University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Scope and Contents Brief Description: Papers of Charles O. Patier (1839-1901), mayor of Cairo, Illinois (1892-95) and owner (1872-1901) of the New York Mercantile Company (NYMC), a Cairo dry-goods emporium, contains minute books of the NYMC stockholder's meetings (1883-1914), biographical information, private accounts, and inventory of the Patier estate, including personal financial records and investments (1901).
Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
Sea logbook and journal consists mainly of weather reports and record of course sailed on a number of voyages between Boston and the Caribbean on board the Brigantine Success
University of Maryland
The Duckett family papers consist of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents. More specifically, they include correspondence from 1943 between Marion Duckett, Jr. and agricultural statistician C. E. Burkhead and between Burkhead and R. F. Hale concerning the papers of Duckett's grandfather, Dr. Thomas Duckett. This set of correspondence, which comprises the bulk of the collection, include bills dating during and after the Civil War that document the prices of goods and services at the time, as well as a certificate of exemption from the Civil War draft for one of Thomas Duckett's slaves
Vassar College
Deeds, mortgages, bonds, insurance papers, agreements, wills, complaints, letters, accounts, cancelled checks, leases, and other items concerning estate and business matters of George Booth, James Booth, Charles Vassar, James Vassar, John Guy Vassar, and Matthew Vassar, Jr
Connecticut Historical Society
An address made by John Keymer to King James I. Hand calligraphied on vellum, one of the points Keymer was trying to make to the King was that English fisheries were more worthwhile than the voyages the King was sponsoring to Virginia
Connecticut Historical Society
The bulk of the collection consists of the papers of Appleton Meech, a merchant and sea captain of Preston, Connecticut. Included are a provision book from his Brig Constitution, travel journals of multiple voyages to South America and China, privateering instructions against Spanish shipping from William P. Ford of Buenos Aires, business correspondence, receipts, and bills of lading. A journal entry some time in May 1815 describes the town and native inhabitants of Wampoo, a village in China, written by a crew member of the Ship Stagg. Also includes legal documents, deeds and financial papers of James Munroe Meech, Benjamin, Joshua and Andrew Huntington, and sketches by Huntington Phelps Meech
Connecticut Historical Society
A small, unbound account book kept by James Hamilton of Haddam Neck, Connecticut. Hamilton had docked his vessel and was selling to local residents. Among his sales were cotton, molasses, sugar, and rum
American Textile History Museum - Osborne Library
Diary of Dimond's round-the-world trip collecting wool samples for use by U.S. Customs agents. Accompanied by a printed form completed in manuscript, dated Dec. 21, 1903, requesting a leave of absence for Dimond from the U.S. Customs Service, Port of Boston, Collector's Office, and an undated newspaper clipping about Joseph A. Reed's appointment as wool examiner to succeed Dimond. Reed, a resident of Jamaica Plain, Mass., had worked for H.S. Thatcher & Co., carpet wool importers, and Mauger & Avery, wool brokers, prior to his appointment. Both companies were located in Boston
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
The Godfrey Barnsley papers, dating from 1822 to 1980 but falling mostly in the period 1826-1873, include correspondence, financial records, legal and estate papers, writings, photographs, and collected materials that document the business career and family life of a Savannah cotton merchant. Correspondence (1826-1955), writings (1868-1915), financial and legal records (1829-1954), photos, and other papers document the cotton economy in the pre-Civil War South, Barnsley's business affairs as cotton factor and merchant in Savannah, Ga., and New Orleans, La., business negotiations with British merchants, his plantation in northern Georgia, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Confederate expatriates in Brazil
Emory University - Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Collection
This artificial collection is comprised of small manuscript collections either written in Georgia, or by, to, about, or concerning Georgians or Georgia. The collection includes correspondence, documents, account books, and printed material. and content