Papers, 1785-1902 (bulk 1809-1876).

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Wright family. Papers, 1785-1902 (bulk 1809-1876).

Papers, 1785-1902 (bulk 1809-1876).

The papers of Samuel G. Wright document his activities as a New Jersey gentleman farmer, a Philadelphia merchant, an ironmaster and a member of the New Jersey Legislature as well as his private investments in land and securities. As such it is a valuable source on the details of the early nineteenth century iron industry and its allied activities, including coastwise shipping, on the impact of economic fluctuations during the Jacksonian Era, on the linkages between eastern merchants and the developing West, and on everyday life in rural New Jersey and Delaware.

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