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Guide to the Isaac Hicks Papers
1791-1820
 MS 297


New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 12, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II: Business Documents, 1799-1809. 16 Linear Feet

Scope and Contents

This series includes a wide variety of business documents, including bills, insurance documents, checks, bonds, invoices, and other assorted documents. The documents are predominantly written by or for Hicks on behalf of his clients.

Recurring businesses incude Merchants' Bank, Bank of New-York, United States Bank, Columbian Insurance Company, New-York Insurance Company, United Insurance Company, and The Marine Insurance Company of New-York.

Arrangement

Checks are arranged chronologically by year and by bank. Insurance policies are arranged chronologically by year. The boxes are grouped by topic but are not in any other particular order.

Container 1     Title Date
Box: 44 Checks: United States Bank, Bank of New York, Manhattan Company

Scope and Contents

This box contains canceled checks from the United States Bank, Bank of New York, and Manhattan Company. These checks are predominantly written by Isaac Hicks to his clients, however there are some checks written to "my note" which appears to be Hicks writing checks for cash.

1799-1803
Box: 45 Checks: Merchants Bank, and IOU's

Scope and Contents

This box contains canceled checks from the Merchants Bank. These checks are predominantly written by Isaac Hicks to his clients, however there are some checks written to "my note" which appears to be Hicks writing checks for cash. This box also includes promissory notes and other forms of IOU's written both to and by Hicks. These promissory notes include an amount of money to be paid, and the date by which the payment will be made.

1796, 1802-1809
Box: 46 Bonds

Scope and Contents

This box contains bonds taken out by Isaac Hicks and his clients against the United States. It is unclear what the money from these bonds was used for, but it is expected that they were used to help fund shipping ventures.

1800-1803
Box: 47 Bills

Scope and Contents

The folders in this box are labeled "Business Papers". They primarily contain bills that Isaac Hicks has to pay. The goods listed are mostly related to the needs of specific ships going out to sea, such as rope, water, nails, and rigging. Other bills are for household goods like silver dessert spoons, cloth, and alcohol. Many bills are marked "paid in full".

1801
Box: 48 Bills

Scope and Contents

The folders in this box are labeled "business papers". However, most of the folders have sub-categories such as Liverpool, Bills, Bills of Parsells, and Bills Re Store & Wharf Acct. All the documents in the folder "Liverpool" are labeled "Port Liverpool" and many are in relation to shipping goods on the ship Allegheny to New York. Most documents are lists of goods (in either list or paragraph form), with a total at the bottom. The folder labeled "Bills Re Store & Wharf Acct" is labeled this way because the documents were originally bound together with this label. There is nothing on most of the documents themselves to designate that they are associated with this account. The folder labeled "Bills" contains assorted bills in multiple formats. The folders labeled "bills of parsells" are labeled this way because they were bound with this label, but the folders are comprised of regular bills that are found in the other folders.

1801-1804
Box: 49 Bills; Bills of Exchange

Scope and Contents

This box contains both bills and bills of exchange. A bill of exchange is a written order to a person requiring the person to make a specified payment to the signatory or to a named payee. Many of the folders labeled "bill of exchange" are sub-categorized by specific individuals such as Rathbone, Hughes, & Duncan. The folders labeled "bills" contain bills primarily regarding the needs of ships going out to sea. Some 'bills' are actually individuals agreeing to pay for the costs of certain ships.

1800-1809; 1796-1807
Box: 50 Bills; Bills of Exchange

Scope and Contents

This box contains folders that are primarily made up of bills. These bills are primarily in regards to the sailing of ships, but some are for other materials like fabric, paper, ink, and alcohol. Bills of exchange are not separated into separate folders, and are mixed in with the bills.

1797-1807
Box: 51 Bills & Accounts; Sarah Hicks Bills

Scope and Contents

This box contains folders regarding bills and accounts including bills of acceptance, non-dry goods bills, invoices, accounts current, and the bills of Sarah Hicks. The folder labeled "bills of acceptance" are asking Isaac Hicks and his partners to pay out to the individual holding the document. While they don't say 'accepted' on them, it is assumed that they are accepted in that Hicks kept the documents. The next folder contains bills for non-dry goods such as freight charges, tobacco, groceries, soap, pot ash, cask oil, candles, and molasses. The folder labeled "accounts current" lists debits and credits made by individuals who did business with Hicks. The folder labeled "Sarah Hicks bills" include bills that Sarah Hicks owed, and some which she paid.

