Guide to the George E. Scott Papers, 1854-1910 and undated

Collection Overview

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.

Descriptive Summary

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Scott, George E.
George E. Scott papers 1854-1910 and undated
Language of Material
1.5 Linear Feet, approx. 721 Items
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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Box 1
Financial Papers
Box 1
Box 1
Box 2
Financial Papers
Box 2
Box 3

Historical Note

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

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George E. Scott Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.


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.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.