- Principio Company
- Physical description
- .15 linear feet (1 v.)
- Preferred Citation
- Principio Company records, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library
- Manuscripts and Archives Division
- Access to materials
- Advance notice required. Request access to this collection.
The Principio Company, one of the largest iron-making enterprises in colonial America, was formed in England around 1716. The company eventually owned over 30,000 acres of land and produced over half of the pig iron exported to England before the American Revolution. Includes eighteen pages of accounts and twelve letters by Thomas Russell, Nathaniel Martin, Francis Phillips, and William Baxter concerning the Principio Company's iron works on Upper Chesapeake Bay.
Source of acquisitionGift, Kennedy, John Stewart, 1896
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
Access to materialsAdvance notice required. Request access to this collection.
Alternative form available
Available on microfilm; New York Public Library