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Collection Number: 04590-z

Collection Title: Enoch Silsby Papers, 1810-1828

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Size 300 items
Abstract Letters, 1810-1828, to Enoch Silsby, cotton factor of Boston, Mass., from cotton dealers chiefly in Liverpool, England, but also in Marseilles, France; New York; Germany; and other places where Silsby sold cotton. Letters relate to Silsby's business activities, buying cotton in Savannah and New Orleans, shipping it on his brig to Europe, and bringing back hay, mackeral, and other products. Included are printed prices current from Liverpool and other markets and a few bills for repairs to Silsby's brig.
Creator Silsby, Enoch.
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 Enoch Silsby papers #4590-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Valley Stream, N.Y., in October 1991.
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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Letters, 1810-1828, to Enoch Silsby, cotton factor of Boston, Mass., from cotton dealers chiefly in Liverpool, England, but also in Marseilles, France; New York; Germany; and other places where Silsby sold cotton. Letters relate to Silsby's business activities, buying cotton in Savannah and New Orleans, shipping it on his brig to Europe, and bringing back hay, mackeral, and other products. Included are printed prices current from Liverpool and other markets and a few bills for repairs to Silsby's brig.

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Processed by: Roslyn Holdzkom, November 1991

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