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Young, William, 1755-1829


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

W. Young, Mills & Son watermarked bank bonds

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0126
Abstract This one sheet of eight W. Young, Mills & Son (W Y & Co.) watermarked bank bonds for duties payable at Bank of United States dates from circa 1803-1811. This was William Young (1755-1829) & Co. of Philadelphia who established a paper mill in Delaware about 1794 with his partner, Robert Gilmour. Young became the sole proprietor in 1803 and had a thriving business until a fire destroyed his paper mill in 1814. The charter for the First Bank of the United States was granted in 1791...
Dates: circa 1803-1811

Robert Gilmour letter to William Young

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0175

Delaware papermaker Robert Gilmour's handwritten and signed letter to Philadelphia printer William Young documents the birth of a Delaware paper mill in 1794.

Dates: 1794 May 16

Letters to William Young

Identifier: MSS 0098-F0178

The correspondence contained in this collection is addressed to William Young in regards to his papermaking business in Delaware. Notable letters are from the Treasury Department Revenue Office with orders for stationery. The shipping receipts give a good sense of the quantities of materials that William Young shipped during the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century.

Dates: 1794-1824

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Letters (correspondence) 2
Paper mills--Delaware--History--18th century 2
Bonds (legal records) 1
Brandywine Creek (Pa. and Del.) 1
New Castle (Del.) 1