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Collection Number: 04793-z

Collection Title: Francis Surget Letters, 1860

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Abstract Francis (Frank) Surget was one of the wealthiest men in the antebellum South. A resident of Natchez, Miss., he owned thirteen vast plantations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. His brother, James, owned nine plantations. Together, they owned over 1,000 slaves. Charles P. Leverich was president of the Bank of New York and cotton factor for Surget and other Mississippi planters. He handled many of Surget's financial and business dealings in New York. Letters, 1860, of Frank Surget to Charles P. Leverich of New York. The letters, written in February, April, and May 1860, request Leverich to purchase blankets and shoes for slaves on Surget's Chiripa and Cholula plantations and instruct him to make investments for Surget. The letters also include information about mutual acquaintances among several other Mississippi planter families, including mention of how they were going to spend their vacations in the North despite the tense political situation.
Creator Surget, Francis.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Francis Surget Letters #4793-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Purchased from Terry Alford of Springfield, Va., in February 1996 (Acc. 96013).
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Francis (Frank) Surget was one of the wealthiest men in the antebellum South. A resident of Natchez, Miss., he owned thirteen vast plantations in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. His brother, James, owned nine plantations. Together, they owned over 1,000 slaves. Charles P. Leverich was president of the Bank of New York and cotton factor for Surget and other Mississippi planters. He handled many of Surget's financial and business dealings in New York.

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Letters, 1860, of Frank Surget to Charles P. Leverich of New York. The letters, written in February, April, and May 1860, request Leverich to purchase blankets and shoes for slaves on Surget's Chiripa and Cholula plantations and instruct him to make investments for Surget. The letters also include information about mutual acquaintances among several other Mississippi planter families, including mention of how they were going to spend their vacations in the North despite the tense political situation.

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