James Maury letters

Collection Data

Description
James F. Maury (1746-1840), merchant at Fredericksburg, Virginia, before and during the American Revolution, engaged in the tobacco trade between Liverpool, England, and the U.S. after the Revolution. He served as the first American consul at Liverpool. The collection consists of letters written by Maury during his consular service in England, mainly to his brothers and sisters in Virginia, regarding family matters, business affairs and his life in England. Other subjects include the economic effects of the Anglo-French wars and the seizure of American vessels. Some of the letters are addressed to various statesmen and business associates.
Names
Maury, James, 1746-1840 (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1794 - 1805
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 1917
Topics
Maury, James, 1746-1840
Morey family
Anglo-French War, 1793-1802 -- Economic aspects
Diplomatic and consular service, American -- Great Britain
Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Economic aspects
Privateering
Diplomats
Merchants
Liverpool (England) -- Social life and customs
United States -- Commerce
Genres
Correspondence
letter books
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .13 linear feet 1 volume
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12428461
MSS Unit ID: 1917
Archives collections id: archives_collections_1917
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 48e56420-e27d-0134-4dc1-02181f22f6a3
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