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Daniel Steele letter to Robert Moore

Identifier: MSS 0099-F0860

Scope and Content Note

In this handwritten and signed letter, Albany, New York, bookbinder Daniel Steele informs New York City bookseller, Robert Moore, of a shipment of ten bundles of scale board which is being sent by way of the sloop Ontario.

The letter includes a bill of sale and instructions to remit the payment to the sloop's Captain Green. The back side of the single-fold letter bears address information, a postmark, and an inscription suggesting the letter may have traveled with the ten bundles of scale board.


  • Creation: 1805 December 20


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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Daniel Steele

Bookbinder Daniel Steele established his bindery in a building shared with the printing office of Charles R. Webster in Albany, New York. Steele lost all of his stock in the great fire in 1793.

Steele's letter is addressed to a New York City bookseller named Robert Moore.

The American Bookbinders Museum. (accessed November 2009).


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In this handwritten and signed letter, bookbinder Daniel Steele of Albany, New York, informed New York City bookseller Robert Moore of a shipment of ten bundles of scale board which was being sent by way of the sloop Ontario.


Purchase, 1993.

Shelving Summary

Box 60, F0860: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0099 manuscript boxes.

OCLC Number


Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, November 2009. Further encoded by George Apodaca, October 2015.

Finding aid for Daniel Steele letter to Robert Moore
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2009 November 24
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