Alexander C. Farrington letter to Stephen Hills

Alexander C. Farrington letter to Stephen Hills

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Farrington, Alexander C.
Title: Alexander C. Farrington letter to Stephen Hills
Dates: 1835 December 26
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms643

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter dated December 26, 1835, from Alexander C. Farrington of New York, to Stephen Hills, of New York. Farrington responds to Hills’ inquiry regarding 100,000 acres of timber lands in Georgia. He talks about the quality of the land and timber, the market for timber, transporting the timber on a soon-to-be completed canal from Savannah to the Altamaha River, and the history of ownership of the land. Names mentioned include: Joseph Grezard, Joseph Eden, Metcalf Eden, Samuel Abbott, Jemima Abbott, Samuel K. Abbott, Charles Abbott, Nicholas Abbott, Henry P. Abbott, and Ann Eliza Abbott.


Index Terms

Canals--Georgia.
Correspondence
Hills, Stephen, fl. 1835
Lumber trade--Georgia.
Real estate investment--Georgia--19th century.

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

Alexander C. Farrington letter to Stephen Hills, ms 643. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
Box
1Letter, 1835 December 26