Wastebook of unidentified Philadelphia merchant, 1763–1764.
1 volume (0.16 linear feet).
About the collection

This is a waste/day book of an unidentified Philadelphia merchant dealing in groceries, liquors, dry-goods, and slaves, May 13, 1763 to July 2, 1764. The volume includes references to payments for French lessons for the merchant’s daughter and for relief of the poor. The brigantine Margery, ship Tyger and sloop Peggy are frequently mentioned.

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) — Commerce — 18th century
  • Merchants — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
  • Shipping — Accounting
  • Slave trade — Pennsylvania — Philadelphia
Types of material
  • Wastebooks
  • Daybooks
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