Business records, 1793-1838.


Business records, 1793-1838.

The records consist of four volumes of William Phillips and a day book from the firm of Lewis, Phillips & Co., plus an unrelated receipt book of Philadelphia wine merchant Francis Coppinger (1794-1795). refinery.

6 v.


SNAC Resource ID: 6738314

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The Phillips family were important Philadelphia merchants and manufacturers over four generations. John Phillips (1702-1762), the founder of the family in America, was the son of a Welsh curate. He ran away to sea and by his ability rose to be a successful merchant captain. Quarrelling with his wife's family, he determined to emigrate to America. He sailed to Barbadoes, and with the profits of the voyage purchased some sick slaves from the captain of a slave ship. These ...

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