Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse Record Book 1819-1834

Size
1 item
Location

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Call number
MSS 00370

Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse Record Book, 1819-1834, consists of a book recording the tobacco produced by various farmers and given to the Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse for sale.

The Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse, known through 1820 as the Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse, seems to have been a tobacco warehouse located in the Washington, D.C., area.

Biographical/historical note

The Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse, known through 1820 as the Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse, seems to have been a tobacco warehouse located in the Washington, D.C., area. It was likely an intermediary between tobacco farmers and purchasers: farmers gave the tobacco that they produced to the warehouse, which would in turn sell the tobacco to customers for a portion of the profit. Further specific information about the company is unknown.

Scope/content

The Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse Record Book consists of a bound-together sheaf of paper recording information about the amounts of tobacco to sell that the company received from farmers. It contains data from 1819 through 1834. The book is divided into two halves. One half contains information about "first-quality tobacco" and the other half contains information about "second-quality tobacco." The book includes the names of farmers, the date their tobacco was received, their mark (used to differentiate their tobacco from that of other farmers, and usually their initials), and the amount of tobacco received.

Physical description

12 pages8" x 12.5"

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse Record Book, MSS 00370, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Source of acquisition

Purchased by NCSU Libraries on November 20, 2002.

Processing information

Processed by Stephanie A. Horowitz, April 2005

Encoded by Stephanie A. Horowitz, April 2005

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Potomac River Blue Plains Tobacco Warehouse Record Book, MSS 00370, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC

Use of these materials

The nature of the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The NCSU Libraries claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections materials.

The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source.