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Guide to the William Duer Papers
1752-1836 (bulk 1770-1800)
  MS 182

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Collection processed by Processed by Mary Jo Kline and Jan Hilley.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series XIX. Bound volumes

Scope and Contents note

The two volumes of correspondence include letters received by Duer related mostly to supplying the American Army during the Revolution, the Scioto Land Company, and the settlement of Illinois. They are numbered in pencil from 1-138 (volume 1) and 139-257 (volume 2). The timber contracts pertain to agreements with the governments of Spain and France to supply timber for ship masts and spars. Silas Deane, James Wilson, and Mark Bird were also associated with this enterprise. The remainder of this volume appears to have been used for penmanship practice and casual use.

Volumes 1 and 2 are available on reel 3 of the microfilm.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 Correspondence (reel 3)
1776-1783
Volume: 2 Correspondence (reel 3)
1784-1802
Volume: 3 Timber contracts
1774-1779

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