Donaldson & Coxe account book, 1785-1786 (inclusive)

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About this Item

Creator
Donaldson & Coxe
Type
Account books.
Language
English
Origin
Pennsylvania
Description
.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Repository
Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990147087810203941

Content Notes

Account book of commission merchants Donaldson & Coxe, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, dated 1785-1786. Entries record voyages to ports including Boston, Massachusetts, New York, Dublin, Ireland, and Bordeaux, France. Goods purchased and consigned by Donaldson & Coxe included fabrics, pork, beef, cloth, buttons, knives, coffee, sugar, and tobacco. Among the names of merchants and traders in the volume are Patty Walker, whose goods were carried on the schooner Fortune; shopkeeper Jacob Myers; John & Andrew Cabot; Mary Morris; Mordecai Lewis & Co; Ann Dunkin; and John Codman, Jr.

Biographical Notes

The mercantile commission firm of Donaldson & Coxe was established through a partnership of John Donaldson and William Coxe, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The business was involved with consignment of textiles and foodstuffs and transatlantic and coastwise shipping.