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Blackburn (J.) Letter

(Mss. 3326)


Summary

Biographical/Historical Note

Scope and Content Note

Index Terms

Summary

Size. 1 item.

Geographic location. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Date. Jan. 7, 1819.

Summary. Letter written by J. Blackburn, a ship's first officer, to his ship's owners on the occasion of the death of the ship's captain.

Source. Purchase, 1979.

Access. No restrictions.

Copyright. Physical rights are retained by the LSU Libraries. Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators of the materials in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation. J. Blackburn Letter, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Stack designation. Misc.
 

Biographical/Historical Note

 

J. Blackburn, a ship's first officer, served under a captain who died in 1818 or 1819. The company owning the ship was based in New Orleans. The ship's chandlers were Paterson and Philpot. Names mentioned in connection with the captain's affairs include Mr. Gardner, Mr. Paterson, and Mr. Haskell.

Scope and Content Note

This letter details J. Blackburn's involvement with settling his deceased captain's affairs. It comments on the need to consign the ship to another house or company. It reports the captain's debts and credits, mentioning an enclosed copy of his accounts. This copy is not included.
 

Index Terms

Blackburn, J.

Shipping--Louisiana--History--19th century.

Commerce--New Orleans (La.)--History--19th century.