Dutilh and Wachsmuth records

Étienne Dutilh emigrated from France to Philadelphia in 1783 and one year later became involved in a string of merchant firms bearing his name. In 1790, Dutilh forged a partnership with John Godfried Wachsmuth and the pair operated the mercantile house of Dutilh and Wachsmuth. Their firm was mainly...

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Corporate Author: Dutilh & Wachsmuth (Philadelphia, Pa.) (Creator)
Other Authors: Cole, Bertha Bates (Donor (dnr))
Collection:Dutilh and Wachsmuth Records
Collection Number:4410
Format: Manuscript
Language:English
Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet ; 1 box (8 folders)
Access: Collection is open for research.
Summary: Étienne Dutilh emigrated from France to Philadelphia in 1783 and one year later became involved in a string of merchant firms bearing his name. In 1790, Dutilh forged a partnership with John Godfried Wachsmuth and the pair operated the mercantile house of Dutilh and Wachsmuth. Their firm was mainly engaged in the trade of coffee and sugar with the West Indies, Asia, and several European countries, such as the Netherlands and England. This collection contains assorted New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania records of the firm dating from the mid 1700s to mid 1800s. Outside of undated papers, the New Orleans papers (Folder 1) date from 1802-1810, the Philadelphia papers (Folder 2-6) date from 1763-1862, and the Pennsylvania papers (Folder 7) date from 1788-1857. Miscellaneous items (Folder 8) date from 1793-1803. In the collection is assorted correspondence, port records, ship papers and conveyances, deeds and other legal papers, and printed items. Some papers in the collection are written in French.