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William Wilson letter book.

Title
William Wilson letter book.
Author
Wilson, William, 1739-1816
Publication
1757-1760.
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MssCol 24505Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 24505 MssCol 24505Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

Details

Additional Authors
  • Fussell, Solomon, 1704-1762
  • Parrish, Robert, 1727-1815
Description
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
Letter books.
Note
  • Formerly part of the Mercantile Collection.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Source (note)
  • Purchased from Scott & O'Shaughnessy, Inc., 1916.
Call Number
MssCol 24505
OCLC
1026411738
Author
Wilson, William, 1739-1816, creator.
Title
William Wilson letter book.
Production
1757-1760.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
William Wilson (1739-1816) was a Philadelphia Quaker merchant. He was the son of George and Mary Wilson and the stepson of merchant Solomon Fussell (1704-1762), formerly a chairmaker. William Wilson's letter book at Philadelphia, 1757 June 23-1760 October 5 (1 volume in 1 folder), contains copied letters sent to merchants and ship captains trading chiefly in the West Indies and Great Britain, and along the eastern North American coast. Letters typically give instructions followed by lists of goods ordered or bills for goods shipped. Most letters are from Wilson, but a few are from merchants Solomon Fussell and Robert Parrish, or from Wilson on their behalf. Letter recipients include James Verree of South Carolina, John and Samuel Gould of Rhode Island, Tristram Coffin and Christopher Starbuck of Nantucket, ship captain Nathaniel Donnell, and British merchants William Neate and the firm of Devonshire, Reeve, & Lloyd. Commodities include flour, sugar, molasses, coffee, cotton, whale oil and bone, mackerel, indigo, rice, and iron bar, as well as clothing, hardware, and household goods.
Source
Purchased from Scott & O'Shaughnessy, Inc., 1916.
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Occupation
Merchants.
Ship captains.
Added Author
Fussell, Solomon, 1704-1762, correspondent.
Parrish, Robert, 1727-1815, correspondent.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24505
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