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Found 23 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce

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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
Newhall Ship Chandlery Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2239
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Collection consists of minute book kept by John W. Bancroft, secretary of the company, containing minutes of the board of trustees and stockholders; copy of the bylaws; and certificate of incorporation.
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
S. Thurston (Brig)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 392
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
The S. Thurston was a brig based in Boston, Massachusetts. This collection consists of expense accounts of its voyages from Boston, Bangor (Maine) and New York to the West Indies and South America, listing the costs of equipment, services, and... more
Lippmann, Adolph
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1768
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Adolph Lippmann was a merchant who lived in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence and documents including bills of lading. Papers concern shipments of goods from agents in Belgium and loans made by Lippmann.
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
Steward, Ira W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17892
.1 linear feet (1 v.)
Ira W. Steward was a merchant associated with John Caswell & Company of New York City. Collection consists of Steward's letters, principally to Hoffman Atkinson and Elliot H. Smith in Yokohama, Japan, and Hong Kong, concerning import-export trade... 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
Fifth Avenue Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 996
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Fifth Avenue Hotel, located at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, was built by Amos R. Eno in 1859. One of New York's most luxurious hotels, it included what was then a novelty, an elevator. Collection consists of ledgers and journals, 1859-1891,... 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
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the... 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
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
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
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
Burgess, C. A. (Caleb A.), 1817-1896
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 26968
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Caleb Alonzo Burgess (1817-1896) was a commission merchant in New York City from the late 1840s to the late 1870s. By 1880, Burgess had established himself as a capitalist in mining ventures in San Francisco, where he died on May 24, 1896. The C.... more
Brown Brothers & Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 410
, 45 linear feet (176 v.)
Alexander Brown (1764-1834) emigrated from Ireland to Baltimore in 1800 and opened a dry goods business with which his four sons became associated. One son, John (1788-1872), opened a branch in Philadelphia in 1818 and expanded the business to... more
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