Scope and arrangement
The William A. Wallace collection contains letters 1809-1815, received by Wallace regarding his New York mercantile business. Letters originate from Madeira, Newry and Dublin (Ireland), London, Trinidad and Havana, Cuba. These letters relate chiefly to his export business. Wallace exported tobacco, cotton, ashes: pot and pearl, bark, flaxseed, rosin and lumber among his products. The remaining material is purchasing and receiving records 1803-1811, Bills of lading and two bank books, with cancelled checks from the Bank of the United States in New York. The Nicholas Low material contains several letters to Low and some export accounts.