Dutilh and Wachsmuth papers , 1704-1859.


Dutilh and Wachsmuth papers , 1704-1859.

The Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers span from 1704 to 1859 and profile the trading activities of the firm of Étienne Dutilh and his partner John G. Wachsmuth. The majority of records consist of bills, receipts, and invoices for the goods being shipped, and, to a lesser extent, correspondence and legal documents. The legal documents reveal the constant question of ownership of cargo and vessels in the Atlantic trade of the late eighteenth century. Dutilh and Wachsmuth were required to give depositions swearing to their ownership of goods and, in some cases as this collection demonstrates, they were sued for taking possession of goods that were not theirs. This collection is a combination of Dutilh and Wachsmuth materials from two separate collections, the Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers, Miscellaneous (Collection 184) and the Dreer Collection (Collection 175). While the two collections are related, they have been kept separate within this larger collection, which consists of four boxes. The original Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers are in Box 1 and Box 2, folders 1-8. The materials from the Dreer Collection are in boxes 2, 3, and 4. Within each set, the materials have been arranged chronologically.

4 boxes, 1 flat file, (1.5 lin. feet)


SNAC Resource ID: 7442131

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