Category Archives: China Trade

Archer, Samuel

Samuel Archer papers, 1826–1838. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Samuel Archer Samuel Archer was born in Burlington County, New Jersey in 1771. In 1800, he opened a retail dry goods business in Philadelphia, eventually becoming one of the largest … Continue reading

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Koch, Jacob

Jacob Koch account book, 1801–1805. 1 volume (0.12 linear feet). About Jacob Koch Jacob Gerard Koch (1784?-1830), originally from Holland, was an affluent Philadelphia merchant who imported German linens to the United States from approximately 1796 to 1816. He resided … Continue reading

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Benners family

Benners family papers, 1791–1866. 1 box, 4 volumes (0.75 linear feet). About the collection This is a collection of papers of Jacob and James Benners. Materials include: a master’s logbook for the ship Dispatch (from Philadelphia to Canton) (1804-1806); a … 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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Green, John

Captain John Green papers, 1781–1801. 1 box, 4 volumes, plus 1 oversize folder, and 2 oversize framed items (0.83 linear feet). About John Green Capt. John Green (1736-1796), was commissioned in the Pennsylvania State Navy in October of 1776 and … Continue reading

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Canton (Ship)

Canton (Ship) records, 1791. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the ship Canton Ship Canton, Thomas Truxton, master. About the collection Documents related to a shipment of textiles from Calcutta on the ship Canton, 1791, including a manifest and a … Continue reading

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China trade

Business papers on the China trade, 1790s. 1 box (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Seven leaves of manuscript instructions and notes concerning the purchase of tea, nankeens and silks; a list of Hong merchants and recommendations regarding their credit; … Continue reading

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Lewis, Francis A.

Francis A. Lewis papers on Robert Morris, 1790–1932. 2 boxes, plus 1 oversize folder (0.83 linear feet). About Francis A. Lewis and Robert Morris Francis A. Lewis was a trustee of Robert Morris’s estate. Robert Morris, Jr. (1734-1806) was an … Continue reading

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Walsh family

Walsh family papers, 1847–1855. 2 volumes (0.33 linear feet). Abstract Collection consists of two volumes of letters received by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walsh of Stuyvesant Falls, NY, the bulk of which were written by their son Thomas in New … Continue reading

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Barry and Hayes families

Barry-Hayes papers, 1723–1875. 23 boxes, 7 volumes, plus 1 oversize folder (8 linear feet). Abstract The Barry – Hayes papers are the business, political and personal papers of John Barry, Captain of the United States Navy, and of his family, … Continue reading

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