William Patterson account books
The four account books of the prominent Baltimore businessman William Patterson (1752-1835) relate primarily to his merchant and shipping activities. Patterson's Will is also included in this collection.
- circa 1787-1837
- Patterson, William, 1752-1835 (Person)
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This collection is restricted to microfilm. See reel 1 of the Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations microfilm.
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1 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The account books are in chronological order.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of two account books from Dr. Wilbry P. Morgan in May 1919. Patterson's Will donated by the New-York Historical Society in February 1965 (acc.59406).
Scope and Contents
These four account books of prominent Baltimore businessman William Patterson (1752-1835) relate primarily to his merchant and shipping activities. They chronicle merchant shipping matters, plantation affairs, services performed, the education of his children, ground rents, and debts owed to estates. Patterson's Will is also included in this collection and it contains a preface, written in 1827, that recounts his life in County Donegal, Ireland, his shipping business in Philadelphia and the West Indies, his arrival in Baltimore during 1778 and investments in real estate, and his involvement in the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
- Guide to the William Patterson account books
- Under Revision
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- 2019-09-19: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Sandra Glascock .