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|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.)|
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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.Back to Top
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.Back to Top
Processed by: Connie Cartledge, August 1986; Mark Beasley, July 1987
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