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Guide to the John Flannery and Company records, 1867-1912, bulk 1867-1892

Abstract

John Flannery and Company was a partnership of commission merchants, of Savannah, Ga. and was originally known as L. J. Guilmartin & Co. The records become those of John Flannery and Co. comprised of John L. Johnson and John Flannery after June 1877. This collection contains business papers of L. J. Guilmartin & Co., 1867-1877, and after 1877, of John Flannery and Co., cotton factors, commission merchants, and agents for several manufacturing concerns. Correspondence, principally with merchants and farmers in Georgia and Florida, concerns the purchase and sale of cotton, and to a lesser extent, other commodities, loans on crops, prices of cotton and other commodities, a government tax on cotton, 1867, and speculation in cotton.

Descriptive Summary

Title
John Flannery and Company records
Creator
John Flannery and Company (Savannah, Ga.).
Extent
15.0 Linear feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

This collection contains business papers of L. J. Guilmartin & Co., 1867-1877, and after 1877, of John Flannery and Co., cotton factors, commission merchants, and agents for several manufacturing concerns. Correspondence, principally with merchants and farmers in Georgia and Florida, concerns the purchase and sale of cotton, and to a lesser extent, other commodities, loans on crops, prices of cotton and other commodities, a government tax on cotton, 1867, and speculation in cotton. Also included are bills and receipts, deeds for land sold in Florida and Georgia, copies of insurance policies, and the report of a suit, 1860s, brought against L. J. Guilmartin & Co. Scattered letters refer to Reconstruction, bankruptcy laws in Georgia, and trading through the Grange. Persons mentioned include Edward W. Drummond, John Flannery, and Lawrence J. Guilmartin.

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Contents of the Collection

Correspondence, 1867 Feb 4 - 1871 Dec 12
Box 1
Correspondence, 1871 Dec 13 - 1874
Box 2
Correspondence, 1875 - 1876 Oct 26
Box 3
Correspondence, 1876 Oct 27 - 1877 Jan 31
Box 4
Correspondence, 1877 Feb 1 - 1877 Oct 23
Box 5
Correspondence, 1877 Oct 24 - 1878
Box 6
Correspondence, 1879 Jan - 1879 Nov 24
Box 7
Correspondence, 1879 May 24 - 1880 May 29
Box 8
Correspondence, 1880 Jun 1 - 1881 Aug 2
Box 9
Correspondence, 1881 Aug 24 - 1882
Box 10
Correspondence, 1883 - 1884 Feb 29
Box 11
Correspondence, 1884 Mar 1 - 1885 Sept
Box 12
Correspondence, 1885 Oct - 1886 May 11
Box 13
Correspondence, 1886 May 12 - 1887 Jul 28
Box 14
Correspondence, 1887 Aug 1 - 1888 Jul 30
Box 15
Correspondence, 1888 Aug 1 - 1889 Jan 8
Box 16
Correspondence, 1889 Jan 9 - Jul 19
Box 17
Correspondence, 1889 Jul 20 - 1889 Nov
Box 18
Correspondence, 1889 Dec - 1890 Nov
Box 19
Correspondence, 1890 Dec - 1912 and undated
Box 20
Bills and receipts, 1860s - 1870s
Box 21
Bills and Receipts, 1880 - 1902 and undated
Box 22
Canceled Checks, 1879
Box 23
Canceled Checks, 1880 - 1889
Box 24
Canceled Checks, 1868, 1877-1881
Box 25
Canceled Checks, 1878 - 1879
Box 26
Canceled Checks, 1894 - 1895
Box 27
Canceled Checks, 1894 - 1895
Box 28
Canceled Checks, 1894 - 1895
Box 29
Canceled Checks, 1894 - 1895
Box 30

Historical Note

John Flannery and Company was a partnership of commission merchants, of Savannah, Ga. and was originally known as L. J. Guilmartin & Co. The records become those of John Flannery and Co. comprised of John L. Johnson and John Flannery after June 1877.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], John Flannery and Company records, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The John Flannery and Company records were acquired by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library between 1951-1956.

Processing Information

Processed by: Rubenstein Library Staff

Accessions described in this collection guide include: 48-942