1791-1799; 1821-1844
Box: 52 Business Papers

Scope and Contents

This box includes 5 folders of business papers from 1797. These business papers are not sorted into any specified order or topic, but appear to be comprised predominantly of bills, inventories, and similar documents. Some of these documents appear to be business notes taken by Hicks, not necessarily designed to be seen by others.

1797
Box: 53 Business Papers

Scope and Contents

This box includes 6 folders of business papers from 1799. These business papers are not sorted into any specified order or topic, but appear to be comprised predominantly of bills, inventories, and similar documents. Some of these documents appear to be business notes taken by Hicks, not necessarily designed to be seen by others.

1799
Box: 54 Business Papers
1800
Box: 55 Business Papers

Scope and Contents

This box includes 8 folders of business papers from 1801-1802. These business papers are not sorted into any specified order or topic, but appear to be comprised predominantly of bills, inventories, and similar documents. Some of these documents appear to be business notes taken by Hicks, not necessarily designed to be seen by others.

1801-1802
Box: 71 Business Papers

Scope and Contents

This box includes 7 folders. Folder 1 has 6 sub-folders. These folders are comprised of bills for potash from 1797-1805. These bills predominantly have the name of the individual being sold to or the captain of the ship that the goods will be transported on. Most of the bills have a large amount of marginalia on them, which appear to be scratch notes by Hicks. Some of this writing states what ship the goods should be transported on, but most appear to be scratch notes and other random markings. The materials in this box were originally rolled into tight bundles, and therefore were sent to the conservation department for humidification and flattening. They have since been returned and are housed in folders in a document box.

1797-1805
Box: 56 Business Papers

Scope and Contents

This box includes 5 folders of business papers. These papers are undated. They are not sorted into any specific order or topic, but appear to be comprised predominantly of bills, debits and credits, inventories, and similar documents.

Undated
Box: 57 Prices Current

Scope and Contents

This box includes Prices Current from Liverpool, London, Ireland, France, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Hamburg, Jamaica, Bilboa, Lisbon, St. Petersburg, and Genoa. Prices Current are a dated list of prices for goods commonly imported to or exported from the region. Some goods listed include wheat products, tobacco, staves, indigo, cocoa, coffee, and skins and furs. They are also known as Accounts Current. The folders are organized by location and then by year.

1799-1806
Box: 58 Invoices

Scope and Contents

This box includes 9 folders of invoices from 1791 to 1800. These invoices are mostly for sundries and other smaller materials housed in trunks or bales. They include a list of goods, a description of the goods, and their prices. Goods include casks of oil, spermaceti candles, fabric, staves, dyes, and linens.

1791-1800
Box: 59 Invoices

Scope and Contents

This box includes 5 folders of invoices from 1801-1807. These invoices are for goods shipped on multiple vessels, predominantly to Isaac Hicks. Most invoices include a list of goods, their descriptions, and prices. Some goods include cotton, tobacco, spermaceti candles, wool, linens, and assorted sundries.

1801-1807
Box: 60 Insurance Policies

Scope and Contents

This box includes insurance policies taken out by Isaac Hicks on behalf of his clients. The insurance policies are both on ships and cargo for various amounts.

Ships Mentioned: Hudson, Fryon, Friends Adventure, Good Intent, Sally, Pizarro, Thomas, Juno, Peggy, Hope, Fryal, Mary, Jenny, Polly, George, Nancy, Columbia, Franklin, Maria, Sally, George, Commerce, Hunter, Panne, Revolution, Ann, Pearl, Pomona, Albany, Suffolk, Elizabeth, Franklin, Oswego.

Insurance Providers: Thomas Eddy, Robinson & Hartshorne, John Ferrers, John Knox, Knox & Briggs, Carlile Pollock & Edward Moore, Hugh Smith, Peter Griffen, Robert Alexander, Lawrence & Seton, Gasherie Brasher, John Henry, Winthrop & Lewis, David Reedy, Armstrong & Barnewall, New-York Insurance Company, United Insurance Company

1791-1797
Box: 61 Insurance Policies

Scope and Contents

This box includes insurance policies taken out by Isaac Hicks on behalf of his clients. The insurance policies are both on ships and cargo for various amounts.

