J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh business letter
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J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh business letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh (Darien, Ga.)
Title: J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh business letter
Dates: 1845
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0667

Biographical/Historical Note

J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh was a timber merchant firm in Darien, Georgia. Owned by Jacob Rokenbaugh (b. ca. 1798), the firm operated its own sawmill. Jacob Rokenbaugh married Sarah A.W. Cooper on January 22, 1825; he may have died in 1871.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh of Darien, Georgia, to J.A. Burleigh in Somerset, New Hampshire, 1845. In the letter, J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh agrees to furnish lumber as requested by Burleigh, but states that the difficulty in procuring vessels makes the exact time of delivery uncertain. The lumber sent by the company was used in the construction of one of the Great Falls Manufacturing textile mills (according to a letter in the administrative file of this collection).


Index Terms

Business letters.
J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh (Darien, Ga.)
Log transportation.
Lumber trade.
Shipment of goods.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Co., Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh business letter, MS 667, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1952.


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: J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh to J.A. Burleigh in Somerset, N.H.. Darien, Ga., 1845 January 14 ( 1.0 p. )
J. and S.H. Rokenbaugh agrees to furnish lumber as requested by Burleigh. Difficulty in procuring vessels makes exact time of delivery uncertain.