Richard Richardson and Company business letters
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Richard Richardson and Company business letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Richard Richardson and Co. (Savannah, Ga.)
Title: Richard Richardson and Company business letters
Dates: 1809-1821
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0658

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard Richardson and Co. was a firm of commission merchants in Savannah, Georgia.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of business letters to the firm Richard Richardson and Company of Savannah from clients in the United States, England, and France. All but one letter (1821) are dated 1809. Correspondents are: Daniel R. Elliott; Jacob Wood; Nicholas Delaigle; Joseph Hibberson; Thomas W. Davies; Louis Prudhomme and Co.; Benjamin Cary; Robert Miller; Martin, Hope and Thornley; and Firtch Brothers and Co. The 1809 letters concern shipments of cotton and rice. The 1821 letter is from Fitch Brother and Co. of Marseilles regarding the sales of cotton, tobacco, sugar, and coffee in Europe.


Index Terms

Business enterprises--Georgia--Savannah.
Business letters.
Commission merchants.
Consumer goods.
Cotton.
Rice.
Richard Richardson and Co. (Savannah, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from Samuel Green of the Massachusetts Historical Society. They were found among papers going to a paper mill and donated to the society.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Richard Richardson and Company business letters, MS 658, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Samuel A. Green, 1910.


Restrictions

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.


Sponsorship

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

Container List

 
Item 1: Unknown sender to Richard Richardson & Co. Waynesborough, Ga., 1809 November 21 ( 1.0 p. )
Has shipped cotton. Lower part of letter with signature missing.
 
Item 2: Daniel R. Elliott to Richard Richardson & Co. Near Sunbury, Ga., 1809 December 2 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding shipping cotton.
 
Item 3: Jacob Wood to Richard Richardson & Co. Potosi Darien, 1809 December 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding his finances; rice ready to ship.
 
Item 4: Nicholas Delaigle to Richard Richardson & Co. Augusta, 1809 December 11 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding shipment of cotton.
 
Item 5: Joseph Hibberson to Richard Richardson & Co. On board El Oceano, New York Harbour, 1809 December 12 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding shipment of Richardson's cargo.
 
Item 6: Thomas W. Davies to Richard Richardson & Co. Demerys Ferry, 1809 December 14 ( 1.0 p. )
Has shipped cotton.
 
Item 7: Louis Prudhomme & Co. to Richard Richardson & Co. New York, 1809 December 17 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding cotton shipment. In French.
 
Item 8: Benjamin Cary to Richard Richardson & Co. Purrysburgh, S.C., 1809 December 18 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding shipment of rice.
 
Item 9: Thomas W. Davies to Richard Richardson & Co. Demerys Ferry, 1809 December 23 ( 1.0 p. )
Regarding cotton shipment.
 
Item 10: Robert Miller to Richard Richardson & Co. St. Marys Ga. ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding their account.
 
Item 11: Martin, Hope & Thornley to Richard Richardson & Co. Liverpool, 1809 December 30 ( 2.0 p. )
Regarding their account and a shipment of rice and staves. Copy with it.
 
Item 12: Fitch Brother & Co. to Richard Richardson & Co. Marseilles, 1821 April 18 ( 3.0 p. )
Regarding sales of cotton, tobacco, sugar, coffee in Europe. One page of the letter is printed, "Prices current en entropot, exclusive of duty...." on imports and exports.