||Andrew Clow and David Cay were the principal partners of Andrew Clow & Co., an importing/exporting firm based in Philadelphia.
The firm owned several ships which traded goods in England, France, Spain, the Bahamas, and ports in the Eastern United States.
While the main business of the firm was in trading textile goods, it also shipped other goods, including sugar and grain.
The collection contains business correspondence of Andrew Clow & Co., concerning orders and shipments of goods to various
ports, payment for goods, and financial agreements between the firm and other merchants. Many of these letters concern business
transactions between the firm and Joseph Hadfield, the main agent in London. Other correspondents include Peter Clement (London);
Thomas Hadfield; Rathbone & Benson; Tunisey, Power & Co.; DeMierre & Christin (London); and Douat, Labate & Plante. Correspondence
after September 1793 (the time of both partners' deaths) concerns matters of the estate.