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John Ripley letters.

Title
John Ripley letters.
Author
Ripley, John, 1738-1823
Publication
1795-1798.
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folder MssCol 24499Mixed materialRequest in advanceAvailableMssCol 24499 folder MssCol 24499Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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.1 linear feet (1 folder)
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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)
  • Purchase, Wormser, 1936.
Call Number
MssCol 24499
OCLC
1041709250
Author
Ripley, John, 1738-1823, creator.
Title
John Ripley letters.
Production
1795-1798.
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
John Ripley (1738-1823), of Hartford, Connecticut, was a merchant, shipowner and military officer. He was the son of Joshua Ripley and Mary Backus of Windham, Connecticut and the uncle of Dwight Ripley (1764-1835) of Norwich. Ripley was major of a Connecticut state regiment during the Revolution, and major of the 13th U.S. Infantry from 1799-1800. The John Ripley letters, 1795-1798, chiefly consist of letters addressed to him at Coventry and Hartford, Connecticut; Bath, Maine; and New York City. These are written by American merchants; his Liverpool agents Anderson, Child & Child; and Captain David Jewett, master of the ship Alliance. A letter from Ripley at Boston to merchant Henry Huntington at New York, and a letter from Cordis & Langdon to David Trufant, 1795, both referring to the construction and fitting of a new ship in which Huntington and Ripley were invested, are included. Jewett's letter of 1798 September 13 at Liverpool concerns business related to the capture of the Alliance by a French privateer and its recapture by British ships, with comment on the French invasion of Ireland, the imprisonment of Americans in France, and piracy on the seas. A letter from Roylance Child at Boston, 1796 October 13, is written on the back of a bill of prices current from his partners in Liverpool. An additional undated bill from the same firm is possibly the enclosure to Jewett's letter.
Source
Purchase, Wormser, 1936.
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Occupation
Merchants.
Ship captains.
Added Author
Huntington, Henry, 1766-1846, correspondent.
Jewett, David, correspondent.
Anderson, Child & Child (Liverpool, England), correspondent.
Cordis & Langdon, correspondent.
Research Call Number
MssCol 24499
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