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Guide to the William George Stewart Papers
1827-1931 (bulk 1838-1859)
 MS 594

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stewart, William George
Title: William George Stewart papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1827-1931 (bulk 1838-1859)
Abstract: Correspondence, business and legal papers, invoices, accounts, and shipping records belonging to New York merchant William George Stewart during the mid-1800s. Much of the material relates to Stewart's position as Vice-Consul of Mexico in New York. The correspondence also concerns several of Stewart's business dealings such as the construction of the first telegraph line in Mexico and the printing of several materials for distribution throughout Latin America. There are also documents detailing his finances as well as shipping exports to Mexico. Also present are several letters written to and by Mexican Consul Juan de la Granja.
Quantity: 4.58 Linear feet in 11 boxes and 1 oversize folder
Language: A substantive portion of the collection--perhaps about two-thirds of it--is in Spanish.
Call Phrase: MS 594