Found 121 collections related to Merchants

Lawrence, Abbott, 1792-1855
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22541
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters of Massachusetts merchant and statesman Abbott Lawrence written mainly to Washington, D. C., attorney David A. Hall between 1830 and 1854. The letters predominantly document Abbot's mercantile activities, his Congressional duties, his... more
Bleecker, Jacob
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22938
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Jacob Bleecker's exercise book for merchants contains explanations and examples of mathematical concepts as they relate to trade. The bulk of the volume comprises examples of mathematics problems and their workings. Headings in the volume include... more
John Cauchois and Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23062
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
John Cauchois & Co. was a merchant firm based in New York City that traded in consumer goods such as jewelry, kitchen ware, cloth goods, furniture, and stationery, as well as tools and supplies for East Coast craftsmen, including gold and... more
Pierce, Charles E. (Charles Edgar), 1842-1907
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24251
.23 linear feet (1 volume, 1 folder)
Charles E. Pierce (1842-1907), a farmer from Oneida County, New York, served as a private in Company I of the 146th New York Infantry from 1862 to 1865 during the American Civil War. The Charles E. Pierce cash book, 1853-1879, contains a narrative... more
Reade, Joseph, 1694-1771
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2412
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Adolph Philipse (1665-1750) was a wealthy New York City merchant and politician with extensive landholdings in the lower Hudson River Valley. Baptised Adolphus, he was the second son of New York City merchant Frederick Philipse, first Lord of the... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1212
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Fort Ontario, a British Army garrison located at Oswego in New York, was constructed in late 1759 and commanded by Colonel Frederick Haldimand of the 4th Battalion Royal Americans (60th Regiment of Foot). The Fort Ontario ledger, 1759-1761, 1763,... more
Phoenix, Daniel, 1761-1828
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2415
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
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... more
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1927
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Filippo Mazzei (1730-1816), also known as Philip Mazzei, was an Italian physician, merchant, and agriculturist who served as state agent for Virginia in Europe during the American Revolution, from 1779 to 1782. The Philip Mazzei papers, dated... more
Maury, James, 1746-1840
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1917
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
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... more
Gouverneur & Kemble
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18816
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Gouverneur & Kemble was a prominent New York City mercantile firm established in the late 18th century. The Gouverneur & Kemble cash book is a record of cash transactions conducted by the firm from late November 1800 to early March 1805 as... more
Child, Isaac, 1734-1769
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 531
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Isaac Child and his brother Joshua were merchants active in Boston, Mass., during the early 19th century. They dealt in dry goods, groceries, and farm and household implements. Collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, and report... more
Edgar, William, 1739-1820
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 893
2 linear feet (11 v.)
William Edgar (1736-1820) was an Irish-born merchant of Detroit, Michigan, where he was a financial agent for the British Army post. He moved to New York City in 1780 or 1781 and engaged in trade with China and East India. Collection consists of... more
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2066
1.1 linear feet (4 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Robert Morris (1734-1806) was a Founding Father of the United States, a businessman, and statesman. As a Philadelphia merchant, Morris helped to finance the American Revolution with the wealth he acquired through his real estate and shipping... more
Law, William, 1686-1761
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1698
.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
William Law, Jr. was a merchant of New York City and Connecticut. Papers consist of correspondence and financial accounts, 1807-1817, generated while Law acted as agent and supercargo for the merchant firm of Minturn & Champlin of New York City.... more
Laurens, Henry, 1724-1792
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1695
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Henry Laurens (1724-1792) was a South Carolina merchant, plantation owner, and Revolutionary-era statesman. The Henry Laurens diary, 1780 August 13-1781 December 6 (1 volume) is a manuscript notebook recording his voyage to Europe as U.S. envoy to... more
New York (Colony). Court of Vice Admiralty
