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A large and representative but not exhaustive compilation of the elected and appointed officers of Philadelphia-area business corporations from the 1780s through the 1830s. It includes the officers of banks, insurance companies, turnpike companies, bridge companies, canal companies, river navigation companies, and railroad companies.
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This data was collected from 1998 through 2004 from a variety of sources, including newspapers, Philadelphia city directories, company-published broadsides and published annual reports, and internal company records. These sources were primarily in the collections of (in alphabetical order) the Hagley Museum and Library, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Library Company of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania State Archives.
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Schocket, Andrew M., "Officers of Early Republic Philadelphia Corporations," 12/31/94 - 12/31/01. 4. Philadelphia, PA: McNeil Center for Early American Studies [distributor], 2014. https://repository.upenn.edu
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Date Posted: 21 October 2014