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R.G. Dun & Company



The Mercantile Agency was founded in New York City in 1841 by Lewis Tappan. The company changed it's name to R.G. Dun & Company after 1859 when owned and operated by Robert Graham Dun; merged in 1933 with the Bradstreet Company to form the most widely known mercantile agency, Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Dun & Bradstreet Corporation records

Collection Identifier: Mss:791 1831-1990 D897

Historical business records of the credit reporting agency known as R.G. Dun & Company. The company became the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation after the merger of R.G. Dun & Co. and J.M. Bradstreet & Company in 1933. Records include correspondence, photographs, legal, financial, and administrative material pertaining to the company.

R.G. Dun & Company credit report volumes

Collection Identifier: Mss:791 1840-1895 D987

Credit reports created during the nineteenth century by America's first commercial reporting agency. The 2,522 volumes of handwritten credit reports cover individuals and firms and include information on the duration of the business, net worth, sources of wealth, and the character and reputation of the owners, their partners, and successors.