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Mercantile collection.

Title
Mercantile collection.
Publication
1726-1950, bulk 1750-1900.
Supplementary Content
Finding aid

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box 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 2Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 2Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 3Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 3Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 4Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 4Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 5Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 5Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 6Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 box 6Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
box 7Mixed materialRequest in advanceNew-in processMssCol 24608 box 7Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328
oversize_folder 1Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24608 oversize_folder 1Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Description
3.06 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Account books.
  • Accounts.
  • Business records.
  • Commercial correspondence.
  • Legal instruments.
  • Menus.
  • Photographs.
  • Property records.
  • Shipping records.
  • Stock certificates.
  • Technical drawings.
Source (note)
  • The Mercantile Collection was compiled over time from various purchases and donations made in the late-19th and 20th centuries, including transfers from the Duyckinck Collection, the Emmet Collection, the Ford Collection, the Sabin Collection and the Thomas J. Taylor Collection.
Language (note)
  • Includes items in Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.
Processing Action (note)
  • The collection received an accession-level description in 1986. In 2017-2018 a number of small collections were removed for separate description and access, and the main finding aid was revised. The collection's original arrangement in two series was retained.
Call Number
MssCol 24608
OCLC
122517785
Title
Mercantile collection.
Production
1726-1950, bulk 1750-1900.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
volume
Summary
The Mercantile Collection, 1726-1950, is a synthetic collection documenting mercantile and other business activities from the early-17th to the mid-20th centuries, especially in the northeastern United States. It consists of papers and records created by persons, firms, and companies engaged chiefly in trade, finance, insurance, mining, railroad management, shipping, and whaling. A few items pertain to manufacturing and real estate. Transatlantic commerce in the colonial and early-national period, and the early railroad industry in America, are strongly represented. Notable material includes the assorted papers of New York City and Philadelphia merchants, among them members of the Pemberton family of Philadelphia; Vice-Admiralty court proceedings; and the incomplete ledger of an 18th-century New York City druggist.
Language
Includes items in Dutch, French, German, and Spanish.
Processing Action
The collection received an accession-level description in 1986. In 2017-2018 a number of small collections were removed for separate description and access, and the main finding aid was revised. The collection's original arrangement in two series was retained.
Source
The Mercantile Collection was compiled over time from various purchases and donations made in the late-19th and 20th centuries, including transfers from the Duyckinck Collection, the Emmet Collection, the Ford Collection, the Sabin Collection and the Thomas J. Taylor Collection.
Connect to:
Occupation
Businessmen.
Mariners.
Merchants.
Ship captains.
Shipowners.
Added Author
Duyckinck Collection.
Emmet Collection.
Ford Collection.
Sabin Collection.
Thomas J. Taylor Collection.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24608
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