Category Archives: Port of Philadelphia

Cooper, Ryan

Ryan Cooper collection of Philadelphia Custom House records, 1821–1925. 3 boxes, 1 folder (3 linear feet). About Ryan Cooper Ryan Cooper is a collector of and dealer in nautical antiques. The United States Customs Service (1789-1927) processed paperwork for the … Continue reading

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Randall, Aaron F.

A.F. Randall business papers, 1837–1890. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About Aaron F. Randall Aaron F. Randall was a special agent for the United States Treasury Department in the late 1860s, and later worked for an insurance company. About the … Continue reading

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Bailey & Co.

E H Bailey & Co. certificate, 1930. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About Bailey & Co. E.H. Bailey & Co., founded in 1849, was a firm of custom house brokers that conducted business for importers and exporters and acted as … Continue reading

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Brownlee, Edward G.

Edward G. Brownlee papers, 1930–1992. 4 boxes (1.5 linear feet). About Edward G. Brownlee Edward G. Brownlee (1911-2005) conducted extensive research into the history of ships and shipping in the Mid-Atlantic region. About the collection This collection is scheduled to … Continue reading

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Kurz, Charles

Charles Kurz II papers, 1926–1990. 6 boxes (5.08 linear feet). About Charles Kurz Charles Kurz II was born in 1945. He received his BA in 1967 from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and his MBA from University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Graduate … Continue reading

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Biddle, Israel

Israel Biddle certificate, 1819. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Manuscript document certifying the existence of Biddle’s Lower Fishery on Biddle’s or Newbold’s Island in the Delaware River. Signed by the clerk of the County of Burlington. Reference … Continue reading

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Collector of Customs, Port of Philadelphia

Port of Philadelphia Collector of Customs records, 1910–1966. 5 boxes, 11 volumes (5.5 linear feet). About the collection This collection consists of ten volumes of Master Carpenter’s certificates (also referred to as Builder’s certificates) for vessels registered in the Port … Continue reading

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Port of Philadelphia, Collector of Customs

Letter to Custom House, Philadelphia from Custom House, Baltimore, MD , 1877. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Letter to the collector of customs in Philadelphia from the collector of customs in Baltimore. The letter refers to the … Continue reading

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Lindsay, James P.

James P. Lindsay papers, 1861–1945. 1 box (0.2 linear feet). About James P. Lindsay James Patrick Lindsay was born in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 14. He worked in various capacities on merchant vessels … Continue reading

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Ferries, Early Philadelphia

Abstract of decisions relating to early Philadelphia area ferries, 1760. 1 folder (0.08 linear feet). About the collection Manuscript abstract of decisions made between 1717 and 1760 by the Common Council of Philadelphia regarding area ferry operations. Documents leasing of … Continue reading

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