Girard papers 1780-1870 1793-1870 Girard papers


Girard papers 1780-1870 1793-1870 Girard papers

This collection holds 18 business letters written by Philadelphia merchant Stephen Girard, as well as approximately 25 legal and financial documents concerning his professional affairs in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Also included are 17 partially printed bank checks drawn on Girard and approximately 170 bills and receipts related to the expenses of Girard College, a school founded by a bequest in Stephen Girard's will.

0.25 linear feet




SNAC Resource ID: 6392417

William L. Clements Library

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Whaling vessel, out of London, England, mastered by Charles Gardner, of Nantucket. From the description of Log/journal, 1797 July 17-1799 Nov. 9. (Nantucket Hist Association). WorldCat record id: 71013362 ...

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Girard, Stephen, 1750-1831 (person)

Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) Stephen Girard was a merchant, banker, and philanthropist. From the description of Papers, 1769-1831. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 17270776 Philadelphia banker and philanthropist. From the description of LS : Philadelphia, to John Curwen, 1802 S...

Reichert, John P. (person)

Stephen Girard was born near Bordeaux, France, on May 20, 1750, the son of Pierre Girard, an officer in the French navy, and his wife, Odette Lafargue. From his teenage years into his early twenties, he worked as a cabin boy on merchant ships engaged in West Indian trade. In 1774, he became an officer on a ship bound for Saint-Domingue, which then sailed to New York City with a consignment of goods. He stayed in New York until 1776, when he moved to Philadelphia. He remained there f...