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COLLECTION Identifier: Mss:785 1790-1799 C648

Andrew Clow & Co. records

Overview

Andrew Clow & Co., a merchant partnership formed by Andrew Clow (1750-1793) and David Cay (died 1793), was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the 1780s and 1790s. The Andrew Clow & Co. records, dated 1790-1799, consist of accounts and correspondence with Alexandria, Virginia, merchants William Wilson & Co. related to stock transfers and a lawsuit filed by Andrew Clow & Co. against the company. There is also a small amount of correspondence and accounts with other merchants, and an undated map.

Dates

  • 1790-1799

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research. Materials stored onsite. Please contact specialcollectionsref@hbs.edu for more information.

Extent

.2 linear feet (1 box)
The Andrew Clow & Co. records, dated 1790-1799, consist of accounts and correspondence with Alexandria, Virginia, merchants William Wilson & Co. related to stock transfers and a lawsuit filed by Andrew Clow & Co. against the company. There is also a small amount of correspondence and accounts with other merchants, and an undated map.

Historical Note:

Andrew Clow & Co., a merchant partnership formed by Andrew Clow (1750-1793) and David Cay (died 1793), was active in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between the 1780s and 1790s. The firm owned ships and engaged in trade at ports in the United States, the Bahamas, England, and Europe. Andrew Clow & Co. exported flour, grain, sugar, and tobacco, and imported textiles and liquor. The company additionally brokered stock. Andrew Clow and David Cay died in the yellow fever epidemic of 1793, and the company's interests were subsequently handled by executors William Cramond, Hugh Holmes, and John Leamy.

Physical Location

MANU

Provenance:

Purchase, 1931.

Processing Information

Processed: June 2016

By: Brooke McManus

Preservation and description were supported in part by the Arcadia-funded Colonial North American Project at Harvard University.
Link to catalog
Title
Andrew Clow & Co. Andrew Clow & Co. records, 1790-1799 (inclusive) and undated: A Finding Aid
Author
Baker Library
EAD ID
bak00281

Repository Details

Part of the Baker Library Special Collections, Harvard Business School, Harvard University Repository

Baker Library Special Collections holds unique resources that focus on the evolution of business and industry, as well as the records of the Harvard Business School, documenting the institution's development over the last century. These rich and varied collections support research in a diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology.

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