Caleb Peirce letterbook
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Caleb Peire (1763-1853) was the son of Caleb Peirce, Sr., and Ann Mendenhall Peirce of Concord Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania. Peirce owned a hardware business in Philadelphia.
Letter book of Philadelphia Quaker merchant Caleb Peirce (1763-1853). 270 complete business letters, 43 partial with alternating pages removed. Peirce operated a hardware store that offered all types of metalwork as well as related household and some fine goods. He corresponded with shippers, suppliers, fellow merchants, and customers, and the letters document the challenges of domestic and international commerce.
Purchase, Acc. 2017.002.
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- May 2021
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