Business papers, 1769-1836.


Morris, Robert, 1734-1806. Business papers, 1769-1836.

Business papers, 1769-1836.

These papers relate chiefly to Morris' large scale speculation in western lands. They include: bill book, 1795-1798; journals, 1791-1801; ledger, 1794-1801; wastebook, 1792-1797, 1794-1801; correspondence, agreements, and notes, 1769-1803; abstract, "In the Case of Robert Morris a bankrupt, extract from the examination before the commission, 1790-1798;" abstract of a deed to land in Northumberland County, executed between Robert Morris and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1796; and miscellaneous correspondence, accounts, bonds, etc., of John Nixon and others, 1791-1836.

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Morris, Robert, 1734-1806 (person)

Robert Morris, (1734-1806), American merchant, known as the "financier of the American Revolution." Native of England, he immigrated to America in 1747. In 1754 he formed a partnership with Thomas Willing, a Philadelphia merchant, and by the early 1780's had been recognized as one of the most successful merchants in the nation. He served as a member of the Continental Congress in 1775-1778, superintendent of finance in 1781-84, a member of the U.S. Constitutional Convention (1787) and...

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Nixon, John, 1733-1808 (person)

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