- Smith, William
- Call number
- MssCol 19029
- Physical description
- 1.58 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
- William Smith general store ledger, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
William Smith (1745-1794) was an Irish-born merchant in Kakiat (now Ramapo), New York, who later went into business with his brother, Walter Smith. The accounts record transactions relating to rum, tea, textiles, and other sundries, with a gap in entries circa 1778-1780, presumably due to the Revolutionary War.
Sold by Silas Van Orden (grandson of Frederick Van Orden) to James M. Ransom in 1951.
Using the collection
LocationManuscripts and Archives Division
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, New York, NY 10018-2788
Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328