- Maury, James, 1746-1840
- Call number
- MssCol 1917
- Physical description
- .13 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
James Maury letters, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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James F. Maury (1746-1840), merchant at Fredericksburg, Virginia, before and during the American Revolution, engaged in the tobacco trade between Liverpool, England, and the U.S. after the Revolution. He served as the first American consul at Liverpool. The collection consists of letters written by Maury during his consular service in England, mainly to his brothers and sisters in Virginia, regarding family matters, business affairs and his life in England. Other subjects include the economic effects of the Anglo-French wars and the seizure of American vessels. Some of the letters are addressed to various statesmen and business associates.
Source of acquisition
Compiled by Manuscripts and Archives Division, 1987
- Anglo-French War, 1793-1802 -- Economic aspects
- Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Great Britain
- Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Economic aspects
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