The Bostwick Company Records, 1819-1856, consist of the business records of William Bostwick (1796-1863), merchant of Augusta, Georgia, and New Haven, Connecticut, including records of firms with which he was associated and their antecedents. The firms represented are: Edward Campfield & Co.; John Burton, Burton & Bostwick; Banks & Baird; and Bostwick & Baird, the last-named becoming the firm of William Bostwick in 1832. All of these firms were in Augusta, Georgia, and were primarily engaged in the cotton business.
The records are arranged alphabetically by title and run nearly continuously from 1819 to 1856 with the records of succeeding companies often being simply continued in old record books. An indication has been given under each of the entries in the register as to which companies are included with that particular set of records.
NOTE: In 1982, the entire collection was filmed (HM Film 134). The volumes were discarded after filming, but the correspondence, including the letters which were in box 5 folder 50, has been kept and refoldered. They are described on the following page.