Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Edward Adolphus Correspondence, 1842-1843

Finding aid created by
Meg Hixon, October 2011

Summary Information
Title: Edward Adolphus correspondence
Creator: Adolphus, Edward
Inclusive dates: 1842-1843
Extent: 8 items
The Edward Adolphus correspondence contains seven letters and a receipt pertaining to commercial interests in New York and Boston in 1842 and 1843.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
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Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

1991. M-2662c.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.


Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

Cataloging funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). This collection has been processed according to minimal processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Edward Adolphus Correspondence, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


The collection is arranged chronologically.


Edward Adolphus worked as a merchant stationed in Belize, Honduras, during the mid-19th century. William Warriner, a New York City merchant, worked in the shipping industry in the mid 19th century, and traded indigo, sarsaparilla, and mahogany, along with other goods. A. J. Cameron, of Boston, also traded in foodstuffs during the mid-19th century.

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Edward Adolphus correspondence contains seven letters and a receipt pertaining to commercial interests in New York and Boston in 1842 and 1843. The collection includes five letters from Warriner, a New York City-based merchant, one receipt for goods shipped on the Florida Blanco , and two letters from A. J. Cameron. In his letters, Warriner wrote Adolphus regarding business in New York, and focused particularly on the trade in indigo and mahogany. In one letter, Warriner mentioned the recent death of his son: "I was at the time much afflicted having that morning lost my youngest boy, who died suddenly of dropsy in the brain … I never knew a real trouble before and shall improve by this one by a firmer faith and determination to place my mind on nothing in the hope of retaining it here" (April 1, 1842). Cameron, based in Boston, also discussed commercial matters. His letter of November 1, 1843, provided his opinions on the prospective education of the Adolphus children and on dentistry.

Subject Terms

    • Shipping--History.
    • United States--Commerce.
    • Women--Education--United States--History--19th century.
    • Cameron, A. J.
    • Warriner, William.
    Genre Terms:
    • Letters (correspondence)
    • Receipts (financial records)
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Box   8, Small Collections Folder   22
    Edward Adolphus correspondence,  1842-1843 [series]