Philadelphia merchant Samuel Massey (1734-1793) began his business career in the store of Jonathan Mifflin in Philadelphia in 1751. From approximately 1756 to 1760, Massey was in business with his father, Wight Massey (1703-1761). In 1760, Samuel Massey formed a partnership with Benjamin Mifflin (1718-1787), also a Philadelphia merchant. This firm operated under the name of Mifflin & Massey, and dealt primarily in teas, coffee, sugar, and flour.
This collection consists of account and waste books of the Philadelphia merchant Samuel Massey. Mifflin and Massey waste book (1761-1763) and Wight and Samuel Massey waste book (1759-1760), document daily transactions in sugar, coffee, wine, tea, oranges, spirits, and other merchandise. Two notebooks of accounts (1755-1756) of Samuel Massey document transactions in corn, chocolate, limes, boards, rum, pork, and other merchandise; one volume includes several copies of business letters.
- Philadelphia (Pa.) — Commerce — 18th century
- Merchants — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
- Ship chandlers — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
- Mifflin, Jonathan, 1704-1781
- Mifflin and Massey
- Wight and Massey
- Mifflin, Benjamin, 1718-1787
- Wight Massey, 1703-1761
- Business records –Pennsylvania–Philadelphia
- Account books
- Waste books
- check the item called “Waste Book B” — is this related?