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Correspondence to Robert Fergusson

Identifier: 1234

Series-level Scope and Content Note

Series 3 contains correspondence, mostly to Robert Fergusson, a tobacco merchant in Port Tobacco, Maryland. Correspondents include merchant James Brown, Maryland tobacco merchant Alexander Hamilton, Dumfries [Virginia] merchant George Gray, Virginia merchant Alexander Henderson, and others. Discussion of business matters. A few of the letters were sent from Scotland. Documents date 1717-1810. Arranged chronologically in forty-seven (47) folders.


  • From the Collection: 1717 - 1810
  • From the Collection: Majority of material found within 1780 - 1800

Collection-level Access Restrictions

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From the Collection: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

General Note

Series No. in Collection: 3

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

Lauinger Library, 5th Floor
37th and O Streets, N.W.
Washington DC 20057