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Abraham Varick record book, 1791-1806
BV Varick, Abraham
New-York Historical Society
A record book, dated 1791-1798 and 1800-1806, kept by Abraham Varick of New York City. The book contains copies of letters to merchants in England and Germany and lists of merchandise ordered from them. The letters discuss business matters, including the difficulties of transatlantic trade in wartime and the risk of seizures of ships. Commodities ordered are mainly textiles and metal goods (scissors, cutlery, hand tools, etc.).
Capper, Startin & Co.James & William Renwick (Firm)Nathaniel & Faulkner Phillips & Co.Alexander Turner & Co.Hassenclever, Father & Sons (Firm)John Philips & Co.Holy, Newbould & Suckley (Firm)J.L. Philips Brothers & Co.Edward Dowling & Son (Firm)William Newbould & Son (Firm)Shepherd & Rhodes (Firm)Holy & Suckley (Firm)Capper, Perkins & Whitehouse (Firm)John Rangeley & Sons (Firm)Dry-goods--New York (State)--New YorkSeizure of vessels and cargoesNapoleonic Wars, 1800-1815--Economic aspectsUnited States--Commerce--EuropeEurope--Commerce--United States
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Abraham Varick was a New York City dry goods merchant, and brother of jurist and politician Richard Varick.