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Collection Details


Collection Name: George Handy Papers
Repository Name: University of Delaware. Library. Special Collections Department [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Newark, Delaware, United States
URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/findaids/handy.htm
Dates Spanned: 1845-1871
Description: The George Handy Papers, 1845-1871 (bulk 1846-1850), comprises 273 letters and business documents from a prominent Philadelphia-based nineteenth-century merchant. The collection, as a whole, reflects social and personal relations with Handy family members in Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Mississippi, as well as other friends; and business and economic affairs of domestic and foreign commerce, much of which was conducted by shipping through the ports of Philadelphia and New Orleans, or via the Mississippi and Ohio rivers.
Broad Subjects: Relationships; History; Economics
ASP Subjects: Family--History; Family--Philadelphia (Pa.); Letters; Merchants--Philadelphia (Pa.); Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA; United States
Collection Code: OHC0004795