Ships Mentioned: William, Mowhawk, Aurora, Betsy, Rachel, Janus, Franklin, Polly, Thomas, Howard, Nancy, Warren, Minerva, Mary Ann, Fortitude, Hudson, Trial, Leo, Joseph Hervey, Mars, Maria, Lydia, Juno, American Hero, Bedford, Wareham, Juliet, Caesar, John Jay, Active, Ruby, Olive Branch, Lyon

Insurance Providers: John Bard Jr, New-York Insurance Company, United Insurance Company, Lessingwell & Pierpont

1798
Box: 62 Insurance Policies

Scope and Contents

This box includes insurance policies taken out by Isaac Hicks on behalf of his clients. The insurance policies are both on ships and cargo for various amounts.

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Olive Branch, Favorite, Lydia, Brutus, Nancy, Columbia, Lucretia, Hector, Ann, Renown, Juliet, Julianna, Linnet, Tourterelle, President, Hercules, Commerce, Washington, Tabitha, Bellona, Perseverance, Juno, Caroline, Rachel, Lucinda, Minerva, Hope, Union, Ruba, Eliza, Nymph, John, Thomas, Beaver, Mary, Sarah, Mercury, Cleopatra, Industry, Fame, Warren, Polly, Nixon, St. Andrew, Betsey, Diana, Fortitude, Brutus, Goliath, Hebe Lolling, Warren, Barclay, Charming Betsey.

Insurance Providers: John Bard Jr., Bogert & Mansfield, United insurance Company, New-York Insurance Company, John Bard, Lessingwell & Pierpont

1799
Box: 63 Insurance Policies

Scope and Contents

This box includes insurance policies taken out by Isaac Hicks on behalf of his clients. The insurance policies are both on ships and cargo for various amounts.

Ships Mentioned: Oswego, Brutus, Debbe, Nancy, Mary, General Mercer, Olive Branch, Betsy, Maria, Manilla, Lucretia, Ajax, Sarah, Cleopatra, Happy Couple, Fortitude, Diana, Delight, Industry, Anna Maria, Willing Lass, Allegany, Patty, Fortitude, John, Venus, Ashasia, Hunter, Warren,, Industry, Elizabeth, Active, Osiris, Exchange, Lydia, Connecticut, Herkemer, Minerva, Peggy, Mowhawk, Brothers, Adventure, Beaver, Commerce, Jane, Abby, Columbia, Nixon, Ticonic

Insurance Provider: John Bard, Bogert & Mansfield, United Insurance Company, John Bard Jr, Columbian Insurance Company, Bard & Barker, The Marine Insurance Company of New-York, Monson Hayt, Peter Griffen, New-York Insurance Company

1800-1801
Box: 64 Insurance Policies

Scope and Contents

This box includes insurance policies taken out by Isaac Hicks on behalf of his clients. The insurance policies are both on ships and cargo for various amounts.

Ships Mentioned: Sarah, General Mercer, Sally, Allegany, Herkimer, Susan, Commerce, Warren, Columbia, Penman, William, Nixon, Exchange, Orient, Resource, Mars, Connecticut, Thames, Friends Adventure, Rufus, Thetis, Eliza Ann, Ceres, Diana, Connecticut, Nixon, Perseverance, General Mercer, Fortitude, Severn, Thames, Penman, Mentor, Guardian, Washington, Iris

Insurance Providers: Bogert & Mansfield, Columbian Insurance Company, United Insurance Company, New-York Insurance Company, B.M. Mumford, The Marine Insurance Company of New-York, Commercial Insurance Company, James Seton & Co., Huntress.

1802-1804
Box: 65 Orders to Pay

Scope and Contents

This box includes 13 folders include Orders to Pay. In these folders there are multiple types of orders. The first type of order requests Hicks to pay a specific amount of money to either the bearer or an individual, usually for a specific ship or set of goods. While most of these orders to pay are for money, there are some asking Hicks to provide goods owed. The second type of order is orders for others to pay Hicks. The third type of order is an order for insurance. These orders to pay are not in chronological order.

