Found 8 collections related to United States -- Commerce -- Great Britain

Phelps, Dodge & Co.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2398
11 linear feet (27 boxes)
Phelps, Dodge & Co. was founded by Anson G. Phelps in 1834 as the successor to the firm of Phelps and Peck of New York City, the leading importer of metals in the U.S. The company imported metals, mainly tin, from Great Britain and distributed... more
Schieffelin family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2690
Papers document the career of Jacob Schieffelin as merchant landowner and Loyalist; travels and literary activities of his wife, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin; and the careers of their son, Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, and grandson, George Richard... more
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4310
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Silas Deane (1737-1789) was an American lawyer and merchant, member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-1776, and Congressional agent and diplomat in France, 1776-1778. Recalled in 1778 under controversial circumstances, Deane... more
Burgess family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 431
4.25 linear feet (9 boxes, 2 vols)
The Burgess family papers document three generations of an English family involved in overseas commerce. Charles Henry Burgess (1806-1854) was the first British subject to export good directly from England to Persia. The papers contain... 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
Morris & Ludlum
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24326
.20 linear feet (1 volume)
The mercantile firm of Morris & Ludlum (active 1790s) operated a hardware store on Water Street in New York City, and also engaged in potash production in Sussex County, New Jersey. The Morris & Ludlum letter and order book, 1797-1825, contains... 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
Wilson, William, 1739-1816
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24505
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
William Wilson (1739-1816) was a Philadelphia Quaker merchant. He was the son of George and Mary Wilson and the stepson of merchant Solomon Fussell (1704-1762), formerly a chairmaker. William Wilson's letter book at Philadelphia, 1757 June 23-1760... more
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