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Creator:Cramond, William
Title:Philadelphia merchants' financial papers
Date(s):1767-1845
Call No:MSS 0811
Abstract:This collection of promissory notes, receipts, bills of exchange, and insurance documents illustrates the activities of several Philadelphia merchants between 1767 and 1845.
Subjects:Shipping--Finance | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Shipping--United States--History | Merchants--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | More Subjects
Creator:United States Custom House (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Title:Philadelphia Custom House records
Date(s):1779-1934
Call No:MSS 0781
Abstract:The Philadelphia Custom House records consist of materials generated by and related to the United States Customs Service of the Port of Philadelphia from 1779 to 1932. These records illustrate[...] commercial and shipping interests, as well as foreign trade relations, in the United States from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century. The materials also highlight the growth of the U.S. Customs Service as it took on new responsibilities and wielded greater authority over the course of the nineteenth century. In addition to documents related to shipping and paying duties, the collection also contains materials related to marine insurance, the internal administration of the Philadelphia Custom House, and the activity of ship crews.
Subjects:Shipping | Philadelphia (Pa.)--Commerce | Customs administration—Officials and employees | Drawbacks | More Subjects