William S. Comstock papers
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William S. Comstock papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Comstock, William S.
Title: William S. Comstock papers
Dates: 1844-1850
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0166

Biographical/Historical Note

William S. Comstock operated a hat store in Montgomery, Alabama and his friend, A.B. Mallory, the writer of the letter in this collection, operated a hat store in Augusta, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter from A.B. Mallory to William S. Comstock regarding the hat business in Augusta, Georgia and family news. The collection also includes a receipt for travel on the brig Macon from Savannah to New York and a freight bill for shipment to W.S. Comstock from the Montgomery & West Point Rail Road Company.

Index Terms

Augusta (Ga.)
Bills of sale.
Comstock, William S.
Letters (correspondence)
Receipts (financial records)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], William S. Comstock papers, MS 166, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Schindler's Antique Shop, Charleston, SC, 1951.


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.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

A.B. Mallory to William S. Comstock, 1844 March 3 ( 3.0 p. )
About depressed condition of the hat business in Augusta; gives news of his family and mentions several friends and other hat merchants in Augusta.
Receipt to W.S. Comstock for $45 for passage for himself, wife, and Mr. Parker on brig Macon, from Savannah to New York. Savannah, 1845 July 5
Signed Lippett & Wright.
Freight bill for shipment to W.S. Comstock from Savannah to Montgomery, Alabama on the Montgomery & West Point Rail Road Company, circa 1850