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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
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
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
Goold & Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3508
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Edward Goold was a commission merchant. The firm of Goold & Company was located in New York City. Collection consists of letters of Goold & Company to various merchants, especially in New England, relating to trade with Europe, India and China;... more
Lennox family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1731
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Three Lenox brothers, David, James and Robert, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, immigrated to the U.S. and became successful businessmen. David Lenox (ca. 1753-1828) settled in Philadelphia and became a banker. James Lenox (1753-1839) was a New York... more
Emott, James, 1771-1850
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 929
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
A record book kept by James Emott, the notary public of New York City (1766-1768). The volume contains Emott's registry of promissory notes, protests of bills of exchange, protests of shipmasters, bonds, lottery tickets, powers of attorney, and... more
Henriques family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1382
2.25 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 v.)
The Henriques family, a mercantile family originally from Portugal, lived in England, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and the U.S. Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, cash and account books, receipts, newsclippings, tracts, writings, and... more
Stewart and Jones
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2884
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
Stewart and Jones were merchants and ship chandlers of New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous records of Stewart and Jones; correspondence and accounts of their predecessor firm, Jones and Ross; papers of... more
New York (Colony). Court of Vice Admiralty
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2230
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The colonial Courts of Vice Admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London, upholding British maritime law by power of royal prerogative. Vice-Admiralty courts, acting without juries, dealt with such cases as claims for salvage... more
Gouverneur & Kemble
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18816
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Gouverneur & Kemble was a prominent New York City mercantile firm established in the late 18th century. The Gouverneur & Kemble cash book is a record of cash transactions conducted by the firm from late November 1800 to early March 1805 as... more
Gouverneur & Kemble
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1186
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Gouverneur & Kemble was a prominent New York City mercantile firm established in the late 18th century. Collection consists of letter book with copies of the firm's business correspondence relating to the sending of ships to the West Indies,... more
Schuyler, Philip A., 1754-1795
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23903
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Order dated October 30, 1790 on Messrs. Stewart & Jones for pitch and oakum.
Whitmore family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3320
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Whittemores were a family of industrialists in West Cambridge, Mass., and New York City. Collection consists of personal and business correspondence of Amos Whittemore and his sons, Timothy, Henry and Gershom, relating mainly to the... more
Branson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 400
69 linear feet (200 boxes, 11 v.)
The Bronson family included Isaac Bronson (1760-1838), of New York City and Greenfield, Conn., and his sons Arthur (1801-1844), Frederic (1802-1868) and Oliver (1799-1875), who aided him in his business as a land speculator, money-lender and... more
Van Zandt, Wynant, 1767-1831
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3146
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Wynant Van Zandt (1767-1831) was a New York City merchant and alderman. He founded the Zion Episcopal Church in Little Neck (now Douglaston), New York. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts, legal records, alderman papers, and family... more
Ferguson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18092
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Fergusons were an English family that settled in New York City beginning around 1802. The patriarch, Samuel Ferguson, was a prosperous merchant who established familial and commercial relationships with other wealthy and socially prominent New... more
Lawrence, Jonathan, 1737-1812
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24496
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jonathan Lawrence (1737-1812) of Newtown, Queens County, Long Island was a New York City merchant, politician and militia officer. The Jonathan Lawrence papers, 1765-1810, contain letters written by Jonathan Lawrence, documents, and two account... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24608
3.06 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
The Mercantile Collection, 1726-1950, is a synthetic collection documenting mercantile and other business activities from the early-17th to the mid-20th centuries, especially in the northeastern United States. It consists of papers and records... more
Baker, Simeon, 1779-1821
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3568
.2 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Simeon Baker (1779-1821) was a ship captain based in New York City for much of his career, sailing as master of various ships in the transatlantic trade. In 1818 he married Jemima Cock of Mill Neck, in the township of Oyster Bay, Long Island. The... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2156
7.82 linear feet (16 boxes, 7 oversize folders)
Collection consists of documents pertaining to many aspects of New York City's history, including letters, certificates, reports, court records, land documents, maps, estates, deeds, official government records, autographs, news clippings, and... more
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