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Gouverneur & Kemble cash book
Gouverneur & Kemble (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1800 - 1805
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 18816
China -- Commerce -- United States
Europe -- Commerce -- United States
New York (N.Y.) -- Commerce
United States -- Commerce -- China
United States -- Commerce -- Europe
United States -- Commerce -- West Indies
West Indies -- Commerce -- United States
Commission merchants -- New York (State) -- New York
Shipping -- United States
account books
Records (Documents)
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical Description
Extent: .2 linear feet 1 box
Gouverneur & Kemble was a prominent New York City mercantile firm established in the late 18th century. The Gouverneur & Kemble cash book is a record of cash transactions conducted by the firm from late November 1800 to early March 1805 as shipping and commission merchants with domestic and international interests. Entries are for cash debits and credits, each in chronological order, allocated in columns by bank account. Transactions typically concern the importation and sale of goods, including tea, coffee, salt, sugar, wine, textiles and other commodities; shipping costs; insurance; interest on loans; and paying and collecting rent. Business was conducted with many of the prominent individuals and firms in New York at that time. Among the entries are transactions with Alexander Hamilton for legal services, 1803 March 14. Also noted are personal expenses of the Gouverneur and Kemble families, including the education of children and dancing lessons. The last few pages contain lists of important notes payable and due, grouped by name, for Isaac Moses & Sons, Samuel G. Ogden and others, with additional memoranda.
Type of Resource
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b19727737
MSS Unit ID: 18816
Archives collections id: archives_collections_18816
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76198e30-6edd-0133-e8fb-00505686d14e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1800: Created (Approximate)
  • 2016: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Gouverneur & Kemble cash book" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1800 - 1805.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Gouverneur & Kemble cash book" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 29, 2023.

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Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. (1800 - 1805). Gouverneur & Kemble cash book Retrieved from

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Gouverneur & Kemble cash book