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Rufus & James Backus letters received.

Title
Rufus & James Backus letters received.
Author
Rufus & James Backus, creator.
Publication
1794.
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folder MssCol 24488Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 24488 folder MssCol 24488Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
Saltonstall, Gilbert.
Description
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects
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 W. Todd, 1931.
Call Number
MssCol 24488
OCLC
1026494916
Author
Rufus & James Backus, creator.
Title
Rufus & James Backus letters received.
Production
1794.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref
Summary
Rufus Backus and James Backus (1764-1816) were merchants in Norwich, Connecticut. The partnership of Rufus & James Backus dissolved in 1796. The collection comprises eight letters to the firm dated 1794 March 19-September 7, written chiefly by Gilbert Saltonstall at New York, as well as John D. Blanchard at Philadelphia, and William Stewart at New London. Letters refer to the British seizure of American vessels trading in the French West Indies, the resulting U.S. embargo of March 26, 1794, and the depressed domestic trade in provisions.
Source
Purchased from W. Todd, 1931.
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Occupation
Merchants.
Added Author
Saltonstall, Gilbert.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24488
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