Edgar, William, 1739-1820

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William Edgar (1736-1820) was an Irish-born merchant of Detroit, Michigan, where he was a financial agent for the British Army post. He moved to New York City in 1780 or 1781 and engaged in trade with China and East India.

From the description of William Edgar papers, 1750-1870. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122314062

From the guide to the William Edgar papers, 1750-1870, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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creatorOf William Edgar papers, 1750-1870 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Edgar, William, 1736-1820. William Edgar papers, 1750-1870. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Fleming, Sampson. Sampson Fleming letter book, 1782-1790. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Abraham, Chapman, d. 1783. Chapman Abraham correspondence, 1776 June 30. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
referencedIn Sampson Fleming letter book, 1782-1790 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
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correspondedWith Abraham, Chapman, d. 1783. person
associatedWith Beekman, Gerard person
associatedWith Beekman, Gerard. person
associatedWith Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836. person
associatedWith Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828. person
associatedWith Edgar family family
associatedWith Edgar family. family
associatedWith Fleming, Sampson person
associatedWith Fleming, Sampson. person
associatedWith Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806. person
associatedWith Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804. person
associatedWith Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823. person
associatedWith Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778. person
associatedWith Macomb, Alexander, 1782-1841. person
associatedWith Mumford, Gurdon Saltonstall, 1764-1831. person
associatedWith Remsen, Henry, 1736-1792. person
associatedWith Rutgers, Henry, 1745-1830. person
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Calcutta (India)
Calcutta (India)
Canton (China)
New York (N.Y.)
Detroit (Mich.)
Guangzhou (China)
New York (N.Y.)
Detroit (Mich.)


Birth 1739

Death 1820


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