Edward Spalding letters, 1822-1825

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Spalding, Edward.
Title: Edward Spalding letters, 1822-1825
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 680
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence of Edward Spalding, a nineteenth-century shipping agent based in Matanzas, Cuba.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Edward Spalding papers, University of Miami, Otto G. Richter Library, Cuban Heritage Collection; West Indies Collection, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, Louisiana State University Libraries; Edward Spalding papers, Rhode Island Historical Society.


Purchase, 1985.


[after identification of item(s)], Edward Spalding letters, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Edward Spalding was a shipping agent in Matanzas, Cuba in the 1820s.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters to Edward Spalding from Bristol, Rhode Island merchants, including Jacob Babbit, George DeWolf, and Robert Rogers, from 1822-1825. The letters pertain to trade in West Indian products carried by Bristol, Rhode Island ships to Matanzas (Cuba), St. Petersburg, Russia, and London. The letters discuss prices of sugar and coffee, and financial and shipping arrangements.

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Arranged in chronological order.

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