Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in
Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in
Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in
Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in
Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in

Business trading in cotton and other commodities, as recorded in a business ledger compiled by C.A. Burgess of New York City, 1855-1865, consisting of manuscript receipts, with a number of partly printed receipts and other documents, completed in manuscript and tipped-in

New York: 1855-1865. Small oblong 4to. 148 leaves, almost all with manuscript entries on both sides, usually more than one per page, interleaved with blotting paper, as issued. The receipts, representing hundreds of transactions are signed by nearly as many New York merchants, acknowledging payment for a variety of goods, primarily cotton, liquor, spices, flour, rice, lard, and other goods, occasionally for individual items (e.g.,"piano forte and stool"), rent, shipping costs (among the ships mentioned in the receipts: Young America, The Flying Dutchman, Andrew Jackson, Golden Eagle, and Golden Fleece), or other business transactions. Beginning in 1860, the trade turns primarily to cotton and primarily with dealers in Mobile, Alabama, and San Francisco, but occasionally in New Orleans, Boston, or Providence. Burgess (1817-1896), a native of Dedham, Massachusetts, arrived in New York as a merchant around 1850, working there until he moved to San Francisco in 1880, working as a cotton and mining broker until he died there in 1896. Very good. Original reverse-calf ledger binding (spine ends worn), leather spine label. (#5209). Item #58248

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