Isaac and Joshua Child papers

Collection Data

Description
Isaac Child and his brother Joshua were merchants active in Boston, Mass., during the early 19th century. They dealt in dry goods, groceries, and farm and household implements. Collection consists of correspondence, financial documents, and report by Isaac Child. Correspondence, 1816-1819, is between the Child brothers and merchants, manufacturers and shipping firms in the U.S. and elsewhere. Letters contain orders, discussions of business and economic conditions, and mention of items purchased specifically for sale to "negroes". Also, financial documents, 1822-1834, and a report concerning the effect on trade of a canal through Cape Cod in Massachusetts.
Names
Child, Isaac, 1734-1769 (Creator)
Child, Joshua (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1816 - 1834
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 531
Topics
African American consumers
Agricultural implement industry
Canals -- Massachusetts
Dry-goods
Grocery trade
Household appliances
Boston (Mass.) -- Commerce
Cape Cod Canal (Mass.)
United States -- Commerce
Merchants
Genres
Correspondence
Documents
Notes
Biographical/historical: Isaac Child and his brother Joshua were merchants active in Boston, Mass., during the early 19th century. They dealt in dry goods, groceries, and farm and household implements.
Physical Description
Extent: .25 linear foot (1 box)
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11810052
MSS Unit ID: 531
Archives collections id: archives_collections_531
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d0699060-710c-0137-9428-5b79b8e8589e
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