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Garthwaite (Jeremiah C.) Letters to Jacob T. Garthwaite
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
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  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Jeremiah C. Garthwaite letters to Jacob T. Garthwaite
    Creator: Garthwaite, Jeremiah Crane, 1807-1883
    Identifier/Call Number: mssGarthwaite
    Physical Description: 0.2 Linear Feet (3 folders)
    Date (inclusive): 1831-1836
    Abstract: A collection of letters from New Orleans businessman Jeremiah C. Garthwaite to his brother Jacob T. Garthwaite.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Jeremiah C. Garthwaite letters to Jacob T. Garthwaite, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Purchased from Johnson Rare Books and Archives, January 2021.

    Biographical / Historical

    Jeremiah Crane Garthwaite (1807-1883) was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of a Revolutionary War veteran. In the 1830s Garthwaite moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and was a partner in a wholesale clothing business which was dissolved in 1860.

    Scope and Contents

    A collection of 13 letters from Jeremiah C. Garthwaite to his brother Jacob Thomas Garthwaite (1808-1859). The letters are long and detailed and give Garthwaite's impressions of New Orleans, Louisiana, St. Louis, Missouri, Charleston, North Carolina, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, among other locations. In the letters, he discusses national, state, and local politics, as well as the business and social life of the early 1830s in the South. The letters shed new light on the history of Louisiana, Kentucky, and Mississippi between the Nullification Crisis and the 1837 Panic.

    Processing Information

    Collection processed by Gayle M. Richardson in May 2022.


    Arranged chronologically.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Brothers -- United States -- Correspondence
    New Orleans (La.) -- Commerce
    New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century
    New Orleans (La.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
    United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century
    Letters (correspondence) -- United States -- 19th century
    Garthwaite, Jacob Thomas, 1808-1859