Joshua Hale letter
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Joshua Hale letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hale, Joshua, 1812-1894.
Title: Joshua Hale letter
Dates: 1858
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0350

Biographical/Historical Note

Joshua, Thomas, Josiah, and Eben Hale were brothers from New England. As merchants, they would sail to Georgia to sell their goods and purchase cotton.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Joshua and Eben Hale to Thomas and Josiah Hale, dated March 17-19, 1858, from along the Savannah River. The letter contains news of the shipment of cotton and its prices and changes in design for a new boat. A postscript by Eben Hale tells of hearing a sermon by the African American preacher, Reverend Andrew Marshall. Several people are mentioned in the letters.

Index Terms

Georgia--Social life and customs.
Hale, Eben.
Hale, Joshua, 1812-1894.
Hale, Josiah, 1803-1875.
Hale, Thomas.
Letters (correspondence)
New England--History--1775-1865.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company in Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Joshua Hale letter, MS 350, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1950.


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.