Letter to Captain Gustavus D. S. Trask, Governor of Sailors' Snug Harbor, from James Tibby, Inmate, Sailors’ Snug Harbor, November 23, 1885


Handwritten letter from James Tibby, inmate of Sailors' Snug Harbor, to Captain Gustavus D. S. Trask, discussing a purchase of saltpeter that he made from the Bergenport Chemical Works, which was purchased from him by another man. This second man purchases other saltpeter from an intermediary who in turn purchases from "the institution" [Sailors' Snug Harbor?]. Tibby's purchaser is interested in cutting out the intermediary and buying directly from the Harbor and Tibby asks if Trask will contact the man, should this interest him. 

Name: Tibby, James, -1889
Role: Author
Institutional Affiliation: Sailors' Snug Harbor (Institution)

Name: Trask, Gustavus D. S. (Dunham Smith), 1837-1914
Role: Addressee
Institutional Affiliation: Sailors' Snug Harbor (Institution)
Type Of Resource
The collection is on permanent loan at the Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College. The Sailors' Snug Harbor records are the Property of the Trustees of the Sailors’ Snug Harbor.
Origin Info
Date Created: November 23 1885
Place: New Brighton (New York, N.Y.)
letters (correspondence)
Physical Description
extent: 20 x 25.2 cm
Digital Origin: Reformatted digital