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Collection Number: 04449-z

Collection Title: J. Williams and Company Records, 1820-1823

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Size 40 items
Abstract Letters to J. Williams and Co., a merchandizing firm dealing in agricultural and other products in Fayetteville, N.C., from J. Rowland and Co., wholesale distributor, of Wilmington, N.C. The letters pertain to business transactions between the two companies and include references to shipping on the Cape Fear River. Apparently, J. Rowland and Co. was the principal supplier of J. Williams and Co. Some of the letters also serve as invoices.
Creator J. Williams and Company (Fayetteville, N.C.)
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the J. Williams and Company Records #4449-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Oinonen Book Auctions of Sunderland, Mass., in May 1986.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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J. Williams and Company was a merchandizing company operating in Fayetteville, N.C., and dealing in a wide variety of agricultural products and dry goods. Among other ventures, it supplied window glass for the University of North Carolina.

J. Rowland and Company of Wilmington, North Carolina, functioned as a wholesale distributor to J. Williams and Company and other merchants along the Cape Fear River, circa 1820. It is likely that the company also sold goods at retail in the Wilmington area.

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Letters from J. Rowland and Company to J. Williams and Company, chiefly to acknowledge receipt of goods. Merchandise described includes tobacco, sugar, cotton, and such other items as harnesses and window glass. References are made to the boats used to ship goods up the Cape Fear River and to their ports of call.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Connie Cartledge, August 1986; Mark Beasley, July 1987

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

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