Business Records and correspondence, 1771-1837.

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Biddle, Thomas A. Business Records and correspondence, 1771-1837.

Business Records and correspondence, 1771-1837.

A collection of business records and letter books of prominent mercantile, shipping, and banking firms of Philadelphia. They contribute valuable information on economic trends during the Revolution and the early national period. The record books, 1771-1786, contain accounts of provisions, military stores, equipment, etc., supplied to the Revolutionary army; trade and shipping with England and other countries; privateering and distribution of prize money; goods imported and exported; current prices; financial and legal matters, etc. The record books, 1787-1837, reflect the growth and extension of local and foreign trade; the organization of financial institutions, banks and insurance companies; accounts of municipal enterprises, erection of bridges, gas and water works; transactions in stocks and bonds. Among the clients mentioned are Richard Bache, Horace Binney, Biddle and Wharton, John Cox, Manuel Eyre, John Keith, Edward Tilghman, John Sergeant, Taylor and Newbold, Robert Waln, Robert Willing, and others. The collection is comprised of: journals, 1781-1822; ledgers, 1785-1837; cashbooks, 1771-1817; daybooks, 1783-1814; blotters, 1799-1809; promissory notebook, 1798; debt book, 1785; ship book, 1784-1792; notary public registers, 1779-1786; stock book, 1817; checkbook, 1800-1801; letter books, 1783-1822; Upper Ferry Bridge Company, Philadelphia, minute book, 1811-34.

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Binney, Horace, 1780-1875

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Lawyer and U.S. representative from Pennyslvania. From the description of Horace Binney correspondence, 1812-1852. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450670 American lawyer and legal writer. From the description of Horace Binney letters, 1828-1844. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 63936624 Horace Binney was a prominent Philadelphia lawyer, elected to Congress in 1833. From the description of Letters to Rev. William Henry Furnes...

Biddle and Wharton.

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Biddle, Thomas A.

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United States. Army. Commissariat.

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Tilghman, Edward, 1750-1815

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Philadelphia lawyer. From the description of ALS : to Mr. Nicklin, 1798 Mar. 7. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86165790 American lawyer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Philadelphia, to Herman LeRoy, 1802 Nov. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270572603 ...

Willing, Robert

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Eyre, Manuel, 1774-1845.

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Manuel Eyre was a Philadelphia merchant. From the description of Account books, 1798-1838. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 122541227 ...

Sergeant, John, 1779-1852

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Pennsylvania congressman. From the description of Testimonial : Philadelphia, 1835 Oct. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122316936 From the description of ALS : tp S. W. Wager, 1808 Oct. 21. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122586017 From the description of ALS : Philadelphia, to John D. Steele, 1840 Oct. 31. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475392 From the description of ALS (copy): Phila...

Upper Ferry Bridge Company.

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Waln, Robert, 1765-1836

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Taylor and Newbold.

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Keith, John D.

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Cox, John, 1758-1832

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Bache, Richard, 1737-1811

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Benjamin Franklin Bache, the grandson of Benjamin Franklin, worked as a printer and journalist. From the guide to the Benjamin Franklin Bache papers, 1779-1793, 1779-1793, (American Philosophical Society) ...