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2230
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
The colonial Courts of Vice Admiralty were branches of the High Court of Admiralty in London, upholding British maritime law by power of royal prerogative. Vice-Admiralty courts, acting without juries, dealt with such cases as claims for salvage... more
Schieffelin family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2690
Papers document the career of Jacob Schieffelin as merchant landowner and Loyalist; travels and literary activities of his wife, Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin; and the careers of their son, Richard Lawrence Schieffelin, and grandson, George Richard... more
Strauss family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2905
9 linear feet (25 boxes)
The Straus family of New York City were the descendants of Lazarus Straus (1809-1898) and Sara Straus (1823-1876) who emigrated from Otterberg, Germany in the early 1850s with their four children: Isidor (1845-1912), Hermine (1846-1922), Nathan... more
Ogden, Lewis
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3523
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Letterbook of Lewis Ogden of Hill & Ogden, New York merchants, 1787 April 10-1798 June 16; trade in dry-goods, potash and pearl ashes, management of New Jersey lands and iron furnaces; comments on wheat crops, U.S. governmental changes, etc
Wolcott, Oliver, 1760-1833
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4221
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Oliver Wolcott (1760-1833), was United States Secretary of the Treasury, 1795-1800; United States Circuit Court judge for the Second Circuit, 1801-1802; and governor of Connecticut, 1817-1827. Wolcott also served as the state comptroller of... more
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4310
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Silas Deane (1737-1789) was an American lawyer and merchant, member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, 1774-1776, and Congressional agent and diplomat in France, 1776-1778. Recalled in 1778 under controversial circumstances, Deane... more
Lee, Richard Henry, 1732-1794
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4522
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), American statesman, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation. He represented Virginia in the Continental Congress and later in the United States Senate. The Richard Henry Lee... more
Brown Brothers & Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 410
45 linear feet (176 v.)
Alexander Brown (1764-1834) emigrated from Ireland to Baltimore in 1800 and opened a dry goods business with which his four sons became associated. One son, John (1788-1872), opened a branch in Philadelphia in 1818 and expanded the business to... more
MacGregor, Coll, -1801
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3517
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Collin MacGregor (died 1801), known as Coll MacGregor, was a Scottish New York City merchant acting on behalf of Loyalist or British businessmen in Nova Scotia, Great Britain and elsewhere. The collection consists of letterbooks dated 1783-1784,... more
Frazar, Everett, 1834-1901
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1073
1 linear foot (3 boxes, 1 package)
Everett Frazar (1834-1901), American diplomat and merchant, was appointed consul-general for Korea at New York in 1883. His firm, Frazar and Company, did business in China, Japan and Korea. He served as president of the American Asiatic... more
Ferguson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18092
13.86 linear feet (33 boxes)
The Fergusons were an English family that settled in New York City beginning around 1802. The patriarch, Samuel Ferguson, was a prosperous merchant who established familial and commercial relationships with other wealthy and socially prominent New... more
Pierce, Jennie Misener Teller Curry
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18043
200 p, 30 cm; 200 p, 30 cm
Storekeeper's account book recording goods sold on personal account, 1900 Sept.-1901 Nov., in Claryville, Town of Neversink, Sullivan County, New York.
Anderson, John
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 99
1 v
Mariner; possibly a merchant; of Paterson, New Jersey. Papers consist of John Anderson's letters, accounts, clearance papers and other documents from his command of the "Calliope", sailing between New York and the West Indies, Nantes, etc.,... more
Hadden, John Aspinwall
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1275
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of a New York City merchant kept while in the 6th Company, 27th Regt., New York Militia, primarily concerned with social life and activities in New York City; company drills and parades; visits in various Eastern states; funeral of President... more
Townsend, Isaiah, 1777-1838
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3017
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary belonging to Isaiah Townsend of Albany, NY., Nov. 26 1840-Feb. 18, 1841. Describes a voyage on board the sailing ship Roscius from New York to Liverpool, thence through England, France, and Italy, with descriptions of his fellow voyagers,... more
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