Category Archives: Merchants

Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.)

Dutilh & Wachsmuth records, 1783–1809. 1 box, 4 volumes (1 linear foot). About Dutilh & Wachsmuth Etienne Dutilh, a French merchant, emigrated to Philadelphia in 1783 and established several commercial firms including E. Dutilh & Company, 1783-1789; Dutilh & Wachsmuth, … Continue reading

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Peterson, Henry W.

Henry W. Peterson collection of Reed and Forde manuscripts, 1785–1801. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Henry W. Peterson John Reed and Standish Forde were Philadelphia merchants. The firm helped to open up trade between the United States and Spanish … Continue reading

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Coffin, Hector

Hector Coffin account book, 1824–1836. 1 volume (0.12 linear feet). About the collection Volume containing invoices and accounts for shipments of goods by Hector Coffin. The volume was reused later (1887-1888), probably by another person, to record accounts. Types of … Continue reading

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Henderson, J. Welles

J. Welles Henderson manuscript collection, 1761–1909. 3 boxes, plus 1 oversize folder (1.08 linear feet). About J. Welles Henderson J. Welles Henderson (1920-2007) was the founder and former Chairman of the Board of Independence Seaport Museum. Henderson was a graduate … Continue reading

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Gramigna & Sons

P. Gramigna & Sons records, 1918–1953. 5 boxes (1.33 linear feet). About Gramigna & Sons P. Gramigna & Sons was a firm of ship chandlers that operated in Philadelphia. About the collection This is a collection of business records of … Continue reading

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Comley & Tevis

Comley & Tevis auction catalogue, 1826. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Comley & Tevis Comley & Tevis was a firm of commission merchants and auctioneers in Philadelphia. The business was located at 73 Market Street. About the collection Auction … Continue reading

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Girard, Stephen

Stephen Girard business papers, 1792–1800. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About Stephen Girard Stephen Girard (1750-1831) was a Philadelphia businessman, shipbuilder, banker, and philanthropist. Girard was born in France, but after nine years as a sailor, he found his way … Continue reading

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Norris, Charles and Samuel

Charles and Samuel Norris letterbook, 1739–1744. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Letterbook of Charles and Samuel Norris, Philadelphia dry goods merchants. Letters are addressed to Lawrence Williams, Lewis Williams, Samuel Carpenter, Samuel Storke, William Leybourne & Co., … Continue reading

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Etting, Benjamin

Benjamin Etting journal, 1822–1837. 1 box (0.16 linear feet). About the collection Journal kept by Philadelphia merchant Benjamin Etting on voyages to Canton, China, 1822-25; 1831, 1835, and 1837. Entries remarking on weather, landmarks seen, length of passage. Volume includes … Continue reading

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