Massey, Samuel

Samuel Massey business papers, 1755–1763.
1 box (0.2 linear feet).
About Samuel Massey

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.

About the collection

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
Types of material
  • Account books
  • Waste books
Related collections
  • check the item called “Waste Book B” — is this related?
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