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Sanders family papers, 1711-1833

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Sanders family papers, 1711-1833

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Surnames: Sanders, Sharp, Van Alstyne, Schuyler, Cuyler, Kip, Davids, Seymonsen, Vrooman, Miln, Fort, Lansing, Eversen, Storke, Wemple, Hodgson Diedenhoven; Van der Grift, Bonbonous; Franks, Steel; Anderson, Braat, Clute, De Graaf, Fonda, Fuller, Glen, Groot, Lightall, Lansing, Merselis, Ten Eyck, Toll, Van Eps, Van Ingen, Vedder
New-York Historical Society

Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society; patrons must use microfilm when available.


11 v.
Letterbook, 1749-1779, of John Sanders is available on microfilm, see Miscellaneous Microfilm reel #3.
Family of Barent Sanders (1678-1757) and Maria Wendell Sanders (1685-1738), early settlers of Albany, New York. Barent and his sons John of Schenectady, New York, and Robert, were involved in the fur trade and were prominent merchants and landowners in their respective communities. Barent and Robert additionally served as local Albany officials in various capacities, and Robert was appointed mayor of Albany in 1750.

Account books, day books, and a letter book, 1711-1833, kept by members of the Sanders family of Albany and Schenectady, New York. Individual volumes include ledgers, 1711-1741 and 1724- ca.1765, daybook, 1723-1730, and account book, 1738-1759, kept by Barent Sanders in Albany and Schenectady, New York. Ledgers record sales of various goods, including fabrics, rum, sugar, tobacco, and assorted trade goods, sometimes in exchange for agricultural produce such as wheat, corn, apples, etc. Represented in individual accounts are Thomas Sharp, Jacob Van Alstyne, Johannis Schuyler, Abraham Cuyler, Col. John Schuyler, Abraham Kip, Thomas Davids, Johannis Seymonsen, Adam Vrooman, Pieter Vrooman, Dominie John Miln, Nicholas Fort, Gerrit Lansing, Jacob Eversen, Samuel Storke, Ryer Wemple, Myndert Wemple, William Hodgson of London, and many others. Daybook records daily retail sales of fabrics and other merchandise to numerous customers, as well as receipts of wheat, corn, and other produce. Account book contains various records kept by Barent Sanders for business in Schenectady, New York; including retail sales of fabrics, sewing goods, accessories, etc.; his cost and selling price for fabrics and drygoods; accounts with Major Jacob Glen for providing timber for batteaus in 1746; itemized costs of building barracks, 1755-1756, along with names of workmen and suppliers and similar records for repairing the fort and blockhouses; firewood delivered to the King's magazine, 1756-1758; an account of horses and men pressed to carry provisions to Oswego, [1756]; and memoranda of grain sent to Albany, 1738-1751. Daybook, 1735-1741, kept in Schenectady by Barent's eldest son Robert Sanders, records daily sales of rum, shot, furs, indigo, salt, sugar, cloth, clothing, utensils, iron, etc. to residents of various places in the Mohawk River Valley. Volumes kept by Barent's younger son John Sanders of Schenectady include ledgers, 1730-1751 and 1749-1783, recording retail sales of a wide variety of trade goods, including cloth, sewing goods, nails, rum, sugar, molasses, gloves, salt, indigo, shot, gunpowder, pewter, utensils, tea, pipes, etc., often in exchange for wheat, peas, pelts, ginseng, etc. Accounts include the names of hundreds of early residents of Schenectady and the Mohawk River Valley. Letterbook, 1749-1779, of John Sanders, contains copies of his letters tp varous merchants in London, Amsterdam, and New York City, pertaining to his exports of ginseng, pelts, and gold; as well as his imports of fabrics, tools, gloves, hats, nails, utensils, etc. Most of the letters are to: Storke & Champion, London; Pieter Diedenhoven; John & William Van der Grift, Amsterdam; Champion & Hayley, London; James Bonbonous; Moses Franks, London; John Steel; Champion & Dickeson; and Henry Jordice. In English and Dutch. Account book, 1777-1807, of John Sanders records purchases of grain, oats, peas, rent of houses and farmland, pasturage, services of tradesmen, etc. Entries after his death in 1782 include accounts entered y his son against his estate. Ledgers, 1780-1833,probably kept by John Sanders, Jr., record purchases of wheat, oats, hay, rental of land, pasturage, etc., and receipts in or such services as carpentry, weaving, labor, hoeing, plastering, quarrying, plowing, etc. Included are accounts with various memebrs of the Anderson, Braat, Clute, De Graaf, Fonda, Fuller, Glen, Groot, Lightall, Lansing, Merselis, Sanders, Ten Eyck, Toll, Van Eps, Van Ingen, Vedder, and many other families. Volumes include indices.
Access: open to qualified researchers at The New-York Historical Society; patrons must use microfilm when available.
This collection is owned by The New-York Historical Society. Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Library Director of The New-York Historical Society, Two West 77th Street, New York, NY 10024.
In English and Dutch.
For related materials at the Society, see the Sanders Family Papers among the papers collections in the society library.

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