William Gibbons papers  1804-1857 (bulk 1828-1845)
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Correspondence [series]

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.

Box   1 Folders   1-8
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.

Box   1 Folder   9
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.

Box   1 Folders   10-11
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.

Box   1 Folder   12
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.

Box   1 Folders   13-14
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.

Box   1 Folders   15-16
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.

Box   1 Folder   17
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.