Records, 1780-1853 (bulk 1780-1786)

John de Neufville & Son (Amsterdam, Netherlands)


1.2. linear ft.
Whole and partial letter books, journals, a ledger, a summary of letters received, a personal account book, and other papers of, or related to, the firm of John de Neufville & Son (1780-1853). Letter books (1780-1786) contain copies of correspondence mostly addressed to merchants in Boston, Newburyport, other places in New England, Philadelphia, and occasionally to persons in Baltimore, Albany, Virginia, and South Carolina (3 v., 1,500 p. total). Letters pertain to commercial matters, shipments of goods, debts, dangers to shipping, frequent references to the war, actions of the British, friendly relations between the U.S. and the Netherlands, naval activity, political affairs, etc. The summary of letters received, 1780-1782, is in French (183 p.). Journals (Feb. 1780-May 1785) and ledger (Jan. 1780-Jan. 1782) record accounts primarily with American merchants; in Dutch (3 v.). Personal account book of Nancy de Neufville (1806-1820) records amounts paid for items such as fabric, sewing notions, shoes, entertainments, charitable giving, etc. Other papers include claims made for money owed the firm (1807), a contract in Dutch between John and Leonard de Neufville and Jean Rolland (1783), and an accounting of claims made against the U.S. government (1853) -- Frequent correspondents include: Gervais & Owen, Hazlehurst & Co., Henry McClallen & Henry, Hooe & Harrison, Sears & Smith, Benjamin Austin, Joseph Barrell, Clement Biddle, George Braxton, Samuel Broome, Christopher Champlin, Peter Colt, Richard Curson, Thomas Cushing, William Dennie, William Gordon, Thomas Lloyd Halsey, Stephen Hooper, James Jarvis, William Knox, John Leverett, Jonathan Loring, Mungo MacKay, James Maury, John Mease, Robert Morris, Thomas Mumford, Jean Rolland, John Ross, William Scollay, David Sears, James Swan, Oliver Smith, Nathaniel and John Tracy, Gov. Jonathan Trumbull, Daniel Waldo, Adam Zantzinger, and others.
Merchants and agents for the United States in Amsterdam during the American Revolution.
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society; patrons must use microfilm copy.
Breton, 953.
Available on microfilm, see De Neufville (2 reels).
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Library Director of The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.

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