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Guide to the H. P. and Elisa K. Fleischman correspondence MSS.0521

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-03-22T16:17-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

March 2013
Collection Title:

H.P. and Elisa K. Fleischman correspondence

Unit ID:

MSS.0521

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (16 items)

Dates:

1827-1850

Abstract:

Letters of a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, and his family.

creator

Fleischman, Elisa K.

creator

Fleischman, H. P.

Preferred Citation:

H. P. and Elisa K. Fleischman correspondence, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains letters reflecting the lives of H. P. Fleischman, a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River, his wife Elisa K. Fleischman, and their children, in the early and mid- nineteenth century.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Processing Information:

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unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

Elisha K. Fleischman was a commission merchant in the Caribbean and on the Mississippi River in the early and mid- nineteenth century.

A Commission Merchant was one to whom goods were sent for sale, and who charged a certain percent on the price of the goods sold for his service. Farmers and manufacturers with large quantities of goods to sell would send them to the cities to the commission merchant, who would sell them for them.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Mrs. Raphael J. Polk, 1968

Source(s)

Fleischman, Elisa K. (local)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

Daily Life and Family (localbroad)

Family (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Letters Box 1260