J.F. Minis and Company records
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J.F. Minis and Company records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: J.F. Minis and Company (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: J.F. Minis and Company records
Dates: 1901-1904
Extent: 0.25 cubic feet (5 folders)
Identification: MS 0565

Biographical/Historical Note

J.F. Minis and Company was comprised of Jacob Florance Minis and J. Cooper Harris, who were commission merchants and ship brokers. The company was established in Savannah around 1894 and ceased operation in approximately 1905.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of letters, telegrams, cablegrams, cargo rates, and a few accounts pertaining to merchandising and shipping cotton, all concerning J.F. Minis and Company. Most of the papers are typescript and are addressed to J.F. Minis & Co. They are arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Commission merchants.
J.F. Minis and Company (Savannah, Ga.)
Letters (correspondence)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], J.F. Minis and Company records, MS 565, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dolores Boisfeuillet Floyd, 1952.


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



11901 ( 72.0 items. )


21902 January-September ( 87.0 items. )


31902 October-December ( 78.0 items. )


41903 January-October ( 91.0 items. )


51903 November-1904 July ( 47.0 items. )