1863 Charlotte, NC Williams, Oates & Charleston, SC James Robson Lost Shipment Civil War
Williams, Oates and Company is replying to James N. Robson of Charleston concerning a shipment of flour. Williams, Oates and Company has received an answer from Raleigh (most probably rail depot representative) that they had not received any flour shipment. Further states that the “books were thoroughly examined”. Browned; however, can be handled with normal care. Has fold tear at top left fold about 1 inch. Measures 9.25 by 7.375 inches.
An internet search of Williams, Oates Charlotte 1863 provides two direct references to the company. There are also surnames to review as desired.
James N. Robson was a very successful merchant and factor before, during and after the Civil War. He worked mainly out of his home town of Charleston, SC; however, had interests in many other parts of South Carolina as well as other parts of the United States.
Born 1799 The First - Scot's - Presbyterian Church Cemetery 53 Meeting Street, Charleston http://genealogytrails.com/scar/charleston/cem_scot_presby.htm
Charleston resident 1860 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ajac/sccharlestonalpha.htm