Scope note: The correspondence in the William Gibbons Papers is divided into subseries by recipient and then by writer. Five of the subseries consist of letters written to William Gibbons, one consists of letters written to Thomas Gibbons and one consists of miscellaneous correspondence.
William Dunham to William Gibbons, February 21, 1828-September 22, 1834
Scope note: 84 letters from William Dunham including updates and questions regarding the specifics of managing and operating Gibbons' plantation in Savannah, Georgia.
William Porter to William Gibbons, August 1, 1836-July 7, 1842
Scope note: 12 letters from William Porter all requesting financial assistance from Gibbons until the final letter July 7, 1842 when Porter states that he has claimed bankruptcy.
Hannah Wheelwright to William Gibbons, June 14, 1839-September 14, 1845
Scope note: 20 letters from Hannah Wheelwright including family matters and some talk of business affairs.
E.B.D. Ogden to William Gibbons; related legal letters, May 7, 1831-September 28, 1842
Scope note: Nine E.B.D. Ogden letters regarding the purchase of land at Elizabeth Town Point, New York.
Miscellaneous letters to William Gibbons, January 23, 1829-August 18, 1852
Scope note: 27 miscellaneous letters to William Gibbons including miscellaneous business correspondence and several letters pertaining to horse racing.
Letters to Thomas Gibbons, Esq., June 16, 1804-January 5, 1813
Scope note: 15 letters to Thomas Gibbons primarily regarding the shipment of goods from his plantations to various locations.
Miscellaneous letters, March 7, 1849-September 27 1853
Scope note: Five miscellaneous letters including three letters to William H. Gibbons, one letter from William Gale, and one letter from C.J. Luster.
February 4, 1819-March 8, 1830
Scope note: Two documents including a typed document from the Elizabeth[town] State Bank, and an agreement between Thomas Gibbons and Margaret Glen to employ her as his servant.
August 31, 1821-March 3, 1857
Scope note: 90 receipts from various businesses including the Union Line, the New Jersey Hotel, and various grocers and merchants.