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Robert Morris papers

Title
Robert Morris papers, 1751-1802.
Author
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
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r.2: Box 3Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-500 r.2: Box 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
r.1: Boxes 1-2Mixed materialPermit needed *ZL-500 r.1: Boxes 1-2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Box 4Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2066 Box 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Box 3Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2066 Box 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Box 2Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2066 Box 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Box 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2066 Box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
Oversize folder 1Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 2066 Oversize folder 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
  • Bondfield, John.
  • Brown, John.
  • Cranch, William, 1769-1855.
  • Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
  • Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791.
  • Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
  • Jay, John, 1745-1829.
  • Lee, Charles, 1731-1782.
  • Livingston, Muscoe.
  • Nicholson, John, 1757-1800.
  • Parr, William.
  • Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
  • Ridley, Matthew, 1749-1789.
  • Sage, Alexander.
  • Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786.
  • Asylum Company.
  • Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company.
  • Willing and Morris (Firm)
Description
1 linear foot (4 boxes).
Summary
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 business. He was one of the rare Founding Fathers to have signed all three of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. The Robert Morris papers, dated 1751-1802, consist of correspondence, financial and legal papers. The correspondence pertains mostly to Morris's business affairs. Other letters concern his Revolutionary War activities, his service as Superintendent of Finance of the United States and as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Committee of Safety, and some personal matters. The financial and legal papers include receipts, accounts, stock certificates, and land records.
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Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
  • Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats (note)
  • available on microfilm;
  • Available as digital images.
Funding (note)
  • Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Source (note)
  • Various
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2066
OCLC
NYPW94-A68
Author
Morris, Robert, 1734-1806.
Title
Robert Morris papers, 1751-1802.
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.
Additional Formats
Correspondence and financial and legal papers available on microfilm; New York Public Library; *ZL-500
Available as digital images.
Funding
Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
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Collection guide and digital images
Occupation
Merchants.
Added Author
Bondfield, John.
Brown, John.
Cranch, William, 1769-1855.
Deane, Silas, 1737-1789.
Harrison, Benjamin, approximately 1726-1791.
Hopkinson, Francis, 1737-1791.
Jay, John, 1745-1829.
Lee, Charles, 1731-1782.
Livingston, Muscoe.
Nicholson, John, 1757-1800.
Parr, William.
Peters, Richard, 1743-1828.
Ridley, Matthew, 1749-1789.
Sage, Alexander.
Tilghman, Tench, 1744-1786.
Asylum Company.
Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company.
Willing and Morris (Firm)
Research Call Number
MssCol 2066
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