1795-1802
Box: 66 Orders to Pay

Scope and Contents

This box includes 7 folders include Orders to Pay. These orders predominantly request Hicks to pay a specific amount of money to either the bearer or an individual, usually for a specific ship or set of goods. While most of these orders to pay are for money, there are some asking Hicks to provide goods owed. These orders to pay are not in chronological order.

1801-1804
Box: 67 Orders on Hicks to Pay

Scope and Contents

This box includes 8 folders include Orders to Pay. These orders request Hicks to pay a specific amount of money to either the bearer or an individual, usually for a specific ship or set of goods. While most of these orders to pay are for money, there are some asking Hicks to provide goods owed. Some of these orders are for immediate payment, while others resemble bills, asking Hicks to pay after a certain length of time has passed. These orders to pay are in chronological order by folder, but are not in chronological within the folder.

1796-1801, Undated
Box: 68 Orders on Hicks to Pay

Scope and Contents

This box includes 6 folders include Orders to Pay. These orders request Hicks to pay a specific amount of money to either the bearer or an individual. While some of these orders are for immediate payment, most resemble bills, asking Hicks to pay after a certain length of time has passed. These orders to pay are in chronological order by folder, but are not in chronological within the folder.

1802-1808
Box: 69 Accounts

Scope and Contents

This box includes 6 folders comprised of accounts current and debits and credits. While some of these accounts are based on accounts that Hicks had with specific individuals, most of the accounts are for individual ships. The accounts are a mix of long lists of goods shipped or materials used in the shipping process, and short lists of one or two different goods. There are also charges regarding tariffs and customs charges. Also included is a copy of a letter from Joseph Howard regarding a stay of execution for somebody that Hicks had sued.

1796-1800
Box: 70 Accounts

Scope and Contents

This box includes 5 folders. They include orders to pay, accounts for individuals, accounts for ships (mostly lists), and accounts of sales, debits and credits. The accounts are not always for goods, but are sometimes for services provided (for example, inoculation for smallpox), insurance policies, notes of interests, and accounts current. Goods listed include cotton, tobacco, rice, soap, turpentine, "sundries", flaxseed, potash, and pearl ash.

1800-1807
Box: 72 Ships Papers: Thames

Scope and Contents

This box includes four folders regarding two voyages of the ship Thames in 1803 and 1804. The documents include shipping orders, receipts, invoices, accounts current, reports & manifests, and bills. There are multiple documents in French and one document in Danish. One packet of letters includes a typewritten note that says "Ship  Thames, 1803. First Voyage. Paddock Capt. Bills: Havre etc. Letters: Quenouille, Lanhcon, Henin & Spear. Note: Arthur Spear becomes an intimate friend of Judah Paddock goes to Verdun, is imprisoned by British. A petition of business men at Havre may get him released it is hoped." However, this packet of papers includes no letters or any information regarding why this note is with the specific packet of documents. It is unclear if this information comes from reading the correspondence in the collection or from another source.

1803-1804
Box: 73 Ships Papers: General Mercer, Venus

Scope and Contents

This box includes 5 folders from the ships General Mercer and  Venus. There are three folders for the ship  General Mercer. Topics include bills, orders to pay, certification of measurement, inventories, disbursements, promises to pay, freight lists, and public instruments of protest. The public instruments of protest include details about the goings on of the ship, including goods shipped, the use of onboard materials, events on the ship, and weather events among other things. There are two folders for the ship  Venus. Topics include freight lists, and many longer documents. There are multiple public instruments of protest. One document discusses shipping a load of planks on the ship and states "in case the boards or planks are washed away, he gets no freight." Another document is a certificate regarding the storage of boards on deck, stating the boards were in bad condition, so the buyer did not want to pay the agreed upon price, and there is a copy of an advertisement for the sale of the damaged goods.

