Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826

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New York merchant, financier, land speculator, and state legislator.

From the description of Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1889. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981901

Low was a land speculator and merchant from New York, N.Y.

From the description of Land papers, 1779-1830. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122617725

New York merchant, land speculator, and state legislator.

From the description of Nicholas Low papers supplement, 1784-1829. (New York University). WorldCat record id: 477014606

Nicholas Low (1739-1826) was an American merchant from New York City. Low was born in New Jersey and during the American Revolution he chose the colonial side, while his brother Isaac remained a Loyalist and eventually returned to England. He developed numerous areas in upstate New York, including the town of Lowville in Lewis County which bears his name.

From the guide to the Nicholas Low Letter, 1797, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Nicholas Low (1739-1826) was a banker, merchant and land speculator in New York City.

From the description of Nicholas Low papers, 1781-1857. (Tulane University). WorldCat record id: 682688142

Banker, merchant and land speculator, New York City.

From the description of Nicholas Low papers, 1728-1893 (bulk ca. 1784 - ca. 1826). (New York University). WorldCat record id: 58783200

Nicholas Low (1739-1826) was a businessman and politician in New York.

Augustus Fleming (1785-1865) was a soldier and businessman in New York.

From the description of Nicholas Low and Augustus Fleming correspondence, 1792-1858. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 528979053

Biographical Note

  • 1739, Mar. 30: Born near New Brunswick, N.J.
  • 1784: Appointed member of the committee to receive subscription for the stock in the Bank of New York
  • 1785: Elected a director of the Bank of New York
  • 1788: Elected on the Federalist slate to the New York state convention that met at Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and ratified the United States Constitution
  • 1793: Gave support to the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, Paterson, N.J.
  • 1796: Became a part proprietor of a large tract of land in Jefferson and Lewis counties, New York, beginning his career as a land speculator
  • 1810: Built a hotel and a cotton factory, Ballston, N.Y.
  • 1814: Joined the New York Hussars to defend New York, N.Y., against the British
  • 1826, Nov. 15: Died, New York

