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At a Glance
Records of firms owning and operating packet boats and clipper ships at New York City. Fifteen volumes of letter books (11,450 leaves), 1855-1871, and 32 volumes of ledgers, etc., 1853-1871, including those of J.B. Dickinson, 1850-1855; Wakeman, Gookin and Dickinson, 1866-1871; and Wakeman, Dimon & Col, 1853-1863. The letter books, ledgers, and account books show operation of the firm. Many letters of instructions to captains of various vessels.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Bancroft. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--04/--/54. Accession number--M-54-04.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.
2022-10-31 Basic container list uploaded by CLB
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
These firms were owners and operators of packet boats and clipper ships at New York City.