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Southern Trade and Diplomacy Collection

Identifier: MSS-4214

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one letter and two pamphlets related to trade and diplomacy in the antebellum South. Items include reports of two of three commercial conventions held in Augusta, Georgia, where attendants sought to develop regional economic cooperation to free themselves from economic dependence on the North or Europe. The other item is a letter written by southern leader Howell Cobb to Belgian engineer Eugene Le Hardy regarding the Southern Direct Trade Movement.


  • 1837 - 1860

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Due to the nature of certain archival formats, including digital and audio-visual materials, access to certain materials may require additional advance notice.

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are responsible for using the materials in conformance with United States copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright claimants in collection materials. For more information about copyright policy, please visit: Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal implications, for which the University of Alabama assumes no responsibility. Copyright for Official University records is held by The University of Alabama; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


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The collection consists of one letter and two pamphlets related to trade and diplomacy in the antebellum South.

Processing Information

Processed by Jessica Rayman, 2018 February.
Guide to the Southern Trade and Diplomacy Collection
Jessica Rayman
2018 February
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266