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Thomas Pearsall & Son Correspondence

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Overview of the Collection

Creator: Thomas Pearsall & Son.
Title: Thomas Pearsall & Son Correspondence
Inclusive Dates: 1806-1816
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Letters from various merchants to Thomas Pearsall & Son, New York City.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Thomas Pearsall & Son was a firm of merchants in New York City. According to The Old Merchants of New York City, Vol. III (New York: 1885) , the firm was until 1789 Pearsall & Glover; on that date the firm dissolved and Thomas Pearsall took on his son, renaming the firm Thomas Pearsall & Son, with offices at 203 Queen St.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Thomas Pearsall & Son Correspondence consists of letters from various merchants in London, Madeira, and Boston to the merchant firm in New York. Several are from the firm of Todhunter & Ralph in London. Wares mentioned include wine and a "Poney."

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Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Pearsall, Thomas, fl. 1789.

Corporate Bodies

Thomas Pearsall and Son.
Todhunter & Ralph.


Merchants -- England -- London -- 19th century.
Merchants -- New York (N.Y.) -- 19th century.


New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce.

Genres and Forms




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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Thomas Pearsall & Son Correspondence,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1969.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 16 Jul 2010
Revision history:

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SC 535 General 1806-1816

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