Papers relating to German merchants, late 17th century-1708

Scope and Content

Papers relating to 17th-century German merchants comprising:

  • a merchants' formulary for writing correspondence and keeping accounts, late 17th century
  • letters, 1691, 1693, to Anne, wife of Matthew Ashton, merchant in Hamburg, with bills, 1691-1708, and (fol. 71) an acknowledgement of Grenvile Tregagle's debt to Mary Ashwyn.

Administrative / Biographical History

17th-century German merchants.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Bought by the Library, Anderson and Garland (Newcastle upon Tyne), sale no. 5184, 27 April 1976, lots 264, 310.


Collection level description created by Susan Thomas, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other Finding Aids

A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to unpublished catalogues.