States.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

James Gardner letters, ms3725. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related collections in this repository: Rhind Stokes family papers, ms1305; Rhind Stokes family papers, ms2352; and Margaret Rhind Stokes papers, ms1356.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence to James Gardner, 1808 January-August
2Correspondence to James Gardner, 1808 September-December
3Correspondence to James Gardner, 1809
4Correspondence to James Rhind