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Subseries 2.2
Bills of lading, 1831-1867
Boxes 52-83, OP1

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of bills of lading held by William G. Porter and Company from 1831-1867. Bills of lading are contracts between William G. Porter and Company and the owners of ships detailing the type, quantity, and destination of materials being transported. Because the company worked in consignment shipping, the bills of lading are the receipt of shipment documenting the company's shipping work, and show that by 1860, the company was shipping primarily cotton from planters in Alabama and Georgia. Materials shipped by the Apalachicola River, usually by steamship, are labeled as bills of lading by river and those sent by sea to New York, New York; Boston, Massachusetts; or foreign destinations, usually by schooner, brig, or bark, are labeled as bills of lading by sea. Steamships include Agnes, Apalachicola, Laura, South Carolina, Oswechee, Benjamin Franklin, and The Wave. Also employed were the schooners Patrick Henry, Columbia, Creole, and Monterey and the brigs General Wilson, Georgiana, and Laura Jones.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

By river
Box Folder Content
52 1 1831 November-December
52 2 1832
52 3 1833 February-December
52 4 1834
52 5 1835
52 6 1836 January-November
52 7 1837
52 8 1838 January-November
52 9 1839
52 10 1840
53 1 1841
53 2 1842
53 3 1844 January-April
53 4 1845 August-December
53 5 1846
53 6 1847 June-December
53 7 1848
54 1 1849 January-April
54 2 1849 May-December
54 3 1850
54 4 1851 January-June
54 5 1851 November-December
54 6 1852
55 1 1853 January-May
55 2 1853 September-December
55 3 1854 January-February
55 4 1854 March-May
55 5 1854 June-December
56 1 1855 January-February
56 2 1855 March-May
56 3 1855 June-October
56 4 1855 November-December
56 5 1856 January-February
56 6 1856 March-May
57 1 1856 June-September
57 2 1856 October-November
57 3 1856 December
57 4 1857 January
58 1 1857 February
58 2 1857 March
58 3 1857 April-October
58 4 1857 November-December
59 1 1858 January
59 2 1858 February
59 3 1858 March-April
59 4 1858 May-November
59 5 1859 December-1858 January
59 6 1859 February-May
60 1 1859 July-August
60 2 1859 September-October
60 3 1859 November-December
60 4 1860 January-February
60 5 1860 March-May
60 6 1860 June-December
60 7 1861 January
OP1 6 1861 January-April
61 1 1861 February
61 2 1861 March-June
61 3 1865 June-December
61 4 1866 January-February
61 5 1866 March-June
61 6 1866 July-August
62 1 1866 September-December
62 2 1867 January-June
By the sea
62 3 1831-1833
62 4 1834
62 5 1835
62 6 1836 January-April
62 7 1837 January-May
63 1 1836 May-December
63 2 1837 January-September
63 3 1837 October-December
63 4 1838
63 5 1839 January-March
63 6 1839 April-July
64 1 1839 August-December
64 2 1840 January-May
64 3 1840 August-December
64 4 1841 January-September
64 5 1841 October-December
64 6 1842
65 1 1843 January-March
65 2 1843 April-August
65 3 1843 September
65 4 1843 October-December
65 5 1844 January-April
66 1 1844 May-September
66 2 1844 October-December
66 3 1845 January-April
66 4 1845 May-December
67 1 1846 January-July
67 2 1846 August-December
67 3 1847 January-April
67 4 1847 May-August
67 5 1847 September-December
67 6 1848 January-May
68 1 1848 June-December
68 2 1849 January-February
68 3 1849 March-May
68 4 1849 June-September
68 5 1849 October-December
68 6 1850 January-February
69 1 1850 March
69 2 1850 April-August
69 3 1850 September-December
69 4 1851 January-February
69 5 1851 March [1 of 2]
70 1 1851 March [2 of 2]
70 2 1851 April-August
70 3 1851 September [1 of 2]
70 4 1851 September [2 of 2]
71 1 1851 October-December
71 2 1852 January-February
71 3 1852 March
71 4 1852 April-May
72 1 1852 June-September
72 2 1852 October-December
72 3 1853 January-February
72 4 1853 March
72 5 1853 April-July
73 1 1853 August
73 2 1853 September-October
73 3 1852 November-December
73 4 1854 January-February
73 5 1854 March [1 of 2]
73 6 1854 March [2 of 2]
74 1 1854 April-May
74 2 1854 June-August
74 3 1854 September
74 4 1854 October-December
75 1 1855 January-February
75 2 1855 March-May
75 3 1855 June-August
75 4 1855 September-October
75 5 1855 November-December
76 1 1856 January-February
76 2 1856 March
76 3 1856 April-May
76 4 1857 March-May
76 5 1857 June-August
77 1 1857 September-December
77 2 1858 January-April
77 3 1858 May-August
77 4 1858 September-October
77 5 1858 November-December
78 1 1859 January
78 2 1859 February
78 3 1859 March
78 4 1859 April-June
78 5 1859 July-August
78 6 1859 September-October
79 1 1859 November-December
79 2 1960 January-February
79 3 1860 March
79 4 1860 April-July
79 5 1860 August-September
80 1 1860 October-December
80 2 1861 January-February
80 3 1861 March-May
80 4 1865 May-August
80 5 1865 September
80 6 1865 October
81 1 1865 November
81 2 1865 December
81 3 1866 January
81 4 1866 February
82 1 1866 March [1 of 2]
82 2 1866 March [2 of 2]
82 3 1866 April
82 4 1866 May-June
82 5 1866 July-August
82 6 1866 September
83 1 1866 October-December
83 2 1867 January-June
Ledgers
BV6 - bills of lading, 1848-1850
BV7 - bills of lading, 1851-1852
83 3 bills of lading, 1855 December-1859 November
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