William Wilson papers
William Wilson was an agent for the milling firm of Hoover and Frick, which was located near Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He apparently spent much of his time at the harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, gathering the news of the day, which he then transmitted to his employers in a series of letters. In his correspondence Wilson discusses cattle and grain prices, political news and events of Europe and Mexico, the effects of the California gold rush on the east coast, and prospects for trade with England and other European countries.
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