Cohen & Fosdick papers
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Cohen & Fosdick papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Cohen and Fosdick (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Cohen & Fosdick papers
Dates: 1844-1851
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0160

Biographical/Historical Note

Cohen and Fosdick were commission merchants in Savannah, Ga. Octavus Cohen and Benjamin W. Fosdick were partners in the firm which was dissolved on the death of Mr. Fosdick in 1854. Mr. Cohen continued the business on his own account.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of 40 letters to Coffin and Weld in Boston. Thirty-nine of the letters are from Cohen & Fosdick. Most of the letters concern shipments of cotton, the state of the cotton market and cotton prices. There are occasional references to the rice market. Some of the letters are written on blank sheets of Savannah Republican Prices Current. The letter of December 8, 1847 asks that Coffin and Weld recommend Dr. James S. Morel of Savannah to Henshaw, Ward and Company, druggists in Boston. One letter is from Henry Ganahl of Savannah, who was apparently not connected with Cohen and Fosdick, regarding his business of cotton, rice and other commodities.

Index Terms

Cohen and Fosdick (Savannah, Ga.)
Cohen, Octavus, 1814-1876.
Commission merchants.
Fosdick, Benjamin W., d. 1854.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Cohen and Fosdick papers, MS 160, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1951, 1955.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


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