Found 46 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce

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.
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
Merwin Sales Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1976
.3 linear feet (1 box)
The Merwin Sales Company of New York City specialized in books, autographs and prints. Collection consists of correspondence, minutes of various meetings, bylaws, financial statements, bills, and history of the company and its predecessor, the... 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)
Graham, W. B. (Walter B.), b. 1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1192
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Walter B. Graham (b. 1878) was editor of the Patent and Trade Mark Review in New York City. Collection consists of papers relating to Graham's collection of books on economics, the dance and other subjects; Graham's translation work for his... 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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Allen, Stephen, 1767-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 51
1 v. (239 leaves)
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.
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
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
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
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