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Identifier: A1595

Title: James Tower Sweringen Papers, 1818-1872


James T. Sweringen (1807-1870), St. Louis merchant and financier, came to St. Louis in 1828 and took an active part in the affairs of the city. He operated a large department store, dealt in real estate, banking, and various commercial affairs. Sweringen was married to Martha Farrar, daughter of Dr. Bernard G. Farrar, in 1832.

Contains papers regarding business, politics, Black Republicanism, secession, the Civil War, reconstruction, sale of Negroes, real estate and the settlement of the Tower family.

1 box (approximately 300 items)

Cite as: James Tower Sweringen Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND


Dates: 1818-1872

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts




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