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Francis Porteus Corbin papers, bulk (1789-1884).

Title
Francis Porteus Corbin papers, 1716-1899, bulk (1789-1884).
Author
Corbin, Francis Porteus, 1801-1876.
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Description
3 linear feet (7 boxes).
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • Barke, P.
Biography (note)
  • Francis Porteus Corbin (1801-1876) was an American businessman of Philadelphia and Paris.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 671
Author
Corbin, Francis Porteus, 1801-1876.
Title
Francis Porteus Corbin papers, 1716-1899, bulk (1789-1884).
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
Collection consists of Corbin's correspondence, financial and legal papers, and printed matter. Personal and financial correspondence concerns politics, presidential candidates and political parties, ca. 1840-1870; management of Corbin's plantations in Georgia and Louisiana; Civil War matters such as secession, abolitionists, antislavery party, Charleston, S.C., at the outbreak of the war, the Confederacy, and Reconstruction; and references to notable people of the day in Europe and the United States. Also, family correspondence, letters of introduction, commissions to buy household and other goods in Paris for Americans, and papers dating back to 1716, relating to the estate of James Hamilton.
Biography
Francis Porteus Corbin (1801-1876) was an American businessman of Philadelphia and Paris. He owned property in Georgia and Louisiana and was interested in political affairs in the U.S. and Europe.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Occupation
Merchants.
Added Author
Commack, H. C.
Couper, J. Hamilton (James Hamilton), 1794-1866.
Macalester, Charles, 1798-1873.
Rawle, Edward.
Woodruff, George.
LCCN
ms 72001014
Research Call Number
MssCol 671
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