Pettingill & Goff business records
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Pettingill & Goff business records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Pettingill & Goff (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Pettingill & Goff business records
Dates: 1818-1827
Extent: 1.0 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Identification: MS 0315

Biographical/Historical Note

According to the statement in the front of the daybook, signed by both partners, Pettingill & Goff began business on November 2, 1818, as a firm of Moses Pettingill and Robert S. Goff. The partnership was dissolved May 8, 1819. Charles Goff later became a partner. They were commission merchants in Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the business records of Pettingill & Goff, including letter books, a day book, and an account book. There is an index in the front of the second letter book, and an index in the account book.

Index Terms

Account books.
Business records.
Commission merchants.
Letter books.
Pettingill & Goff (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from the Missouri Historical Society.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Pettingill & Goff business records, MS 315, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1956


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



1Letter book, 1818 November 2-1822 October 26


2Letter book, 1822 October 29-1825 November 8


3Day book, 1818 November 2-1824 July 26


4Account book, 1818 November 2-1827 March