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Arcularius and Merrell record and account book

Collection Data

Philip Jacob Arcularius and Andrew Merrell ran a leather-tanning business in New York City. Arcularius, a German immigrant, also held various civic positions and was appointed superintendent of the Alms House in 1805. The volume contains two sets of entries for the periods 1787-1791 and 1788-1791, recording the number and type of hides turned, laid in bark, or placed in lime. The variety of animal hides treated includes goat, calf, horse, dog, seal and porpoise skins. Several pages list the "wht of Astor hides" purchased from Henry Astor, brother of fur-trader John Jacob Astor, with his signature acknowledging amount and receipt of payment. Also listed are quantities of bark received, 1791-1792, as well as payments to Tyle and Torit for leather inspections, 1790, and to named suppliers of bark, 1789. A loose voucher dated 1791 lists the number of hides short and their value.
Arcularius and Merrell (Firm) (Creator)
Arcularius, Philip I., 1746 or 1747-1825 (Manufacturer)
Astor, Henry, 1754-1833 (Associated name)
Merrell, Andrew (Manufacturer)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1787 - 1792
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 22285
Leather industry and trade -- New York (State) -- New York -- 18th century
Tanning -- New York (State) -- New York -- 18th century
Leather workers
account books
Acquisition: Purchased from Sanctuary Books, 2013
Physical Description
Extent: .1 linear foot (1 folder)
Type of Resource
RLIN/OCLC: 881181761
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20216435
MSS Unit ID: 22285
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 87385870-1d50-0135-7e52-089d63067985
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