Undated
Box: 74 Ships Papers: George Washington, West Point, Robert Bolton

Scope and Contents

This box includes 8 folders from the ships George Washington, West Point, and  Robert Bolton. There is one folder for the ship  George Washington. It includes invoices for bundles, and debits and credits. The ship  West Point has 3 folders. The folders include promises to pay, public notary notices, invoices, accounts sales, and many bills. There are multiple letters in French. Also included is a list of ships with captains, locations, destinations, cargo shipped, and date of departure. The ship  Robert Bolton has four folders. They predominantly include bills and account materials.

1805-1806
Box: 75 Ships Papers

Scope and Contents

This box contains 4 folders of undated materials. These materials primarily include lists of goods and writings discussing pipe staves and other goods, the ships they were sent on, and the cost of said goods. Also included are documents from the Port of Hamburg regarding goods shipped, and appear to be official documents and include a seal. They include certificates of duties paid, and certificates from the office of inspection at the port of Charleston.

Some ships mentioned include Minerva, Happy Couple, Hawk, Peggy, Favourite, Jane, Nancy, Lydia

Undated
Box: 76 Ships Papers

Scope and Contents

This box contains 8 folders of materials between 1798-1804. The documents regard how goods are shipped in good order and lists the goods shipped. Other documents include memorandums, lists of sales, accounts current, and documents from a public notary.

Some ships mentioned include Minerva, Mary, Rover, Dispatch, Brutus, Polly, Diana

1798-1804
Box: 77 Ships Papers

Scope and Contents

This box contains 5 folders of materials between 1801 and 1803. The documents are predominantly letters of lading, import certifications, accounts, and shipping certifications.

The main ship mentioned is the General Mercer, though other ships are mentioned as well

1801-1803
Box: 105 Shipping Papers

Scope and Contents

This box contains eleven folders of materials. The folders predominantly contain materials relating to the shipment of goods on specific ships.

1795-1801, Undated.
Box: 78 Manifests, Freight Lists

Scope and Contents

This box includes 3 folders of manifests and freight lists from 1798-1803. The folders include manifests, which include a list of goods shipped, by whom, and to whom. Some include the ports the goods are being shipped to and how many of each type of good has been shipped. Also included is a copy of an Act for the Government and Regulation of Seamen in the Merchants' Service.

Ships mentioned include the General Mercer, Thomas, Herkimer, Diana, Perseverance, Nancy, Minerva

1798-1803
Box: 79 Protest Notes

Scope and Contents

This folder includes 7 folders of materials from 1794-1806. The documents are in regards to payments such as orders to pay, promises to pay, and bills. There are lists of sales of parcels and sundries, lists of interests accrued, and accounts current. There are many letters written or signed by a notary public. Most letters are in regards to goods shipped and finances, while others are in regards to repairs and other topics.

1794-1806
Box: 80 Powers of Attorney, Auction Bills, Measures Reports & Bills

Scope and Contents

This folder includes 5 folders regarding powers of attorney, auction bills, and measures reports & bills from 1794-1808. The first powers of attorney folder includes 9 pages of typewritten notes added to the collection at a later date. These notes include dated descriptions of the documents included in the folders. It is unclear if every document is noted in this typewritten note. The powers of attorney are predominantly for Isaac Hicks to take possession and responsibility for different ships. The auction bills are also labeled simply as sales. Some include lists of goods, prices, and who the goods were sold to. The measures reports & bills includes measures of the size and weight of goods on board ships.

1794-1808
Box: 81 Promissory Notes By Hicks

Scope and Contents

This box contains 9 folders of promissory notes by Hicks from 1797-1808. These promissory notes are all for Hicks promising to pay various amounts of money to multiple individuals. It does not state what these payments are for.

1797-1808
Box: 82 Promissory Notes of Others

Scope and Contents

This folder contains 2 folders of promissory notes undated, and from 1801-1803. Most of the promissory notes begin with "on demand I promise to pay". Most are to Isaac Hicks in case individuals do not proceed to sea.

1801-1803
Box: 83 Account Books

Scope and Contents

This box includes account books created by Isaac Hicks. Many appear to be homemade, with covers made from newspaper, homemade paper, and other scrap paper. They appear to be for individual ships. Most are empty or close to empty and may only have a page or two filled. One book is a list of ships freight, and it is sorted in the book by first letter of the ship. Some books include bills payable and bills receivable. Another book is a copy of an act incorporating the Newark Banking and Insurance Company. One book is in French. Also included is a folder of notes that are a modern addition.

