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Ephraim B. Bishop papers

Call Number: MS 585

Scope and Contents

The papers of Ephraim B. Bishop relate to various aspects of commerce in the southern United States from 1832 to 1887. Included are business correspondence, contracts and agreements, receipts, notes, bills, Confederate States exchange certificates, and other papers dealing with the collection of debts and the sale of cattle, goods, and slaves from South Carolina to Texas. Bishop held a patent for river dredging machinery, and a segment of the paper concerns his marketing of this equipment after the Civil War. Also in the papers are Bishop's post-war loyalty oaths and voter registration.

These papers were purchased from Anna A. Prince in 1968.


  • 1832-1887


Conditions Governing Access

The materials are open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Anna A. Prince, 1968.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL


Business correspondence, legal papers, receipts, notes and bills concerning the sale of cattle, goods and slaves from South Carolina to Texas. Included also are Confederate States' exchange certificates. Bishop held a patent for river dredging machinery and a segment of the papers concerns his marketing of this equipment after the Civil War.
Guide to the Ephraim B. Bishop Papers
Under Revision
compiled by Janet Elaine Gertz
September 1981
Description rules
Finding Aid Created In Accordance With Manuscripts And Archives Processing Manual
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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