John Reed and Standish Forde were Philadelphia merchants. The firm helped to open up trade between the United States and Spanish America, specifically in New Orleans.
This is a small collection of manuscripts, dating from 1785 to 1801, apparently related to the mercantile firm Reed and Forde. Materials include an index to an account book (only one page of which is present); notes about accounts; and a list of balances due. The list of balances due notes ships owned by Reed and Forde that were captured by the French (the brig Molly and the schooner Ulalia).
- Philadelphia (Pa.) — Commerce — 18th century
- Merchants — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
- Financial records
- ISM: Reed and Forde business papers
- ISM: J. Claghorn business papers