Box: 84 Duty

Scope and Contents

This box includes 2 folders of undated material. Most of the documents are extremely difficult to read. Some of the documents are written on paper, while others appear to be written on parchment of some sort. It appears that these documents are for duties paid on goods.

Undated
Box: 85 Memorandum Books

Scope and Contents

This box contains 16 folders of memorandum books. Each folder contains one book. Some are bound in leather, while others appear to be handmade and are bound in newspaper or handmade paper. Most memorandum books are account books. Some are for specific banks and individuals, and others are more general. Most books are not filled completely, and some only have a few pages with writing on them.

1790-1803
Box: 86 Memorandum Books & Bills of Parcels

Scope and Contents

This folder includes 10 folders. 4 folders are memorandum books and 6 folders are bills of parcels. Two folders of memorandum books includes an additional sheet of notepaper that has been added at a later date, which includes some notes regarding the book. The books are predominantly bound in leather. The bills of parcels are bills for (usually) individual goods. Some bills say where the goods are going to be shipped to, while others just include the goods and costs.

1798, 1804, 1809
Box: 87 Deposition-Russel & Hathaway v. Barker; Samples of Fabric

Scope and Contents

This box includes 3 folders. The first folder is simply the original wrapping for the deposition. The second folder includes a deposition for Asa Russel & Stephen Hathaway Jr, vs. Jacob Barker from 1802. The deposition includes questions executed on behalf of Edward Forbes. The topic has to do with John Deaves refusing to pay for goods cosigned to him because he believed the goods were injured in some way. The third folder includes small samples of fabrics, probably that Hicks would be interested in purchasing in bulk. Each sample is on an individual scrap of paper with a description of the fabric. Also included are two notes in French, that appear to be pricing lists for the fabric.

1791-1804
Box: 88 Miscellaneous Indentures, Receipts, Invoices

Scope and Contents

This box includes 11 folders with assorted materials. It includes foreign correspondence, invoices, indentures, and other miscellaneous materials. These materials will not be re-inserted into their appropriate folders, and instead will remain in this box.

1790-1805
Box: 89 Charter Parties; Bills

Scope and Contents

The bills are housed in long, narrow sheets, that have been bound together with twine. Most simply say 'paid x bill'. It appears that these might have been bound together into a larger book at some point, and may have had checks attached. The folder that contained materials regarding charter parties includes data about ships, where they were going, some of the goods they shipped, and costs for the voyage.

Ships mentioned include Sarah, Columbia, Lucretia, Oswego, President, and Thomas

1794-1806
Box: 104 Estates of J&W Blackstone; John Gray

Scope and Contents

This box contains three folders of materials regarding the estates of James and William Blackstone, & John Gray. The folders contain general business papers including ballance sheets, inventories, and legal documents regarding financial issues.

1801-1804
Box: 90 Hicks Waste Book

Scope and Contents

This book is labeled Waste Book. It is more than half empty. It looks almost like an account book, where one side of the page has notes, and the opposite side of the page has monetary values.

Feb 1795-Sept 1797
Box: 91 Hicks Daybook

Scope and Contents

This book was a daybook used by Isaac Hicks when he was a part of Alsop and Hicks. This daybook was used by Hicks to record daily transactions with his business. The entries are ordered chronologically rather than by individual or ship name. It also appears that this book was used later for pressing leaves and flowers, and has the name 'Freddie Herbert Cocks' in the cover, as well as on some pages in a child's handwriting. The leaves and flowers have been removed from the pages and are included in mylar in the box.

1791-1792
Box: 92 Hicks Invoice Book

Scope and Contents

This book includes copies of invoices of goods shipped by Hicks. It is unclear if these are copies of invoices found elsewhere in the collection. It also appears that there is some water damage to the top of the book, and the ink there is extremely faded. The book is approximately 2/3 full.

1796-1807
Box: 93 Hicks Account Book

Scope and Contents

This book is a daily cash account book for Isaac Hicks. The materials are ordered chronologically, and the debits are primarily towards individuals rather than for materials or shipping needs.

