Gideon French of Boston, Tallow-Chandler, 1784 to 1819

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1959

GUSN

GUSN-169940

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Description

Not much is known about Boston merchant Gideon French: only two printed records exist that confirm he ever lived. Six manuscript ledgers shed a little light on this colonial businessman, and Lawrence B. Romaine looks at them and they questions that arise from them.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 389

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1959.050.178.003

Abstract

Not much is known about Boston merchant Gideon French: only two printed records exist that confirm he ever lived. Six manuscript ledgers shed a little light on this colonial businessman, and Lawrence B. Romaine looks at them and they questions that arise from them.

Date Notes

Volume 50, Number 178 (Fall, 1959)

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Record Details

Originator

Lawrence B. Romaine (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1959). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England