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Box 6476


Contains 4 Collections and/or Records:


 File — Box: 6476, Folder: 104
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection contains four letters. The first, dated 8 November 1834, to Harvey Chase of Fall River, Massachusetts, by J. B. Toulmin of the commission firm Toulmin, Hazard and Company of Mobile, Alabama, included market news and discusses selling cotton to Chase (it is written on a printed market report of the firm dated November 5). The second, dated 8 December 1834, to Abraham Bell and Company of New York, discusses business matters, particularly cotton shipments. The third letter, dated...
Dates: 1834 - 1837

Minutes of the Proceedings of a Convention of Merchants and Others, Held in Augusta, Georgia, October 16, 1837; with an Address to the People of the South and South-Western States, Relative to the Establishment of a Direct Export and Import Trade with Foreign Countries, 1837 October 16

 Item — Box: 6476, Folder: 105
Scope and Contents Report of the first of three such commercial conventions held in Georgia during the period, attended by representatives from most of the southern states, who sought to develop regional economic cooperation and free themselves from dependence on the North or Europe for their economic well-being.
Dates: 1837 October 16

Letter from Howell Cobb to Eugene Le Hardy about the Southern Direct Trade Movement, 1860 May 10

 Item — Box: 6476, Folder: 105
Scope and Contents In response to northern obstructions on the southern economy throughout the 1850s, Howell Cobb and other southern leaders formed a commission to establish "direct trade" relations with foreign nations. Since Belgium was an important consumer of southern cotton with close commercial ties to the southern states, in April 1860 the commission decided to send an official delegation to Brussels in order to negotiate a direct line of trade between Belgium and the American South. The delegation was...
Dates: 1860 May 10