1801-1802
Box: 94 Hicks (and Doughty) Account Book

Scope and Contents

This book is a daily cash account book for Isaac Hicks when he was part of the partnership of Hicks and Doughty. The left page is debits and the right page is credits. These are ordered chronologically. Some pages are labeled Charles Doughty, Alsop & Hicks, Latham Bunker, William Ross, Adventure to Dublin, Adventure to France, and more.

1795-1797
Box: 95 Hicks Account Book

Scope and Contents

This book is an account book for Isaac Hicks. It is organized chronologically, and includes names of individuals with whom Hicks worked with. On the left side of some pages are debits and on the right, credits. Some pressed leaves have been removed from the pages, and are included in mylar in the front of the box.

1790-1819
Box: 96 Hicks Invoice Book

Scope and Contents

This book is titled "Alsop & Hicks Invoice Book". It includes copies of invoices of goods shipped by Hicks. It is unclear if these invoices are also elsewhere in the collection. The invoices are chronological within the book, and can include ships names, captains, ports left, destinations, lists of goods and pricing. Approximately 1/3 through the book appears to be an alphabetized index, listing names, and pages that those names will be found on.

1792-1800
Box: 97 Hicks Daybook

Scope and Contents

This volume is labeled "waste book" on the spine. It appears to have some water damage. It appears to be an account book, where Hicks records money going out, goods coming in, and names of clients.

May 1796-Jan 1797
Box: 98 Hicks Account Book

Scope and Contents

This book is an account book used by Hicks. It includes debits and credits and is in a chronological order. The book is missing its cover, back, and most of its spine, but is still stitched together.

1793-1800
Box: 99 Hicks Account Book

Scope and Contents

This book is a different sort of account book. Rather than being sorted by date, it is sorted by individual. Otherwise, the material is similar to the other account books in the collection.

1799-1802
Box: 100 Hicks Receipt Book

Scope and Contents

This book includes copies of receipts. The first page states "Isaac Hicks's receipt Book Commenced 1mth 31th 1801, Twenty Fifth Year of Independence, When peace is expected between France and American which will be happily received." The pages are filled with notes of materials and money received. It appears that these are in some sort of chronological order, though the receipts are not dated. They are also written and signed by different individuals. It is unclear if these receipts are duplicated in the collection.

1801
Box: 101 Hicks Receipt Book

Scope and Contents

This book includes copies of receipts. Inside the cover is a letter, apparently written after the time of the book, that briefly discusses the history of Alsop & Hicks, including goods sold, and the fact that their business ventures were subsiding in the dry goods business. Inside the back cover is a paper with a drawing of a boat and some mathematical formulas. Inside this paper are assorted receipts. The book is only approximately 1/3 full.

Undated
Box: 102 Hicks Bill Book

Scope and Contents

This book includes a list of bills that Hicks wrote or owed, primarily between 1799 and 1805. It is organized into columns stating by whom drawn, note or bill, by whom received, date, days to run, when due, and then a lists of months, where an amount is filled in under the month that the payment is due.

1799-1805
Box: 103 Cargo Books, Insurance Account Books, Bill Books

Scope and Contents

This box contains 15 folders of cargo books, insurance account books, and bill books. In the cargo books, the pages are broken into columns and are titled: date, marks, number, quality, and crates. One is bound in burlap and the other is bound in paper. The insurance account books is predominantly a book of debits and credits based on purchasing of insurance. Columns can include the date, ships names, captain, whether the vessel or cargo was what was insured, the amount it was insured for, and the premium paid. The bill books include lists of money lent and borrowed, to whom it was lent, and when payment is due.

1795-1797
Box: 106 Hicks Ledger Book

Scope and Contents

This is an oversized volume labeled 'I.H. Ledger B.' Inserted into the first page is a separate volume that appears to act as an index to the volume. The beginning of the volume contains bills payable and bills receivable, but a majority of the volume is ordered by individual or organization. A majority of the entries appear to be balancing other account books or paying to cash.

1799-1802
Box: 107 Hicks Ledger Book

Scope and Contents

This box contains an oversized volume labeled "ledger book". The cover is separating from the remainder of the binding. A majority of the volume is organized date, and the pages are labeled by the individual or company discussed, and the entries are for payments to individuals or to specific accounts.

1799-1807

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