William McHarg Papers

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William McHarg papers
Creator: McHarg, William, 1774-1865
Call Number: A.M14
Dates: 1817-1844
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Collection Overview
Title: William McHarg papers
Creator: McHarg, William, 1774-1865
Call Number: A.M14
Dates: 1817-1844
Physical Description: 2 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
William McHarg was the descendant of Scotch parents belonging to a party of eleven heads of families who settled in Saratoga County in 1774. They called the place Galway, after the home they had left across the water. William was born in 1778 and eight years later he moved to Albany, NY. Here he grew up and engaged in the mercantile business. Becoming connected with the King family by marriage he became partners with Rufus H. King under the firm name McHarg and King in 1815. They continued their business until the company was dissolved in 1823; and then Rufus H. King and Co. emerged as a wholesale dry goods business. From 1830 to 1855, Mr. McHarg was bookkeeper in the New York State Bank in Albany. From 1855 until his death, he lived in Albion with his daughter Sophia (Mrs. Zephaniah Clark).

Scope and Content
Account books and miscellaneous business and personal records, 1804-1863.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Albany
Dry-goods
Account books
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by gift before 1940.Access
The William McHarg papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
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Content List
Box 1, Volume 1Day book, April 1, 1823-May 11, 1825
Box 1, Volume 2Day book, May 13, 1825-April, 1832
Box 1, Volume 3Invoice, April, 1823- December, 1828
Box 2, Volume 1Bill book, 1817-1844?
Box 2, Volume 2Price book of Leghorn hats
Linens and serring cotton, also includes family expenses

Box 2, Volume 3Check book
Box 2, Volume 4List of clients
Box 2, Volume 5List of customers and products and payments
Box 2, Volume 6-7Account books, 1825-1829


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