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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
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
Seaman, William, 1606-1680
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2714
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume, created by notary public William Seaman, contains copies of promissory note protests submitted in New York City (March 29-September 15, 1824)
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
Hamlin, Asher P
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3510
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Asher P. Hamlin kept this account book at his store, located at 118 Pearl Street in New York City. He made entries in it between 1822 and 1830
Duoles, Charles E
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 864
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Charles E. Duoles was a merchant. Collection consists of copies of letters from Duoles in Madras, India, concerning his mercantile interests.
Cox, Henry Miller, 1854-1916
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18098
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Reverend Henry Miller Cox (1854-1916) was a minister of the Reformed Church of America and a genealogist. He held pastorates in New York and New Jersey, and was the author of The Cox Family in America, published in 1912. The Henry Miller Cox... more
West, John Townley
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3293
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This receipt book documents New York City debtor John Townley West's incoming and outgoing loans, covering from February 25, 1832, to October 2, 1837. Among the accounts is a receipt for a loan to Horace Greeley (January 20, 1832)
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
Jumel and Desobry (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1610
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Jumel and Desobry were merchants of New York City. Collection consists of letters, mainly in French, written by Stephen Jumel and Benjamin Desobry to captains and agents in Europe, the West Indies, New Orleans, and other cities in the United... 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
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
Hale family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1283
1 linear foot (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Hale family of Newburyport, Mass. Includes letters, chiefly to relatives, from Benjamin Hale, Sr. (1797-1863), president of Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., and from Benjamin Hale, Jr.;... more
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
Ely, Abner Lord, 1805-1871
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 920
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Abner Lord Ely (1805-1871) was a New York City merchant and real estate manager. He founded the real estate management firm Horace S. Ely & Company in New York City. Collection consists of general and family correspondence, legal and financial... more
Dodge, David Stuart, 1804-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 821
4 linear feet (1 box and 39 v.)
David Stuart Dodge (1804- ) was a physician in Fairfield and Hartford, Connecticut from 1829 to 1846. By 1849 he was associated with Evans, Davis & Co., manufacturers and merchants of files, which became Davis, Evans & Dodge the following year... 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
Fisher, Blashfield and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1009
6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Fisher, Blashfield and Company was a wholesale dry-goods firm active on Pearl and Cortlandt Streets in Manhattan during the mid to late nineteenth century. The firm did business with other firms located chiefly in New York State, but also in New... more
Mitchell, Joseph, 1908-1996
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23209
56.58 linear feet (127 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 oversized folders); 419.23 mb (504 computer files)
The Joseph Mitchell papers (1838-2011) primarily relate to Mitchell's career as a journalist and New Yorker writer and his proclivity to document life in New York City. The collection is comprised of correspondence,... more
Swartwout, Robert, 1778-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2932
.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 v.)
Robert Swartwout (1778-1848) was an Army officer and merchant of New York City. Collection consists of Swartwout's correspondence, accounts and other papers relating to personal matters, business and politics. Includes materials on the reclamation... 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
Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4221
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was United States Secretary of the Treasury, 1795-1800; United States Circuit Court judge for the Second Circuit, 1801-1802; and governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827. Wolcott also served as the state comptroller of... 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
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
Briggs, Jeremiah, 1791 or 1792-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24490
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Jeremiah Briggs (1791 or 1792-1876) was a New York City sea captain and shipping merchant who served in the U.S. Flotilla during the War of 1812. He was born on Block Island to John and Mary Briggs and resided in New York City and Sag Harbor, Long... 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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