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Guide to the Nehemiah Denton Papers MSS.1602

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Author:

Finding aid prepared by J.L. Callies

Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

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

April 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:06-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Nehemiah Denton papers

Unit ID:

MSS.1602

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.4 Linear feet

Dates:

1831-1844

Abstract:

Correspondence and other business materials of this Brooklyn, New York, resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Aside from extensive business correspondence, it includes detailed descriptions of Mobile's antebellum social life, and accounts of yellow fever epidemics and fires.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains letters to and from Denton regarding business matters, as well as various documents and maps relating to his business in Mobile. Agricola Wilkins, acting as Denton's agent, wrote a significant portion of the letters, which describe both Wilkins's and Denton's business endeavors in Mobile. After Wilkins left Mobile in 1840, other individuals assumed the role of agent for Denton and continued the correspondence regarding his Mobile property. In addition to shedding light on Denton's business affairs in Mobile, the letters in this collection provide lively and detailed descriptions of life in Mobile in the 1830s and 1840s, when the cotton market dominated the city's financial landscape. Letters also include descriptions of yellow fever outbreaks and destructive fires in Mobile, a steamboat journey from Mobile to Wetumpka, Alabama, and frontier life in Pontotoc, Mississippi. The collection is divided into four series: Outgoing Correspondence, Incoming Correspondence, Other Correspondence, and Miscellaneous Documents.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster, 2003

Preferred Citation:

Nehemiah Denton papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Warren H. Smith, 1953

Biographical/Historical note

Nehemiah Denton was an early nineteenth century New York City resident with business interests in Mobile, Alabama. Denton's nephew, Agricola Wilkins, lived in Mobile and owned a dry goods store. Wilkins served as Denton's agent in Mobile from about 1837 until 1840 when he left Mobile after suffering from yellow fever. After that date various agents worked for Denton and corresponded with him. Denton died in December 1844.

Nehemiah Denton Box 2979

Box 2979 Folder 1

Letter : 1840-12-24, Nehemiah Denton to Samuel W. Allen : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31378

Letter : 1841-06-10, Nehemiah Denton to Samuel W. Allen http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31379

Letter from [1841]-08, Nehemiah Denton to George Poe, Jr. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31380

Letter : 1841-09-13, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31381

Letter : 1841-09-13, Nehemiah Denton to Samuel W. Allen : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31382

Letter : 1841-09-28, Nehemiah Denton to George Poe, Jr. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31383

Letter : 1841-10-04, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31384

Letter : 1841-10-06, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31385

Letter : 1841-10-06, Nehemiah Denton to M. Judson http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31386

Letter : 1841-11-20, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31387

Letter : 1841-11-24, Nehemiah Denton to J. Powers : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31388

Letter : 1841-12-18, Nehemiah Denton to M. Judson : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31389

Letter : 1842-01-29, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31390

Letter : 1842-05-21, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31391

Letter : 1842-05-27, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31392

Letter : 1844-03-16, Nehemiah Denton to George Poe, Jr. : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31393

Letter : 1844-07-06, Nehemiah Denton to J.C. Gwin : copy http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31394

Box 2979 Folder 2

Letter from Samuel Allen to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-01-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31461

Letter from Samuel Allen to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-07-02 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31462

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-10-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31463

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-12-10 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31464

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-01-04 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31465

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-01-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31466

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-02-15 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31467

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-03-02 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31468

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-03-04 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31469

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-05-12 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31470

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-06-08 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31471

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-10-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31472

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-01-05 [includes account sheet] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31473

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-04-05 [includes account sheet] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31474

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-08-12 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31475

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-02-05 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31476

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-06-07 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31477

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-06-24 [includes account sheet] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31478

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-08-08 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31479

Letter from J. C. Gwin to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-11-01 [includes account sheet] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31480

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-09-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31481

Box 2979 Folder 3

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-09-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31369

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-10-10 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31370

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-11-10 [copy] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31371

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-12-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31372

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-12-13 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31373

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-08-21 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31374

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-01-08 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31375

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-02-15 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31376

Letter from M. Judson to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-05-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31377

Box 2979 Folder 4

Letter from B. H. Meakings to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-12-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31409

