Gibbons family papers, 1811-1856.


Gibbons family. Gibbons family papers, 1811-1856.

Gibbons family papers, 1811-1856.

These papers consist of the correspondence of Thomas Gibbons, William Gibbons, and William Heyward Gibbons and date from 1811-1856, with bulk dates of 1811-1817, 1831-1839, and 1850-1856. The letters mostly pertain to business or estate matters, covering such topics as rice and cotton crops; steam boats; shipping concerns; horse breeding, trading, and racing; real estate, property deals and transfers. The letters also include such family issues as inheritance and the settling of the estate of William Gibbons. Correspondents include Josiah Whitney, P.B. Wilcox, F.S. Lathrop, James Anderson, Elias Reed, Ezra Stacy, John Lamar, and Sarah Gibbons McAllister.

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