Records, 1772-1875.


Records, 1772-1875.

The records of Dutilh & Wachsmuth are fragments acquired in fourteen dealer's lots. The records as a whole document the trade between Philadelphia and major European, West Indian, and American port cities. Commodities traded include: sugar, cigars, coffee, indigo, flour, drugs, wine, candles, gunpowder, cotton, silk, logwood, butter, lard and glass. The records include letters, accounts, invoices, bills of lading, drafts and marine insurance policies.

5 linear ft.






SNAC Resource ID: 6761712

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