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Anthony Morris letterbooks and ledger

 Collection
Identifier: 1004-2
Abstract: Anthony Morris (1766-1860) was a lawyer and merchant of Philadelphia. Morris was active in the East India trade. This collection includes two letterbooks and one ledger. The letterbooks are mostly concerned with his business affairs. The letters date from 1787 to 1800. His ledger includes household accounts and records of expenses on voyages to China, India and England. The ledger dates from 1800 to 1806.
Dates: 1787-1806

Collection of Philadelphia merchants records

 Collection
Identifier: 0095
Abstract: The Collection of Philadelphia merchants records comprises the papers of major and minor merchant houses in Philadelphia throughout the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and primarily documents trade with major port cities in Western Europe and the West Indies. Included are the papers of merchants Andrew Clow & Co., Dutilh & Wachsmuth, Manuel Eyre, and George Louis de Stockar, along with records of other miscellaneous merchants from the Philadelphia area. The records include correspondence, accounts, bills, orders, invoices and other material that give insight into the rise of capitalism in the Early Republic.
Dates: 1750-1850

Cyrus J. Sharer research files on the iron ore and steel industries

 Collection
Identifier: 2183
Abstract: This collection represents materials collected by Cyrus J. Sharer for his research on the iron and steel industry and particularly the world iron ore trade. The main emphasis is on the iron ore trade of the Great Lakes. The period covered, mid-1960s to mid-1980s, was one of crisis and reorganization in the American steel industry and in the lake ore trade, and this is reflected in the records.
Dates: 1943-1987

DuPont (China), Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: 2362
Abstract: DuPont (China), Inc. was a firm established to manage the exports of dyestuffs manufactured in China by the DuPont Company's Organic Chemicals Department. The collection consists of materials from DuPont's Organic Chemicals Department in China and a group of reports and notebooks describing the beginnings of DuPont's dyestuffs ventures in East Asia.
Dates: 1921-1951; Majority of material found within 1941-1950

Joseph P. Hornor letter book

 Collection
Identifier: 1019
Abstract: Joseph P. Hornor (1785-1845) was a merchant in Philadelphia in the early nineteenth century. The collection is comprised of a letter book of Hornor's outbound letters, describing mercantile business spreading throughout the Philadelphia hinterlands.
Dates: 1816-1838

Joshua Gilpin letters to Matthew Boulton, copies

 Collection
Identifier: 0592
Abstract: Joshua Gilpin (1765-1841) was a merchant and paper manufacturer. The papers consist of copies of four typescript letters written to Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), a British engineer from Joshua Gilpin.
Dates: 1798-1803

Karthaus family papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1340
Abstract: Peter Arnold Karthaus (1765-1840) immigrated to the United States from Hamburg, Germany in 1796 and established a mercantile business in the West Branch of the Susquehanna River Valley. The collection documents Karthaus' mercantile business, land development in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, and his partnership with fellow German immigrant, Frederick W. Geissenhainer, a pioneer in using coal to smelt iron.
Dates: 1794-1966

L. & R. Organic Products Co., Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: 2369
Abstract: The L. & R. Organic Products Co., Inc. records consist of invoices for imports as well as business and personal correspondence.
Dates: 1927-1944

Lanman & Kemp records

 Collection
Identifier: 2328
Abstract: Lanman & Kemp was a multi-generational family firm of wholesale druggists in New York City. Their records document the operations of the wholesale drug business in the years before the development of modern pharmaceuticals. They also show the importance of New York City as a center for the import, export and re-export business and of London bankers in financing international trade and extending credit.
Dates: 1840-1925; Majority of material found within 1852-1879

Lynch and Stoughton ledger

 Collection
Identifier: 2040
Abstract: Lynch and Stoughton was a New York mercantile firm that traded extensively with Spain, Portugal, Holland, the West Indies, Florida, Ireland, and China, in the coasting trade between Pennsylvania and New England, and with the interior of New York State. The ledger documents the firm's mercantile business between 1783 and 1788. The ledger appears to have later been passed down through several generations of the Stow family of New York and Michigan, who used it as a scrapbook for scrap paper and practicing penmanship.
Dates: 1783-1788

Madame de Stael letter to Le Roy, Bayard & Co.

 Collection
Identifier: 0311
Abstract: Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein (1766-1817), known as Madame de Staël, was a writer, philosopher, and politically engaged woman who survived the French Revolution and was exiled multiple times by Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821). The letter from "Necker de Stael Holstein" to Le Roy, Bayard & Co., New York, concerning accounts with the firm and with W. Saladin.
Dates: 1814

Masters & Markoe records

 Collection
Identifier: 0189
Abstract: Masters & Markoe was a mercantile house which operated throughout the early nineteenth century. Most of the records date from the period 1810 to 1814 and document the West Indian trade of Markoe & Masters. The collection consists of the business correspondence and accounts records which shows that the firm was primarily involved with the importation of sugar from Santa Cruz (St. Croix). The company also imported molasses, rum, coffee, mahogany, and logwood. There are also personal papers of the firms co-founder, Thomas Masters (1781-1844) and members of his family.
Dates: 1800-1855; Majority of material found within 1810-1814

National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) records

 Collection
Identifier: 2345
Abstract: The National Foreign Trade Council (NFTC) was established on May 28, 1914 to coordinate the foreign trade activities of the United States. The convention appointed thirty-five delegates to serve as charter members of the NFTC, with James A. Farrell (1863-1943), then-President of U.S. Steel, the new organization's first chairman. Records chronicle U.S. corporate policy toward the most pressing issues of foreign trade in the twentieth century.
Dates: 1914-1985

Nineteenth-century business miscellany

 Collection
Identifier: 0994
Abstract: By the beginning of the nineteenth century, Pennsylvania was already a leader in the coal, iron, steel, railroad, and petroleum industries. As the manufacturing industries grew in the cities, so did the small businesses of craftsman and artisans that populated the surrounding areas selling their goods. These merchants played an important role in trade, community relationships, and the economy.  This is an artificial collection of account books, cash ledgers, and receipt books of nineteenth-century merchants of various industries in Pennsylvania. Minimal correspondence is included as well as a poem.  Mineral, iron and leather industries are represented as well as organ building which includes two treatises written in German.  
Dates: 1767-1890

Philadelphia Maritime Exchange records

 Collection
Identifier: 1380
Abstract: The Philadelphia Maritime Exchange was formed in 1875 for the purpose of circulating marine intelligence relating to the port of Philadelphia. The records consist primarily of account books, including journals (1912-1942), ledgers (1875-1896), cash books (1875-1957), trial balances (1897-1903, 1911-1941), and invoice books (1922-1925).
Dates: 1875-1957

Pit card game

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-264
Abstract: Inspired by the Chicago Board of Trade and the U.S. Corn Exchange, PIT is a fast-paced card game where players try to corner the market on a specific commodity. This collection is the bull and bear edition of the game.
Dates: 1904

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