Henry Buist papers

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Buist's appointment, signed by Governor Robert Kingston Scott, 1869, to a Memphis commercial convention concerning trade with Europe through south Atlantic seaports and the need for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean; and a letter, 1871, to General Rush C. Hawkins from Buist concerning a lawsuit arising out of Civil War blockade running. A clipping from an unidentified source is attached to the 1871 letter. The clipping describes the circumstances of the lawsuit, mentioning the Consolidated Steamship Company, Henry Hart, and Theodore D. Jervey.

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