George E. Scott papers, 1854-1910 and undated

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Scott, George E.
1.5 Linear Feet
approx. 721 Items
Material in English
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Scope and content:

Correspondence, photographs, printed material, legal papers, and a journal, relating to the personal and business life of George E. Scott, buyer and seller of lumber in Ala. and Fla. Some material also concerns the Perdido Bay Lumber Company in Pensacola, Fla. Includes a journal Scott kept (1873-1874) while on a ship carrying lumber and naval stores from Boston to Florida. Also includes two years of courtship letters while Scott was in England.

Biographical / historical:

George E. Scott was a lumber merchant in Chicago, Illinois.

Acquisition information:
The George E. Scott Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1992-1993.
Processing information:

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, July 2011

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 92-109, 93-122, 93-176, 08-140.

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Lumber trade -- Alabama
Industries -- Alabama
Industries -- Florida
Perdido Bay Lumber Company
England -- Description and travel
Chicago (Ill.)


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