Found 50 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce

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
S. Thurston (Brig)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 392
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
The S. Thurston was a brig based in Boston, Massachusetts. This collection consists of expense accounts of its voyages from Boston, Bangor (Maine) and New York to the West Indies and South America, listing the costs of equipment, services, and... 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
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
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
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
Gouverneur & Kemble
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1186
.2 linear feet (1 volume)
Gouverneur & Kemble was a prominent New York City mercantile firm established in the late 18th century. Collection consists of letter book with copies of the firm's business correspondence relating to the sending of ships to the West Indies,... more
Hale family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1283
1 linear foot (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Hale family of Newburyport, Mass. Includes letters, chiefly to relatives, from Benjamin Hale, Sr. (1797-1863), president of Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., and from Benjamin Hale, Jr.;... more
Henriques family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1382
2.25 linear feet (5 boxes, 2 v.)
The Henriques family, a mercantile family originally from Portugal, lived in England, Scotland, Nova Scotia, and the U.S. Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, cash and account books, receipts, newsclippings, tracts, writings, and... more
Cox, Henry Miller, 1854-1916
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18098
1.5 linear feet (3 boxes)
Reverend Henry Miller Cox (1854-1916) was a minister of the Reformed Church of America and a genealogist. He held pastorates in New York and New Jersey, and was the author of The Cox Family in America, published in 1912. The Henry Miller Cox... more
Emott, James, 1771-1850
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 929
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
A record book kept by James Emott, the notary public of New York City (1766-1768). The volume contains Emott's registry of promissory notes, protests of bills of exchange, protests of shipmasters, bonds, lottery tickets, powers of attorney, and... more
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the... more
Goold & Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3508
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Edward Goold was a commission merchant. The firm of Goold & Company was located in New York City. Collection consists of letters of Goold & Company to various merchants, especially in New England, relating to trade with Europe, India and China;... 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
Fifth Avenue Hotel (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 996
9 linear feet (9 boxes)
The Fifth Avenue Hotel, located at Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street, was built by Amos R. Eno in 1859. One of New York's most luxurious hotels, it included what was then a novelty, an elevator. Collection consists of ledgers and journals, 1859-1891,... more
Fisher, Blashfield and Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1009
6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Fisher, Blashfield and Company was a wholesale dry-goods firm active on Pearl and Cortlandt Streets in Manhattan during the mid to late nineteenth century. The firm did business with other firms located chiefly in New York State, but also in New... more
Equitable Appraisal Company (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 938
3.3 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Equitable Appraisal Company, founded in 1904 in New York City, provided asset evaluation services. In the 1920s-1940s the company engaged in the valuation of property for insurance, estate and tax purposes. Officers were William G. Pilgrim,... more
Dodge, David Stuart, 1804-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 821
4 linear feet (1 box and 39 v.)
David Stuart Dodge (1804- ) was a physician in Fairfield and Hartford, Connecticut from 1829 to 1846. By 1849 he was associated with Evans, Davis & Co., manufacturers and merchants of files, which became Davis, Evans & Dodge the following year... more
Lennox family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1731
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Three Lenox brothers, David, James and Robert, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, immigrated to the U.S. and became successful businessmen. David Lenox (ca. 1753-1828) settled in Philadelphia and became a banker. James Lenox (1753-1839) was a New York... more
West, John Townley
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3293
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This receipt book documents New York City debtor John Townley West's incoming and outgoing loans, covering from February 25, 1832, to October 2, 1837. Among the accounts is a receipt for a loan to Horace Greeley (January 20, 1832)
Jumel and Desobry (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1610
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Jumel and Desobry were merchants of New York City. Collection consists of letters, mainly in French, written by Stephen Jumel and Benjamin Desobry to captains and agents in Europe, the West Indies, New Orleans, and other cities in the United... more
Branson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 400
69 linear feet (200 boxes, 11 v.)
The Bronson family included Isaac Bronson (1760-1838), of New York City and Greenfield, Conn., and his sons Arthur (1801-1844), Frederic (1802-1868) and Oliver (1799-1875), who aided him in his business as a land speculator, money-lender and... 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
Duoles, Charles E
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 864
.08 linear feet (1 folder)
Charles E. Duoles was a merchant. Collection consists of copies of letters from Duoles in Madras, India, concerning his mercantile interests.
Hamlin, Asher P
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3510
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Asher P. Hamlin kept this account book at his store, located at 118 Pearl Street in New York City. He made entries in it between 1822 and 1830
Leffingwell, Christophea
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1723
13.6 linear feet (13 boxes)
Christophea Leffingwell was appointed by John Shaw Billings to work at the Astor Library in New York City. She then worked in the Director's Office of the New York Public Library (Research Division) until her retirement in 1933. Collection... more
Seaman, William, 1606-1680
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2714
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
This volume, created by notary public William Seaman, contains copies of promissory note protests submitted in New York City (March 29-September 15, 1824)
Graham, W. B. (Walter B.), b. 1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1192
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Walter B. Graham (b. 1878) was editor of the Patent and Trade Mark Review in New York City. Collection consists of papers relating to Graham's collection of books on economics, the dance and other subjects; Graham's translation work for his... more
Whitmore family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3320
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Whittemores were a family of industrialists in West Cambridge, Mass., and New York City. Collection consists of personal and business correspondence of Amos Whittemore and his sons, Timothy, Henry and Gershom, relating mainly to the... 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
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