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Guion family papers, 1789-1927 (bulk 1795-1815).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Creator: Guion family.
Collection number: 295-z
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Abstract: The Guion family lived near Natchez, Miss. The collection includes correspondence, business papers, deeds, and military papers, chiefly 1795-1815, of Revolutionary War officer Isaac Guion and members of his family. Included are personal letters of Isaac Guion, Sarah Guion, George Guion, and Lewis Guion as well as correspondence of Guion with his sons in school in Tennessee and Louisiana; and a description of a naval battle on the Mississippi River during the Civil War.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: The business papers include a request of George Guion for a loan of $5,000 from the Thibodauxville Branch of the Union Bank of Louisiana, offering his plantation and slaves as security, and an evaluation of the lands, buildings, crops, and slaves of George Guion made by the Citizens bank of Louisiana.

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