Letter from John J. Monell to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31410

Letter from John J. Monell to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-08-22 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31411

Letter from John J. Monell to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-08-23 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31412

Letter from George Poe, Jr. to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-09-17 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31413

Letter from George Poe, Jr. to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-10-01 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31414

Letter from George Poe, Jr. to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-03-23 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31415

Letter from George Poe, Jr. to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-03-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31416

Letter from J. Reynolds to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-04-29 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31417

Letter from Mary Reynolds to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-08-25 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31418

Letter from Kial Sewall to Nehemiah Denton, 1844-10-14 [receipt] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31419

Letter from Thomas Sturdivant to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-03-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31420

Letter from Thomas Sturdivant to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-03-28 [duplicate] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31421

Letter from Thomas Sturdivant to Nehemiah Denton, 1842-06-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31422

Letter from Thomas L. Wells to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-02-01 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31423

Letter from Thomas L. Wells to Nehemiah Denton, 1843-09-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31424

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-07 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31425

Box 2979 Folder 5

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1831-12-05 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31358

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1832-01-26 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31359

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1832-04-01 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31360

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1832-08-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31361

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-12 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31362

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-13 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31363

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-17 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31364

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-21 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31365

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-22 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31366

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-27 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31367

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1836-12-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31368

Box 2979 Folder 6

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-01-04 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31426

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, [1837]-01-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31427

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-01-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31428

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-02-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31429

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-03-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31430

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-03-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31431

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-08-07 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31432

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-08-18 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31433

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-09-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31434

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-09-13 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31435

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-10-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31436

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-10-23 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31437

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-10-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31438

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1837-11-29 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31439

Box 2979 Folder 7

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-01-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31402

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-02-10 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31403

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-02-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31404

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-03-26 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31405

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-04-14 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31406

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-05-11 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31407

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1838-12-04 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31408

Box 2979 Folder 8

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-01-17 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31482

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-02-12 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31483

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-02-17 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31484

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-05-09 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31485

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-05-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31486

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-06-07 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31487

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-07-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31488

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-08-09 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31489

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-09-27 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31490

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-10-03 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31491

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-10-26 (Letter is on the reverse of Mobile journal, October 11, 1839, which describes recent fires in the city of Mobile and includes a diagram of the city.) http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31492

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-11-12 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31493

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-12-02 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31494

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1839-12-06 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31495

Box 2979 Folder 9

Letter from R. G. Gordon to Agricola Wilkins and John Monell, 1836-12-15 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31447

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-01-09 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31448

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-01-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31449

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-02-05 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31450

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-03-28 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31451

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-03-29 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31452

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-04-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31453

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-05-15 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31454

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-05 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31455

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-06-16 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31456

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1840-06-20 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31457

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-10-30 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31458

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, 1841-06-03 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31459

Letter from Agricola Wilkins to Nehemiah Denton, [undated] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31460

Box 2979 Folder 10

Letter from M. Judson to Agricola Wilkins, 1841-09-24 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31395

Letter from John A. Lott to M. Judson, 1841-09-02 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31396

Letter from John A. Lott to M. Judson, 1841-10-23 [copy] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31397

Letter from John A. Lott to Kial Sewall, 1844-08-31 [copy] http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31398

Letter from Jon D. Monell to John A. Lott, 1840-02-24 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31399

Letter from Claudius L. Monell to John A. Lott, 1840-02-26 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31400

Letter from Joseph Silver to J. C. Gwin, 1842-06-21 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31401

Box 2979 Folder 11

Miscellaneous document : Agricola Wilkins statement of Reynolds claim http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31440

Miscellaneous document : Cash paid on mortgage to Bank of Norfolk http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31441

Miscellaneous document : Map of part of west of Water Street, south of St. Francis Street, Mobile http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31442

Miscellaneous document : Map of St. Francis property http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31443

Miscellaneous document : Memorandum of agreement between B.F. Copeland and J. Monell, 1835 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31444

Miscellaneous document : Mobile chancery decree, 1841 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31445

Miscellaneous document : Schedule of finances on the dissolution of firm, Wilkins and Monell, n.d. http://purl.lib.ua.edu/31446