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Singer Manufacturing Company Letters, 1864

 File — Box: 4267.001, Folder: 32

Scope and Contents

This file contains four letters to the Singer Manufacturing Company in New York. Two are dated May 21 and June 22, 1864, from Thomas F. Brown, and one is dated June 23, 1864, from Archibald Mitchell of Leeds and Company. Another is dated March 29, 1864, from Edward C. Fenner of Horter, Peterson, and Fenner. All three represented New Orleans merchant establishments. Browne's letters relate to parts orders and the death of his saleswoman and bookkeeper. Mitchell's letter requests information about Singer's family model sewing machines, stating that "none are sold in this city of the kind described in your advertisement," and Fenner's relates to a payment to Singer and adds: "Mr. McNulty has got his affairs all straight with Mr. J. J. Browne, and we think under his better management you will see a vast improvement in sales."


  • 1864

Language of Materials

From the Collection: Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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From the Collection: 3.0 Linear Feet

Custodial History

According to a seller note that originally accompanied the materials in this file, these four letters were written from "Union occupied New Orleans" and provided a "fine view of Civil War business under Union Occupation."


Formerly MSS.1676

Local Identifier


Processing Information

Processed by Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005.

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266