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James Tower Sweringen Collection (VMF165), 1832-1872Add to your cart. | MSS Manuscripts

Title: James Tower Sweringen Collection (VMF165), 1832-1872Add to your cart.
ID: MSS/VMF/165
Extent: 55.0 Items
Predominant Dates: 1832-1872
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Item 1: Receipts, checks, bills for business and personal accounts, primarily in St. Louis. Most are consigned to James T. Sweringen, some are copies or duplicates receipted by Sweringen. Several items, c.1860, are apparently endorsed to a W. G. Sweringen, possibly another relative, 1832-1872
Item 2: Receipts. Arthur B. Barret, Edwin Harrison, J. Freeman, Dr. Farrar and others. Several of the items are in the name of Chouteau, Harrison and Valle and a list of the firms involved in these transactions include: W.H. Gray and Co., Eugene Jaccard and Co., Scruggs, Vandervoort and Barney, Alexander Leitch and Co., Porter, Worthington and Co., J.B. Orne, Cupples and Marston, Burrows and Jennings, 1832-1872
Item 3: Receipts for local newspaper subscriptions: the St. Louis Dispatch, 1870; St. Louis Evening News and Intelligencer, 1860; Alton Observer, 1835-37; Missouri Republican, 1841; St. Louis Commercial Buletin, 1839; St. Louis American, 1841; and the Missouri Argus, 1840, 1835-1870
Item 4: George N. Tower, Albany, New York to James T. Sweringen containing letter of introduction and recommendation for J. F. Terrill, tailor, 1836: November 17
Item 5: Order from [Col. W.H.S.] Wallace, Brigade Headquarters, Brides Point, Missouri, containing special order [overseen by] C.W. Hotchkiss, by which Lieut. Col. [Rombrauss or Rombauer] is authorized to return by steamer Louisiana to St. Louis and to report to Major General Fremont, 1861: August 12
Item 6: Document authorizing power of attorney to Trusten Polk by Edwin Harrison. Written from Santa Fe. Includes list of specific vouchers to be made. Signed [verso] by Edwin Harrison, countersigned and dated, Aug. 18, 1863 by Trusten Polk, 1862: May 20
Item 7: [William R. Jarrett], Phoenix Insurance Co. of St. Louis to [James T.] Sweringen discussing plans for sales of various lots in downtown St. Louis [in order] to pay the debt of [Mellon of Philadelphia], 1864: August 28
Item 8: Abraham Lincoln authorizing James Harrison to cross military lines and return. Original is gift of Edwin Harrison to Missouri Historical Society, 1890., 1864: December 22
Item 9: Deed of sale of German Publishing Company, 211 Market Street to [Henry Laenger] for $20,000 including effects. Attached is inventory of effects as of date of sale, signed by J. Rombauer, President of the company. Printed form and autograph list., 1870: June 30
Item 10: Photographs [unidentified] of group of [factory workers]


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