Special Collections Department
Andrew Clow & Co. Papers
Manuscript Collection Number: 242
Accessioned: Gift of the Moyerman Family, 1972.
Extent: .9 linear ft. (1523 items).
Content: Correspondence, checks, and receipts.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1991 by Lori Bridgers.
Special Collections, University of Delaware Library
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267
Table of Contents
In 1793 both partners of Andrew Clow & Co. died, leaving William Cramond, Hugh Holmes, and John Leamy as executors of the personal and business estates of Andrew Clow and David Cay. Many suits were brought up against the estate. The two primary suits brought by Muilman & Co. (London) and Joseph Hadfield (London) were in court for many years. Jasper Moylan, attorney, was hired by the executors to defend the estate of Andrew Clow & Co.
Scope and Content Note
Correspondence after September 1793 (the time of both partners' deaths) concerns matters of the estate. Correspondents include Arthur Jones, attorney? (USA); Crowder & Lavie, attorneys (London); Jasper Moylan, attorney (USA); and William Cramond, Hugh Holmes, and John Leamy, executors.
I. Correspondence, 1783-1814 I.1 General, 1784-1811, [n.d.] (bulk dates 1790-1793) I.2 Jasper Moylan, 1783-1814. [n.d.] (bulk dates 1794-1799)
II. Bank Drafts, 1785-1802, [n.d.] (bulk dates 1790-1793)
Series I. Correspondence, 1783-1814. Series I.1. General Correspondence. 1784 - 1811, [n.d.]. Bulked dates 1790 - 1793. 404 items. Contains business correspondence of Andrew Clow & Co. with merchants in trading ports. Includes carbon copies of letters written by David Cay and Joseph Hadfield, and hand- copies of letters by others. Also includes some bills and receipts, and two letters with fabric samples attached (8/23/1785 and [n.d.]). 1 F1 1784-1785 F2 1786-1788 F3 1789: Jan - May F4 Aug - Nov F5 Dec F6 1790: Jan F7 Feb F8 Mar F9 Apr F10 May F11 Jun 2 - 5 F12 Jun 7 F13 Jun 11 - 29 F14 Jul 1 - 10 F15 Jul 12 - 30 F16 Aug F17 Sep F18 Oct F19 Nov - Dec 2 F20 1791: Jan - Apr F21 May - Jun F22 Jul F23 Aug - Dec F24 1792: Jan - Feb F25 Mar - May F26 Jun - Jul F27 Aug - Sep F28 Oct - Nov F29 Dec F30 1793: Jan F31 Feb 1 - 9 F32 Feb 15 - 27 F33 Mar F34 Apr F35 May F36 Jun F37 Jul F38 1793: Aug F39 Sep F40 Oct - Dec 3 F41 1794: Feb - Apr F42 May - Dec F43 1795: Mar 10 F44 Mar - Apr F45 Jul - Dec F46 1796 F47 1797 - 1800 F48 1801 - 1802 F49 1808 - 1811 F50 [n.d.] F51 [n.d.] F52 [n.d.] [post 1793] F53 [n.d.] [post 1793] Series 1.2 Jasper Moylan, 1783-1814, [n.d.]. Bulked dates 1794-1799. 38 items Contains correspondence of Jasper Moylan, attorney for the estate of Andrew Clow & Co. Includes notes for the court cases and correspondence with Arthur Jones, an attorney(?) who worked on settling outstanding debts owed to the estate. F54 1783 - 1795 F55 1796 - 1799 F56 1800 - 1803 F57 1806 - 1814 F58 [n.d.] Series II. Bank Drafts, 1785 - 1802, [n.d.]. Bulked dates 1790 -1793. 1,081 items. Bank drafts written by and to Andrew Clow & Co. Amounts specified in both pounds and dollars. 4 F59 1785 - 1787 F60 1788 F61 1789: Jan - May F62 Jun - Dec F63 1790: Jan - Mar F64 Apr - Jun F65 Jul - Sep F66 Oct - Dec F67 1791: Jan - Mar F68 Apr - Jun F69 Jul - Sep F70 Oct - Dec 5 F71 1792: Jan - Mar F72 Apr - May F73 Jun - Aug F74 Sep - Nov F75 Dec F76 1793: Jan - Feb F77 Mar - Apr F78 May - Jun F79 Jul - Dec F80 1794, 1802, [n.d.]
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