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Fred Garrissen letter

Identifier: Mss 0034-077

Collection Overview

The letter is addressed to William Stephen, a Charleston businessman, and is from Fred Garrissen of Bremen, Germany. In the letter Garrissen expresses concern about Atlantic shipping interests. He explains that there were major food shortages in Germany and informs Stephen that Europeans were dependent on trade from the Americas. Garrissen asked Stephen to send him "old rice," tobacco, coffee, pimento, cotton, deerskins, and sugar so that he can resell the materials for a large profit.


  • Creation: 1793


Language of Material

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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1 folder (1 item) : 3 leaves ; 25 cm.

Alternate Form of Materials

Digital reproductions available online in the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Inventory of the Fred Garrissen Letter, 1793
Processed by: Special Collections staff; finding aid created by: Special Collections staff
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