Robert Fergusson Papers
Document the business activities of Robert Fergusson (d. 1813), a tobacco factor (wholesaler) operating in Port Tobacco, Maryland. The collection includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence of Fergusson. Alexander Hamilton (d. 1799), a tobacco factor in Piscataway, Maryland, is a principal correspondent. Other correspondents include Dumfries [Virginia] merchants George Gray and Alexander Henderson, James Brown & Company of Glasgow [Scotland], and others. John Glassford & Company, a firm for which Fergusson worked for a time, is mentioned several times in Fergusson's letters. Date span: 1717-1810.