Letters, 1839-1841, to James Mitchell & Son| Manuscripts Gifts 2008 | Front Page 2008 | Previous Issues | Friends of the Library |
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Four letters, 1839-1841, document purchases of mill stones ordered by South Carolinians from the Philadelphia firm of James Mitchell & Son. | Manuscripts Gifts 2008 | Previous Issues | Endowments | Friends of the Library |
A letter of 4 January 1839 from Burwell Chick of Greenville places an order for a pair of French burr mill stones, specifying the dimensions to which they should be made, and directing that they be shipped to Charleston, S.C., in care of commission merchant Robert Caldwell. A pencil draft on the interior page of the letter provides the text of the reply from James Mitchell & Son, 19 January 39, informing Chick that the stones could not be shipped immediately as the river was closed and advising him to make other arrangements for payment since it would be troublesome for them to collect from Caldwell.
Two letters, 14 March and 26 May 1840, from R. & J. Caldwell, Charleston, order French burr mill stones and forward payment; and a 20 July 1841 letter from B.F. Smith of Charleston, S.C., orders Nova Scotia blue grit grindstones and references the firmís advertisement in the Charleston Courier newspaper.