Found 122 collections related to Merchants

Provoost family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18064
1 v, 39 cm; 1 v, 39 cm
The Provoost (Provost) family, of French Huguenot descent, were early settlers of New Amsterdam. David Provoost (1670-1724) was a merchant and Mayor of the City of New York from 1699 to 1700. His nephew John Provoost (d. 1767) was the son of... more
Hasbrouck, Richard Montgomery
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18206
.33 linear feet (1 box)
Richard Montgomery Hasbrouck (1776-1860) was a merchant from Kingston, New York. With his wife, Maria Johnson, Hasbrouck had ten children, including son John Whitbeck Hasbrouck, a Whig party politician and activist. The Hasbrouck family descended... more
Allen, Robert
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3481
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Receipt book of payments made by New York grocers Allen and Cock. Robert Allen and Robert Allen and Company, and Samuel Allen The Allen and Cock of 300 Broadway, New York City, receipts document purchases for bran, flour, sugar, oats, coffee,... more
Swift, Reuben
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2936
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Food and provision merchant Reuben Swift kept this receipt book for his company Reuben Swift and Co. from May 11, 1802, to September 29, 1813. The volume contains receipts for pork, beef, butter, and other items, as well as accounts for money paid... more
R. Weir & Co
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3266
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Letter book containing correspondence from 1797-1800, chiefly on commercial matters. Contemporary copies
Champion, Richard, 1743-1791
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 511
1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm; 1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm
Richard Champion (1743-1791) of Bristol, England was a noted merchant and porcelain manufacturer. Champion, a Quaker, was active in political and civic affairs and sympathetic to American interests. He worked to elect Edmund Burke to Parliament... more
Henderson, Robert
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3512
.42 linear feet (3 volumes)
Daybook and journal of Robert Henderson, merchant of Glasgow, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Accounts of general trade; lists of goods received from and consigned to merchants in Glasgow, New York, Philadelphia and other points along... more
McBlair family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1932
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The McBlairs were a Maryland family. Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Captain Charles H. McBlair, United States and Confederate naval officer; his wife, Fanny Duncan McBlair; his mother-in-law, Margaret S. Duncan, of... more
Nevins & Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2123
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Nevins & Company was a mercantile firm of New York City. Collection consists of letters to Nevins & Company from business associates in Boston, Mass., Buffalo, N.Y., Hartford, Conn., Nantucket, Mass., New London, Conn., New Orleans, La.,... more
Jones, Norman
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3479
.63 linear feet (3 volumes)
Two ledgers containing names of customers and recording sales of articles of general merchandise, and a day book with entries from July 31, 1830 to October 15, 1833. Also includes an index to an unknown book bearing the inscription "Joseph W.... more
Wendel family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3287
1 box
Correspondence of Jacob Wendell of Boston, his brother Abraham Wendell of New York, and the latter's son, John Wendell of Portsmouth, N.H., relative to their business as merchants and importers, Indian affairs, land claims, and family matters;... more
Moffatt, Thomas
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2026
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Thomas Moffatt was a merchant of Boston, Massachusetts. Collection consists of Moffatt's correspondence with Isaac Sperrin, John Angier of Bristol, England, and others in England and America. Topics include shipbuilding; importation of textiles,... more
Edgar, William, 1739-1820
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 893
2 linear feet (11 v.)
William Edgar (1736-1820) was an Irish-born merchant of Detroit, Michigan, where he was a financial agent for the British Army post. He moved to New York City in 1780 or 1781 and engaged in trade with China and East India. Collection consists of... more
Wallace, Johnson, & Muir
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3207
.33 linear feet (1 volume)
A letterbook kept in Nantes, France, by the firm Wallace, Johnson, & Muir, containing copies of letters to various commercial houses, mostly in America. Wallace, Johnson, & Muir was a mercantile partnership formed in 1781 that concentrated on the... more
Wallace, Johnson, & Muir
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3206
.25 linear feet (1 box)
A letterbook kept in Annapolis, Maryland, by the firm Wallace, Johnson, & Muir, containing copies of letters to various commercial houses. Wallace, Johnson, & Muir was a mercantile partnership formed in 1781 that concentrated on the wholesale... more
Barrell, Theodore
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 218
.2 linear feet (1 v.)
Theodore Barrell was a merchant of Norwich, Conn. Letter book contains correspondence relating to trade in sugar, molasses, rum, and other products in the West Indies. Letters are chiefly with Parke Benjamin of Boston and George Gibbs of New York... more
Silas Peirce and Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2753
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Silas Peirce and Company was a wholesale grocery firm in Boston, Mass., during the 19th century. Along with groceries and household supplies, the firm had a substantial trade in luxury items. Collection consists of records of general merchandise... more
Smith, Thomas
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2792
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Receipt book of Thomas Smith, a New York City merchant, and Mary Smith his widow. The volume contains mercantile receipts from April 4, 1789, to April 1, 1792
Penn, Thomas, 1702-1775
Manuscripts and Archives Division
95 items
Proprietor of Pennsylvania. Letters to James Hamilton, relating to Pennsylvania affairs.
Crocker, Samuel, b. 1772
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 694
2 boxes
Samuel Crocker was a merchant and cotton manufacturer of Taunton, Mass. Papers include his letters, 1809-1836; accounts, 1802-1808; land papers concerning property in Bristol County, Mass.; papers from public offices held at the town, county and... more
T.J. Hargan & Son (Kentucky)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1315
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
T.J. Hargan and his son were pharmacists and general merchants in Kuttawa, Kentucky.
Thomas Hunt & Co
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3539
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Ledger of Thomas Hunt & Co., 1833-1837, textile merchants and dry goods jobbers from New York City
Smith, Archer and Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2778
1 box
Marine and fire insurance policies, and bills of lading, pertaining to Smith, Archer and Company of Hong Kong.
Cock, Elijah
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4212
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
The papers of Elijah Cock, merchant of New York City, and of his sons George, John, and Townsend Cock, including land papers, bonds, notes, contracts, accounts, and the will of Elijah Cock
Woodbridge, Dudley, 1675-1710
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19030
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Dudley Woodbridge was a lawyer in Norwich, Connecticut. By 1778, he had become a merchant, along with his brother Samuel, dealing primarily in rum and other foodstuffs. The correspondence consists of letters to Dudley and Samuel Woodbridge from... more
Smith, William
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 19029
1.58 linear feet (1 volume)
William Smith (1745-1794) was an Irish-born merchant in Kakiat (now Ramapo), New York, who later went into business with his brother, Walter Smith. The accounts record transactions relating to rum, tea, textiles, and other sundries, with a gap in... more
Cushing, Thomas, 1725-1788
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4304
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
One letter, dated March 2, 1776, from Boston merchant and statesman Thomas Cushing to Captain Mathew Irwin relating to the sale of linens, and to the remittance of funds for the building of two ships
Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22541
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters of Massachusetts merchant and statesman Abbott Lawrence written mainly to Washington, D. C., attorney David A. Hall between 1830 and 1854. The letters predominantly document Abbot's mercantile activities, his Congressional duties, his... more
Briggs, Alanson T
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 393
1 box
New York City cooper. Bills and accounts, 1858-1867, of Alanson T. Briggs, dealer in barrels and casks, at 64 Rutgers Street, New York, N.Y.
A.A. Low & Bros.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1813
1 box, 1 v
Import firm founded by Abiel Abbot Low (1811-1893). Collection consists of bills of lading, fire insurance policies, and scrapbook on Far Eastern trade and interests in the Low Moor Iron Co. of Virginia.