Found 121 collections related to Merchants

Hunt, Merriam & Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17890
1 v
Hunt, Merriam & Company was a mercantile firm of New York City. Order book with memoranda of shipments of "Pocahontas" thread, 18 June-4 September 1851, and credit book with memoranda relative to reliability of certain business men in New York... more
Mathews, Increase, 1772-1856
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1913
.08 linear feet (1 volume)
Increase Matthews and John Matthews, early Ohio settlers, were merchants in Zanesville and Springfield, Ohio. The collection of Increase Matthews and John Matthews daybooks, 1801-1804, consists of two volumes (bound in one) recording transactions... more
Steward, Ira W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17892
.1 linear feet (1 v.)
Ira W. Steward was a merchant associated with John Caswell & Company of New York City. Collection consists of Steward's letters, principally to Hoffman Atkinson and Elliot H. Smith in Yokohama, Japan, and Hong Kong, concerning import-export trade... 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
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
Burgess family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 431
4.25 linear feet (9 boxes, 2 vols)
The Burgess family papers document three generations of an English family involved in overseas commerce. Charles Henry Burgess (1806-1854) was the first British subject to export good directly from England to Persia. The papers contain... more
Barrow, John, 1767-1838
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3926
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
New York City merchant company Byrd and Barrow kept this receipt book from April 25, 1801, to April 3, 1828. The volume documents transactions for freight, taxes, household expenditures for Joseph Byrd and John Barrow. Also present are receipts... more
Morgan, Caleb
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2058
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Caleb Morgan, merchant from Poughkeepsie, New York, kept this receipt book from July 22, 1839, to May 3, 1843. Morgan was a prominent Democrat and an active Methodist in Poughkeepsie
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
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
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
McBlair family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1932
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The McBlairs were a Maryland family. Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of Captain Charles H. McBlair, United States and Confederate naval officer; his wife, Fanny Duncan McBlair; his mother-in-law, Margaret S. Duncan, of... more
Stewart and Jones
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2884
1 linear foot (4 boxes)
Stewart and Jones were merchants and ship chandlers of New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous records of Stewart and Jones; correspondence and accounts of their predecessor firm, Jones and Ross; papers of... 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
T.J. Hargan & Son (Kentucky)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1315
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
T.J. Hargan and his son were pharmacists and general merchants in Kuttawa, Kentucky.
Swift, Reuben
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2936
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Food and provision merchant Reuben Swift kept this receipt book for his company Reuben Swift and Co. from May 11, 1802, to September 29, 1813. The volume contains receipts for pork, beef, butter, and other items, as well as accounts for money paid... more
Champion, Richard, 1743-1791
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 511
1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm; 1 v. (173 leaves), 22 cm
Richard Champion (1743-1791) of Bristol, England was a noted merchant and porcelain manufacturer. Champion, a Quaker, was active in political and civic affairs and sympathetic to American interests. He worked to elect Edmund Burke to Parliament... more
Hasbrouck, Richard Montgomery
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18206
.33 linear feet (1 box)
Richard Montgomery Hasbrouck (1776-1860) was a merchant from Kingston, New York. With his wife, Maria Johnson, Hasbrouck had ten children, including son John Whitbeck Hasbrouck, a Whig party politician and activist. The Hasbrouck family descended... more
Allen, Robert
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3481
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Receipt book of payments made by New York grocers Allen and Cock. Robert Allen and Robert Allen and Company, and Samuel Allen The Allen and Cock of 300 Broadway, New York City, receipts document purchases for bran, flour, sugar, oats, coffee,... more
Henderson, Robert
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3512
.42 linear feet (3 volumes)
Daybook and journal of Robert Henderson, merchant of Glasgow, New York, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Accounts of general trade; lists of goods received from and consigned to merchants in Glasgow, New York, Philadelphia and other points along... 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
Swartwout, Robert, 1778-1848
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2932
.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 4 v.)
Robert Swartwout (1778-1848) was an Army officer and merchant of New York City. Collection consists of Swartwout's correspondence, accounts and other papers relating to personal matters, business and politics. Includes materials on the reclamation... more
Smith, Archer and Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2778
1 box
Marine and fire insurance policies, and bills of lading, pertaining to Smith, Archer and Company of Hong Kong.
Galloway, Samuel, 1720-1785
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1105
.92 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 volume, 3 microfilm reels)
Samuel Galloway (1720-1785) was a merchant of West River, Maryland. He married Ann Chew (1725-1756) with whom he had four children, John, Benjamin, Mary and Anne. John (d.1810), also a merchant, acted as executor for the estate of his sister... more
Crocker, Samuel, b. 1772
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 694
2 boxes
Samuel Crocker was a merchant and cotton manufacturer of Taunton, Mass. Papers include his letters, 1809-1836; accounts, 1802-1808; land papers concerning property in Bristol County, Mass.; papers from public offices held at the town, county and... 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
Provoost family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18064
1 v, 39 cm; 1 v, 39 cm
The Provoost (Provost) family, of French Huguenot descent, were early settlers of New Amsterdam. David Provoost (1670-1724) was a merchant and Mayor of the City of New York from 1699 to 1700. His nephew John Provoost (d. 1767) was the son of... more
R. Weir & Co
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3266
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Letter book containing correspondence from 1797-1800, chiefly on commercial matters. Contemporary copies
Silas Peirce and Company
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2753
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Silas Peirce and Company was a wholesale grocery firm in Boston, Mass., during the 19th century. Along with groceries and household supplies, the firm had a substantial trade in luxury items. Collection consists of records of general merchandise... more
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