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Case Family Papers, 1802-1914

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Identifier: A0249

Title: Case Family Papers, 1802-1914


The Camden brothers -- John, Peter, and Marbell -- owned a dry goods and general merchandise business in Kentucky, Pontoon, Mississippi, and St. Louis. Peter G. Camden, born in 1811 in Amherst County, Virginia, came to St. Louis in 1827 where he remained until his death in 1873. He married Anne Bell Case (1801-1871), and was an American (Nativist) party member and elected mayor of St. Louis in 1846. He retired from business in 1867. Their daughter Sally Camden married George Case, a physician, in 1856.

Business and personal papers of the Case and Camden families of St. Louis. Includes personal letters of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Camden, Marbell Camden, and Dr. and Mrs. George S. Case; two letterpress letterbooks of Peter G. Camden regarding politics and Civil War activities in St. Louis (1860-1869); partnership agreement (1854) of Case, O'Blenis, Mathews, and Wells for operating a business in St. Louis; a description of the dry goods business of John B. and M. Camden and Company; an analysis of trade along the Mississippi River in the 1830s; a steamboat bill of lading and a letter (1840) to Captain Calvin Case at the wreck of the ship Selma; copies of Civil War ballads; and a diploma of Annie B. Case from the School of the Good Shepherd, June 15, 1887.

Indexed in the archives card catalog.

2 boxes; 2 volumes; 1 oversize folder

Cite as: Case Family Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1802-1914

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Camden, Peter G., 1811-1873

Subjects: Politics and government
Trade routes
Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi River


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