William Edgar papers 1750-1870


William Edgar papers, 1750-1870

William Edgar papers 1750-1870

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. Collection consists of negative copies of correspondence, accounts and other papers relating to Edgar's trading post at Detroit; and correspondence concerning family and personal matters. Papers until the end of the American Revolution are dated at New York, Albany, Montreal, Michilimackinac, Philadelphia, Trenton, and elsewhere. Later papers relate to trade with London, Calcutta, Canton, China, and locations within the U.S. Correspondents include Gerard Beekman, Aaron Burr, DeWitt Clinton, Horatio Gates, Alexander Hamilton, Brockholst Livingston, Philip Livingston, Alexander Macomb, Gurdon S. Mumford, Henry Remsen, Henry Rutgers, and Daniel Webster.

2 linear feet (11 v.)

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Macomb, Alexander, 1782-1841

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Army officer. From the description of Letter of Alexander Macomb, 1831. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454178 Alexander Macomb was the commanding general of the U.S. Army from 1828 to 1841. He was the son of merchant Alexander Macomb (1748-1831) of Detroit and New York City. From the description of Alexander Macomb letters, 1813. (New-York Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 713567317 American soldier. From the description of A...

Mumford, Gurdon Saltonstall, 1764-1831

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Livingston, Brockholst, 1757-1823

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Brockholst Livingston practised law in New York from 1783, and was an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1806-1823). Charlotte Hicks was the widow of Whitehead Hicks, mayor of New York. From the description of Letter to William Livingston, 15 April 1786. (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 234341695 ...

Beekman, Gerard

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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.) ...

Rutgers, Henry, 1745-1830

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Henry Rutgers was born on October 7, 1745, son of Hendrick and Catharine (De Peyster) Rutgers. A resident of New York City, Rutgers was a Revolutionary officer, landed magnate, and philanthropist. He was the last descendant in his direct line of the Dutch immigrant, Rutgers Jacobsen Van Schoenderwoert, who came to Fort Orange in 1636. Henry Rutgers' interests ranged from local and state politics to the patronage of numerous educational and religious projects. Rutgers died on February 17, 1830. ...

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

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Mayor of New York City and governor of and U.S. senator from New York. From the description of DeWitt Clinton correspondence, 1788-1828. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453767 American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Albany, to General Fish, 1824 Sept. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904134 From the description of Printed document filled out in another hand and signed : New York, 1809 Apr. 21. (Unknown). Wor...

Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804

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Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania. From the description of Letter to Thomas Smith, Commissioner of Loans for Pennsylvania concerning the payment of indents to Pennsylvania [manuscript] 30 September 1790. 1790. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647960750 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) was influential in founding the United States government and served as its first Secretary of the Treasury (1789-1795) under President George Washington. ...

Livingston, Philip, 1716-1778

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At this time, Philip Livingston was a merchant in New York. Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough conducted a mercantile business in London. From the description of Letter to Samuel Storke and Thomas Gainsborough, 1736 September 15. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155866465 Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York and a Continental Congressman. From the description of AD, 1776 October 19 : Philadelphia. Re...

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

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Daniel Webster (b. Salisbury, New Hampshire, January 18, 1782-d. Marshfield, Massachusetts, October 24, 1852), lawyer, orator, congressman, served as U.S. Secretary of State under presidents William Henry Harrison and John Tyler. He also served as Senator from Massachusetts....

Edgar family

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Remsen, Henry, 1736-1792

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Merchant of New York City. From the description of Ledger, 1791-1797. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58774752 ...

Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836

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Aaron Burr (b. Feb. 6, 1756, Newark, NJ–d. Sept. 14, 1836, Port Richmond, NY) was an American politician. He was the third Vice President of the United States, serving during Thomas Jefferson's first term. Burr served as a Continental Army officer in the Revolutionary War, after which he became a successful lawyer and politician. He was elected twice to the New York State Assembly, was appointed New York State Attorney General, was chosen as a U.S. senator from the State of New York, and serv...

Gates, Horatio, 1728-1806

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American revolutionary general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Traveller's Rest, to F. Meriwether, Esq., 1787 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270864014 Revolutionary general. Born in England, Gates settled in Virginia in 1772 after a career in the British army that included service in the French and Indian War. He was commissioned adjutant-general of the Continental Army in 1775, and was in command at the pivotal victory of Saratoga. After Saratoga...