Patrick White letterbook 1791-1794
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The Patrick White letterbook contains copies of 235 business letters of the Virginia mercantile firm of White, Whittle, & Co., written between August 20, 1791 and July 18, 1794, and 462 letters of Patrick White & Co., July 27, 1794 through August 14, 1797. Both firms engaged in the trans-Atlantic trade in staple goods, particularly grain and flour, and the letterbook contains valuable information on prices, the networks of trade, and other aspects of the mercantile culture of late 18th century Virginia.