A Guide to the Cunningham, Green, and Company Letters18 June 1774 Cunningham, Green, and Company Letters 2002.15

A Guide to the Cunningham, Green, and Company Letters18 June 1774

A Collection in
the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation's
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library
Manuscript Number 2002.15


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Accession number
2002.15
Title
Letter of Cunningham, Green, and Company 18 June 1774 & 8 April 1775
Physical Characteristics
1 item
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Cunningham, Green, and Company Letters, Manuscript #2002.15 , John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2002.


Biographical/Historical Information

Greg and Cunningham, the partnership of Thomas Greg of Belfast and Waddel Cunningham of New York, were provisions agents. Newton and Gordon were wine merchants with offices in Madeira and London. The firm was the result of two Scotsmen, Francis Newton and William Gordon, who fled to Madeira after the failed Stuart cause. Mary Spratt Provoost Alexander continued the business ventures of her late husband, Samuel Provoost, and was continually known in some circles as Mrs. Provoost despite her subsequent marriage to James Alexander. Their son, William Alexander (also known as Lord Stirling) served as a copartner in the family business.

Scope and Content

Concerns shipments of wine and the troubles of doing business in New York at the onset of the American Revolution.


Persons

    Subjects

  • Greg & Cunningham (Firm).
  • Merchants--New York (State)--New York--History--18th century.
  • Newton & Gordon (Firm).
  • Sons of Liberty.
  • United States--Commerce--History--18th century.
  • United States-Commerce--Madeira.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Alexander, William, 1726-1783.
  • Cunningham, Waddel.
  • Gordon, William.
  • Greg, Thomas, fl. 1756-57.
  • Newton, Francis.
  • Provoost, Mary Spratt.