John Parker Letters
Scope and Content
Two autograph letters and the concluding page of a third letter from John Parker in Havana, Cuba, to his employer, A.C. Johnstone. The first letter, dated April 3, 1815, is written following Parker's arrival in Havana aboard the "Amelia." He describes various transactions and business contacts he has made and discusses the shipping of sugar and coffee to St. Petersburg. In the second letter, dated June 7, 1815, he discusses business transactions in more detail, complains about having to deal with the Spanish in buying real estate and goods, congratulates Johnstone on the purchase of a cotton plantation, and includes a price list of men, women, and boy slaves from Africa. The final letter, dated August 6, 1815, consists of the concluding page only, but describes the coffee, sugar and other markets in Havana.
- Parker, John (Person)
The collection is open for research.
0.01 Linear feet (1 folder)
Language of Materials
Letters from John Parker in Havana, Cuba, to his employer, A.C. Johnstone, describing business in Cuba.
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Alternate Form of Finding Aid
This guide is available in Spanish at https://www.uflib.ufl.edu/findingaids/Spanish/msgroup165.pdf.
- A Guide to the John Parker Letters
- Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers
- August 2004
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- Description is written in English.
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