The James Poyas Daybook: An Account of a Charles Town Merchant, 1760-1765

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About the Exhibit

Between 1760 and 1765, merchant James Poyas maintained a daybook documenting his numerous business transactions in the growing colonial trade center of Charles Town, South Carolina. Poyas's account provides insights into developing commercial networks in Charles Town, the expanding South Carolina backcountry, and the British Atlantic World. Published June 2014. 


Project Author: Neal D. Polhemus, University of South Carolina