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Robert Fergusson Papers 2

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-GAMMS449

Collection-level Scope and Content Note

The Robert Fergusson Papers 2 consist of three documents concerning the tobacco trade in late 18th century America. One document was received in 1771 in Piscataway, Maryland by noted tobacco factor Alexander Hamilton the merchant (not the more famous politician by that name), and it touches on economic activities. A second document is a ledger of Neil Jamieson in account with John Brown & Company, detailing commercial items purchased in 1774. The third document, dated 1789, is an account with Rock Creek Store, and the item is signed by famed tobacco factor Robert Fergusson. As a whole, the Robert Fergusson Papers 2 document American business transactions in the late 1700s. The collection supplements the Robert Fergusson Papers 1 also preserved in the Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections. See notes to the Robert Fergusson Papers 1 for more detailed biographical information.

Dates

  • 1771 - 1789

Collection-level Access Restrictions

Most manuscripts collections at the Georgetown University Booth Family Center for Special Collections are open to researchers; however, restrictions may apply to some collections. Collections stored off site require a minimum of three days for retrieval. For use of all manuscripts collections, researchers are advised to contact the Booth Family Center for Special Collections in advance of any visit.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Acquisition Information

Status: Open. Provenance: Gift of Ms. Jane C. Hasse, 2005.

Title
Robert Fergusson Papers 2
Status
Completed
Author
Scott S. Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections
Date
2009 June
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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