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MS Am 2782

Pennsylvania documents, 1749-1796: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 2782
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Pennsylvania documents,
Date(s): 1749-1796.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English, German, and Pennsylvania German.
Abstract: Manuscript documents from 18th-century Pennsylvania.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

No accession number. Gift of Charles Taylor, date unknown. [Found with: MS Storage 281. Collection materials assembled by Carolyn Jakeman].

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Pennsylvania Documents, 1749-1796 (MS Am 2782). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

Papers concerning Etienne Dutilh and his various firms in Philadelphia are also held by the Independence Seaport Museum, Philadelphia.


Arranged alphabetically by author or title.

Scope and Contents

Legal, government and business documents in manuscript or printed documents with manuscript additions. Includes accounts, an administration bond, bank checks, a bill of lading, bills, certificates, financial receipts, letters, a redemptioner certificate, and summonses. Most documents are from Philadelphia, Reading, Lancaster County, or Sunbury, Pennsylvania. One group of documents concern Etienne Dutilh, a French merchant, who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1783 and established several commercial firms including E. Dutilh & Company, 1783-1789; Dutilh & Wachsmuth, with John Godfried Wachsmuth, 1790-1797; and Dutilh, Soullier & Company, with John Soullier, 1793-circa 1797. These firms were largely engaged in the West Indies and northern European trade.

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