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Collection Number: 03676-z

Collection Title: Herbert C. Peabody Papers, 1845-1859

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Size 42 items
Abstract Herbert C. Peabody was a cotton factor, of Mobile, Ala., father of Horace Mansfield Peabody and Emily Peabody (b. 1844), and relative of George Peabody (1795- 1869) of London. The collection is chiefly letters, 1852-1859, of Peabody to Samuel St. John, Jr., of Charleston, N.H., and Bridgeport, Conn., who had previously lived in Mobile. Letters discuss Peabody's business career, especially his attempts to promote Mobile as a port and his convictions on the importance of regulating trade and setting trade standards. Peabody also discussed his personal affairs, including family news, his involvement with the Unitarian Church, and visits to George Peabody in London. Also included are a document relating to Mobile real estate owned by St. John, 12 September 1845; undated sheet music for a nonsense song; and an undated mock invoice for "strings of wampum."
Creator Peabody, Herbert C., fl. 1852-1859.
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 Herbert C. Peabody papers #3676-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
All or part of this collection is available on microfilm from University Publications of America as part of the Records of ante-bellum southern plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War, Series J.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Richard J. Hooker in 1964.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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The collection is chiefly letters, 1852-1859, of Peabody to Samuel St. John, Jr., of Charleston, N.H., and Bridgeport, Conn., who had previously lived in Mobile. Letters discuss Peabody's business career, especially his attempts to promote Mobile as a port and his convictions on the importance of regulating trade and setting trade standards. Peabody also discussed his personal affairs, including family news, his involvement with the Unitarian Church, and visits to George Peabody in London. Also included are a document relating to Mobile real estate owned by St. John, 12 September 1845; undated sheet music for a nonsense song; and an undated mock invoice for "strings of wampum."

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