From the guide to the Nicholas Low Papers, 1773-1897, (bulk 1784-1828), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low papers supplement, 1784-1829. Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Schuyler, John Bradstreet. Letter, 1792 July 13. American Periodical Series I
creatorOf Nicholas Low Letter, 1797 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Bingham, William, 1752-1804. William Bingham correspondence, 1791-1803. Historical Society of Pennsylvania
creatorOf Nicholas Low Papers, 1773-1897, (bulk 1784-1828) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Burr family. Burr family papers, 1750-1890? (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Sage, Gardner A. [Map of the area later bounded by Exchange Place, New Street, Beaver Street and Whitehall Street or Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / surveyed Wm. Bridges ; ... a true copy from the original Gar. A. Sage. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Invoice for hats, 1787 February. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. Waste book, 1767 Jun. 1-1771 Jan. 8. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn William A. Wallace papers, 1808-1815, 1809-1810 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Low and Wallace bills of lading, 1805 Brooklyn Historical Society
referencedIn James Tilley Letter to Nicholas Low, 1793 October 9 John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Land papers, 1779-1830. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn King, Rufus, 1755-1827. Papers, 1783-1826 (bulk 1783-1826) New-York Historical Society
creatorOf Van Zandt, Wynant, 1767-1831. Wynant Van Zandt, Jr. papers, 1784-1828, bulk (1804-1807). New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low papers, 1773-1889. Library of Congress
referencedIn Nicoll, Charles, 1722-1780. Account books, 1753-1781. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn Wynant Van Zandt, Jr. papers, 1784-1828, 1804-1807 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low papers, 1781-1857. Tulane University, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library
creatorOf Wallace, William A. William A. Wallace papers, 1808-1815, bulk (1809-1810). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wright, Benjamin, 1770-1842. Collection, 1791-1862; bulk, 1791-1827. New York State Library
referencedIn Hill, Ebenezer. Ebenezer Hill papers, 1801-1825. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Egbert Benson Collection, 1786-1819 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
creatorOf Graff, Robert D., 1919-,. Letters and documents about St. Croix : manuscript, 1784-1902. HCL Technical Services, Harvard College Library
creatorOf Randolph, David Meade, 1760-1830,. Papers of the Shackelford family [manuscript] 1785-1963. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. ALS: Red Hook (N.Y.), to Nicholas Low, 1798 October 4. American Periodical Series I
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
referencedIn King, Rufus, 1755-1827. Papers, 1783-1826. New-York Historical Society Library
creatorOf Nicholas Low land book number 2, 1794-1862 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low papers, 1728-1893 (bulk ca. 1784 - ca. 1826). Churchill County Museum
referencedIn Bridges, William, d. 1814. [Map of the area later bounded by Exchange Place, New Street, Beaver Street and Broadway, Manhattan, New York (N.Y.)] / Wm. Bridges. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
referencedIn Ogden, David Bayard, 1775-1849. Account book, 1812-1834. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Schuyler family. Collection, 1679-1823. New York State Library
referencedIn Burr family papers, 1750-1890 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low and Augustus Fleming correspondence, 1792-1858. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf FitzSimons, Thomas, 1741-1811. [Letters] Thos. FitzSimons. Smith College, Neilson Library
creatorOf Low, Nicholas, 1739-1826. Nicholas Low land book number 2, 1794-1862. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Armstrong, John, 1758-1843. person
associatedWith Audubon & Bakewell (New Orleans, La.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Bridges, William, d. 1814. person
associatedWith Burr family. family
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associatedWith Collins, Peter, New York merchant. person
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associatedWith Knox, Henry, 1750-1806. person
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associatedWith Lawrence, Thomas. person
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correspondedWith Low, Isaac, 1735-1791 person
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associatedWith Low & Wallace (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Low & Wallace (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Madison, James, 1751-1836. person
associatedWith McDougall, Alexander, 1732-1786. person
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associatedWith Nicoll, Charles, 1722-1780. person
associatedWith Ogden, David Bayard, 1775-1849. person
associatedWith Ogden, Samuel, 1746-1810. person
associatedWith Rivington, James, 1724-1830. person
associatedWith Rufus King person
associatedWith Sage, Gardner A. person
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associatedWith Smithson, John. person
associatedWith Snellen & Book (Amsterdam, Netherlands). corporateBody
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associatedWith Wallace, William A person
associatedWith Wallace, William A. person
associatedWith Wilcocks, John. person
associatedWith Wright, Benjamin, 1770-1842. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
Madeira Islands
Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
New York (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Rensselaer County
United States
New York (State)--Essex County
Ohio
United States
Watertown (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Schoharie County
United States
South America
New York (State)--Ulster County
New York (State)--New York
France
Louisiana--New Orleans
Lowville (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--Oneida County
India
New York (N.Y)
Great Britain
Great Britain
New York (State)
Great Britain
South America
New York (State)
United States
Adams (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Onondaga County
Lowville (N.Y.)
Ballston Spa (N.Y.)
New York (State)
Argentina
China
New York (State)
Europe
Ireland
Ballston Spa (N.Y.)
New York (State)--New York
Kentucky
Canada
New Orleans (La.)
Ballston Spa (N.Y.)
Europe
Lowville (N.Y.)
New York (State)
New York (N.Y.)
Mexico
Asia
New York (N.Y.)
Uruguay
New York (State)--Steuben County
Ballston Spa (N.Y.)
Watertown (N.Y.)
United States
West Indies
Adams (N.Y.)
New York (State)--Albany County
Asia
New York (State)--Saratoga County
Lowville (N.Y.)
United States
Subject
Banks and banking
New York State
Slavery
Real property--New York (State)
Millinery
Seizure of vessels and cargoes
Real estate investment
Land speculation--Kentucky
Shipping
Land speculation
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Ship's papers--19th century
Business records
Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
Merchants
Merchants--New York (State)--New York
Hats
Land speculation--Ohio
Business records--New York (State)
Land titles
Women--Education
Land speculation--New York (State)
Real property
Rent
Businessmen--Correspondence
Ship's papers--18th century
Voyages and travels
Commerce
National banks (United States)
American loyalists
Finance, Personal
Madeira wine
Occupation
Land speculators
Merchants
Landowners
Function

Person

Birth 1739-03-30

Death 1826-11-15

French,

English,

Spanish; Castilian

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