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Livingston, Robert Ledger of accounts in Rotterdam for the year 1670 [in Dutch]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00002 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Rotterdam, Netherlands Type: Manuscript document Date: 1670 Pagination: 67p. 32.2 x 21.5 cm

Summary of Content: Cover ink has faded, leaving an almost illegible cover title, "Journal." Entered in three columns: a fractional entry code, the particulars of the entry, and the amount of the entry. Livingston kept this ledger for his shipping business, as dozens of names are entered amongst the pages.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Merchants and TradeCommerceFinanceGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

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