70 (approximately) items.
Includes bills of lading, 1755-1773, 1793, 1814, for ships sailing out of New York in the West Indies trade, chiefly owned by Samuel Gilford and Son, for flour, tea, bread, and rice, including one for a slave (1755); sailors' accounts, 1760; personal accounts, 1761, 1770; receipt, 1762, for repairing a compass; receipts, 1770-1772; sailors' wage agreement, 1772; slave bill of sale, 1785, New York; two freight lists, 1805-1806; and insurance policy, 1809, for cargo.
Also include New York state lottery tickets, 1804; copies of bills of exchange and protest, 1811; two letters, 1816-1817, re: receipt of money, shipment of goods, and personal accounts; deed, 1842, for a building and adjacent plot of land in Philadelphia, Penn.; anti-Greenback joke money, ca. 1880; and printed ephemera.
New York company.
Papers of Samuel Gilford and Son, 1755-1880, Accession #3145, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Va.