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H. P. and Elisa K. Fleischman Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0521

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters reflecting the lives of H. P. Fleischman, a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, his wife Elisa K. Fleischman, and their children, in the early and mid- nineteenth century.

Dates

  • 1827-1850

Creator

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.

Biographical / Historical

H. P. Fleischman was a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River in the early and mid-nineteenth century.

A commission merchant was one to whom goods were sent for sale, and who charged a certain percent on the price of the goods sold for his service. Farmers and manufacturers with large quantities of goods to sell would send them to the cities to the commission merchant, who would sell them for them.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (16 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Raphael J. Polk, 1968

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013
Title
Guide to the H. P. and Elisa K. Fleischman Correspondence
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
February 2008
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500