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Panton, Leslie & Company collection, 1739-1987

Author: William S CokerPanton, Leslie & Company.John Leslie and Company.John Forbes & Company.Forbes, Munro and Company.All authors
Edition/Format:   Book   Microform : Manuscript : Microfilm   Archival Material : English
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Editorial and research files of Dr. William S. Coker, editor of The Papers of Panton, Leslie & Company. Includes an extensive body of correspondence, business papers, court records, and other documents relating to the British firm and its successors, John Leslie and Company and John Forbes and Company (1739-1847), which under a monopoly granted by the Spanish government, engaged in an extensive Indian trade
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Genre/Form: Records and briefs
Business records
Correspondence
Named Person: William Alexander; John Forbes; Thomas Forbes; John Forrester, merchant; James Innerarity; John Innerarity; John Leslie; Robert Leslie; Alexander McGillivray; William Panton; William Simpson; R K Call; Henry Dearborn; Benjamin Hawkins; Andrew Jackson; Joseph M White; James Wilkinson; Patrick Tonyn; Thomas Brown; Vicente Manuel de Zéspedes; Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada; Enrique White; Juan de Estrada; Sebastián Kindelan; José Coppinger; Arturo O'Neill, governor of West Florida; Vicente Folch; Mateo Gonzales Manrique; José Mascot; José Callava; Esteban Miró; Luis Héctor Carondelet, barón de; Manuel Gayoso de Lemos; William Augustus Bowles; Louis Milfort; L C Perryman; Peter McQueen; Edward Nicolls; George Woodbine; Robert Christie Ambrister; Alexander Arbuthnot; Colin Mitchel; Edmund Doyle; William Hambly; Francisco de St Maxent; Sebastián Calvo de la Puerta y O'Farrill Casa Calvo, marqués de
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William S Coker; Panton, Leslie & Company.; John Leslie and Company.; John Forbes & Company.; Forbes, Munro and Company.; E. & J. Gairdner (Charleston, S.C.); MacKenzie & Glennie (London, England)
OCLC Number: 70957118
Language Note: Nearly 100 reels are in Spanish.
Notes: The documents in the editorial files, photocopied from depositories throughout the world, were selectively published on microfilm (see Papers of Panton, Leslie & Company, this Guide).
Description: 31 cubic ft. 525 microfilm reels.

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Editorial and research files of Dr. William S. Coker, editor of The Papers of Panton, Leslie & Company. Includes an extensive body of correspondence, business papers, court records, and other documents relating to the British firm and its successors, John Leslie and Company and John Forbes and Company (1739-1847), which under a monopoly granted by the Spanish government, engaged in an extensive Indian trade throughout the Old Southwest and continued under British and American governance. Papers touch on virtually every aspect of frontier life in Spanish and British Florida and adjacent states. In addition to records of the company, the collection includes exhaustive documentation from other sources, historical publications, and writings (1900-1987) about the company, its massive trading empire in the Southeast U.S., and company trading posts throughout present-day Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida, and operations in Tennessee, South Carolina, Cuba, the Bahamas, and London.

Emphasis of the collection is on Spanish-American relations with the Upper and Lower Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Cherokee tribes; the correspondence of members of the firm, including William Alexander (d. 1799), John Forbes (1769-1823), Thomas Forbes (d. 1808), John Forrester, James Innerarity (1777-1847), John Innerarity (1783-1854), John Leslie (1749?-1803), Robert Leslie (1758?-1798), Alexander McGillivray (1750-1793), William Panton (1742-1801), and William Simpson (d. 1813); papers of related companies, such as Forbes, Munroe (Nassau), E. & J. Gairdner (Charleston), MacKenzie & Glennie (London), and Mather & Strother (Mobile); and U.S. officials such as Richard K. Call, Henry Dearborn, Benjamin Hawkins, Andrew Jackson, Joseph M. White, and James Wilkinson. Includes correspondene of British and Spanish East Florida officials including Patrick Tonyn, Thomas Brown, Vicente Manuel de Zespedes, Juan Nepomuceno de Quesada, Enrique White, Juan de Estrada, Sebastián Kindelan, and José Coppinger, and Spanish West Florida and Louisiana officials, including Arturo O'Neill, Vicente Folch y Juan, Francisco de St. Maxent, Mateo Gonzalez Manrique, José Mascot, José Maria Callava, Esteban Miro, Baron de Carondelet, Manuel Gayoso de Lemos, and Marques de Casa Calvo.

Also includes papers relating to William Augustus Bowles, Louis Milfort, Chief Perryman, Peter McQueen, Edward Nicolls, George Woodbine, Robert C. Ambrister, Alexander Arbuthnot, Colin Mitchell, Edmund Doyle, and William Hambly.

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