Found 20 collections related to Merchants -- New York (State) -- New York

Van Zandt family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18354
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The common ancestor of the American Van Zandt family was Jacobus Van Zandt. His son, Wynant, served as a commissioned agent of Charles I of England to Amsterdam. He immigrated to New York in the late seventeenth century. One of his descendants was... more
Fleming, Sampson
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3505
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Letter book of Sampson Fleming, kept between 1782 and 1790, containing letters written to William Edgar and to friends and relatives (primarily in Ireland and Montreal). Topics include general business, personal matters, a proposed land lottery in... more
Scovel, Noah, 1759-1821
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2709
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Noah Scovel (1759-1821) and his son Noah Scovel, Jr. (b. 1781), were merchants of Saybrook, Connecticut, and New York City. Noah Scovel's papers include letters, accounts, receipts, invoices, sailing orders to Captain Isaiah Pratt of the brig... more
Gelston & Saltonstall
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18289
.52 linear feet (1 box)
The Gelston and Saltonstall ledger documents the accounts of the prominent New York City mercantile firm
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
Dash, J. Bowie, b. 1873
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18360
The Dash family included a number of prominent New York merchants including Bowie Dash, notable for becoming one of the earliest importers of coffee into the United States. The file contains papers belonging to members of the Dash family,... more
Failing and Hatt (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3504
0 linear feet (1 box)
General receipts of the Failing and Hatt firm of New York City, 1864-1868, kept by merchants Josiah Failing and John A. Hatt
Wolcott, Frederick Henry, b. 1808
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3367
.15 linear feet (2 volumes)
Prominent New York City merchant Frederick Henry Wolcott kept this diary (2 vols.) from November 5, 1849 through January 2, 1854. Prior to his retirement on January 1, 1852, he was partner in the dry goods firm Wolcott and Slade. Diary entries... more
Low, Josiah Orne, 1821-1895
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1814
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Letters and family papers (1837-1884) collected by Josiah Orne Low (New York City merchant), including correspondence from Low's brother (William Henry Low) while he was involved in mercantile trading in China; Low's sister (Harriet Low Hilliard);... more
Ogden, Lewis
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3523
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Letterbook of Lewis Ogden of Hill & Ogden, New York merchants, 1787 April 10-1798 June 16; trade in dry-goods, potash and pearl ashes, management of New Jersey lands and iron furnaces; comments on wheat crops, U.S. governmental changes, etc
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
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
Rufus & James Backus
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24488
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Rufus Backus and James Backus (1764-1816) were merchants in Norwich, Connecticut. The partnership of Rufus & James Backus dissolved in 1796. The collection comprises eight letters to the firm dated 1794 March 19-September 7, written chiefly by... more
Wetmore, David W., 1798-1879
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24503
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
David W. (David Woodhull) Wetmore (1798-1879) was a New York City iron merchant. David W. Wetmore letters and documents, 1822-1869, consist of letters addressed to David W. Wetmore at New York, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, and Liverpool, England,... more
Coventry, William, 1715-1774
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24493
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William Coventry (1715-1774) was a prominent merchant of New York City and the island of St. Christopher (St. Kitts) in the West Indies. He married Elizabeth Hart in 1739. The collection contains letters written to him at New York and St. Kitts,... more
Ripley, John, 1738-1823
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24499
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
John Ripley (1738-1823), of Hartford, Connecticut, was a merchant, shipowner and military officer. He was the son of Joshua Ripley and Mary Backus of Windham, Connecticut and the uncle of Dwight Ripley (1764-1835) of Norwich. Ripley was major of a... more
Taylor & Newman
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24502
.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Taylor & Newman was a grocery firm in New York City. The collection comprises five letters received by the firm regarding mercantile transactions: one each from John McCrea at Londonderry and John Holmes at Philadelphia, and three from Captain... more
Ely, Roland T., 1924-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4366
.67 linear feet (2 boxes)
Roland T. (Roland Taylor) Ely (1924-2014) was an American historian, known for his work on New York City merchant and banker Moses Taylor (1806-1882) and sugar production in 19th-century Cuba. The Roland T. Ely papers, 1951-1961, contain his slide... more
Rodman, William R. (William Rotch), 1786-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24500
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William R. Rodman (1786-1855) of New Bedford, Massachusetts, was a merchant whose family was associated with the establishment of the whaling industry there. Jacob Barker (1779-1871) of Nantucket made his fortune in New York City as a shipping... more
Coit, William, 1735-1821
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24492
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William Coit (1735-1821), known as Captain William Coit, was a shipping merchant from Norwich, Connecticut. Coit was the son of Samuel Coit and Sarah Spalding Coit and the captain of a Connecticut militia regiment during the American Revolution.... more
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