Scope and Contents: This collection contains correspondence from New Orleans cotton brokers including Thomas B. Bancroft, Bogert and Hawthorn, Thomas B. Church, Cohn & Bullock, John W. Hagen & Co., J.D. Lymbrandt, Elisha Manton, A.S. Page and Co, J.W. Spring, William H. Sumner and Co, Waterman and Aldrich, and Wood and Simmons to manufacturers' agents in New England. These letters describe conditions in the New Orleans cotton market (crop prospects, prices, freight and foreign exchange rates, and domestic money market.There was also information regarding supplies and prices in the sugar and tobacco markets found in these letters.