Robert Hutchison letter
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Robert Hutchison letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Hutchison, Robert, 1802-1861.
Title: Robert Hutchison letter
Dates: 1841
Extent: (1 folder) 0.05 cubic feet
Identification: MS 0411
Collection materials are in English.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Hutchison was born in Glasgow, Scotland. He arrived in Savannah in 1820 and established himself as a merchant. In 1835 he was elected director of the Steamboat Company of Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Robert Hutchison to Calvin Durand, November 11, 1841. In the letter, Hutchison places an order for wine and discusses instructions for payment. He also mentions family news. Durand was with Messrs. Goodhue & Co. in New York. Hutchison signs his name as "R. Hutchison;" he was identified as Robert through the Savannah newspaper index.

Index Terms

Consumer goods.
Hutchison, Robert, 1802-1861.
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], Robert Hutchison letter, MS 411, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1954.


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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