Thomas Napier papers, 1803-1947; (bulk, 1803-1860).


Napier, Thomas, 1776 or 7-1860. Thomas Napier papers, 1803-1947; (bulk, 1803-1860).

Thomas Napier papers, 1803-1947; (bulk, 1803-1860).

Chiefly letters and papers re settlement of the estate of John Fraser, an Englishman residing in East Florida; material documents Napier's guaridianship of Fraser's children in Africa. Includes letters, 14 Sept. 1822, Liverpool, England, Thomas Powell to Napier, Charleston, S.C., re claim of George Irving against theestate for "Sixty Negroes bought from Africa"; 15 Nov. 1847, New York, Thomas Napier to Samuel M. Woodruff, re difficulty locating Fraser's heirs in Africa; also including letter, 24 June 1859, Charleston, S.C., to James M. Gould, [St. Augustine, Fla.], dimissing Gould as his agent in Florida and advising him to pay his new agent, George R. Fairbanks. Other legal and business items include 5 bound volumes, 1847-1857, consisting of letterbooks containing personal and business correspondence, including 2 letters, 27 Aug. and 1 Dec. 1857, White Lake, [N.Y.], and Elizabeth, [N.J.?], from S[amson] V[ryling Stoddard] Wilder, re a proposed survey of Arkansas, Wall street panic and railroad speculation, the "Atlantic Telegraph," and Napier's good fortune in having left the "Anti-slavery" section while real estate values were high. Other items include document, 1856, granting power of attorney to Mrs. Rebecca Napier on behalf of the grandchildren of Simeon Theus; and letter, 6 Dec. 1857, Washington, D.C., from Cha[rle]s Sherman, re petition to be presented to Congress by Senator [Josiah James]Evans, previous claims defeated by James L. Orr and [Andrew Pickens]Butler, and suggesting letters from South Carolina to influence Orr. Personal correspondence includes Jan. ca. 1830, Charleston, S.C., Napier to daughter, Ann, North Hampton, Mass., re her school and family members in Massachusetts, and operations of the rice mill. Also includes 2 letters, 29 Sept and 7 Oct. 1857, Charleston, S.C.J.P. DeVeaux, to Napier, New York, re yellow fever and illness in his family. Other correspondents include Gen. D.V. Clinch, James Hibben, Jasper Corning, W. McLain ("Sec. & Treas. of the American ColonizationSociety"), Thomas L. McKenney, E.B. Gould, Dr. Samuel M. Elliott, Henry Trescott, the firm Petigru and King, and the North American Land Company.

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