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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the WIlliam Hoskins letter MSS.0647

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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:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

June 2013
Collection Title:

William Hoskins letter

Unit ID:

MSS.0647

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (1 item)

Dates:

1796 March 31

Abstract:

Letter dated 31 March 1796, from Hoskins in Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, addressing potential business prospects.

creator

Hoskins, William

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Preferred Citation:

William Hoskins letter, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains a letter dated 31 March 1796, written by Hoskins from Bordeaux, France, to James Swan in America, soliciting Swan's patronage as he sets up his commission agency in France.

Biographical/Historical note

William Hoskins was a commission agent doing business in Bordeaux, France, in 1796.

Commission agents - also known as commercial agents - are middlemen between vendors and buyers. They work in countries throughout the world and may seek work from a number of employers simultaneously.

Source(s)

Business and Labor (localbroad)

International relations (lcsh)

Letters (correspondence) (aat)

Letter Box 631 Folder 647.01