- Phoenix, Daniel, 1761-1828
- Call number
- MssCol 2415
- Physical description
- .21 linear feet (1 volume)
- Preferred Citation
Daniel Phoenix, Jr. receipt book, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
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Daniel Phoenix, Jr. (1761-1828) was a prosperous merchant, civic leader and militia officer who resided in Morristown, New Jersey for most of his life. He was the son of Alexander Phoenix of New York City, and the nephew of merchant Daniel Phoenix (1737-1812), for many years the Treasurer of New York City. After his father's death, Daniel was raised by his uncle, who removed to Morristown during the British occupation of New York. In his uncle's lifetime he was known as Daniel Phoenix, Jr. The receipt book of Daniel Phoenix, Jr., kept from 1784 to 1788 in New York City and Morristown, contains entries signed by recipients of money from Phoenix, either on Phoenix's own account or on behalf of others, with a few loose receipts. Payments are for financial notes, taxes, rent, the purchase of commodities such as flour and tobacco, and other items. A few New Jersey receipts are dated at places other than Morristown.
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source of acquisition
Donated by Richard Maas, 1963
Compiled by Susan P. Waide, 2016
- Accounts -- New Jersey -- Morristown -- 18th century
- Accounts -- New York (State) -- New York -- 18th century
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