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Collection Number: 03720-z

Collection Title: George Nelson Letter Copybook, 1784-1798.

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Size 1 volume (530 pages).
Abstract English merchant and exporter in Charleston, S.C., and other American cities. Contemporary handwritten copies of letters, 1784-1798, written by Nelson, with a few letters received and other commercial records. The letters were written to Nelson's associates in London, W.C. and Francis Lambert; to his partner, Samuel Bellamy, who was at various times in Philadelphia, New York, and other cities; to South Carolinians to whom he sold goods and whose rice and other products he exported; to relatives in England; and to commercial connections in many eastern seaboard cities. From 1784 to 1796 the letters were written chiefly from Charleston (although occasionally from other places), and in 1796-1798, chiefly from Philadelphia.
Creator Nelson, George, fl. 1784-1798.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Nelson Letter Copybook, #3720-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchase 1965
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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English merchant and exporter in Charleston, S.C., and other American cities.

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Contemporary handwritten copies of letters, 1784-1798, written by Nelson, with a few letters received and other commercial records. The letters were written to Nelson's associates in London, W.C. and Francis Lambert; to his partner, Samuel Bellamy, who was at various times in Philadelphia, New York, and other cities; to South Carolinians to whom he sold goods and whose rice and other products he exported; to relatives in England; and to commercial connections in many eastern seaboard cities. From 1784 to 1796 the letters were written chiefly from Charleston (although occasionally from other places), and in 1796-1798, chiefly from Philadelphia.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

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