Garriott, George W., Papers, 1838-1850 (C0104)

0.4 linear feet.


Papers pertaining to the milling business of G.W. Garriott of St. Charles, Missouri, including correspondence, refund slips, orders for produce, accounts, and miscellaneous papers. Also included are several letters of Samuel H. Douglas, an owner of a newspaper in St. Charles.


The papers were purchased from Josephine Mittleberger on 25 April 1944 (Accession No. 120).


George W. Garriott was in the milling business in St. Charles, Missouri, during the 1840s. He owned a packet boat, Fayaway, and did most of his own shipping on the Missouri River and between St. Charles and St. Louis on the Mississippi River. He did business with Scott, Nagel and Company of St. Louis.


The Garriott Papers include correspondence, refund slips, orders for produce, accounts, wheat weighing certificate receipts, promissory notes, cancelled checks, and miscellaneous papers. The collection also includes correspondence of Samuel H. Douglas, a newspaper owner in St. Charles.

More detailed descriptions of folder contents are in the folder list.


f. 1-9Business correspondence, 1847-1850. Concerning the Garriott milling and merchandising business at St. Charles, Missouri.
f. 10Miscellaneous correspondence, 1839-1850. William Downing, St. Louis to A.D. Hammond & Co., St. Charles about order of shoes, 1839; Harvey Griswold, Marthasville to "Dear Sir", 1841; M.P. Onersby, Danville, Missouri, to F.W. Cleveland & Co., St. Charles, Missouri, about Danville, 1847; Ranny & Co., St. Louis to John Atkinson, St. Charles about sale of flour, 1847; William F. Buddell & Daniel Kyte, Monterey, Kentucky to Winfield Bullock, St. Louis about a farm, 1849; Fleming and Dudley, St. Louis to Winfield Bullock, St. Charles about a loan, 1850.
f. 11Douglas, Samuel H., correspondence, 1844-1849. Letters of newspaper owner of St. Charles, Missouri; William M. Campbell about legal business, 1844; G.T. Bird recommendation of Douglas, 1844; James Naylor about subscription for Western Star newspaper, 1847; R.B. Frayser about becoming a candidate for the House of Representatives, 1848; John C. Wells about chartering a temperance organization in Warrenton, Missouri, 1849; Henry C. Lyle about a position on newspaper staff, accounts due Western Star; poem rejected for publication by editor of Western Star.
f. 12-13Accounts of Garriott and others. Seven accounts for merchandise bought of Garriott 1844-1849; eleven accounts of Garriott, 1846-1849; eight accounts of others; three accounts for flour shipped on Fayaway and sold by Scott Naylor & Co. for Garriott.
f. 14-15Refund checks and orders for produce and money, 1847-1849. Refund checks given by Garriott for goods he received; orders for produce and money given to Garriott as security.
f. 16Wheat weighing certificates and receipts, 1849. Certificate of correct weight of wheat and receipt for payment of same, St. Louis.
f. 17-18Promissory notes, cancelled checks, receipts, and bills of lading.
f. 19Miscellaneous papers: certificate of debt sworn to before John T. Senten by Daniel A. Watson against George Vaughn, 1844; list of notes due W.C. Thompson and collected by Garriott, 1847; two notices that a promissory note signed by James W. Gallagher in favor of Garriott is due, 1849.
v. 1Garriott, George W., Account Book, 1844-1845, 162 p. Accounts of all sales of general merchandise store, St. Charles, Missouri, from 25 March 1844 to February 1845.


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Account books--Merchants


v. 1

Boats and boating



Garriott, George W.









Mills and millwork



Missouri River--Commerce



Missouri, St. Charles



St. Charles Steam Mills