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Brinkerhoff, Abraham
Abraham Brinkerhoff Business Records
Manuscripts Division
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21 boxes and 1 package
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-17


Consists of business records relating to the nineteenth-century dry goods (especially cotton) business of Abraham Brinkerhoff in New York City.

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Brinkerhoff's business records relating to his dry goods (especially cotton) business in New York City. The collection contains the accounts of individuals and companies, such as the Oriskany Manufacturing Company, orders, receipts, shipping invoices, records of property purchased and land holdings, and miscellaneous other business papers. In addition, there is a letterbook containing copies of correspondence, accounts, and invoices.


Arranged in this order: correspondence (1797-1833), business receipts (1804-1829), miscellaneous business papers (1800-1830), miscellaneous business and personal correspondence, assorted business papers, letterbook, ledger.

Collection Creator Biography:

Brinkerhoff, Abraham

Abraham Brinkerhoff was an American dry goods merchant in New York City.

Collection History


Gift of Reverend Samuel R. Knight and Miss Elizabeth Knight.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

The contents list for this collection was created by Jerome Jackson in August 2010.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Abraham Brinkerhoff Business Records; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
  • ReCAP (scarcpxm): Box 1-17